As public interest in non-face-to-face tourist destinations increases day by day in the fall of Gyeongsangnam-do, Gyeonganm Province has recommended and introduced 13 non-face-to-face safe tourist spots in the province so that you can find healing places where you can keep social distance and enjoy nature.
In the fall, families, lovers and friends can satisfy their desire to enjoy nature in untouched destinations with outdoor tourist destinations without contact with nature for relaxation and healing.
If you are looking to take a day trip this autumn and enjoy it, here are 13 recommended places in Gyeongnam that offer a unique charm as blue and clear as the October sky where you can enjoy the cool autumn breeze while observing social distancing.
Saryangdo Jiri (Tongyeong) – Enjoy enchanting ridgeline views along the high peaks of Saryangdo in Jirisan National Park. The top of this huge rocky mountain is made up of interesting rock formations where one can feel the majesty of the shape sculpted by wind and rain over many years.
Sacheon Ropeway Natural Recreational Forest (Sacheon) — The Sacheon Ropeway Natural Recreational Forest consists of a 40-year-old cypress forest, which has accommodation facilities and a camping terrace where you can fully enjoy the green of the cypress forest .
Jangyu Nuri-gil (Gimhae) — Jangyu Nurigil is a luxury walking trail connecting Daecheongcheon and the Yul River, which are representative ecological rivers of Gimhae. By connecting the Banryongsan hiking trail to the Dullegil created along the existing river and adding a forest bathing route to the general walking route, hikers have a wider range of options to choose from. You can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, including the riverside, Yulha Street Cafe, and Gimhae Village Workshop, among others.
Yeongnamru Waterfront Park Trail (Miryang) = Yeongnamru Waterfront Park Path, which is a walking route for Miryang citizens, adds to the autumn atmosphere with the Sammun pine forest, gujeolcho, sunflowers and cosmos flower fields in full bloom. It’s not crowded, so it’s a good place to take a leisurely stroll along the Miryang River and enjoy the petroglyph sculpture park, riverside scenery, and autumn flowers. As it is located in downtown Miryang City, it is easily accessible and convenient facilities such as restaurants are nearby, and it is good to connect with nearby tourist attractions.
Soopaeseo (Yangsan) — Soopaeseo, which opened in July this year, is Korea’s first public anti-aging healing service experience center that helps people lead healthy lives. Facilities include a health and wellness restaurant, mental body/movement healing rooms, therapy rooms and you can try spa healing rooms to unwind. Forest walking, meditation and healthy eating while staying in the forest help you relieve your daily stress and fill your mind and body with vitality.
Patriot Soldiers Forest (Uiryeong) — In autumn, cotton candy-like daffodils are in full bloom in the vast flower garden of Patriotic Soldier Forest, making it the best photo spot to fill your SNS. This area is one of the virtuous armies of the Agency in the woods is the Nakdong and the Nam River is also known historically as it was a place during the Japanese invasion during the time of the first general Gwak Jae-u .
Akyangdukbang-gil (Haman) — Akyangdukbang-gil, the longest embankment in the country, has a large open space along the flowing Namgang River and an endless sandy beach. Dense forests and blooming willows at dawn in the mist at dukbanggil provide romantic and memorable sunsets from Yueyang Tower.
Namji Gaebi-rigil (Changnyeong) — Nakdonggang Namji Gabi-ri-gil, one of the nine major tourist attractions in Changnyeong, is a steep cliff path along the Nakdonggang River. This narrow road, which can only be used by one person, stretches for several tens of meters of cliffs, and the beautiful landscapes drawn by the Nakdong River are felt in your heart. This is a walking tour where people and nature become one with views of blooming wildflowers along the Nakdong River. A bamboo forest with tens of thousands of trees inspires weary visitors to relieve their stress.
Dongjeongho (Hadong) — Dongjeongho is a large ecological park which is a good place to recharge your batteries and take a walk in the beautiful remote landscape. Especially in autumn, the fields of Akyang Pyeongsari are golden, and the Scarecrow Festival is held here at Dongdong Lake.
Jeongchwiam (Sancheong) — An elegant temple nestled on one side of a steep cliff, Sancheong Jeongchwiam is designated as the 83rd traditional temple built by Uisang Daesa in the 6th year of King Sinmun of Silla. Jeongchwiam, who creates an image-like scene in harmony with the four seasons of Mount Daeseong, has had many stories for a long time. As you ascend the stairs, you will be greeted by the Sansingak, which is enshrined in Sanshin Tanghwa, Gyeongsangnam-do Cultural Property Material No. 243. When you look back while appreciating the Taenghwa Mountains, you will be captivated by the appearance of Mount Daeseongsan dyed red and yellow, the water flowing in the distance, and the high autumn sky. Jeongchwiam can be visited by car, or it is good to stop there during a hike.
Hapcheon Lake Dulle-gil (Hapcheon) — On the Hapcheon-ho Dulle-gil, you can see the cool and dense Hapcheon Dam from a path that is not overgrown with forest. The beautiful scenery of early morning mountain mist and mixing water mist is the highlight of Hapcheonho Dulle-gil Lake. Hapcheonho Lake, seen while descending the Dulle-gil, attracts the attention of tourists as the water reflected in the sunlight sparkles like jewels. There’s also a social-distancing friendly drive-in course offering spectacular views from inside your car and cool breezes from Hapcheon Lake.
Jirisan Chilseon Valley Trail (Hamyang) – Jirisan Chilseon Valley Trail is an ancient valley that flows along the north Jiri Cheonbuldong Valley to Seorak. The steep mountains offer beautiful scenery, and the last virgin forest of Jirisan Mountain is an excellent resource with seven waterfalls spread over 18 km from the top of Cheonwangbong Peak in Uitan to Macheon-myeon. Since 1999 the hiking trail has been closed, but since 2008 only those who have made a reservation in advance are accompanied by a guide, so that you can safely enjoy the landscapes of the original forest.
Seochuldongryu Waterway (Geochang) — Seochuldongryu Waterway is a hiking trail that starts from Sansu Bridge in Buksang-myeon, Geochang-gun, and continues to Wolseong Forest and Wolseong Village. In particular, you can make the most of the autumn scenery by walking the forest path filled with autumn leaves with the cool water of the valley, which makes it an ideal tourist destination for safety without face to face in fall. Additionally, campsites and experience villages have been built along the forests and valleys, making it a popular healing tourist destination where you can enjoy a variety of tours while relaxing in nature.
For more information on the 13 remote safe tourist spots in autumn, check the Gyeongnam Tourism Guide website and the Gyeongnam-do Tourism Network Service (SNS) on Facebook and Instagram.