Maybe swimming pools seem too mundane to you. And the ocean is too far away. A water park is a good alternative. Here, the grown-ups can relax in spas while children play on water rides, or change places and have the kids hang while the grown-ups go mental. Alot of the activities at these parks aren't for kids. There's something for every family member at most of these parks.
There are many of these Water parks in Korea. Yongin Caribbean Bay is teh most famous. But my fave thus far is "Aquapia" in Cheonan.
Cheonan Sangnok Aquapia is Korea's largest indoor water park at 3,500 pyeong (nearly 2 hectares), Aquapia's facilities include a 12-meter-high slide, a "flow rider" (for those who enjoy surfing) and a flowing stream pool, which, with its fast current and water pouring down from above, might make visitors feel like they're rafting.
Yongin Caribbean Bay is an enormous park at 35,000 pyeong (about 15 Hectares), Caribbean Bay, next to Everland amusement park, contains 18 outdoor and 12 indoor facilities.
The wave pool, the "adventure pool" (which includes a waterfall that pours out 2.4 tons pf water from a skull-shaped water bucket every three minutes), A 28-meter-high water bobsleigh, that is GREAT, A ahigh-speed tube Ride that takes you rapidly downstream through a long semicircular or cylindrical pipe and a GINORMOUS wave pool are some of the features.
Another thing that can't be omitted is the Lazy River; The world’s longest pool. The Lazy River stretches an incredible 550 meters!
You can travel indoor and outdoor on a lazy rider tube ride experiencing cool summer of the outdoor and hot winters in the indoors. I love this, it's great to chill. Before you get back to the Surf Pool, and carve up on the continuous wave...
Carribean Bay Rocks. The Water Parks in Korea are really amazing.
Equipment: You have to wear a bathing cap and a good swimming costume. They are available if need be.
Caribbean Bay is NOT Cheap. Admission is 60,000 won (55USD) for adults, 45,000 won (40USD) for children; it's 15 percent less when entering after 2:30 p.m.
A great course. So large, which is great for Korea. However the fees are pretty steep. But they are worth it.
This course is large enough, and far enough away from Seoul to be able to have a good hit. The Outer course is best because Punter golfers like me can really get into the swing of things (parden the oun). Golfers can hit the ball as far as they can and truly enjoy that here. The layout here is well designed. The Inner Course (middle) is a bit cleaner, and its all about playing for the green. Also its more expensive.
Sangnok Resort - Cheonan offers 100 hotel rooms and 48 youth hostel rooms. A double-occupancy hotel room or a four-person youth hostel room costs 93,000 won.
Equipment: Size: 9,806m (27 holes)
South course: 3, 282m
Middle course: 3, 322m
East course: 3, 202m
Business Hours: From sunrise to sunset
Closing Days: No Closed Days
weekdays: 98,000 Won
weekends: 135,000 Won
caddie fee: 70,000/ cart fee: 44,000 Won
weekdays: 40,000 Won
Weekends: 55,000 Won
caddie fee: 40,000/ cart fee:22,000 Won
Facilities: Sauna, Banqueit, Restaurant
There are 3 places to hit balls in Korea:
1. One of the many driving ranges--you'll know them from the green netting. Balls are a bit more expensive than you amay be used to, and some of them are on 2 or 3 tiers so the feel is a little different from hitting one into a field, but at least they are located within the city.
2. Public golf courses. These are located outside the city and have some amentities. I've never been to one, but I hear they are a little more spartan than private ones. Cost is likely about $50 a round. One 9-hole (with driving range) North of Seoul is 1-2-3 Golf.
3. Private courses. These have memberships (they are quoted in the newspaper, just like stocks) costing USD 100,000 to 300,000 and are 'stocked'. Everyone gets their own (usually female) caddy. There are snack huts on holes 4, 9 and 13. A sauna for afterward, a country club and restaurant for meals and entertaining, valet service and other extras are also available. Count on spending about USD 1,000 per foursome for the whole experience. The best club North of Seoul is Song-Choo C.C. (country club, pronounced she-she) and Jisan C.C. South of Seoul is good as well (it is actually 3 9-hole courses you can mix and match--and an escalator between some holes!).
It is appropriate to tip caddies after a round, and buy them a snack, if you like.
Equipment: You can rent equipment at the courses...the private ones have Callaway clubs, of course.
I went crazy when I played in the mud once again at the Daecheon Beach for the Boryeong Mud Festival when I went there some 2 years ago. I went with my best friend and we had a lot of fun! I'll never forget the mud slide and my favorite mud challenge. We didn't finish but it was okay since we ended up laughing anyway.
