What are the Best Winter Activities in Seoul?

What are the Best Winter Activities in Seoul?

WINTER ACTIVITIES IN SEOUL

Winter in Seoul is a magical experience, with its snow-covered mountains and hustle and bustle of the city. There is no shortage of activities to enjoy in the winter months, from outdoor adventures to cultural experiences. Here are some of the best things to do in Seoul during the winter.

1. Skiing and Snowboarding: Seoul is home to several ski resorts, perfect for a fun winter day with family and friends. The resorts offer ski and snowboard rentals, lessons, and a variety of slopes to suit all levels of experience.

  • Yongpyong Ski Resort: it can accommodate 25,000 visitors per day and provides outstanding skiing conditions with adequate snowfall, with slopes for all skill levels—beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert—it is a fantastic ski resort for all skiers. Additionally, the Yongpyong Ski and Snowboard School provides group or private skiing lessons for foreigners of all skill levels.

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  • High1 Ski Resort: One of Korea's most well-known and well-liked ski resorts with the highest elevation of 1,345 meters, is also renowned for its immaculately clear, unprocessed, and fluffy snow at which skiers may enjoy magnificent slopes with a total length of 21 km and 18 runs.

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2. Ice Skating: Seoul has several outdoor ice-skating rinks that are open during the winter months. You can rent skates and spend the day gliding around the rink or take a lesson to improve your skills.

  • Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink: Every Winter, Olympic Park's ice-skating rink operates close to the World Peace Gate and for the starting price of 3,000 won they include the rental of skates and a helmet.

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  • Seoul Plaza – Ice Skating Rink: For around 1,000 won they will include the skate rental and you will have one hour to enjoy it. It counts with one Main Ice Rink, one Children Ice Rink and one Curling Rink.

3. Visit Palaces: Seoul is home to several beautiful palaces, including Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, and Deoksugung. In the winter months, the palaces are even more spectacular, with snow-covered roofs and trees.

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4. Ice Fishing: Ice fishing is a popular winter activity in Seoul. You can rent a fishing rod and bait and set off to a nearby lake or river to try your luck. You can also try your luck fishing at the "Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival".

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5. Shopping: Seoul is a great place to go shopping in the winter, with its many malls and markets. You can find a variety of winter clothes and accessories, as well as souvenirs and traditional Korean items.

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6. Indulge in Street Food: Seoul has a vibrant street food culture and there are plenty of delicious treats to try during the winter months. Look out for hotteok (sweet pancakes), tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), and odeng (fish cakes). We recommend you visit “Insadong Cultural Street”, a place where besides enjoying authentic and delicious food, you also have to visit shops at the same time.

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7. Visit a Theme Park: Seoul is home to several theme parks, including Everland and Lotte World. The parks are open during the winter months, and you can enjoy the rides and attractions, as well as the festive decorations and holiday events.

  • Everland Theme Park: The famous theme park is just around 40 minutes by bus from Gangnam Station and for winter they prepare several activities to be enjoyed with your loved ones: “Magic Garden” (Fireworks, light show, parades), “Christmas Fantasy” (Christmas market, parade, and Santa Village), and “Snow Buster”.

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  • Lotte World: At Lotte World, the atmosphere is festive as the theme park is transformed into a festively lit setting. There are performances and events specific to this season in addition to the decoration. If you are in the search for the Christmas spirit, you will definitely feel it here.

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These are just a few of the many winter activities you can enjoy in Seoul. No matter what you choose to do, youll be sure to have a memorable winter experience in this vibrant city and why not, a perfect winter date.

Author: Aldo

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