Looking for the best things to do in summer in Korea?Head over to Caribbean Bay Water Park, the most popular water park in Korea, which offers nonstop excitement and thrills!
If this is your first-time visit and have no idea what to ride and experience, here we’ve picked 3 great water slides you absolutely must try at Caribbean Bay Water Park.
1. Mega Storm
From 36m above the ground, your adventure begins on Mega Storm in a 6-person tube. With 3 times of steep drops and surges, you can experience a zero gravity – all in just 1 minute.And the highlight is? A funnel-shaped large Tornado that makes you feel as if you’re swirling in a real tornado!Use Caribbean Bay Q-Pass, an express pass, for Megastorm. The Q-Pass allows you to access the express queue of selected rides and attractions during peak season and weekends!
2. Tower Boomerang Go
Another water slide you must try at Caribbean Bay is Tower Boomerang Go. It is a fast-paced ride, which falls from a Pirate Watchtower and then rises up toward a 19 meter hill at a 90 degree angle.
3. Tower Raft
Imagine yourself falling from the height of a 5-story building. Yes, the Tower Raft will make your imagination true. Enjoy the rapid curves throughout this fun ride!
Besides these ultra-fun water slides, families and friends can also enjoy a variety of swimming pools, including a wave pool, a lazy river, indoor pools and many more.
Like what you are reading? Share it with your friends who you want to go to Caribbean Bay this summer with!Don’t forget to visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, to find the latest and greatest travel deals for your next trip in South Korea.
If you get Everland Q-Passor Express Pass, you can simply skip the long queues at Everland’s 5 best attractions – T Express, Safari World, Lost Valley, Panda World and Amazon Express.If you are planning to visit Everland on weekends or during high season, getting a Q-Pass is highly recommended. Buy Q-Pass here.
*Trazy is the official ticket seller of Everland Q-Pass.
Known for vivid emerald waters and white sandy beaches, your summer trip to Korea’s most popular holiday destination, Jeju Island, wouldn’t be complete without trying one of the exciting water sports and water-based activities on the island.
Here are some of the coolest water sports and activities in Jeju Island you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for. 😉
1. Scuba Diving
Jeju Island offers incredible diving sites with a spectacular underwater seascape, particularly the east coast of Jeju Island.For first-timers: Here’s a great diving programfor those who don’t have a diving certification, which is guided by an experienced instructor and offered in English for foreigners.
For experienced divers with a license: ‘Fun Diving in Jeju Island‘ offers 3 different courses to choose from according to the diver’s level of experience and license.
Want to have a one-of-a-kind scuba diving experience? Sign up for ‘Aquarium Scuba Diving‘ which offers participants a unique chance to dive into a huge fish tank at AquaPlanet Jeju, one of the largest aquariums in Asia (bigger than Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan!).
2. Underwater Sea Walk
Imagine walking through the ocean ground and feeding the fish underwater. For this awesome sea walk experience, there’s nothing more complex than walking around the seabed in a bathing suit with a cute helmet on.
If you want to be classic, go on a snorkeling adventure. JejuOcean Park is one of the top ‘snorkeling’ hotspots on the island. Don’t worry if you can’t swim. You will be educated with the safety precautions and professional safety guards will be present at all times.
Stand up and paddle into the sunset while enjoying the beautiful view of Udo Island and Seongsan Ilchungbong Peak on a paddle board! If you have never tried paddleboarding before, your stay in Jeju Island is the perfect time to try it!
5. Kiteboarding (Kitesurfing)
Go up higher with kiteboarding, or kitesurfing, in Jeju Island! This thrilling water-surface sport is absolutely a blast!
Enjoy a luxurious ride withChagwido Glass Yacht, which will take you on a tour around Chagwido Island, a tiny beautiful island located on the west coast of Jeju Island. You can sit in stylish comfort while watching the sunset and enjoy swimming, fishing and snorkeling on this modern and classy glass yacht during the tour!SEE MORE:Grande BleuYacht Tour
8. Seogwipo Submarine Experience
Go on an underwater expedition with SeogwipoSubmarine! Passengers can look out the sea through the windows of the submarine and discover the incredible nature and diverse marine life of Jeju Island during the one-and-a-half-hour ride.
9. Deep Sea Fishing
Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience in Jeju Island? Then go on a fishing trip! There are excellent fishing destinations nearSeongsan Ilchulbong, a famous tuff cone formed by volcanic eruption, and Chagwido Island, the largest uninhabited island 2km off the west coast of Jeju Island. Visitors at all ages and levels can try their hands at fishing so bring your friends and family on this exciting fishing trip!
10. Seogwipo Ferry Cruise
Seogwipo Ferry Cruise is the most popular sightseeing cruise in Jeju Island that cruises along the south coast of Jeju Island. During the ride, you will be able to take in the wonderful sights of the island such as the famous Jeongbang Falls. Make sure to take advantage of discount tickets to Seogwipo Ferry Cruise before you visit!
