ORIENTAL MEDICINE EXPERIENCE TOUR
Relaxation in Jecheon, the International City of Oriental Medicine
Along with Daegu and Jeonju, Jecheon was one of the locations of the Top 3 medicine markets in the Joseon Era. That’s why Jecheon has the reputation of an oriental-medicinal spot where the body and mind of a traveler can be re-energized. The success of the World Oriental Medicine-Bio Expo in 2010 led to the creation of a park with the theme of oriental medicine. Furthermore, travelers can taste herbal foods at the traditional markets and in Jecheon Mountain Herb Village nestled in the foothills of Geumsusan Mountain, as well as enjoying a rest at Sasang constitutional spas in the area’s private resorts.
① Jecheon Mountain Herb Village(→40min.)
② Jecheon Oriental Medicine Expo Park(→10min.)
③ Uirimji Reservoir(→5min.)
④ Boncho Dadam Café(→25min.)
⑤ Resom Forest
Jecheon Mountain Herb Village
In the town that represents Jecheon’s oriental medicine therapy programs, visitors can combine wild herbs from Geumsusan Mountain to make natural cosmetics and fragrant herbal pockets. Suyuk (boiled pork slices) is a restorative dish with a remarkable taste and abundant nutrition, thanks a meat stock made from various medicinal herbs and pine needles.
3, Oksunbong-ro 6-gil Susan-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
Jecheon Oriental Medicine Expo Park
The park was established to host the “World Oriental Medicine-Bio Expo” in 2010. The Hanbang Maeul (oriental medicine village) facility provides a foot bath experience and a medicinal soap making program, while the Oriental Medicine Bio Science Hall has video with 4D effects and a virtual reality experience booth to let visitors learn about the human body and the science of oriental medicine. Don’t forget to visit the International Fermentation Museum and Herbal Garden as well.
19, Hanbang expo-ro, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
9:00–18:00 (10:00–17:00 during the winter)
losed on Mondays
Hanbang Maeul ▹ 3,000 won–10,000 won, Making medicinal soap / fragrant herbal pocket / moisturizing essence
Oriental Medicine Bio Science Hall ▹ 6,000 won–10,000 won, Making a peony mug / oriental medicine candle / business
card case (with an oriental medicine fabric)
International Fermentation Museum ▹ 10,000 won–30,000 won, Making hop tea / hop hand therapy / natural fermented vinegar
Jecheon Uirimji and Jerim Woods is a reservoir built in ancient times and is well-known for its remarkable landscape. This place was designated as Scenic Site No. 20 by the government. A forest of pines/willows that are hundreds of years old and a pavilion are found together along the embankment, deepening the picturesque beauty.
33, Uirimji-ro, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
Boncho Dadam Café
Boncho Dadam is a special café that takes the oriental foot bath as its main theme, while its name means “a place to experience herbs and indulge in tea”. Place your feet into a bath while looking at the scenery beyond the windows, and relax with a medicinal oriental tea brewed from herbs such as balloon flower root (Doraji) and milk vetch root (Hwanggi).
98, Uirim-daero 46-gil, Songhak-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
Closed on Mondays
Foot bath experience with a medicinal herbal tea: 9,000 KRW (for 1 visitor)
A private healing resort surrounded by the dense primeval forest provides unique spa programs with 9 themes. The spa is calibrated to various physical constitutions, and the medicinal herbal tea and Infinity Pool (outdoor spa zone) are very popular here.