you climb the national park, you can see graveyards here and there.
Mt. Mudeung in Gwangju has so many graveyards that it has the stigma of Mt. Tomb. The problem is that it damages the natural ecosystem as well as the landscape.
Reporter Jeon Yeon-nam reported on how to solve this problem.
Several tombs are gathered along the trail of Mudeungsan National Park.
You can easily see neglected tombs.
[Ioja/Mudeungsan National Park Hiker: You can see old graveyards and graveyards that are all being destroyed.
I thought it would be nice if everything was a little organized.
There are times when I am scared.
Honestly when you go alone.]
Right next to the road that many hikers
to, there is a large tomb that is believed to be related to this.
However, if you go about 10 meters from here, there is another tomb that is slightly smaller than before, right across from the hiker's shelter.
It is estimated that there are 6,000 tombs in Mudeungsan alone.
[Joo-Ok Yoon/Citizens' Meeting Guarding National Parks: (Most tombs) Because they are off the trail, there may be a side road and it is a very problem in terms of biodiversity.
The risk of fire is also high because there is a lot of possibility of making a fire (while having a rite) or doing this
. The same goes for the Bukhansan National Park.
It has been nearly 20 years since the ban on building cemeteries in national parks, but illegal tombs are constantly being caught.
Most of all, 20 out of 21 national parks nationwide have no idea how many tombs are there or the National Park Service.
[National Park Management Corporation official: According to the customary law, it is not possible to control graveyards or such things, and you must obtain the consent of that person.
(In the case of unrelated tombs) Legally, we can't do anything right now, and local governments are
to do it.]
[Dae-Soo Park/People's Power (Representative of the National Assembly): Due to the cemetery, the people are disturbed even for a short break in the natural environment. It is the actual situation.
The graveyard problem in the park must be resolved through amendments to the relevant laws.]
Two national parks, Namsan, Gyeongju and Mudeungsan, Gwangju, have received applications for descendants and support the cost of relocation with government funds, but the result was due to rejection and lack of publicity. Is insignificant.
It is necessary to encourage the relocation of tombs with related tombs, and to speed up the work of arranging the tombs of unrelated tombs.
(Video coverage: Lee Yong, Choi Choi Woong, video editing: So Ji-hye)