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Korean Spa : Jjimjilbang, local's utmost chillaxing place

  • 2017.12.07
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Korean Spa : Jjimjilbang, local's utmost chillaxing place


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Jjimjilbang (찜질방) is a Korean spa / sauna commonly available throughout South Korea. Local Koreans visit jjimjilbang/korean bathhouse to relax and release stress. The facility is furnished with hot tubs, showers, Korean traditional saunas, massage tables, unisex lounge area, food courts, etc. 


Most jjimjilbangs are open 24 hours and for general public. The quality water of bath tubs helps enhance skin conditions and stress release. Jjimjilbang is a great place to learn more about Korean culture as well, since it's most commonly visited by local Koreans as a get-away spot. 


Keep these following tips in mind for a smoother jjimjilbang/korean spa experience.



1. Pay for the ticket at the counter.


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South Korea Travel Spa Sauna Jjimjilbang Chill Relax Tourist Attraction

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The first thing you'll see when entering a jjimjilbang is the counter. When you pay for the admission, they will give you towels, sauna clothes and keys. Find a shoes locker with the number on the key, put your shoes in it, and move on to the changing room, same goes for the changing room locker as well.



2. Get ready to relax in hot spa and sauna.


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Of course female spa and male spa are separated. Put all your clothes into the locker, fully naked, yet still got one more step before getting right into the spa. You're required to take a shower for the water quality. So after thoroughly cleaning your body, now you're ready to enjoy the spa and sauna. 



3. More sauna and heaps of food in the lounge


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In the lounge room which is for everybody, more sauna rooms (Korean style saunas), food court, video games and gym facilities are available. The must-have food in jjimjilbang is ice cold shikye and stone grilled eggs. I'm telling you, you'll be obsessed with the duo so please do not miss out. 


* Tips ; how to do jjimjilbang head towel


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- If you have ever watched korean dramas at least once, you probably have seen that koreans do this lamb-style head towel bun. This jjimjilbang head towel is really quick and easy to make but will bring you an instant fun. There are some short videos on youtube which show you how to make a jjimjilbang head towel so why don't you give it a go? 



Jjimjilbang in Seoul

Here is a list of decent jjimjilbang seoul. Have a look and find out where you'd like to visit the most!  

The spa in Garden 5

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Address : 10th floor, 10 Chungmin-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul


Inquiries : +82-2-404-2700


Opening Hours : 00:00 - 00:00 all year round


Admission Fees 

- Day (05:00 - 21:00) : Adults 10,000 KRW / Elementary students 8,000 KRW / Children 6,000 KRW

- Night (21:00 - 05:00) / Weekends : Adults 12,000 KRW / Elementary students 10,000 KRW / Children 8,000 KRW


* More details available on the official website



Dragon Hill Spa

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Address : 40 Hanggangdaero 21 na-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


Inquiries : +82-2-792-0001


Opening Hours : 24/7 all year round


Admission Fees 

- Day (Weekdays) : Adults 12,000 KRW / Below 24 months of age 6,000 KRW

- Day (Weekends) : Adults 14,000 KRW / Below 24 months of age 6,000 KRW

- Night : Adults 15,000 KRW / Below 24 months of age 6,000 KRW

* Day : 05:00 - 20:00, Night : 20:00 - 05:00


* Visit the official website for more info.



Aqua Field, Hanam Starfield

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Address : 3rd floor, 750 Misadae-ro, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do


Inquiries : +82-31-8072-8800


Opening Hours 

- Sauna : 06:00 - 24:00

- Indoor facilities : 10:00 - 19:00

- Outdoor facilities : 11:00 - 18:00


Admission Fees 

- Weekdays : Adults 20,000 KRW / Children 16,000 KRW

- Weekends : Adults 22,000 KRW / Children 18,000 KRW


* More info available on the official website.



Sparex, Dongdaemun

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Address : Good morning shopping mall, 247 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


Inquiries : +82-2-2118-4400


Opening Hours : 24/7 all year round


Admission Fees 

- Day (05:00 - 20:00) : Adults 9,000 KRW / Children 5,000 KRW

- Night (20:00 - 05:00) : Adults 14,000 KRW / Children 6,000 KRW


* Find out more on the official website





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