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It’s summer in Korea and you should be taking time out on the beach!
As the Korean peninsula is surrounded by ocean on three sides, there are countless beach options for beachgoers to choose from.
Sure the Haeundae Beach in Busan is a great option as it offers luxurious five-star hotels and buzzing nightlife, but there are plenty of other beach destinations across Korea that are absolutely worth a visit.
For those who are planning a beach getaway, here we’ve got the inside scoop on some of the best beaches in Korea you must visit this summer.
And whether you’re looking for relaxing break or action in or out of the water, these beaches have something for you.
1. Jangho Beach – Best for snorkeling
Slip beneath the waves and enjoy snorkeling!
| Where: Samcheok City, Gangwon Province
Located on the east coast of Korea, Jangho Beach is often referred to as ‘the Naples of Korea’ as it offers a beautiful crescent coastline with unique rock formations.In addition to transparent kayaking, Jangho Beach offers an excellent snorkeling experience, thanks to its crystal clear waters.
If you want to experience Jangho Beach’s snorkeling scene, take a day trip via Trazy.com. And you’ll definitely want an underwater camera for this trip!
If you want to avoid the big summer crowds or need seaside chillaxing, and have maybe a cocktail or two, ‘Surfyy Beach’ is your go-to beach.
Hidden in Yangyang County’s Hajodae Beach, Surfyy Beach is a strip of private beach that offers a laid back surfing vibe and new generation surf facility for hip surfing crowds. There are also separates zones for surfers and swimmers, which allow surfers to enjoy the waves without crashing into the beach crowds.
While most of the visitors are locals, Surfyy Beach is also visited by Korean celebrities, including Kang So-ra, San E and Jessi.If being in the water isn’t for you, you can just kick back and laze around the loungers and parasols that line the white sandy beach.
Those who want to visit Surfyy Beach can book a trip via Trazy.com, which includes a round-trip transportation and the use of shower facilities and a locker.
If you are a surfer, you don’t even have to bring your own board if it’s too much of a hassle: a surf lesson, a surf board and shower facilities and a locker are provided at an additional cost.
If you like buzzing beaches, head to Daecheon Beach, the largest beach located on the west coast of Korea.
While Daecheon Beach is best known for its annual summer festival,Boryeong MudFestival, which takes place around late-July, there are numerous exciting activities for the beachgoers to enjoy by the beach.One of the top-rated activities to try is the exhilarating zip line experience. With Daechon Zip Trek, you can fly down the 52m-high zip line at up to 80km per hour over the Daecheon Beach!
Otherwise, you can opt for riding a scenic rail bike along the 2.3km-long old train track, which has been transformed into a bike trail, offered by Daecheon Sky Bike.
A tour to Daecheon Beach is available on Trazy.com until the mud festival period, before the summer crowds rush in. Zip line and rail bike experiences are available at an additional cost.
| Where: Daecheon Beach, Boryeong City | When: 21 – 30 July 2017For international travelers, there is nothing quite like Boryeong Mud Festival. It is Korea’s one of the largest and most popular festivals, which should be on top of the list for all festival-goers this summer.
At the festival, visitors can enjoy a variety of mud-based activities such as mud slides, mud pits, a mud prison, giant mud bath, a mud swimming pool and plenty more.
Besides these fun-filled activities, SBS MTV’s “The Show”, a popular Korean music television program will be broadcasted live at the venue on July 22 as part of the festival.
| Where: Sinchon, Seoul | When: 29 – 30 July 2017Once again, the Water Gun Festival will take place on the streets of Sinchon, where a huge crowd of people will be squirting each other with water guns. Now, start gearing up for the Water Gun Festival!
| Ticket Info: Everyone is welcomed to participate this event. But don’t go back all wet! The festival offers special discounted online packages, which include a ticket (a wristband), which gives an access to the changing rooms and a locker, a raincoat and goggles, starting from $9. A variety of water gun options is also available at an additional cost.
| Where: Nanji Hangang Park, Seoul | When: 22 July 2017Part music festival, part haunt event, Heartbeat Festival2017 is one of this summer’s hottest festivals you should not miss when you are in Seoul.
The festival’s music lineup will include some of the best Korean rappers and DJs such as DOK2, Haze, Reddy, Choi Ha-min, DJ RANA, DJ Cream and more. Also, there will be a scare zone and a zombie flash mob, which will surely keep festival-goers entertained.
| Where: Jamsil Sports Complex, Seoul | When: 29 July 2017This year, the Water Bomb Festival will return with even more powerful water explosions and an awesome lineup!
For those new to the festival, it is the best water festival with the best dance music scene, where festival-goers can choose either Team Red or Team Blue, team up with their favorite artists and soak up the targets with water guns.
