Top 10 Places to Visit in Jeju Island during Winter

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Yes, the winter in Korea can be freezing cold but our charming southern Jeju Island never looks more beautiful than in winter.

Take a look at our picks for the ten incredible places you should visit in Jeju Island right now before the winter is gone.

1. Hallasan Mountain

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Take a hike up to the top of Hallasan Mountain, or Mt. Halla, the tallest mountain in Korea. It is arguably at its most picturesque in winter. Standing atop the peak, hikers are rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the mountain’s massive crater lake.

For details and directions, click here.

2. Camellia Hill

jeju-winter-destinations-5jeju-camellia-hillThis scenic winter flower garden in Jeju is an extremely popular Instagrammable spot as visitors can stroll through the gardens of spectacular winter camellia explosions.

These camellias, also known as the Queen of Winter Flowers, bloom until late spring and when they burst with vibrant colors in winter, every single photo taken in Camellia Hill will absolutely get you some extra likes for your Instagram.

For details and directions, click here.

3. Hallim Park

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With so many botanical gardens to choose from, travelers will find themselves wondering which one to visit. Simply visit the best that Jeju has to offer.

The Hallim Park features 9 different themed gardens and offers various attractions including two lava caves and Jeju folk village.

If you visit the park in winter, you can enjoy incredible winter arrangement of daffodils.

For details and directions, click here.

4. Maze Land

jeju-winter-destinations-9jeju-mazelandFor those who want to add some fun to their winter trip to Jeju (but not too active), the Maze Land is the perfect place to be.

There are 3 mazes at this eco-friendly park, each featuring its own theme: stone, wind and haenyeo (Jeju’s female diver).

Not only it is exciting to find the way out, the experience is actually good for the health as these mazes emit substances called phytoncides which stimulate the body’s immune system. So go ahead, take a walk through the maze walls while soaking in the health benefits.

For details and directions, click here.

5. Yongnuni Oreum

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Heading out on the trails in Jeju during winter offers a peaceful solitude. In fact, winter hiking is better than warm-weather walks as the paths are less crowded.

In Jeju, there are famous hiking trails called “Olle” and travelers and tourists can take part in one-day trekking programs which offer 3 different routes ― the East, West and South Routes. Each course gives the opportunity to explore the off-beaten paths and discover the ‘real’ Jeju.

The East Course includes one of the most popular spots to hike, Yongnuni Oreum, or the Dragon Eye Mountain, which is an inactive volcano at 250 meters above sea level. The hike up to its peak offers one of the best mountaintop experiences as you can admire the breathtaking views of wind farms and the iconic Hallasan Mountain from afar.

For more info, click here.

6. Iho Tewoo

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With fewer crowds in winter, you will have a greater chance of enjoying the pristine views of Jeju’s beaches. Offering a photogenic scenery, Iho Tewoo Beach, a popular spot for tourists during the summer, make for a peaceful walk. Here you can also find two iconic horse-shaped lighthouses, which make for a dazzling and photogenic spectacle.

For details and directions, click here.

7. Shooting Range

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For those who prefer to stay warm inside rather than heading out, Jeju offers plenty of fun indoor activities that will get your adrenaline pumped, just like this one.

Go ahead, gather your friends and family and enjoy some target shooting at this cool indoor shooting range when you visit Jeju Island!

For details and directions, click here.

8. Foot Bath Cafe

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Treat yourself by pampering your exhausted feet after a long day of walking at this charming indoor foot bath cafe in Jeju.

While soaking your feet in the warm water, enjoy chatting with your friends or your other half.

It sure is the best place to enjoy pure relaxation!

For directions, click here.

9. Aqua Planet Jeju


While snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the best ways to enjoy the marine life of Jeju in summer, you can enjoy just about the same in winter.

But instead, you will have to head over to Jeju Aqua Planet, a beautiful aquarium that showcases about 48,000 aquatic animals in 500 different species.