I will never forget the first time I went to the Korea Festival. Man, that was really crazy I had so much fun. I used to enjoy playing in the mud when I was a kid in Korea but my mom would always scold me for getting so dirty because it means she would have to wash my dirty nearly trashy clothes. I had fun then playing with my friends, neighbors, and cousins in Korea though.
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The Bukhansan National Park in Seoul and Gyeonggi covers an area of 79.92 km². and was established on 2 April 1983. Bukhansan means "mountains north of the Han River."
The park contains forested areas, temples and granite peaks. The three main peaks are Baekundae (836.5m), Insubong (810.5m) and Mangnyeongdae (799.5m). Due to its popularity with hikers and Seoul residents, some trails are closed on a rotation basis to protect the local environment.
The Bukhansanseong Fortress is located in the park, together with its 9.5 km long defensive wall. A fortress was first built on this site in 132 AD to protect Seoul from foreign invasions, and it was expanded to its current size in 1711. It was reconstructed after damage sustained in the Korean War
Seoul Olympic Stadium is located at Jamsil Sports Complex at Songpa-gu in Seoul. The stadium was officially opened to the public in 1984. It was used in the opening and closing ceremonies of Seoul Olympiad in 1988. It was also used for the 10th Asian Games two years earlier.
Seoul Olympic Stadium has a capacity for approximately 70,000 spectators although the original capacity was for 100,000 spectators. The stadium was designed by Korean architect Kim Swoo Geun.
Seoul Olympic Stadium today is used for local and international football matches, athletics events and other sporting events. The stadium is home to Seoul United of K3 League. It is also used for popular concerts by local and foreign artists once in a while.
From Bupyeong Station in Incheon, we got picked-up by a shuttle service and it took us directly to our destination.
Our rapids experience includes, gear rental, informative instructions and a hellova good time. Staff here are knowledgeable and very friendly. The most helpful to foreigners is that the owners and the chief instructor, Ji Ho speak very good english.
This trip cost us 120,000Won, which includes:
Pick-up from Incheon (about 3hrs ride), kayaking for first day, 1 night accommodation (same company), rafting for second day, drop off back to Incheon. They provide everything except for food, which could be bought nearby.
Visit their website at http://paddler.co.kr/. It's in korean, but you could email and ask them in english.
They also take a picture of you while you're on board, and they post the pics in their website so no need to risk wetting your camera.
Naejangsa and Naejangsa are located in the same park in the Jeollabuk-do area. In Korean, "sa" means temple and "san" means mountain.
The best time of year to visit is in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Most of the trees here are deciduous and in the fall the mountainside is a mosaic of orange, red, and yellow hues.
There are only a couple places to go rafting in Korea and this is one of them. It's located in Gangwan province about 1 1/2 hours north east of Seoul.
You're best bet to make the arrangements is to have a Korean friend or acqaintance help you out. I can't remember the exact name of the river, but I'll try to find out and update this page. For us, we met in Seoul and took a tour bus up to the river.
Going down the river takes about an hour and it really isn't all that rough. Actually, it depends on the time of year. During the rainy season it gets quite rough and is sometimes closed. This picture is one of the rougher sections and wasn't all that bad. Still, by the time you get to the end of the run, there's as many helmets, paddles, and sandals in the water as there are boats.
It can be a pretty crowded place so be prepared for a lot of people. We were literally bouncing off of other boats as well as rocks and some boats capsized that way.
Before you go, they give you a quick lesson in Korean. I didn't understand a single word, but once in the water I quickly got the hang of it.
In the slow water you can play games like "rock the boat" or just splash other boats. In all it was a pretty good time.
Oh yeah, lunch is included and there is a shower facility at the bottom. Then you can pack it up and head home.
Equipment: Sandals are required. Shorts and sunblock are recommended as well as a dry change of clothes and a towel. Bring some money to but a picture like this one taken by a pro-photographer.
After a 2-hour-walk through the Provincal Park of Seonunsa we came to a very idyllic and peaceful place. Korea a many national parks and provincial parks which invite to go hiking or do other sports.
You need good shoes when going hinking. Also the weather can change in mountain areas. So take a rainproof jacket or some other rainproof equipment with you.
It is wonderful to go hiking in spring. Luckily my korean girlfriend and I had georgeous weather so that I enjoyed every minute there.
And we were lucky with the weather and so could take a lot of colourful photos which you can see all over this page ...
Pack your things and go!
The area we came was very nice and their were also some interesting houses there, which look very interesting and typical korean. It is interesting to see that the roofs are completely made of wood. I had also some good sunshine and so I could photograh it well.
Click on the picture to see the roof better and the other details of this house.
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