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What You Can Do in the Remote Villages But Not in the Cities
Date 08-10-2018 09:17
What You Can Do in the Remote Villages But Not in the Cities

When you feel sick of living in a city with mirages on the hot asphalt, you can head for the countryside. As places of relaxation, rest, and tranquility, South Korean remote villages often provide tourists with various programs and activities. In these villages, there are many things that you can enjoy in perfect harmony with nature including rafting, spelunking, and mudflat hiking. Away from the city fuss and crowd, these villages will give you an unforgettable opportunity to jump into crystal-clear rivers, dig for clams, and drink in the splendid scenery of a starry night.

Photo: www.welchon.com, Haedam Village

Eoreumchi Village in Pyeongchang: Ideal for Having Fun in the Rapids of the Donggang River

Eoreumchi Village is home to a type of freshwater fish called eoreumchi also known as Hemibarbus mylodon, which cannot survive in the river even with a slight drop in water quality. Located in the southeast of Pyeongchang-gun, this village offers all kinds of leisure sports including rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, and spelunking, thanks to its natural features, namely, the Donggang River, which traverses the village, and a valley with a unique rock formation. The most famous leisure sports are rafting in the Donggang River and cave tour. You can choose the rafting route of your choice out of four options encompassing the 5 km–25 km routes. If you choose the 5-km beginners’ route, you will pass through the middle part of the river and six small and large rapids. You can enjoy a thrilling ride, swaying on currents. The nearby Baengnyong Cave is a natural cave believed to be formed about 500 million years ago. Inside the cave that feels like a cold storage, you will not be able to take your eyes off icicle-like stalactites and stalagmites rising up from the ground. The cave tour will last for an hour and a half.

Photo: www.welchon.com, Eoreumchi Village

- Address: 42-5, Maha-gil, Mitan-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
- For any inquiry, call: 82-33-332-1260
- Website: http://www.mahari.kr

Haedam Village: Perfect for Those Who Want to Run at Full Speed in Mud

Literally meaning a “village where the sun rises between mountains,” Haedam Village is a beautiful village, only a 30-min drive from Naksan Beach, one of the most famous beaches along the east coast of South Korea. This village provides various activities such as ATV ride, noodling, kayaking, rafting, and survival games. The most popular activity among them is the ATV ride, which has been attracting numerous young people. ATV, also known as all-terrain vehicles, refers to off-road vehicles that can go through mud or water puddles. The ATV riding experience will thrill you as if you were an explorer who pushes the water out of the way and drives through mud puddles.

Photo: www.welchon.com, Haedam Village

- Address: 2110-17, Guryongnyeong-ro, Seo-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
- For any inquiry, call: 82-33-673-2233

Jungni Fishing Village: Well-Suited for Harvesting Clams in the Mudflats

Jungni Fishing Village is often considered the best village in South Korea’s west coast with various recreational programs on mudflats. It is located on the Garorim Bay, which has been chosen as one of the world’s top five cleanest mudflats. The mudflat offers fresh and tasty seafood including oyster—despite its small size, it tastes so good such that it has become the most well-known local delicacy. The nearby Jungni Beach is located on a ria coast, which would invite you to drink in the enchanting scenery of the irregular and indented coastline.
This village offers you various interesting programs such as clam digging, crab and conch hunting, and tin can train ride. Clam digging does not require any skills or techniques. While gently digging holes in the mud, you will hear the sound of your hoe hitting the shell of a clam. You will be given a 3-kg bucket in which you can place the clams you catch. The size of the bucket shows how generous Jungni villagers are because they let the tourists take as much seafood as they can. The program lasts for about an hour or an hour and a half. You can use tools including rubber boots and hoes upon paying the admission fees. It is advisable to wear a hat and sunscreen to avoid sunburn in the middle of summer and carry extra clothes to change into in case of mud stains.

- Address: 66, Eoreumdeul 2-gil, Jigok-myeon, Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do
- For any inquiry, call: 82-41-665-9498