Not only you can meet the marine life from the five oceans of the world, but also have the opportunity to see the marine life of Jeju Island’s waters. If you arrive right on time, you and your kids will be able to enjoy a performance by the women divers of Jeju called ‘haenyeo’ in Korean.

To purchase discount tickets, click here.

10. Ecoland Theme Park

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Inside the stunning natural beauty of Jeju, there’s Ecoland Theme Park, which is one of the most family-friendly hot spots on the island.

Here, you and your kids can make unforgettable memories by exploring around the park on a special train that takes after the 1800’s Baldwin steam train.

It’s a great destination to visit all year round, but it is winter when the entire theme park turns into a winter wonderland, offering breathtaking views of pristine snowy fields and snow-covered trees. To purchase discount tickets for Ecoland, click here.

Now, hurry up and visit Jeju Island right now or else you will wait another year for all these lifetime experiences that only winter can offer!

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Jeju Island Especially in Winter

It’s no secret that this wonderful resort island in South Korea, Jeju Island, offers a breathtaking natural beauty all year round.

While every visit to this island in South Korea brings a different emotion to its visitors, it is the winter season that beckons travelers as one can discover Jeju’s best-kept secrets.

But there are more reasons to it than that. Read on to find out why you need to Jeju Island before the winter months are over.

1. Mild Winter Weather


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Boasting temperate climate all year round, the winter in Jeju Island is comparatively warmer than Seoul and the rest of Korea.

Even in winter, the temperature rarely falls below 0 °C (32°F) in Jeju Island, and the average winter temperature is around 5~7 °C (41~44.6°F) from January to mid-March. The weather is cool, dry and even mild enough for you to be outside and enjoy the outdoor activities.

However, we strongly advise you to check the weather forecast regularly before your trip. Make sure you also check whether it is going to rain or snow or whether it’s going to get windy.

While taking these weather conditions into account, we suggest you fill in the gaps in your travel itinerary with destinations and activities for both indoor and outdoor.

If you are short on travel ideas or want to make your travel experiences better than everyone else’s, check out these top 10 attractions and activities in Jeju Island.

2. Cheaper Airfare & Accommodation

To be honest, there is no distinction between high season and low season in Jeju Island as it is a popular travel destination all year round.

But typically, the winter months are considered a low season, and they are from December to early March. From mid-June to August, it is considered as a peak summer tourist season in Jeju Island.

If you want to save extra money on your travel, it’s a good idea to take advantage of the winter months as the rates of airfare and hotel accommodations are generally cheaper while the prices tend to double during peak seasons.

If you want to save even more money, it’s best to book your flight tickets and hotel rooms on weekdays rather than Friday and weekends.

For those who want to secure a flight and accommodation in advance, you may want to check out this Jeju Smart Tour Airtel Package that takes the hassle and time out of planning.

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Oftentimes, short-term travelers ask whether it is possible to make the trip in one day to Jeju Island from Seoul. The answer is yes.

The ideal option is to book a midnight/early morning flight to Jeju and a late-night flight to Seoul. However, planning out the rest of your journey can be painful as the public transportation in Jeju Island is limited and you will likely waste most of your time on the road unless you rent a car and drive yourself.

Here is a perfect solution, an all-inclusive package offered by Trazy. This cost-effective tour package provides a pick-up service at your accommodation in Seoul, round-trip flight tickets, a local transportation, an English speaking tour guide and admission fees to some of the best attractions in Jeju Island. For more info, click here.

3. Awe-inspiring Winter Scenery

While Jeju Island offers pristine beaches and lush green landscapes in summer, it is just as beautiful in the winter as the snow-covered volcanic cones add an incomparable charm to its winter scenery.

Plus, Jeju’s winter offers better values and fewer tourists. It is indeed the best time for travelers to take in the sheer beauty of the island including the famous Hallasan Mountain and its surroundings listed in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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The Hallasan Mountain is incredible any time of the year, but you especially won’t want to miss it during the winter months. You will be able to admire the spectacular vistas while hiking up to the peak of the snow-coated mountain, providing the perfect outlet for those who are in search of the ultimate adventure experience on Jeju Island.

