Thermal spas & hot springs in Seoul

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Thermal Spas in Seoul

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  • tifftiffanyli
    Hong Kong, China64 contributions
    If you have watched Korean dramas, you would have seen scenes of characters enjoying themselves in spa. This spa is huge where you can relax and enjoy spas and steam rooms in different temperatures! You can also enjoy a bath or performance in this place! Just go and experience! I also had my message here!
    Written April 2, 2020
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  • tigre
    3 contributions
    We came to Insadong Hanjeungmak later than booked and close to midnight but the owner, who speaks fluent English, was very kind and patient in explaining the various treatments my boyfriend and I could choose from. I chose the package that gave access to the baths and saunas and also included a v-steaming (!), body scrub, cucumber face mask and back massage and I loved every singe minute of it. The owner not only organized our treatments in a way they would synchronize but also taught us a few words in Korean to make communication with our masseuses possible. I can't give enough praise to the ladies who perform the scrub and massage - and performance is the right word to refer to a choreography of hot towels, hot water, cucumber face mask and quite definitely the scrub-of-your-life. The treatments were not only amazingly pleasurable but also full of a no-frills charm that seems to be very unique to the Korean jjimjilbang culture. As a bonus, my skin was very smooth and soft for days after. It was a wonderful experience and if I lived in Korea I would want to have a scrub at the hands of these wonderful 'ahjumas' once a week, at least.
    Written November 26, 2019
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  • Olivia M
    27 contributions
    This water park is best for kids. There are a lot of activities for kids here including the lazy river, tide pool, the water playground, and various water slides. If I was still a kid, I would have had a blast coming here in the middle of winter.

    But for adults, the waterpark is a little lackluster and your options are limited. There is only one water slide that adults can go on, and adults are only allowed to use the double tube. The tubes provided in the lazy river are too small for adults. The pool with the massage jet streams was the highlight of this park. There were about 4 different jet stream massage options, which was fun and relaxing.

    You will also be asked to pay for a lifejacket and swimming cap to go in the tide pool, lazy river, and the pool with the massage jet streams (cap only). A lot of people wore their baseball caps instead of swimming caps and the lifeguards didn't seem to mind.

    I came here with my family on January, and we were able to get discounted tickets to the waterpark. It was around 28,000 won per adult, but the regular admission fee is 55,000 won. Another thing to note is that if you can't read Hangeul or understand any Korean, you will have difficulty getting around the park. Very few signs are written in English, and some of the staff don't really know English. After you pay, you have to take your shoes off, put them in a shoe locker, and then go to a locker room to change before getting into the waterpark. I did not see an entrance to the waterpark without going through the gender-separated locker rooms.
    Written January 17, 2020
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  • Maddie L
    1 contribution
    This spa is easily accessible for those staying in Hongdae. The staff don't speak a lot of English but they are willing to help. There are lockers outside the spa – ignore these as they aren't used. If you want a scrub, make sure you have KRW.20,000 cash,which you can give to the Ajimmas in the bathes who do the scrubbing. You'll.pay KRW.10,000 at the front desk to use the baths in addition to this.

    Your shoes go in a small locker with a key, then you'll also get a larger locker with an RFID lock for your clothes. I got this wrong the first time and put all my things in the one locker. I was eventually corrected by one of the staff. Learn from my errors and have a great time!
    Written August 5, 2019
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  • GFK88
    Dallas, TX950 contributions
    I did not expect much when I entered.. At reception you pay a small fee (U$6 per person) and get a set of Sauna clothing, a towel and your locker key. Take off your shoes and proceed to the changing room that houses restrooms, showers etc. From there you enter a big hall with a variety of saunas, everything from a moderate heat sauna, to an 82 C Salt Sauna (great!) to the traditional oven where they bake eggs at night - rather hot and humid, but awesome. You sleep on a mat on floor, eat local food or chips or snacks or eggs, have a massage (very good), chat, relax, sleep. You could stay all day - the entrance fee is good for 24 hours! And when you leave you start planning your return visit - I promise
    Written January 6, 2017
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  • AussieZebu
    Port Lincoln, Australia19 contributions
    My hour massage was uncomfortable. He was a lovely man, but overall I didn't enjoy it. The hand movements didn't seem to have much technique. I am not sure what qualifications they have, I wish I had asked before booking.

    You are firstly required to put your shoes in one locker at the entry, then you are moved to another room where you change into a shirt and shorts that they provide, and put your clothes into another locker.

    Once you are on the table, he puts a towel over you and then pulls off the shirt from underneath. With the language barrier, this was hard to follow, and I ended up with my neck in an uncomfortable position. When he went to roll up the shorts they make you wear, he made a strange noise. I had to ask what was wrong, he said "too small" and went to get a bigger pair. I had to get up and change shorts. He rolls them up to work on your legs. For the legs, he puts one leg at a time in a frog-like position, which was awkward. He didn't seen to pick up when I was in pain from him being too firm. I did have to ask. At the end of the massage, he puts you into some very strong stretches. During the massage, he made effort to make conversation with his little English. I would've preferred to have relaxed. Positives were that the room was quiet, with light music, and he did seem like a kind man.

    Afterwards, it was unclear what I was expected to do (some places offer a glass of water or a refreshment at the end), so I just got dressed. The lady at the desk hardly looked up from her mobile while I put my shoes back on and left. For the price I expected more. The next day I woke with a sore neck on the left side.
    Written February 17, 2020
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