10 Beauty Treatments & Spas Worth Travelling To South Korea For – Klook Travel BlogKlook Travel

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Renowned for its advanced technology when it comes to beauty treatments as well as preserving its traditional wellness culture of jjimjilbang, South Korea is the place to go for some proper pampering treatments !It may be tough to pick one of the many options out there. So, we’ve listed 10 beauty treatments across various budget ranges in Korea worth checking, most located conveniently in Seoul !

Under RM100

1. Dragon Hill Spa

Traditional South Korean bathhouses are something to experience for yourself. More than just saunas and spas, visitors can get massages, scrubs, facials, and even take a nap. Spending a day or night in the bathhouse, better known as jjimjilbang, is a big part of the Korean beauty and wellness culture. Since it’s usually quite inexpensive, it’s accessible to many people .

The Dragon Hill Spa is especially special and popular, and was even named by CNN as one of the ‘50 Reasons Why Seoul is the World’s Greatest City’. Opt for a day or night ticket to the Dragon Hill jjimjilbang and experience this authentic Korean wellness culture for yourself!

Here are the packages available :* Entrance tickets are not inclusive of additional services like facials, massages, scrubs, snacks và more .

Dragon Hill Spa

Address: 40-712 -dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

How to get there: Walk 5-min from Exit 1 of Line 1 Yongsan Station

Opening hours: Opens 24 hours all year round

2. Traditional Korean Bathhouse in Insadong

Step into the traditional oak wood sauna of Traditional Korean Bathhouse in Insadong. In this beautifully decorated Korean-style bathhouse, you can treat yourself to a massage, facial, hair scrub and more. Best of all, it won’t even make much of a dent to your wallet!

Feel yourself relax as you make your way from the hot tub to the Korean kiln sauna and massage tables. After a day at this jjimjilbang, you can you’ll không tính tiền as great as skin looks ! Whether you’re looking for a little boost of health, a chill place to hangout with friends and family, or looking to pamper yourself with some beauty treatments, this is the place to be !Here are the packages available :* All overnight guests need to check out by 10 amNote :

  • The sauna room closes daily from 3 am to 9 am for reheating
  • The bathing pool closes daily from 2 am to 5 am for maintenance

Traditional Korean Bathhouse in Insadong

Address: 65-1 Unni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

How to get there: Walk 8-min from exit 4 of Anguk Station (Line 3)

Opening hours: Opens 24 hours all year round

Under RM200

3. Myeongdong Traditional Sauna

Located in the busy shopping district of Myeongdong, you can find an oasis in the form of a jjimjilbang for a little R&R. After a tiring shopping marathon, wind down and restore your energy at the Myeongdong Traditional Sauna

Open your pores in a steamy sauna, indulge in a facial cleanse or condition your skin with a scrub. Your body toàn thân will thank you as you take a break from sightseeing and relax with one of the four packages offered. Once you’re rejuvenated, you can then move on to the street food marathon in Myeongdong !Here are the packages available :* Chocolate, Pearl and Collagen massage packages are not inclusive of sauna entranceNote

  • Rooms are not available for overnight stay
  • Sauna areas are divided into Male and Female sections

Myeongdong Traditional Sauna

Address: B1F, Designers Building, 2-21, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

How to get there: Walk 5-min from Exit 8 of Myeongdong Station (Subway Line 4)

Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 6:30pm (last admission at 6:30pm)

4. Myeongdong Women’s Bathhouse

For something simple and straight to the point, this mogyoktang in Myeongdong is perfect for soaking in some warm, healing waters. Unfortunately for the gentlemen, but this Myeongdong Women’s Bathhouse is only for the ladies! Unlike a jjimjilbang which often has more facilities, mogyoktang are typically just a bathhouse with a more condensed offering.

Soak in the warm ginseng and cypress bath then clear out toxins through your pores by steaming in a sauna. Next, have your skin exfoliated with a full body toàn thân scrub and release the knots in your muscles with a soothing oil massage and facial pack made of cucumber or seaweed. Last but not least, treat your scalp to a spa rinse and conditioning treatment .Note :

  • This bathhouse is for women only
  • Last admission is at 11 pm
  • Overnight stays are not available
  • Please specify preferred admission time when booking

Myeongdong Women’s Bathhouse

Address: B2, B3, Sunshine Building, Myeong-dong 8 street, Central District, Seoul

How to get there: Walk 50m from Exit 8 or 9 from Myeong-dong Station (Subway Line 4)

Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 1am

Admission times: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm or 11:00pm

5.  Icheon Termeden Spa

Located just a little outside of Seoul is a German-style spa resort which is the Icheon Termeden Spa, which feature indoor and outdoor pools. What started out as a hot spring spa has now turned into a multi-resort complex complete with hotels, a golf driving range, horseback riding and more. A sight to behold is its outdoor pool, surrounded by a thick forest .Enjoy the steaming waters of the bade pool, where water jets provide an underwater massage and revitalize the skin. Swim, play, or soak in this Incheon hot springs water stream pool, or try one of the many sporting facilities and its arcade. If it looks familiar to you, it’s because you might have recognised it from hosting the popular reality show, Running Man !

