Bugok Hawaii to Close After 38 Years


Changnyeong’s Bugok Hawaii, a long running tourist attraction in South Gyeongsang province, will soon close its doors for good.

According to Changnyeong-gun and Bugok Hawaii, Bugok Hawaii has been unable to overcome continuous losses and has internally arrived at the decision to shut down. Thus, businesses in the area is expected to halt by the end of the month.

If the closure happens as planned, Bugok Hawaii will close 38 years after it first opened in 1979.

Bugok Hawaii has long been one of the southern peninsula’s most popular all-in-one spa resorts which featured spas, swimming pools and gardens amongst a host of other facilities.

It used to be a top honeymoon and vacation destination in the 1980’s with nearly 2.4 million visitors per year. However last year only 240,000 guests visited.

Estimates say they have lost nearly 10 billion won in the past three years.

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