Sports Events in South Korea

  • Ice diving in Hongcheon
    Ice diving in Hongcheon
    by schwein
  • Ice diving in Hongcheon
    Ice diving in Hongcheon
    by schwein
  • Ice diving in Hongcheon
    Ice diving in Hongcheon
    by schwein

Most Viewed Sports & Outdoors in South Korea

  • jckim's Profile Photo
    1 more image

    Ski Resort

    by jckim Updated Feb 9, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    High 1 Resort
    http://www.high1.co.kr/eng/main/index.asp
    Star Hill Resort
    http://www.starhillresort.com/
    Yongpyong Resort
    http://www.yongpyong.co.kr/
    Bearstown
    http://www.bearstown.com/
    Yangji Pine Resort
    http://www.pineresort.com/yangji_eng/index.html
    Muju Resort
    http://www.mujuresort.com/e_index.asp
    Phoenixpark
    http://www.phoenixpark.co.kr/english/default.html
    Hyundae Sungwoo
    http://www.hdsungwoo.co.kr/
    Jisan Forest
    http://www.jisanresort.co.kr/eng/index.html
    Daemyung Vivaldi Park
    http://www.daemyungcondo.com/english/
    Oakvalley Snowpark
    http://en.oakvalley.co.kr/main/main.asp

    Related to:
    • Skiing and Boarding

    Was this review helpful?

  • jburron's Profile Photo

    Golfing In Korea

    by jburron Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Golf

    Was this review helpful?

  • Hmmmm's Profile Photo

    Surfing at a Swimming Pool? Better Believe It!

    by Hmmmm Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Hmmmm's Profile Photo

    Water Wonder: Caribbean Bay Waterpark

    by Hmmmm Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Aquarium
    • Theme Park Trips

    Was this review helpful?

  • Hmmmm's Profile Photo

    Golf - Cheonan Sangnok Resort Golf Course

    by Hmmmm Updated Apr 4, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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

    Fee:
    (Middle/South course)
    weekdays: 98,000 Won
    weekends: 135,000 Won
    caddie fee: 70,000/ cart fee: 44,000 Won
    (Outside/East course)
    weekdays: 40,000 Won
    Weekends: 55,000 Won
    caddie fee: 40,000/ cart fee:22,000 Won

    Facilities: Sauna, Banqueit, Restaurant

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Golf

    Was this review helpful?

  • Fun Mud Festival Slide!

    by emmajang Updated Jun 10, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Festivals
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • hanspeter_W.'s Profile Photo
    2 more images

    hiking in bukhansen national park

    by hanspeter_W. Written Aug 30, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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

    Was this review helpful?

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    3 more images

    Jamsil Sports Complex

    by hopang Updated Feb 2, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • izsak02's Profile Photo

    Rafting and kayaking in Gangwon-Do

    by izsak02 Updated Mar 10, 2007

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting

    Was this review helpful?

  • skootter01's Profile Photo

    Naejang-san and Naejang-sa

    by skootter01 Written Jul 28, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Religious Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • skootter01's Profile Photo

    River Rafting in Gangwando

    by skootter01 Updated Jul 28, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Rafting
    • Water Sports

    Was this review helpful?

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo

    A hike through Seonunsa Provincial Park

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 22, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness


    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.


    Equipment:
    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.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo

    Korean traditional houses

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness


    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!

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo

    Korean traditional houses

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness


    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.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • FIFANOVA ... World Cup 2002!

    by beachboy Updated Jan 23, 2003

    The success and the achievement of South Korean football team in FIFA World Cup 2002 Japan - Korea has brought the game to the highest level. Qualification to the semi final has been the glorious moment in South Korean football history. Stars like Ahn Jung-Hwan, Cha Du Ri and many more have become idol of many teenagers.

    Was this review helpful?

South Korea Hotels

See all 536 Hotels in South Korea

Top South Korea Hotels

Seoul Hotels
3050 Reviews - 7527 Photos
Busan Hotels
306 Reviews - 758 Photos
Incheon Hotels
56 Reviews - 178 Photos
Suwon Hotels
115 Reviews - 305 Photos
Kyongju Hotels
188 Reviews - 491 Photos
Ulsan Hotels
22 Reviews - 47 Photos
Daegu Hotels
41 Reviews - 93 Photos
Jeju (city) Hotels
47 Reviews - 121 Photos
Munsan Hotels
See nearby hotels
Imun-dong Hotels
See nearby hotels
Ilsan-dong Hotels
5 Reviews - 4 Photos
Chwach'on Hotels
See nearby hotels
Yangyang Hotels
5 Reviews - 16 Photos
Waegwan Hotels
See nearby hotels
Uijongbu Hotels
See nearby hotels

Instant Answers: South Korea

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

61 travelers online now

Comments

South Korea Sports & Outdoors

Reviews and photos of South Korea sports & outdoors posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for South Korea sightseeing.
Map of South Korea