‘If you can’t avoid the heat, let’s enjoy it’ Crowds at beaches and valleys across the country

Children cool off from the heat at the Myeongnyang Fountain in front of the statue of Admiral Yi Sun-sin on the 6th, when Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul opened.

On the 6th of the first weekend in August, when the sweltering heat is at its peak in midsummer, crowds of people trying to forget the heat with cool water games gathered at the coastal and valley attractions across the country.

There were many vacationers who took a forest bath or took a calm walk in search of dense forests or forest trails.

Shopping facilities with well-equipped air-conditioning facilities and movie theaters were also full of people who wanted to escape the heat and enjoy the weekend.

◇ ‘Pump’ into the water to avoid the heat… Every beach and valley is crowded

The seas of Daejeon and South Chungcheong Province, which had the highest daytime temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, were crowded with vacationers all day.

Daecheon Beach, Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do, the largest beach on the west coast, was crowded with vacationers from all over the country to enjoy bathing in the early morning of that day.

On the 16th of last month, the mud festival was held as a face-to-face festival for the first time in three years, and 700,000 people had already visited.

Men and women of all ages gathered together, slipped and fell, and their bodies were covered in mud, but the smiles did not leave their faces.

With the heatwave in Gangwon Province continuing, the beach resorts on the east coast, which were in peak season, were crowded with vacationers.

Vacationers cool off from the heat by playing in the water in Piagol Valley, Toji-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do.

At major beaches such as Gyeongpo, Naksan, Sokcho, and Mangsang, which are at their peak of summer vacation, large crowds of summer vacationers gathered from the morning to swim or ride on water rides to cool off from the heat.

Surfers flocked to the surfing beaches of Yangyang area, such as Jukdo Island and Kisamun, and enjoyed surfing.

Beaches in the Busan area were also filled with crowds of summer vacationers.

Haeundae Beach was crowded from early in the morning, and vacationers carrying colorful tubes cooled down by entrusting themselves to the cool sea.

People flocked to Songjeong and Gwangalli Beach to enjoy the peak of summer, and surfers continued to visit Dadaepo Beach.

Many vacationers also visited Eurwang-ri and Wangsan Beaches in Incheon, soaking in the sea and blowing away the sweltering heat.

After bathing in the sea, each vacationer spent a leisurely time reading a book or listening to music under an umbrella.

Even in Jeju, where a heat wave warning was in effect for all areas except for mountainous areas, vacationers from all over the country jumped into the sea and enjoyed swimming at major beaches such as Hamdeok Beach and Hyeopjae Beach.

There is no better place to escape the heat than a valley with cool flowing water and shaded trees.

Bamsagol in Jirisan, Jeollabuk-do and Gucheon-dong Valley in Muju were filled with vacationers and visitors.

Summer vacationers also visited Sutaegol, Mt. Palgong, Daegu to cool off from the heat by eating drinks and fruits in the shade of trees.

Famous valleys such as Gapsa Valley and Sutongol Valley in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, were also crowded with family outings to enjoy water activities.

On the afternoon of the 6th, when the daytime maximum temperature in the Daejeon area rose to 34 degrees, citizens in an Indian town in Galma-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon, seek shade and escape the heat.

◇ Soothe heat in the forest or go for a hike… Crowded shopping malls and cinemas

He took a walk in the forest to relieve the heat, and while climbing a mountain, he sweated profusely to fight the heat.

In Jeju, there were many visitors enjoying the summer by walking through green forest paths in search of Hallasan Mountain, Saryeoni Forest Trail, and Olle Trail.

At Donnaeko Amusement Park where Wonang Falls is located, the Donnaeko Mandarin Festival was held in the afternoon, and various experience booths were operated and performances were held.

Goesan Sanmagi Old Road, which are representative Dullegils in Chungbuk, and Sangdangsanseong Fortress in Cheongju were visited by outing tourists to enjoy the holidays.

Daejeon Sangso Auto Campground, where you can take a cool foot bath in the dense forest, was full of reservations on Saturdays with 200 family travelers.

In Jeollanam-do, citizens who visited recreational forests such as Chuknyeongsan Mountain in Jangseong and Jeamsan Mountain in Boseong enjoyed a comfortable time in the shade of the forest.

Many tourists visit national parks such as Seoraksan, Chiaksan, and Odaesan in Gangwon-do, and enjoy the weekend by walking the low-lying trails or climbing the highlands.

A procession of hikers continued to strengthen their health while feeling the atmosphere of summer in major mountains such as Manisan and Gyeyangsan in Ganghwado, Naejangsan in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do, and Moaksan in Gimje.

Vacationers swim in the water at Gwakji Beach in Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, on the 6th, when a heat wave warning is in effect across Jeju Island.

Shopping malls and movie theaters in the city center were also perfect as summer resorts.

In Goyang, Uijeongbu, and Paju, Gyeonggi-do, citizens used department stores or movie theaters in downtown to relieve fatigue from the sweltering heat of the week due to cloudy weather.

Even in Daegu, downtown streets such as Dongseong-ro were quiet due to the heat wave, but indoor spaces such as department stores, movie theaters, and cafes, where air-conditioning facilities were well operated, were crowded with tourists on weekends.

In Daejeon, traffic jams continued for a while during lunchtime due to vehicles rushing from the roads around the Shinsegae Department Store, where movie theaters, science experience centers, aquariums, and restaurants are clustered.

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