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.
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.
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.
But for those who have visited and are familiar with Korean jjimjilbangs, you actually spend most of
the time lying around
and eating smoked eggs and 'shikhae,' a rice dessert drink.
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 thehuge I'park
mall right next door for more food options, shopping, and a CGV movie theatre.
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!
Address : 40-712 Hangangno 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea