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HOT-POT PICNIC:

Hello Seoulmates, I hope you are having an amazing month so far. Spring has arrived in Korea, with breeze and warm sunlight that makes the perfect combination to go on a Hot-Pot picnic day.

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There is no better way to spend a lovely and beautiful day out, than with friends or your significant other, so here is a list of perfect spots to create perfect memories!

Are you familiar with Korean Hot-Pot?

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Korean Hot-Pot (Jeongol – 전골) is a dish made in a stew pot where you add broth, meat, seafood, mushroom, tofu, kimchi, green vegetables, and seasoning. Jeongol is similar to another Korean dish called Jjigae but with the difference that Jeongol has a variety of ingredients and the Jjigae is made with one main ingredient.

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Cooking all the ingredients in the same pot with the broth delivers amazing and delicious flavours that will leave craving for more. Seoul has a variety of Hot-Pot restaurants to enjoy not only Jeongol but also plenty other Korean dishes.

Some restaurants you can visit, favorite by locals:

  • Onedang Gamjatang in Myeongdong
  • Hai Di Lao Hot Pot in Jung-gu
  • Lettuce Shabu Shabu in Gangnam

Korean Hot-Pot Recipe you can make at home:

Famous Picnic Sports in Korea

Time to choose the perfect place to spend with your loved ones a perfect spring picnic, prepare your Hot-Pot, beverages, picnic tablecloth and your camera to create these memories.

Ilsan Lake Park – 일산호수공원

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This park is one of largest man-made in Asia, it as convenient facilities (Theme Plaza, Singing Fountain, Rose Garden, and more) and attractions including Riverside Square, artificial islands, playgrounds for childrens to enjoy, beautiful flowers, and a forest.

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Cherry Blossom trees look amazingly beautiful in spring, making it a perfect spot to take pictures, seat on benches, enjoy your picnic and admire the view.

Address: 595, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

Yeouido Hangang Park – 여의도한강공원

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A park with amazing natural landscape, it is also a water source of clean water and protected are in Seoul.

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Here, besides enjoying a lovely afternoon picnic, you can also enjoy a biking area, the Gwangjin bridge observatory, soccer field, volleyball court, tennis court, and swimming pool among other facilities available.

Address: 330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Imjingak Resort - 파주 임진각(평화누리공원)

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Pyeonghwa nuri Park within Imjingak Resort is an important part of Korean history and a place to promote and find peace and reconciliation.

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It has various memorial monuments and facilities like an observatory, Imjingak Park, souvenir shop, Hill of Music, and Hill of Wind.

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Although there is a restaurant available at location, there is no better way to enjoy this park other than admiring your surrounding and enjoying your delicious Hot-Pot Picnic.

Address: 177, Imjingak-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Garden Five – 가든파이브

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Not your typical park for a picnic, Garden Five is a cultural complex, with restaurants, shopping centre, cafes, wedding hall and more, but it counts with Korea’s biggest rooftop garden with a spectacular panoramic view of the city, making it a unique and interesting place to have a picnic.

Address: Chungmin-ro 66, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-960

Seonyudo Park – 선유도공원

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The first ecological water park in Korea, it is in the middle of Yanghwadaegyo Bridge. In this park you can find several facilities like a Botanical Gardren, a Water Playground, Aquatic Botanical Garden and more activities that will connect you with nature.

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This park is opened all year, and has areas where you can rest, learn and most important, have an amazing picnic with friends and family.

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A beautiful view from Hangang River can be seen from Seonyugyo bridge connecting the area to Yanghwa.

Address: 343, Seonyu-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Now that you know the perfect spots and a perfect dish for a perfect picnic with family, friends, and soulmates, next time you visit Korea, you can enjoy them and create amazing moments and memories that will live in your mind and camera roll forever!

Who would you take on a picnic, and which location would you love to visit first? Share with us in the comments!

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