South Korea is considering opening the country’s first nudist beach in an effort to attract more tourists.
A department in the eastern province of Gangwon, the East Sea-Rim Headquarters (ESRH), has put forward the idea, but it is already receiving protests from the public, said authorities on Wednesday.
The department has proposed opening a nudist beach area by 2017 in order to attract more foreign visitors to the province known for its sandy beaches, according to reports.
“We see this project as part of our efforts to promote tourism,” said an ESRH official.
South Korea remains a conservative nation in spite of its rapid modernization, and the spokesman said the plan would need the approval of the local population. Image/koreabridge.net