Enjoyed reading the post? Then, don’t miss out on all that Jeju’s winter has to offer and start packing up!

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8 Tips You Need to Know Before Visiting Vivaldi Park

Hello Trazers! Greetings from a member of Trazy Crew. Last time, I tried skiing (for the first time in my life) at Phoenix Park, which was crazy fun, and now it has become one of my favorite outdoor activities.

But I found out that young and hip Koreans are hooked on more “trendy” sports like snowboarding nowadays. So I headed to Vivaldi Park, or Daemyung Vivaldi Park, which is a ski resort very popular among Koreans in their 20s.

And based on my (100% real) experience, here I bring you some handy travel tips and advice that you should know before you go skiing or snowboarding to Vivaldi Park in South Korea. 🙂vivaldi-park-review-7

1. Don’t figure out your way to the resort by yourself

Just like the last time when I visited Phoenix Park, I joined a one-day tour because I found it very, very convenient. You may want to read about my skiing experience at Phoenix Park here as well.

I’ve done both independent travel and package tours, but I personally prefer tour packages over independent travel as these tour packages are the easiest and the most time-efficient way to go on a ski trip.

And thank god, I didn’t have to go through the hassle of figuring out my way to the ski resort, such as comparing the prices and so many more things that I have to deal with when planning a ski holiday!

Seriously, these ski tour packages saved my time (and will save yours, too). For more info about the tour, click here.vivaldi-park-review-3When you book your trip, take note that there are different options for you to enjoy: Ski, Ski Lesson and Snowboard. I chose the Snowboard option since I already tried skiing last time at Phoenix Park. Pick whichever you’d like to try this winter – all of them are fun!

Check out what’s included in the tour package:

  • round-trip transportation
  • ski lift pass (for both lift & gondola)
  • equipment & clothing rental (jacket, pants and gloves)
  • English speaking staff (they will help you with anything you need!)

*Helmets and goggles are available for rent on site for an additional 5,000 KRW. For more info, click here.

2. Pick the less crowded days

When I arrived at Vivaldi Park, I saw the ski resort was bustling with people (even though I visited on Friday) so it took a while for clothing rental. It may also be because Vivaldi Park is a very popular destination for skiing and snowboarding.vivaldi-park (7).jpgThe clothing must be returned to the rental shop by 3:30 pm, so when you consider that and the amount of time you have to enjoy the slopes (and possible delays due to long queues and such), it’s a good idea to go on a day other than Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Personally, I would advise you steer clear of the weekends and stick to going on a weekday if you want to avoid the crowd.

3. Use the changing room in the equipment rental area

If you decide to go alone, use the changing room in the ski/snowboard equipment rental area (located across from the building where you rent ski clothes).

Personally, I don’t recommend the changing room near the ski clothes rental area at Vivaldi Park inconvenient because there were no separate sections to change the clothes, which means you will have to change with all the female visitors at the resort.

But you don’t need to worry if you take the tour package because you will first drop by a rental shop near the ski resort to change into your ski/snowboard clothes and then head to the resort. The changing rooms are not super upscale, but at least you won’t have to rush at this place.

4. Take a lesson if you are a complete beginner

For me, I headed right away as soon as I was geared up, which was around 12:30 pm If you choose the Ski Lesson option, you will have the chance to learn basic skills for 2 hours.

If you’re a complete beginner, I highly recommend you choose the lesson option especially since snowboarding is a lot more difficult. Since my friend knew how to snowboard, she taught me a few basics but I do wish I’d signed up for a private lesson to help me get a hang of it more quickly.vivaldi-park-5The 1-day package doesn’t include a snowboarding lesson option, but you can book a private lesson separately here, where you’ll learn all the basics in detail. But if you are an expert, then go straight to the slopes!

5. Don’t miss out on the eateries!

I think Vivaldi Park is a ski resort where the food’s as good as the slopes, and you don’t want to miss a thing here.

