Summer is here and we’re truly lovin’ it! If you’re lucky enough to be spending time in Korea over this period (it gets pretty hot) – we’ve got some smashing activity ideas for you to make the most of the season. So get ready, grab those sunnies, and enjoy your Summer… Korean-style.
Cheer on a team at the baseball
Best enjoyed with chimaek (beer and chicken), Summer means one thing and one thing only… BASEBAAALLLLL!!! I highly encourage you to watch a game, even if you don’t understand the rules because the baseball is a great place to hangout with mates and have fun. Your evening will be full of serious chanting, mexican waves, and k-pop style performances – Korean baseball is really an otherworldly experience! If you can, try to watch a game in Busan – for the Lotte Giants (the Busan team), fans are given orange trash bags to blow up and put around their heads, it’s silly, but also encourages recycling, so get stuck in and enjoy the ride!
Get dirty at Boryeong Mud Festival
Get down and dirty at the annual Boryeong Mud Festival. Every Summer, tourists gather to frolick in the mud. This hilarious one-off event is full of obstacle courses and mud slides – making an incredibly fun and messy day out.
Chill-out at one of Busan’s beaches
When you think of Korea, I’m guessing that beaches are not the first thing that comes to mind, but actually Korea has some incredible seaside options, particularly in the Southern city, Busan. During the Summer, tourists flock to the coastal city to make the most out of sun, sea and sand. With Dadaepo, Haeundae, Gwangalli and Songjeong all in the same area, you have ample choice.
Eat bingsu…lots of bingsu
Can I hear your stomach rumbling? Everyone’s favourite Korean dessert is the perfect medicine during those long hot Summers. This bowl of shaved ice comes in various flavours, but the traditional version (patbingsu) is served with sweet red beans and topped with rice cakes . However, there are a ton of yummy variations available at cafes which are served with condensed milk, fruit and chocolate, just in case the traditional one isn’t enough to get your tastebuds tingling.
Climb a mountain
Why not test your stamina and grit with one of Korea’s many hiking trials? Hiking at the time of year can be pretty taxing with the heat, but if you’re up for the challenge and want to make the most out of the sunshine, head out into the great outdoors. Famous hikes include Jirisan, Seokcho and Hallasan in Jeju Island. In fact, Jeju Island in itself is a great place to visit during the Summer – full of natural wonders, it’s home to beach resorts, waterfalls and volcanoes!
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