This year, the festival will feature acts including HyunA, Korea’s hottest rappers such as BewhY, C Jamm and Jessi, and Korean reggae artists Skull & Haha, as well as many local and international DJs, including Lookas, Maximite and DJ KOO.
| Where: Yeongildae Beach, Pohang City | When: 26 – 30 July 2017Known as the “City of Light and Fire,” the coastal city of Pohang will host its annual Pohang International Fireworks Festival where the spectacular fireworks display over the Yeongildae Beach will be showcased every night during the festival period.
Additional highlights include street performances, live music, laser shows and a magnificent fireworks competition on the night of July 29.
| How to Go:Overnight shuttle buseswill be running to the festival from Seoul. It is best to book your ride in advance as the shuttle bus runs only on July 29.
There is no better way to explore Seoul than on foot, and a guided walking tour is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at South Korea’s capital city of Seoul.
Here are well-curated and guided walking tours offered by Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop for you to unlock the city’s sights and stories.
Whether you are a culture vulture, history lover, adventurer or a globetrotter on budget Trazy’s got the one-of-a-kind walking tour for you!
1. Deoksugung Palace & Jeongdong History Tour
Take a walk through the centuries
Tune into the modern Korean history at must-visit places of historical significance with a professional English speaking tour guide, a superb storyteller who will tell you dynamic stories of the transition period of Korea from the late 19th century to early 20th century.
Starting at Deoksugung Palace, one of the five royal palaces in Seoul, the walk takes you along the Jeongdong-gil Road, a picturesque tree-lined cobblestone street of Jeong-dong district in downtown Seoul that runs along the stone wall of Deoksugung Palace.
You will also have the chance to stop at lesser-known cultural and historical heritages such as Chung Dong First Methodist Church, Korea’s first Methodist church built in 1898, on this walking tour. Join in now and dive into the rich history of Seoul with Trazy!
“The tour was an enjoyable experience for me, especially since I’m a big fan of both walking and learning about history. The guides have excellent English and do a great job of talking about the stories in relation to the Palace and its surrounding area. I wouldn’t have known where to go and what to do on my own, so this is great for people who would like to know a little bit more about Korean history while taking pictures of beautiful architecture.” – Jasmine
2. Seoul City Wall & Ihwa Mural Village Walking Tour
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the walls of art and rich history
Take in the best sights in Jongno district in Seoul with this walking tour that combines history, street art and murals and a pleasant night stroll.
Starting from Dongdaemun Gate, one of the most iconic landmarks of Seoul, you will walk along the historic Seoul City Wall to Ihwa Mural Village, a charming neighborhood with alleys filled with the photogenic mural painted walls, and up to Naksan Park where you can admire the fascinating night views of Seoul on this walking tour.
※TIP: Seoul City Wall, or ‘Hanyangdoseong’ in Korean, is an 18km-long fortress wall with 600 years of history, which circles the four mountains in the heart of Seoul, Bugaksan, Naksan, Namsan and Inwangsan. You can find the restored remnants of Seoul City Wall at these mountains.
Journey into the depths of an old, artistic village hidden in the concrete jungle
Explore the winding alleys of Seochon Village, a little-known neighborhood filled with traditional houses and dotted with trendy art galleries, situated on the west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of five royal palaces in central Seoul.
While listening to the stories of Korean professional artists and writers who once worked for Gyeongbokgung Palace, you will make stops at an old house of a renowned Korean painter named Park No-soo, a famous traditional Tongin Market and stylish, hip cafes on this walking tour.
If you are in favor of lesser-known and secretive discoveries, this is the perfect walking tour for you!
“I’ve heard of Seochon village from my Korean friend and this tour was a great chance to hear some interesting history about the village walking through the hidden small alleys. Highly recommended especially if you are interested in art.” – Jessie
4. Namsan Park & N Seoul Tower Evening Hiking Tour
Soak up stupendous night views
This is a ‘best of Seoul’ evening walking tour that takes you to Namsangol Hanok Village, home to traditional Korean house, along the remnants of Seoul City Wall and up to N Seoul Tower, an iconic tower where you can take in spectacular nighttime views of Seoul.
The hiking trail up to N Seoul Tower is suitable for everyone, every skill level. So sign up for this evening hiking tournow and spend a great night out with Trazy!
“I had so much fun with my guide! After the hike he showed me around the neighborhood and I was really grateful to be shown around. I highly recommend this tour because the guide is great and the view is amazing!” – Maya
6. Secret Garden & Bukchon Hanok Village Walking Tour
Travel back in time to Joseon Dynasty and experience the lives of royal and noble families!
Changdeokgung Palace is the most beautiful palace among the 5 palaces in Seoul and Huwon (the Secret Garden) inside the palace is an absolute must-see feature that is only accessible through the guided tour.
Have a nice stroll in Changdeokgung palace and experience the beauty of Korean architecture at this unique Korean royal garden.
While walking in and around Changdeokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village, you will visit places with historical backgrounds and get a glimpse of the life in the 19th century of Korea. Plus, the itinerary includes filming locations of K-drama “Goblin”, “Love in the Moonlight” and “Personal Taste”. Take photos here and be a K-drama hero/heroine.