There is a new move in Korean Tourism which has been focusing on Seoul as international tourists become more drawn to the Korean-style Rural Tour; the tourists are amazed by the local rural activities, featuring the stunning landscapes and presenting the characteristics of the regions.
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All over the country, there are over 873 Green Tourism Villages for experiences in agriculture, and each provides various activities depending on its own specialty. The visitors can take part in a number of exciting activities with themes of tradition, nature, and agriculture from making Korean traditional confectionery, rice wine, cheese to hand fishing, harvesting, milking. The activities vary with the season. In spring, the visitors will feast their eyes on the scene of beautiful flowers, and they will enjoy swimming in summer, harvesting crops in autumn, and skating in winter.
Everyone can participate in these activities that have been seen on the famous Korean TV programs such as [Dad! Where are We Going?], [The Return of Superman]. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) has been pushing ahead with the promotion of Korean Rural Culture to international tourists in cooperation with Korea Rural Community Corporation (the corporation). The promotion that the organizations have been working on includes “developing, supporting the rural tourist programs and improving the access to the rural tours for the international visitors by providing interpretation, transportation from the city to the rural areas.” In addition, they hold the overseas tourism fairs to promote the Korean Rural Tourism in the global tourism industry; and advertise the rural tours in the global market by rolling out “Fam Tours”.
MAFRA and the corporation selected the 40 specialized rural-tour destinations for the international tourists among 873 villages in the country and have been promoting them. The appointed 40 destinations including green tourism villages, dairy farms will deliver a special experience.
The special rural tour programs will bring you a new sensation and inspiration as much as the shopping, K-wave, and K-food do, therefore, it is worthwhile to try the special tours with clean and natural scenes during your stay in Korea. For more information, please go to the official channel (Weibo, Sina Blog, Facebook)