National Ginseng Outlet
18/03/2012 Sunday - This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we move towards our first destination on this day, the National Ginseng Outlet.
Korean ginseng is considered as one of quality. Traditionally, ginseng is used in medicine. Ginseng root helps to improve the flow, increasing the blood source, exercise and can help recovery from illness.
We were briefed on the different types of Ginseng and the quality and usefulness. We understand that the highest quality Ginseng requires a period of 6 years to mature, fit and have good quality. 6 years old ginseng is only available in Korea and to preserve and maintain it, the Korean government has blocked and prevented 6-year-old ginseng is sold to other countries. 4 years old Ginseng and below are allowed to be sold to other countries. Here we also briefed how to plant and the way to take a look of Ginseng which is so sensitive on space and land use. After planting ginseng, and land area used is not able to do any planting for 14 years.
All Tourist or visitors are not allowed to took photos in here due to Ginseng is one of the most protected item from Korea. =)