In time for the change of season, national parks in Korea are working to promote local specialties and revive regional economies by offering a variety of tourism programs.
One of the best autumn destinations in the country is Mount Jirisan in Gyeongsangnam-do Province.
Until next week, people visiting the mountain can join ecotourism activities and taste some regional delicacies.
Seoraksan National Park in Gangwon-do Province and Juwangsan National Park in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, which are both famous for their scenic views, will both host photo exhibitions and open a marketplace of local goods like potatoes and apples.
Chiaksan National Park in Gangwon-do Province is offering camping school courses and cultural performances for their visitors.
Many other national parks around the country like Bukhansan, which is especially popular among citizens of Seoul, will also offer programs in the coming week.
Potential hikers are advised to choose their course wisely.
"People should select the right trail for their health and enjoy the colorful fall foliage."
The state agency is also asking guests to remove food packaging and other potential garbage before setting out on a hike.
This will not only help them pack light, but will help cut down on the amount of trash thrown onto the mountains by a growing number of hikers.
Lee Minyoung, Arirang News.