Located in Pocheon city, Gyeonggi Province, Herb Island is a big theme park that focuses on growing Mediterranean herbs. It was established in 1998 and today it is one of the biggest herbal parks in South Korea that provides a variety of things to see and experience. I would like to introduce some exciting things and activities to do that are available at the Herb Island.
1. Pink Muhly Grass at Herb Island
If you visit Herb Island in autumn, do not forget to visit Pink Muhly Festival. You can take beautiful photos and appreciate nature. They have different photo zones where visitors can make gorgeous pictures with pink grass. Usually, Pink Muhly Festival at Herb Island is held from September to November.
I also recommend trying a Lavender ice-cream that sells at Herb farm. People enjoy taking pictures of ice-cream with Pink Muhly grass. Additionally, there is another Festival that opens in spring that calls Lavender Festival. I think it is also a very beautiful and interesting festival.
2. Herb Healing Center in Herb Island.
At The Herb Healing Center in Herb Island people can experience different wellness programs that include using herbs. The Healing center offers a “Do it Yourself” therapy program, Basic herb detox Program, and VIP herb detox program.
Herb and Aroma “DIY” programs
The Herb Healing Center provides Herb and Aroma “DIY” programs. Aroma “DIY” is a program that helps find your own aroma oil and then using other natural ingredients make some products.
Finding the oil that is suitable for you and enjoying it makes you feel better and relieves stress. Some oils can be useful for skin care, such as preventing aging and moisturizing dry skin. Professional aroma therapists help visitors find their own aroma oil. Finally, all natural products are mixed to create your own perfume and healthy oil. Also making fragrant natural lip balm and aroma soap are available. Click here for more info.
All made health products are packaged comfortably to take home, as well as therapists explain how to manage and store them at home.
Herb “DIY” program is a program that helps assimilate with nature by touching herbs and soil. Visitors can feel nature up close by making sleeping eye masks, terrarium and other things using herbs harvested directly from Herb Island. Click here for more info.
Basic program includes using herbs in four detox programs such as Gonggi (air) Healing, Baram (wind) Healing, Namu (wood) Healing, and Mul (water) Healing.
First of all, during a consultation a therapist determines what scent, herb, color, music and herbal tea are suitable for the visitor’s physical constitution to relieve tension in the body and promote blood circulation.
The Air healing program balances the energy of the whole body and gives a sense of stability by delivering the waves of a metal singing ball to the visitor’s body and mind through the air.
Wind Healing is a footbath program using herbal oils, bath salt, and herbal extracts that are effective in promoting blood circulation relieve aches and pains due to standing and walking for hours. Lastly, Namu healing and Mul Healing are the programs that offer the massage of a whole body using aroma oils and bath experience.
VIP Herb Detox Program
Lastly, VIP herb detox program provides Haneul (sky) Healing, Dol (stone) Healing, and Herb Healing experiences. Generally, it is a whole-body health care program using herbs and aromas that fit the visitor’s health condition and also including massage using warm and cold stones.
3. Athenae Hall Restaurant in Herb Island
The number of restaurants and cafes at Herb Island is not too much. Probably, the most famous and the biggest restaurant is Athenae Hall Restaurant. The interior of the restaurant is gorgeous. They offer different dishes such as Herb Tteokgalbi Steak, Herb Pork Cutlet, Herb Fish Cutlet, Herb Tomato Spaghetti, Herb Bibimbap, Herb pizza and others. Almost all dishes are decorated with herbs and flowers.
4. Herb Cafe in Herb Island
Herb Island holds some charming cafés where you can take pretty pictures. One of them is Herb Café. The café offers regular coffee, teas, and juices as well as delicious cakes.
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