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Sinan County to Create ‘Purple Isles’

Sinan County to Create ‘Purple Isles’

SINAN, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Sinan County in South Jeolla Province plans to turn Banwol Island and Parkji Island into ‘Purple Isles’ abundant with purple flowers and crops. The county planted 40,000 lavender plants to turn the islands purple. White cedar, empress trees, and other purple flowers and trees are being planted on the islands. [...]

Beautiful Transformation of Unsightly Quarries in Gyeonggi Prov.

Beautiful Transformation of Unsightly Quarries in Gyeonggi Prov.

ANSAN, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Abandoned quarries in Gyeonggi Province, which have been treated as eyesores for leaving mountainsides bare, are drawing public attention as they have been transformed into tourist destinations. The former quarry on Mount Cheonju in Pocheon, was reborn as Pocheon Art Valley and became the city’s leading tourist destination. Meanwhile, [...]

LH Introduces Vertical Garden and Purification Plant Bench at Public Housing

LH Introduces Vertical Garden and Purification Plant Bench at Public Housing

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Vertical gardens and a plant purification benches will be built at public housing complexes. The Korea Land and Housing Corp. (LH) said Sunday that it will introduce vertical gardens for public housing by applying an “automated irrigation system” that can automatically water plants according to the temperature. A vertical [...]

Trial Cultivation of 32 Species of Subtropical Plants in S. Chungcheong Province

Trial Cultivation of 32 Species of Subtropical Plants in S. Chungcheong Province

YESAN, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Chungcheongnam-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services (CNARES) in Yesan County, South Chungcheong Province is piloting the cultivation of subtropical crops such as papaya and water spinach. Since May, CNARES has set up a demonstration farm of subtropical crops to grow 9 kinds of fruits, 15 kinds of green vegetables [...]

Jeungpyeong’s Traditional Culture Popular Among Foreign Tourists

Jeungpyeong’s Traditional Culture Popular Among Foreign Tourists

JEUNGPYEONG, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Located in Jeungpyeong County, North Chungcheong Province, a “paste-ripening village” has become popular among foreign tourists who want to experience South Korea’s traditional culture. According to Jeungpyeong county, the village has seen a large increase in foreign tourists since last year after foreigners who visited the area started to [...]