Are you tired by the noise of city life? If yes, then head over to the Odosan eco-healing wellness center in Hapcheon-gun. This place uses the healing power of nature to soothe both body and mind.
The wellness centre is located in the Odosan nature recreation forest. This area has serene mountains and valleys. And the sound of birdsong will calm your soul. Isn’t it a perfect way to de-stress and forget about the city? Here, there is no work pressure or deadlines. No noise or pollution. Just you and nature.
In fact, the Korea Tourism Organisation selected Odosan Nature Forest in its top nine places for a “wellness vacation”. This is definitely the place if you want some much needed me time. You can indulge all your five senses in the serene atmosphere of the Odosan eco healing centre.
Transportation guide and admission fees
If you are travelling from Seoul, the best way to reach Odusan is by train. Take the 5 o clock train from Seoul Station to Dongdeagu Station. From here, take the train to Seobo Bus Station. Here, catch the bus to Hapcheon intercity bus stop.
The admission fee for adults is 1000 won. While teenagers pay 700 won. For children, admission fee only costs a sweet 300 won. These are some unbelievably good rates for a relaxing nature getaway. Even better , groups of more than 30 people can avail a 300 won discount per person. Isn’t that just great?
The glorious sauna
People who are fans of saunas will definitely enjoy the Odusan Sauna experince. Their large wooden saunas are designed to trap all the wonderful heat so you can have the best wellness session of your life! The sauna just takes away all the pain in your joints and muscles. You will feel absolutely rejuvenated and as good as new!
Wooden insulation seats inside the sauna are perfect for a person to just sit inside and relax for a couple of hours. You can even enjoy a drink as you sit and relax inside the sauna! Not just this, people are able to regulate the temperature of your insulating sauna seat themselves so that the temperature is just right for them.
The staff at the sauna also gives you warm blankets to wrap around yourself for extra insulation. What makes this experience absolutely wonderful is the view you’re exposed to as you sit in your sauna seat. There are glass panels that overlook glorious natural views and greenery.
Aromatherapy with some herbal tea
Make the most of your sauna experience with some aromatherapy. At Odusan eco healing centre you can enjoy herbal teas. These teas are made with all-natural and organic ingredients. And their aromas are very therapeutic for the body. You can say goodbye to all your headaches as you sip your fragrant tea!
In fact, the centre actually has a special room where you can enjoy your drinks. The room has low tables and soft cushions on the floor. Comfy sofas are lined against the wall. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls let you enjoy the mesmerising scenery outside. Isn’t it a perfect place to relax with a cup of warm tea?
The essence of eco healing
eco healing is all about nourishing the soul through natural views. At Odusan, people are able to travel around the place and get close and personal with nature. The whole area is full of lush greenery and a variety of different kinds of plants and flowers. The fresh and pure air will calm your mind and boost your creativity. You will definitely thank yourself for this when you go back to work
People also use their green arches to take the cutest pictures with their family. Also, the people who enjoy taking pictures of nature can have the best time here. You can spend hours in this place just clicking pictures quietly and no one will bother you. Its all part of the relaxation!
Odusan Mountain Healing Forest
If you have some extra time on your hands you can also explore the Odusan forest. The Healing forest has all sorts of leisure activities. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, nature therapy and much more!
A piece of heaven
People who fancy a longer stroll can even take a walk on the bridge. This bridge has a deck that extends right into the water. You can stand here for hours and watch the spectacular view of the forest. As you stand there, let the warm sunlight soak into your body and your stress will melt away.
So, the next time you need a break from the city head down to the Odosan eco healing centre. As, you sit back and relax here the healing power of nature will work its magic on you. And all the tension in your work-weary shoulders will just melt away.
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