For those who can't afford the time or expense of a trip to Provence in southern France, a recently renovated theme park in Cheongdo, North Gyeongsang Province, is capitalizing on the region's natural scenery and offering a similarly charming, rural ambience.
The park is especially alluring after the sun goes down due to its heavy use of LED lighting. Since its grand opening in 1996, it has gained traction as a favorite location among photographers.
And with last summer's makeover, it now offers beautiful night scenes with numerous lighting fixtures as well as festival-like atmosphere due to various themed photo zones.
During the day, the park exudes a certain European ambiance through artistic flourishes like a train covered in paintings by Matisse, a railroad that runs through a lush forest, and over 100 themed areas in which visitors can snap picturesque photos.
At night, it reveals its true colors as over 10 million LEDs light up the 65,000 sq. m park. There is even an illuminated tunnel with romantic lighting arrangements that is popular among couples on dates.
Besides its nightly festival of light, the park is equipped with various facilities for shopping and dining.
For more information visit the park's website at http://www.cheongdo-provence.co.kr or call 054-372-5050.