* Date : 2019-07-25
There is a fun recreational activity that will make you feel like Tarzan, moving up and down a tree on a rope. It's tree climbing, inspired by the techniques applied by arborists who specialize in caring for trees. Tree climbers climb a rope all the way up to the crown of the tree, sit and walk on the branches, and so on. This is a great hand-on activity for children that combines fun, education and sightseeing. We take you to the beautiful Bangujeong Wetland in Gokseong, Jeollanam-do Province to learn more about this recreational activity that's gaining popularity these days.
There is a place where you can explore a cave on a boat and discover gemstones, and it's located in Ulsan, Korea! The former amethyst mine has been turned into a tourist attraction, where there is a 500m-long waterway that is about 2m deep for tourists to travel on a rubber boat. The cave is 2.5km in total length and takes at least 4 hours to explore. It stays at around 12~14°C all year round, making it a great place to visit in summer. We take you to the Amethyst Cavern Park in Ulsan where you can beat the heat, look at stunning amethysts, and even enjoy acrobatic shows!
When the summer monsoon season arrives in Korea, flooding becomes inevitable. Heavy rains and typhoons cause overwhelming of drains, flooding of homes and vehicles, inundation of roads and more. How can we stay safe in these situations? There is a place that offers simulated training to help people better prepare for and cope with natural disasters including floods, and it's the National Disaster Management Research Institute (NDMI). In order to learn how to stay safe during a flood, we paid a visit together with 20 middle school students, who took part in a number of training programs and learned various evacuation tips. Make sure you tune in this week for some tips that may just come in handy this summer!