Spa Hopping in Korea: 4 Different Types Of Spas in Seoul

Spa Hopping in Korea: 4 Different Types Of Spas in Seoul

Cafe hopping was so last year. Spa hopping in Korea will be the latest trend that all millennials and hipsters alike will want to hop on. Being the beauty capital, it is not surprising that even the ordinary people (men and women!) in Seoul have white dewy skin. But with so many varying types of spas in Korea, it may be hard to know which the best is. Let this Korea travel guide introduce you to the 4 very different spas in Seoul.

 

Spa Hopping in Korea: 4 Different Types Of Spas in Seoul

Sulwhasoo | Photo Courtesy: tripzilla.com

 

1. Sulwhasoo

Sulwhasoo is one of Korea’s leading luxury skincare brand. At their flagship store in Gangnam, they now offer a variety of spa services. The Ultimate Restorative Journey is one of their signature spas that is also an anti-ageing program.

 

By using a combination of red ginseng water hydrobath and their Harmonizen Regenerating Cream, you will be presented with beauty that is unaffected by the passage of time. This is definitely worth the while if you would like to have dewy supple skin just like the Koreans.

 

Website: http://www.sulwhasoo.com/int/en/
Address: 18 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Price: SGD 793 (MYR 2389)
Duration: 170 minutes

 

Spa Hopping in Korea: 4 Different Types Of Spas in Seoul

Kwangdong Hospital of Traditional Korean Medicine | Photo Courtesy: Kwangdong Hospital of Traditional Korean Medicine 

 

2. Kwangdong Hospital of Traditional Korean Medicine

For a totally different experience, visit a medical spa in Korea instead. At Kwangdong Hospital of Traditional Korean Medicine, all spa technicians are certified doctors who have used Korean medicine before.

 

If you often suffer from dull and tired saggy skin, try out their Petite Facial Acupuncture. It will leave your face with a fresher look and will also restore elasticity to your skin. This is perfect for both men and women who are either getting on in age or over-worked.

 

Website: http://www.ekwangdong.com/
Address: 612, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Price: SGD 195 (MYR 588)
Duration: 90 minutes

 

Spa Hopping in Korea: 4 Different Types Of Spas in Seoul

Pocheon Herb Island | Photo Courtesy: tripzilla.com 

 

3. Pocheon Herb Island

Just two hours away from Seoul, Pocheon Herb Island will make you feel as if you are in a European wonderland. This unique spa experience in Korea has 10 various herb programs that utilise herbs along with different themes such as drinking, listening, and touching.

 

The Herb and Hay Therapy will help to excrete any toxins in the body and lighten the mind. Meanwhile, you will encounter 8 colours provided by nature in the Colour Therapy that will purify your mind and body.  At the end of the trip, you are guaranteed to feel mentally and physically refreshed.

 

Website: http://herbisland.co.kr/herbisland/index_en.php
Address: 612, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Admission Fee: SGD 7.30 (MYR 22)
Opening Hours*: Weekdays & Sundays 9am – 10pm | Saturdays & Public Holidays 9am – 11pm

*Varies depending on season

 

Spa Hopping in Korea: 4 Different Types Of Spas in Seoul

Dragon Hill Spa | Photo Courtesy: Dragon Hill Spa 

 

4. Dragon Hill Spa

This jjimjilbang in Korea is one of the most famous saunas in Seoul. A jjimjilbang is a traditional bathhouse essential in contemporary Korean culture. At Dragon Hill Spa, there are eight different floors, each with various features. From healing zones to a hot spring swimming pool to spa treatments, it is no wonder that Dragon Hill Spa is one of the most popular saunas in Korea. If you are yearning for a sauna experience like a true-blue Korean, do take some time to check out Dragon Hill Spa.

 

Website: http://www.dragonhillspa.com/en/
Address: 40-712, Hangangno 3-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Admission Fee*: SGD 14.60 (MYR 44)
Opening Hours: 24 hours

*Varies depending on the time of day

 

If you have made an appointment at Sulwhasoo or Kwangdong Hospital of Traditional Korean Medicine, you definitely wouldn’t want to be late. Or if you are heading to Pocheon Herb Island, taking the public transport may waste too much of your time. As such, book a private hire car to save yourself from the hassle. The Travel141 International Car Rental service will be launching soon, so do subscribe to our newsletter below in order to receive regular updates.

 

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