Wellness Healing Tour
In the green landscape, rest, relax, heal, and love!
How can we live more healthily and happily? As a solution to this, more attention is being paid to “Wellness”: a concept that combines the pursuit of balanced physical & mental health with an enhanced quality of living. If you’re looking for tourist spots to improve your well-being, where your energy will be boosted and your body and mind will recover in the fresh outdoors, Gangwon-do has the answer. That’s because Gangwon-do provides an ideal environment that balances your physical, mental, and social health, thanks to its natural resources for wellness: sound energy is released from the trees, healing spots that relax a weary body and soul, and differentiated meditation programs to retrieve inner peace. All of these will guide you to find physical/mental balance and the true direction for embracing your life.
Yongpyong Resort at Mt. Balwangsan
Take a ride on a cable car for a unique view of the four seasons at Mt. Balwangsan, where you will reach the mountain’s peak at a height of 1,458 m. Look down from the dizzying top of the Skywalk observatory that features the grand geographical features of the mountains, including the alpine ski resort and Daegwallyeong Pass, in one view.
Meet Wellness Trail at Mt. Balwangsan
Spruce Healing Forest Trail, the well-known hiking trail at Mt. Balwangsan, is where 1,800 trees release phytoncides that will heal your body and mind. When the Friendship Forest Trail and Wisdom Forest Trail open in the future, activity programs will be provided that include forest interpretation, meditation, and yoga.
OMV (Mt. Odaesan Meditation Village)
OMV, located near Mt. Odaesan, is a healing institution where you can stay to meditate and find peace of mind and health from nature. By participating in the daily programs at this institution (including walking on the Seonjae-gil a.k.a. “Thousand Year Forest” trail, tea/Zen meditation, and yoga), you can focus on healing your body and mind.
Regular Programs at OMV
A walking form of meditation is conducted on every weekend morning, while more programs are available every Saturday (Karuna healing mediation, hwadu meditation a.k.a. Ganhwa-Seon practice, nature meditation, and a “Meditation Class” learning session). All of these are worthwhile for visitors who want to experience and learn about diverse meditation methods.
“Park Roche” Resort & Wellness
This accommodation offers unique programs for a sound sleep, which will allow you to recharge the healthy energy in your body, mind, and soul. Not only “Sugam meditation” for a deeper sleep, but also a meditation experience with a singing bowl, mandala pattern drawing, and wellness cooking class are examples of the programs prepared for visitors.
Meditation Hall in Museum SAN
This dome for meditation was designed by Tadao Ando, an architect who was inspired by the ancient tombs in Gyeongju. Upon entering, visitors are faced with scenery that varies on an hourly basis, due to the light from arch-shaped slits which divide the room at its center. Owing to this unique interior design, visitors can feel a sense of peace that is found only when you encounter yourself, nature, and space.
Regular program at the Meditation Hall
Visitors will apply relaxing aromatherapy oils onto themselves before following the audio guide
to participate in meditation experiences with 5 themes. Relaxation meditation, voice-healing mediation, silent meditation with a singing bowl, and more are prepared for guests who want to spend some time focusing on their own wellbeing.
“Seonmaeul” (Zen Town) is a healing center in a natural environment that helps you learn about good eating habits, mental attitude, exercise, and the right life rhythm for aging well. Guests who choose an overnight relaxation stay can join in sessions for Zen yoga, horizontal meditation, an organic meal experience, and carbonate hot springs.
Osaek Greenyard Hotel
At this wellness park, visitors can enhance their ‘holon immunity’ in the deep forest of Mt. Seoraksan by pursuing total relaxation and healthiness. A low temperature carbonate spa, high temperature alkaline holon-compound spa, and a thermal-detoxifying rock-wave bath are available here to improve your skin condition.
Donghae Mureung Health Forest
Located at the entrance to the tourist area in Mureung Valley, this natural healing center lets you find comfort for your body and mind. Relax in the accommodation facilities built from cypress trees and red clay, enjoy natural healthy meals, and experience saunas with various themes.