A couple of Saturdays ago Amber, Kelly and I went to visit the Geoje Bamboo Theme Park. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised!
There was a certain ‘stillness’ to the forest, and would be a great place to relax and take off stress. This bamboo forest was the first one that I’ve been to since our move to Asia, and I wasn’t disappointed. Not only was it only 2,000 won to get in ($2.00), but it was a short 20 minute drive from my house.
The walk through the forest takes about 40 minutes (at a leisurely pace) if you don’t stop to eat lunch or go zip-lining. We decided to forgo the ropes course/zip-lining this time, due to the disappointed looks we would have gotten from our men once they found out what we did. We will go back soon for this activity when the weather gets warmer. From the looks of it though, it didn’t seem like a difficult or advanced course.
Halfway through the course we came upon a foot massage therapy trail…and Kelly gave it a try. It was a little too cold for me to convince my warm, comfy toes out of my boots. I’ll have to try it next time.
At the peak of the forest lies a small observation platform with public exercise equipment. It isn’t uncommon to see pull up bars, crunch stations, arm machines, and leg machines readily available for anyone to use at public parks. I’m not sure why, but it’s a pretty cool idea.
This park was no exception, and surprised us with a punching bag, complete with two sets of gloves.