Korail is offering train tour packages to city slickers seeking to get away from their city lives and travel to rural areas to experience their food and farming culture this month.
In partnership with government agencies such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Rural Development Administration, Korail's "Rail Green" train tour will enable travelers to visit traditional farming villages.
The train will take them to places such as Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province to experience the taste of its delectable plums or Damyang in the same region where they can make and try traditional Korean sweets and cookies. They can also take the train and hike up mountains such as Mount Seoraksan and Mount Odaesan.
The Rail Green tour is part of state-run rail operator Korail's "Rail-Ro" tour programme, which also includes train rides to coastal areas. For more information, check www.letskorail.com, or call 1544-7788 or 1588-7788.