Traveling can be intimidating for people with disabilities or the elderly due to mobility issues. Today, I want to share destinations that cater to these groups.
Have you heard about barrier-free travel? It’s a type of travel that ensures easy access and movement for everyone, including individuals of all ages, wheelchair users, and stroller users. It’s a way of traveling that’s enjoyable for everyone, regardless of physical limitations. In Jeonju, we offer such travel options. Are you ready to explore them?
| Deokjin Park
“Deokjin Park, Loved by Jeonju Residents”
Deokjin Park, known for its artificial lake from the Joseon Dynasty, continues to be a beloved spot among many residents.
“From Yeonhwa Bridge to Yeonhwajeong Library”
The Yeonhwa Bridge, located in the center of Deokjin Park, allows visitors to enjoy the park and cross over to the Yeonhwajeong Library.
“Yeonhwa Bridge: Accessible and Step-Free”
The Yeonhwa Bridge, free of steps, is easily accessible for wheelchair users and the elderly.
In areas with stairs, there are nearby alternative paths that allow visitors to avoid the stairs, making the visit more comfortable.
“Special Features for the Visually Impaired”
Deokjin Park has tactile voice guidance plates throughout, enabling visually impaired visitors to learn about their surroundings and the available activities through both braille and audio information.
Within Deokjin Park, the barrier-free travel course offers not only the Yeonhwa Bridge but also a diverse range of attractions and enjoyable activities.
| The Path through the Hinoki Cypress Forest
“A Path Designed for Those with Limited Mobility”
Our next destination is the Hinoki Cypress Forest Path located just behind the Jeonju Indoor Badminton Court. This forest path has been thoughtfully crafted to accommodate individuals with disabilities, seniors, expectant mothers, and others facing mobility challenges.
“A Gentle Slope”
You might wonder how this forest path is designed to suit those with mobility challenges. The answer is quite simple – it features a gentle slope, ensuring ease of access.
“Accessible for Independent Travel”
From the perspective of a wheelchair user, the Hinoki Cypress Forest Path offers a hassle-free experience, thanks to its gradual incline.
Handrails are thoughtfully placed throughout, providing individuals with disabilities, seniors, and expectant mothers the convenience of a secure grip for easy navigation.
“An Inclusive and Blissful Space for All”
The serene environment of the Hinoki Cypress Forest! permeated with the refreshing scent of phytoncides, creates a joyful space that everyone can relish.
| Barrier-Free Playground at the Children’s Creative Experience Center
Finally, we have the barrier-free playground located in front of the Children’s Creative Experience Center.
“A Playground Where Everyone Can Play”
This playground is not only designed to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities but also fosters an environment where everyone can come together, regardless of their physical abilities.
It’s tailored to accommodate children who may find it challenging to move on their own, offering a design that appears safer and more comfortable compared to other playgrounds.
“Play Equipment Designed with Inclusivity in Mind”
The playground features ramps that allow strollers and wheelchairs to reach the slides, and the play equipment is thoughtfully designed to be at an appropriate height for all users.
“A Rotating Play Equipment Without Steps”
Among the play equipment, the rotating device caught my attention. Traditionally, such equipment is elevated and might be perceived as risky. However, this one is step-free, making it accessible and safer for children using wheelchairs.
The transformation of playgrounds from being exclusive to able-bodied individuals to spaces where everyone can enjoy together marks a step towards a more inclusive world.
Why not try a barrier-free journey, looking forward to a world where everyone is included and participates together?
390 Gwonsamdeuk-ro, Deokjin-dong 1(il)-ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Geonji Mountain Hinoki Cypress Forest
640-5 Deokjin-dong 1(il)-ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Children’s Hall Playground
234-110 Songcheon-dong 1(il)-ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do