The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister Hwang Hee) and the Korea Tourism Organization (President Ahn Young-bae) selected Suncheon Bay Wetland, Danghangpo Tourist Site, and Daegaya Historical Theme Tourist Site as Best Practices.
Open tourist attractions, which began in 2015, remove physical barriers through renovation and repair of facilities so that anyone with difficulty in moving, such as the disabled, the elderly, half families of infants and children, and pregnant women, can use the tourist attractions. The project is being carried out to create a barrier-free tourism environment by maintaining the guidance system and improving the human service environment.
In the case of Suncheon Bay Wetland, barrier-free traffic routes for the elderly and the disabled, Danghangpo Tourist Site was highly praised for creating content and convenience facilities for infants and their families, and Daegaya Historical Theme Tourist Site for the visually impaired.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Corporation will provide customized consulting to renovate facilities and develop barrier-free tourism contents at these excellent open tourist sites, and the unselected local governments will be guided individually to help maintain monitoring results.
Park In-sik, head of the Tourism and Welfare Center, said, "The public offering for the selection of open tourist spots in 2022 is underway by July 30, and more than 100 locations nationwide will be completed by next year. We hope more local governments will pay attention to it."