National parks offer special events in celebration of fall

Many people in Korea are going to the mountains
to enjoy the sights of the changing season. For the next week, national parks around the
country are offering a variety of special events to accompany the fall foliage. Lee Minyoung has the details. In time for the change of season, national
parks in Korea are working to promote local specialties and revive regional economies
by offering a variety of tourism programs. One of the best autumn destinations in the
country is Mount Jirisan in Gyeongsangnam-do Province. Until next week, people visiting the mountain
can join ecotourism activities and taste some regional delicacies. Seoraksan National Park in Gangwon-do Province
and Juwangsan National Park in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, which are both famous for their
scenic views, will both host photo exhibitions and open a marketplace of local goods like
potatoes and apples. Chiaksan National Park in Gangwon-do Province
is offering camping school courses and cultural performances for their visitors. Many other national parks around the country
like Bukhansan, which is especially popular among citizens of Seoul, will also offer programs
in the coming week. Potential hikers are advised to choose their
course wisely. “People should select the right trail for
their health and enjoy the colorful fall foliage.” The state agency is also asking guests to
remove food packaging and other potential garbage before setting out on a hike. This will not only help them pack light, but
will help cut down on the amount of trash thrown onto the mountains by a growing number
of hikers. Lee Minyoung, Arirang News.

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