3 Best Beaches in Korea Worth Traveling For

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

janghoLocated 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.jangho-2In 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!

| Book Jangho Beach 1 Day Tour (+Snorkeling)

2. Surfyy Beach – Best for surfing

Get wave-ready! Swim, surf, soak up the sun!

Where: Yangyang County, Gangwon Province

yangyangIf 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. yangyang-3There 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.yangyang-2If 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.

| Book Yangyang Private Beach 1 Day Tour (+Surfing)

3. Daechon Beach – Best for zip lining

Fly high and zip across the ocean!

Where: Boryeong City, Chungcheongnam Province

daecheon-2If 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 Mud Festival, which takes place around late-July, there are numerous exciting activities for the beachgoers to enjoy by the beach.daecheon-3daecheonOne 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.

| Book Daecheon Beach 1 Day Tour (+Zip Trek)

Traveling to Korea this summer? Find out more things to do in Korea in the summer and start hunting for the best summer travel deals today at Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!

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Surfyy Beach
Boryeong City Official Homepage

5 Best Festivals in July 2017 | South Korea Festivals Guide

During the month of July, Korea is packed with plenty of fun things to do such as live music, fireworks and water fights.

If you want to have some serious summer fun in Korea, make sure to check out these upcoming festivals in July!

1. Boryeong Mud Festival

| Where: Daecheon Beach, Boryeong City
| When: 21 – 30 July 2017boryeong-mud-festival.jpgFor 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.

| How to Go: For anyone hoping to go to the festival, here’s a great ticket+shuttle package (shuttles depart from Seoul). A shuttle bus service from Busan to the festival is also available.

2. Sinchon Water Gun Festival

| Where: Sinchon, Seoul
| When: 29 – 30 July 2017sinchon-water-gun-2Once 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.

3. Hearbeat Festival 2017

| Where: Nanji Hangang Park, Seoul
| When: 22 July 2017heartbeat-festival.jpgPart music festival, part haunt event, Heartbeat Festival 2017 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.

| Ticket Info: Tickets are 34% off on Trazy, the official English booking website for Hearbeat Festival 2017.

4. Water Bomb Festival 2017

| Where: Jamsil Sports Complex, Seoul
| When: 29 July 2017water-bomb-2This 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.

| Ticket Info: The 1st release tickets are currently $70 but will rise as the event draws closer. Tickets to Water Bomb Festival are available here.

5. Pohang International Fireworks Festival

| Where: Yeongildae Beach, Pohang City
| When: 26 – 30 July 2017pohang-fireworksKnown 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 buses will 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.

★Bonus!

A few other festivals and events in Korea this summer include the Bonghwa Sweet Fish Festival from July 29 to August 5 (try and catch sweet fish with bare hands!) and the Wake Up City Festa Water Slide Festival in Haeundae Beach, Busan, from July 29 to August 13.

Need more inspiration for summer fun? Find more ideas and awesome things to do in Korea at Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, Trazy.com!button-visit

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Sinchon Water Gun Festival
Heartbeat Festival 2017
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Pohang International Fire & Light Festival

A Guide for Your Perfect Summer Holiday in South Korea

This summer, put your phone away for a few days. Make some memories.”

Summer’s finally back. If you want to make the most of your summer in Korea, consider this your guide!

1. Where to Go

A. Boryeong

Every summer, thousands of locals and tourists flock to the Daecheon Beach in the city of Boryeong where the popular mud festival takes place.

