#4 Enjoy the unique scents of Korea!
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 08:30 KST
Date : 2021-09-10
Smells trigger memories. One way to remember your travel is to link it to a particular smell. There are scents that are uniquely Korea—the phytoncide-full pine nut scent, the sweet aroma of meoru, and the sugary tang of maesil plums. Follow the scents around Korea!
The Pine Nut Fragrance Forest is the ideal place for a slow hiking trip. You can wash away the coronovirus blues here with the healing energy of the forest, home to more than 52,000 pine nut trees that are at least 80 years old. From walking barefoot to getting a simple health checkup at a healing center, this is the place to visit when you need a break. Go for a walk among the trees at Korea’s largest pine nut forest park.
There’s red wine in Europe and meoru wine in Korea. The winery makes wine with their own wild meoru, characterized by a sweet flavor, tangy scent, and a deep aftertaste. The farm offers a tour of the cellar where they store and age wine and a winemaking program. Enticed by the sweet and sour scent of meoru, Louise takes you on a tour around Korea’s special winery.
The Hongssari Cheong Maesil Farm in Gwangyang sprawls across an area of 16 hectares filled with plum trees. It’s a tourist attraction that brings visitors in droves in spring. Run by a registered Korean food master, the farm boasts 2,500 earthenware jars full of maesil extracts and pickles. Soo-yeon falls in love with maesil and searches for Gwangyang’s specialty maesil delicacy. Follow her on a sweet and sour maesil trip.