HONGCHEON , July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Today people spend a bulk of their waking time of the day staring at the screen of their computer, smartphone, or TV. Couples tend to talk less with each other. According to a 2013 survey by the Planned Population Federation of Korea, an average of one couple out of three allots less than 30 minutes a day for conversation.
Under these serious circumstances, doctors and psychology experts recommend undergoing so-called “digital detox.” Indeed we have come to a situation where we must do something very special to get out of the toxic addiction to digital devices.
One of the best ways to detoxify your nerve system and mind is going to a place where there is no Wi-Fi connection or electric plugs. The Healience Zen Village in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, is one of such places. Located at the foot of Mt. Jongja, the village has no TV or mobile phone relay stations.
The resort offers no Karaoke bar or canteen in the premises. As it is surrounded by thick forests at the altitude of 250 meters above sea level, the guest can enjoy unlimited opportunities for trekking and hiking.
During the summer season, the resort will offer a special “Romantic Healing Stay” program for couple guests. At the price of 498,000 won (slightly lower during off-peak season), the guests will be served three meals for two days including lunch on the arriving day, a fruit basket, two non-alcoholic drinks, and two glasses of house wine. In addition, the guests will be entitled to participate in a variety of events including brown rice cookie making, Polaroid picture taking, and healing therapy service.
A couple who visited Zen Village during the summer said, “We have never been to a place like this before. It was such a boring place but made us so comfortable. The best part was we could focus on ourselves without distraction.”
by Sean Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org)