Not only you can find food trucks, a food court, restaurants, cafes and food stalls at the Main Center building, there is also a separate underground complex called Viva Plex (near the entrance of the Main Center) where you can find various dining places that offer more than casual eateries.vivaldi-park-1So even though lunch meal is not provided in the tour packages, there is something for everyone at Vivaldi Park and I personally prefer them without a lunch meal since you will want to try every treat and food offered here.

6. Take advantage of the lift pass

If you’re not that into skiing or snowboarding, I strongly recommend you to use the lift pass and try riding the gondola up to peak, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire resort and the surrounding winter landscapes. The 8-seater gondola takes you up to the peak about 7 minutes and what more can I say? Try and see them for yourself!vivaldi-park-review-6

7. Choose the right slopes for your level

Vivaldi Park has 12 slopes in total – 2 for beginners, 5 for intermediate to upper-intermediate, 4 for advanced and 1 for the experts. vivaldi-park-review-5If you are a beginner, go for the Blues and Ballad courses. The Blues slope has very slight inclines, making it perfect for complete beginners (like me) to practice on.

In contrast, the Ballad slope has a few steep inclines but they aren’t super intimidating. However, I was too terrified to even attempt snowboarding down it so I just went down the Blues slope twice. But my friend who was also a beginner attempted it though!

8. Spark your romance!

Last but not least, Vivaldi Park was featured in some of the scenes from the latest Korean drama called “The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS)“, starring by famous Korean actor and actress, Jun Ji-hyun (Sim Chung) and Lee Min-ho (Heo Joon-jae). In Episode 6, Sim Chung asks Heo Joon-jae to take her somewhere with snow and the two enjoy skiing on the slopes at the resort!

Being the most visited ski resort for 7 years, Vivaldi has become even more popular after it appeared on the screen.
legend-of-the-blue-sea-vivaldiWhether you are K-drama enthusiast or not, the snowy slopes and sceneries in and around Vivaldi Park is the perfect spot to turn up the heat on your romance.

featured-image1Did you get some ideas on how to plan your trip to Vivaldi Park? Then, now is the time to start planning! When you are planning, do take these tips and advice in this post.

Or book your trip here immediately if you want to have the time of your life this winter in Korea!

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Which Ski Resort Was Korean Drama “Goblin” Filmed at?

Who’s been watching “Goblin” or “Goblin: The Lonely and Great God“, the hottest and newest Korean drama around? If you are not watching it, you are missing out big time!

Starring Gong Yoo, Lee Dong-wook, Kim Go-eun and Yoo In-na, the drama is currently airing on Korean cable channel called tvN on Fridays and Saturdays. Dominating both domestically in South Korea and internationally, “Goblin” has even broken the record of “Signal” in overall viewership ratings!goblin poster.jpgFor those who have not been following this drama, it is a romance-thriller drama about an immortal goblin (Gong Yoo) who is a protector of souls looking for his bride (Kim Go-eun) who can end his immortality and let him rest in peace. He also lives with a grim reaper (Lee Dong-Wook) who is in charge of taking deceased souls.

And for fans of Goblin, here we bring you one of its filming locations, Yongpyong Ski Resort from Episode 9, which is a must-visit spot for all K-drama enthusiasts!

Being the most popular K-drama these days, the ski resort is seeing a huge popularity as well.Yongpyong.jpgFYI, Yongpyong Resort is the largest ski resort in South Korea and it is also the main venue for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
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Now, let’s follow in the footsteps of Goblin at Yongpyong Ski Resort!

#1 Dragon Plaza – Eun-tak’s new hidden workplace 

ski rental area.jpgIn episode 9, Eun-tak works at a lodge in the ski resort after fleeing Shin’s (Gong Yoo) home upon finding out the tragic truth about the sword in his body and how pulling it out will end his immortality. Thanks to Deok-hwa (Yook Sung-jae), Shin finally manages to locate Eun-tak.

