5 Things You Must Do In Korea This Winter

With humid summer all year round, it’s no wonder Singaporeans travel to escape our sunny island. Since winter is coming to other parts of the world, it’s time to plan a holiday to Korea during winter this January. KKday shows you 5 things you must do in Korea during winter.

1. Go Skiing or Snowboarding at a Ski Resort

Phoenix Park Ski Resort
Phoenix Park Ski Resort (trazy)

Hit the snowy slopes of Gangwon Province to partake in a variety of awesome winter sports in Korea. Located just 3 hours away from Seoul, the mountainous region is filled with ski resorts, sledding and snow tubing facilities that provide equipment rental. If you’re an avid fan of Korean dramas, then be sure to visit Phoenix Park Ski Resort, the main shooting location for “Autumn in My Heart“.

2. Skate at an Outdoor Skating Rink

Seoul Plaza Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Seoul Plaza Outdoor Ice Skating Rink (Flickr / Republic Of Korea)

You may be able to skate all year round in Singapore at JCube or Kallang Leisure Park, but in Korea, you’ll able to skate outdoors during winter. Be it Seoul Square Ice Skating Rink or Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink, there is just a magical feeling skating outdoors. Psst, we reckon that skating outdoors in Korea is the perfect activity for a date night.

3. Attend an Ice Fishing Festival

Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival
Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (Flickr / Christopher John SSF)

Ice fishing might not sound like the most interesting activity, but it’s an experience not to be missed during Korea’s winter. Be sure to check out the Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival, known to be the first area to freeze over in Korea every winter. With winter activities like ice fishing, ice sculptures, sledding, and many more. Be sure to pack your camera to create some precious memories!

4. Go on a Winter Hike


Hike up Taebaek Mountain (Weekly Gonggam)

Hiking might sound like a summer activity, but doesn’t snow-capped mountain peaks and snow-covered fir forest as a landscape appeal to you? Filled with spectacular summit views as well as convenient transportation options from Seoul, Taebaek Mountain is the perfect location for your winter hike adventure in Korea. If you’re feeling lazy yet you still want to catch the stunning view at the summit, try a one day tour to Mt. Seorak instead.

5. Visit a Theme Park

Everland Theme Park (everyday korea)

Why visit theme parks during Korea’s winter when it’s opened all year round? During the Christmas season, these theme parks turn into Christmas wonderlands! Experience some Christmas festival madness at Everland, where a unique ride called “Snowbuster” is opened to public exclusively during winter!

Winter can be experienced in many different countries, but with Singaporeans’ love for Korean drama and variety shows, coupled with the salivating Korean food, there’s no other better place to spend your winter than in Korea.

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