[Travel] How to Spend the Perfect Summer Holiday in South Korea

Be prepared to relieve all your stress in South Korea where plenty of ultimate fun awaits you this summer.

Here is your guide to where to go and what to eat and do in South Korea that will definitely help you make the most of your summer this year.

1. Where to Go

A. Boryeong

Boryeong Mud Festival (1)

 

Boryeong Mud Festival 2016, one of the biggest mud festivals in the world, will kick off from July 15 until 24 in the city of Boryeong on the Daecheon Beach.

Boryeong Mud Festival (2)

Have fun wrestling and rolling in a pool of mud with your friends! If you need a shuttle bus ride to Boryeong Mud Festival 2016, click here.

B. Busan

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When it comes to summer destinations in South Korea, you can never miss out Busan. Besides the well-known beaches such as Haeundae beach and Gwangalli beach that the city has to offer, there will be a unique festival where zombies will appear on the middle of the city on August 20. For more info, click here.

A day trip will not be enough to cover it all, so spare at least two days or more. Check out Trazy’s Busan 2D1N Free & Easy Tour Package if you want to spend more than one day in Busan.

C. Jeju Island

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From emerald beaches to vast grasslands for horses, Jeju Island has plenty of natural wonders that will leave you in awe. Some of the best things you should experience on this scenic island are Horseback riding and paddleboarding and kayaking. Find out more things to do in Jeju Island here.

2. What to Eat

A. Samgyetang

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Samgyetang is a boiled chicken with oriental ingredients like ginseng, jujube, and sticky rice inside the belly of the chicken. Koreans believe that people become weak by sweating a lot in summer. In order to boost stamina, people eat this Samgyetang as food medicine. Tosokchon is one of the oldest Samgyetang restaurants in Seoul that you should not miss!

B. Naengmyeon

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Naengmyeon, a Korean cold noodle in a beef- or pork-based broth, is a very popular summer dish in Korea. There are two types of Naengmyeon and they are Mul-naengmyeon and Bibim-naengmyeon. The former has abundant broth whereas the latter has less broth but with more seasoned red-pepper sauce.

3. What to Do

A. Exciting water sports experience on Han River

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If you are looking for ways to have some summer fun within the city of Seoul, water sports on the waters of Han River can be a great option. You can enjoy various kinds of water sports such as flyboardingwater skiing and wakeboarding that will make your summer a blast.

B. Slip and slide at Korean Water Parks

Caribbean Bay (1)

Add Caribbean Bay to your “must-visit” list if you are planning a trip to South Korea this summer. It is the best water park in the country, which boasts over-the-top rides and attractions. Don’t forget to experience the Mega Storm at Caribbean Bay that will show you the ultimate thrill of your lifetime! For details and directions, click here.

C. Join the Water Festivals

Water Gun Festival (1)

 Selected as the representative water festival of Seoul this year, the 4th Water Gun Festival is back with upgraded contents and gears!

Packed with fun events from water gun fights and a parade to music concerts and DJ party, the festival will take place on July 9 and 10 in Seoul. For details, click here.

To find out more on the latest, trendiest and newest things to do in South Korea at Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, Trazy.com.

 

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