Korea's Most Famous Sauna:
Yongsan Dragon Hill Spa

Category : Spas/Massages/Salons
Sep 18, 2015

Are you tired? Are you worn out?

I'm so tired.

 

In Korea when one is tired or stressed, the korean way includes spending time at a 'jjimjilbang.'

 

A jjimjilbang is a traditional Korean public bathhouse (they're gender separated, of course ;) where
people escape the busy dirty streets and dip their relief needing souls in hot & cold baths, get a
good scrub, sweat it out in saunas, and chill on heated marble floors.

 

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If you've never been to one of these magical jjimjilbangs, it's recommended as it's an undeniable
piece of Korean culture. The next time you feel horribly stressed and worn out, do it like the koreans
and drink a bottle of soju. Just kidding, try the korean method of a jjimjilbang!

 

If you've already been to a 'Jjimjilbang' Sauna in Korea, I'll say it, Dragon Hill in Yongsan can beat it.

 

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With 7 floors, It's the largest in Seoul and it's also been called a resort for it's extensive range of healing and fitness facilities.

 

The Healing Zone (in the unisex public area)

is a set of many themed rooms based on healing technologies.

 

They include, a traditional charcoal hardwood kiln, pine tree firewood sauna, crystal salt room,
Hinoki woodland room, ice room, pyramid meditation room, nephrite jade energy room. Click each
to find out what these even mean! You'll be surprised at the various health benefits.

 

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The Sauna Zone

 

is separated by gender and they each have their own unique baths to dip tired bodies into.

Some include: a bedrock seawater bath, ginseng bath, herbal remedies including citron, coffee, and
jasmine baths.

 

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For Spa Treatments, head to the Royal Orchid Spa

Skincare, bodycare, and foot care options will be available but they will cost you. Traditional Thai
massage
is also offered and for women, nail art!

 

The Fitness Zone

For those feeling active, join others working on their strength at the gym. For any yogis, you're in luck
they have group yoga classes!

 

Make sure you pack a bathing suit if you want to swim in their outdoor pool, or just want to lie outside
on the tanning beds.

 

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If you've had enough 'relaxing,' and your relaxed state starts morphing into boredom, they have
entertainment options such as their own 'PC bang,' playground for children, Karaoke rooms, a
whole room dedicated to arcade games and their own small theatre.

 

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But for those who have visited and are familiar with Korean jjimjilbangs, you actually spend most of
the time lying around

 

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and eating smoked eggs and 'shikhae,' a rice dessert drink.

 

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The jjimjilbang experience becomes addicting for it's after visit feeling. You leave feeling lighter from
all the exfoliation and sweat, you leave rested after having a nap, and overall you feel refreshed from
having spent time restoring your body.

 

When you're done with the place, it's Yongsan location let's you walk out and head to the huge I'park
mall
right next door for more food options, shopping, and a CGV movie theatre.

 

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Not really a mall person?

 

A short and cheap taxi ride will bring you to Itaewon for dinner or drinks. Or to continue your calm
state, a short and cheap taxi ride can also take you to the Yongsan side of Hangang river.
 

Speaking of Itaewon, most jjijilbang's like Yongsan Dragon Hill are open 24 hours. After a night of
partying, young koreans spend the night sleeping at a jjimjilbang as a hassle-free and cheap option
for a night's stay. (Another reason why jjimjilbang's are a part of Korean culture :)

 

Even K-Stew is a fan!

Location

Address : 40-712 Hangangno 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Location : Seoul-si > All Area

Directions

[Subway]
Line 1, YongSan Station, Exit #1

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Tel: +82-2792-0001 Address: 40-712 Hangangno 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel:
+82-2792-0001

Address:
40-712 Hangangno 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Entrance Fee
Adults

Day (05:00~20:00) : 11,000won

Night (20:00~05:00) : 13,000won

Weekends & Holidays : 13,000won

*For additional time, 1,000won per 1hr

*Clothes are provided for free

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