Going to Korea and want to do some interesting things? Well, read on to find out more!
1. Gangnam-gu – South of the River – is one of the twenty five gu making up the city of Seoul. At Gangnam Station – the busiest station in the whole of Seoul, you can find hip restaurants, bars and eateries.
2. Eat at a pojangmacha – small tented restaurants on wheels, or roadside street stalls – where locals go for snacks and drinks after work. At Namdaemun Market, a stretch of pojangmachas can be found at the entrance of the market.
3. Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale is one of the must-visit places when you are in Seoul. There are many stalls where you can buy fresh sashimi, lobsters, crabs, prawns, live octopus, and other seafood. Bargaining for the seafood is a must do!!After purchasing the seafood, find a restaurant in the market to cook the seafood to your suit your style.
4. NANTA is one of Korea’s biggest theatrical successes which is really entertaining and enjoyable. The show revolves around a kitchen setting and thus, be prepared to have balls, carrot shavings and cabbage chunks hit you.Ticket pricing starts from ₩30,000. There are two locations in Seoul to watch Nanta:
- UNESCO Building, Myeongdong 2-ga 50-14
- Jeong Dong Art Hall, Jeongdong; 739-8288, Transport: Euljiro 1-ga station, line 2, exit 6
5. Lotte world has the largest indoor theme park in the world. There’s also an outdoor section: Magic Island, connected to the indoor area by monorail; an ice-skating ring and a bowling alley. It opens from 9.30am- 10pm on Monday-Thursday; 9.30am-11pm on Friday- Sunday. Transport: Samseong station (line 2), exit 4.
6. Korea is the first country in the world to have‘4D’ films at cinemas. Sensual stimulation is added to the regular 3D animation effects. Get ready to feel your seat bank, rise or buzz; have small jets of air hit the back of your head; and scents dropping from the ceiling. The CGV cinemas in located in Yongsan (6F l’Park, Hangangno 40-999, 2012-3000) and Yeongdeungpo (Yeongdeungpodong 441-10, 1544-1122, 1544-1122).
7. Jimjilbang is a mix of sauna, spa and entertainment facility – and can also doubles up as Korea’s cheapest form of accommodatio. Entry fee typically is around ₩5,000 for the pools and sauna rooms alone, or ₩8,000 if you want to make use of other facilities or stay for the night. A T-shirt and a pair of shorts will be given if you decide to stay the night. Changing rooms are segregated by gender; here you lock all clothing away, and walk naked into the pool area. After showering, take your pick from sauna rooms, steam rooms to a variety of pools – some ice-cold, some turned green from gigantic teabags. There are jimjilbang all over Seoul, and facilities are fairly standard across the board. The most notable facility in town is the gigantic Dragon Hill (792-0001), just outside the main entrance of Yongsan train station.
Looking to visit some cafes in Seoul? Well, check out the go-to list here!