WONJU, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A beach camping site that can be used by mobility vulnerable groups such as disabled and elderly people was set up on Thursday in the Yeongdong region on the east coast.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization have been promoting the ‘Open Tourism Site’ project to create barrier-free tourism ecosystem since 2015.
As part of the project, physical barriers against the disabled have been removed through the installation of braille signboards and establishment of sidewalks and toilets for them, while improving the guide system and personnel service environment.
At present, a total of 112 ‘Open Tourism Sites’ are under operation across the country.
The Yeongok beach camping site was selected through a public bid process in 2020.
The Gangneung city government has improved the camping site’s mobility convenience by paving sidewalks and setting up a shower booth in a pine grove within the site, while establishing barrier-free facilities such as audible and tactile signs until October.
Of special note, the city government installed the nation’s first caravans and camping decks that can be used by those in wheelchairs.
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