Sometimes the best beauty treatment you can get is just a nice warm soak in the hot springs!

Termeden Spa & Resort

Address: 988, Sasil-ro, Moga-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Opening hours: Opens all year round

Under RM800

6. Whoo SPA Nonhyeon

Enter one of the most luxurious and high-end spas in South Korea where you will experience a pampering treatment like no other ! Let your skin be treated by the medicinal herb products from premium cosmetic brands like OHUI, Whoo and SU : M .Whoo Spa is also a favourite spot amongst Korean celebrities and visitors from around the world namely for its stellar reputation, quality products and proven results. Whichever package you opt for, the expert hands of the professional beauty therapists will definitely have you feeling like a celebrity as well.Here are the packages available :* Please arrive 10 minutes before reservation time

Whoo Spa Nonhyeon

Address: 2F, 27-2 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

How to get there: Walk 5-min from Exit of Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3)

Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm (last admission at 7pm)

Reservation time slots: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

7. Cheongkwanjang SPA 1899

Known for their signature Red Ginseng treatment, SPA 1899 is also home to different spa packages to suit everyone. Choose from treatments that focus on different parts of your body, such as facial massages, full-body treatments, and more. You’ll definitely find one that is tailored to fit your needs.

Rejuvenate your body toàn thân and mind at the hands of the skilled therapists. You can also rest easy knowing that their must-try treatments have the benefits of slow-aging, balancing, and more. Now this is the kind of inner and outer beauty regimen you’d want to get behind !Here are the packages available :* Please arrive at the spa at least 5-10 minutes before your reservation time. The actual duration of experience may be shortened if you arrive late

Cheongkwanjang SPA 1899 (Daechi Branch)

Address: B2, KT&G Tower, 1002, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

How to get there: Walk 3-min from Exit 2 of Samseong Station (Subway Line 2)

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 11pm

8. Sulwhasoo Balance Spa

If you’re a K-Beauty addict then Sulwhasoo is certainly a name that’s no stranger to you! Now imagine a spa using all Sulwhasoo products. Is that heaven or what? One of the few spas in the flagship store, the Sulwhasoo Balance Spa is great for visitors of all ages looking to relax and restore balance into their bodies.

Choose from various packages best suited for your needs, such as Vitality Care, a four-layering mask treatment, Calming Care, which helps maintain a soft and supple skin texture, and many more ! After experiencing the products for yourself, you can also shop and bring home those Sulwhasoo products .Here are the packages available :* Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your selected time schedule

Sulwhasoo Balance Spa

Address: 4F, 18, Dosan-Daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

How to get there: Walk 10-min from Exit 5 of Apgujeongrodeo Station (Bundang Line) or walk 13-min from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Station (Line 3)

Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 9pm (closed every first Monday of each month, Spring Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival)

9. Sulwhasoo Spa Treatment

Not to be confused with the Sulwhasoo Balance Spa, the Sulwhasoo Spa is a different spa also located at the flagship store in Gangnam. Using ancient Asian beauty secrets and premium products from Sulwhasoo, your pampering experience at this luxurious spa is like no other!

The Sulwhasoo Spa focuses more on anti-aging treatments which combines the brand’s products together with other luxury beauty tools such as jade, amber, and white porcelain for optimum treatment results. From the moment your step into the serene environment until you step out, every moment feels lush and lavish .Here are the packages available :* Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your selected time schedule

Sulwhasoo Spa

Address: B1, 18, Dosan-Daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

How to get there: Walk 10-min from Exit 5 of Apgujeongrodeo Station (Bundang Line) or walk 13-min from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Station (Line 3)

Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 9pm (closed every first Monday of each month, Spring Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival)

10. Lee Moon Won Oriental Clinic

You might have your beauty treatments and spas for your face and body settled, but make sure not to neglect your hair! Thick and beautiful hair all begin with a healthy scalp, so give it some TLC with a Korean traditional medicine treatment at Lee Moon Won Oriental Clinic

Go in for one of two unique remedies that will rejuvenate your hair or re-energize your scalp, making sure your hair looks amazing. Having long established its reputation as the premier provider in Korean traditional medicine, you’ll also get to learn some knowledge on science behind your treatments .Here are the packages available :* Each package is inclusive of scalp and hair examination, as well as doctor’s consultation and prescription

Lee Moon Won Oriental Clinic

Address: 3F LeeYu Building, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

How to get there: Walk 5-min from Exit 12 of Cheongdam Station (Line 7)

Opening hours: Monday and Wed, 10am to 7pm | Tuesday and Friday, 10am to 9pm | Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm

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