From mud slides, mud pits, a mud prison, giant mud bath, a mud swimming pool, there are plenty of mud-based activities visitors can enjoy at the festival.boryeong-mud-2| TIP: Festival-goers should book their tickets and shuttle bus ride early. Here’s a shuttle bus+ticket package for Boryeong Mud Festival (departing from Seoul). A shuttle bus service from Busan is available.boryeong-mud

SEE MORE: The Best Festivals in Korea for Summer 2017

B. Busan

Yes, we can never miss out the southern coastal city of Busan when it comes to summer destinations in Korea. The city is famous for beautiful beaches such as Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach where you can bask in the sun, sail on a yacht or a cruise, and enjoy paddle boarding. This fabulous city also offers some of the best night clubs for you to drink and dance all night long.sea-331809_1920| TIP: A day trip won’t be enough to cover it all, so spare at least two days or more. Check out Busan 2D1N Tour Package if you want to spend more than one day in Busan.
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C. Jeju Island

From emerald beachesHalla Mountain to oreums (volcanic cones), Korea’s southernmost island, Jeju Island, offers plenty of natural wonders that will leave you in awe.jeju-island-1364031_1920 (1).jpgHorseback riding, off-road drive, Olle trekking and a variety of water sports and activities are some of the best things you should experience in Jeju Island!

You can find more awesome things to do in Jeju Island from Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop.
Horse Riding (1).jpgRECOMMENDED READING: Jeju Island Bucket List: Top 10 Things to Do in Jeju.

D. Gangwondo Province

Gangwondo Province, the northeastern part of Korea, has many nature-friendly cities like PyeongchangHongcheon, and SokchoSeoraksan National Park and Naksansa Temple are the two most visited getaways in this province.6735733279_7b22357ec0_b.jpg| TIP: If you want to avoid packed beaches in summer, head over to the valleys in Gangwondo Province, which are less crowded. There are spots for camping or small resorts near the valleys for the convenience of visitors.
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E. Yangpyeong County

If you want to do something more exciting and thrilling rather than walking around the city, challenge yourself with the thrill of paragliding over Yangpyeong.
allowto_snap_1157Just an hour away from Seoul by subway, Yangpyeong County is one of the most famous paragliding sites in Korea with its fascinating bird’s eye views over where the North and South Han rivers meet.

Find more paragliding experiences in Korea here.

2. What To Eat

A. Samgyetang

chicken-soup-1346310_1920.jpg‘Samgyetang’, a chicken soup with ginseng and other nutritional ingredients, is one of the popular Korean specialties during summer.

Here’s a fun fact. For Koreans, eating hot foods during the summer is their way to beat the summer heat!

That’s why Koreans eat highly nutritional Samgyetang, which helps people get back their strength and stamina. And the dish is particularly popular in ‘Sambok’, the three hottest days of the year (usually mid-July).

If you want to try Samgyetang this summer, you may want to visit Tosokchon, one of the oldest and most famous Samgyetang restaurants in Seoul. The price usually ranges from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.

B. Naengmyeon

water-noodle-597366_1920.jpg‘Naengmyeon’ is a Korean cold noodle in a beef or pork based broth.

‘Mul-naengmyeon’ is the Naengmyeon with icy cold broth while ‘Bibim-naengmyeon’ is the one with less broth but with more seasoned red-pepper sauce.

The price of the dish varies from one restaurant to another, but it usually ranges between 5,000 won and 8,000 won.

C. Kongguksu

993626688_50dbf01751_o‘Kongguksu’ is similar to Naengmyeon, but with broth made of soybeans.

Kongguksu has a deep rich flavor of soybeans and is considered a healthy food as soybeans are known to have high protein content. The price of the dish usually ranges from 5,000 won to 10,000 won.

3. What to Do

A. Try water sports on the Han River

allowto_portrait_141.jpgInstead of spending your valuable time driving on a highway during vacation, you can escape from summer heat in Seoul by experiencing a variety of water sports on the Han River.

B. Enjoy thrilling rides at the best water parks

6.jpgIn Korea, there are many outdoor and indoor water parks all the year round. During the summer, those water parks are the hangout places of hipsters.

The most famous one is Caribbean Bay adjacent to Everland theme park. Located in Yongin City, the water park can be reached roughly in 2 hours from Seoul.

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Another popular water park in Korea is Ocean World, which is located in Hongcheon in Gangwondo Province. Pre-book Ocean World’s ticket+shuttle package here.

Looking for more fun things to do in Korea? Check out Trazy.com to find more ideas for your next adventure in Korea!button-visit