Of all places to be eco-friendly… a theme park?
Only in Korea.
This weekend, the dude and I trekked out to [sic] Herb Hillz, a theme and amusement park built onto a mountainside a half hour bus-ride from Daegu. The pathways weave amongst trees, the nature a feature rather than simply a fall-hued accent. While the herb store, woodworking shop, and the herb cooking house were kitschy to say the least, it’s hard to feel short-changed when surrounded by so much natural beauty. Waterfalls, stunning mountain views, and gardens that bring to mind a scene from Alice in Wonderland.
We only saw half the park—we’ve plans to go back another day for the outlook point, Korean folk farming history museum, and (!) green tea fields! Oh yeah. And the “Tarzan” eco-adventure course. Because the rookie level of inter-tree skateboarding, rope-walkin’, tight-rope teetering and ziplining around the park clearly was not enough.
Herb Hillz, we shall meet again. Soon.