▶ Yeojoacheon, known for its cherry blossoms ▶ Jinhae Inland Water Environment Ecopark ▶ Mt. Jangbok Hinoki Cypress Healing Forest ▶ Anmin Hill ▶ Jinhae Dream Road ▶ Wood Experience Center
Changwon City recently announced that it was selected as the recipient of a KRW215 million national grant (total: KRW430 million) for the 2018 Ecological Tourism Resource Project of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
This project involves building ecological tourism infrastructure and developing an ecological experience program using South Korea’s largest Hinoki forest in Jinhae, and nurturing ecological interpreters among the locals to create Changwon’s special ecological tour resource for “a healing trip to the Hinoki forest with the sea breeze all year round.”
The tourism resources included in the ecological tour course are ▲ Yeojoacheon, known for its cherry blossoms, as a part of Jinhae Gunhang Festival; ▲ Jinhae Inland Water Environment Ecopark, voted the most picture-perfect scenic spot by South Korean photographers; ▲ Mt. Jangbok Hinoki Healing Forest, with various healing programs held at South Korea’s largest phytoncide room, health examination room, kids’ forest experience room, and forest yoga site; ▲ Anmin Hill, for a beautiful view of Changwon at night; ▲ Jinhae Dream Road, voted one of the 100 most beautiful roads of South Korea by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation; and ▲ Wood Experience Center, for its various courses and experiences in woodcraft.
“Jinhae’s Hinoki Forest is the largest in South Korea, with the longest history, but it is not widely known,” said a representative of Changwon City. “We will develop the ecological tourism resources of Jinhae’s unmatched natural environment to make it South Korea’s greatest attraction for healing by nature.”