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Masan Port to Welcome New Urban Forest

Masan Port to Welcome New Urban Forest

CHANGWON, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A waterfront space at the old Masan Port will become home to a new forest. The southeastern city of Changwon recently announced new landscaping plans for the waterfront. Masan is currently called Changwon due to an administrative district change. The new plan will turn the area between Masan Port’s [...]

Forest Healing Programs Help to Overcome Corona Blues

Forest Healing Programs Help to Overcome Corona Blues

DAEJEON, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A new healing program through forest walking has been effective in overcoming depressive symptoms caused by the coronavirus. The Korea Forest Service (KFS) announced Wednesday that psychological stability among program participants rose from 66.97 points before the program to 71.27 points after the program. The KFS began offering healing [...]

Coronavirus Prompts Koreans to Head to the Forest Instead of Beach for Summer Vacation

Coronavirus Prompts Koreans to Head to the Forest Instead of Beach for Summer Vacation

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus pandemic is weighing heavily on the summer holidays as COVID-19 continues to spread across the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area. This year, summer vacationers are opting for less populated, fresh-aired forest camping sites than beaches visited by tens of thousands of people every year. Gosan Recreational Forest, located [...]