The two end up reuniting and reconciling as they confirm each other’s feelings toward each other. Though it’s good that they both love each other, it is also tragic as their fate is that one of them has to die for the other to live (sob!).ski equipment rental.jpgThe lodge where Eun-tak works is the rental shop on the 1st floor of Dragon Plaza.

#2 Dragon Peak & The Sky Garden – Site of the romantic back hug

back hug.jpgDid you ever wonder where the back hug scene was taken? It’s when Shin finally confesses his feelings to Eun-tak and gives her a back hug against this amazingly beautiful backdrop, the Dragon Peak Sky Garden.

Try to drop by this garden when you visit Yongpyong Resort. It’s indeed the perfect place to go with a special someone and maybe even recreate the scene!dragon-peakYou will also find Dragon Peak, a traditional Swiss-style building housing a coffee shop, Korean restaurant and steakhouse next to the garden, which is a great place for visitors and skiers to take a rest. Nothing like a hot drink and some delicious food when it’s freezing cold!

To add, the garden is surrounded by white, powdery snow and is the starting point to the walk to the peak of Balwangsan Mountain, the 13th highest mountain in South Korea.

Here, you will be able to take in the breathtaking view of the snow-covered mountains and a forest full of yew trees that can live for 1000 years! No wonder why Goblin chooses this spot as the backdrop for the scene! 😉

#3 Dragon Peak Gondola – Shin & Eun-tak’s heart melting eye contact

As she rides, Eun-tak lights up a match to summon Shin who, to her disappoint, doesn’t show up. Or so she thinks.

As she approaches the area to alight from the gondola, she lights up with a smile on her face as she sees Shin, waiting for her with his hand extended towards her. Well, this was another scene that made our hearts melt, seeing how lovingly they both gaze at each other.

The gondola that Eun-tak rides is actually one of the best-known attractions in Yongpyong Resort. It boasts a 3.7 km-long ride, one of Asia’s longest, and offers magnificent views of surrounding landscapes.

Didn’t all the scenes from the episode make you want to visit this place? Then go and follow the footsteps of Goblin (and maybe find your own good-looking goblin) at this awesome ski resort in Korea!

Join our one-day trip if you want to visit Yongpyong Ski Resort hassle-free here. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find your own special someone there.

You may also want to check out more of the filming spots from Goblin from our website here.

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9 Reasons Why First-timers Should Join a Tour to Phoenix Park

Greetings from a member of Trazy Crew! Since it’s winter and the weather is perfect for skiing, I headed to Phoenix Park to enjoy a day of skiing with the Phoenix Park Ski Resort 1 day Ski/Snowboard/Snow Sled Tour!

As a first-time skier, I had no clue on what to prepare for my ski trip. But I had nothing to worry as this one-day tour solved everything! If you are just like me, here are 9 great reasons why you must book this tour to Phoenix Park instantly based on my (100% real) actual experience!phoenix-park-ski-resort-12For those of you who are not familiar with Phoenix Park, it is a ski resort chosen as one of the venues for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. It has a high-quality snow and slopes for people of all different levels, so if you are searching for a great ski destination in Korea, take Phoenix Park into consideration.

1. Convenient & Comfortable Transport

If it’s your first time skiing, you may find yourself pressed for time as you try to fit skiing, eating and exploring the grounds into a short time frame before you have to head back to Seoul.

However, as this tour starts early, departing at 6:40 am from Hongik University Station and 7:10 am from Myeongdong Station, I was at the ski resort by 10 am (around a 2.5-hour journey), giving me plenty of time to enjoy skiing as well as the various other attractions without rushing.

The bus was spacious and cozy and since there weren’t many people on the bus, I could even take up two seats and pass out comfortably (the bus may be packed on weekends)! The best part is that there is no minimum number of participants required to sign up for the tour so you may sign up for it alone and meet new people while skiing!

2. Easy & Effortless Clothing & Equipment Rental

Equipment and ski attire rental were included in this tour package along with lift and gondola passes. Goggles and helmets aren’t included and must be purchased separately (5,000 KRW for goggles, 10,000 KRW for helmets) but aren’t required.Clothing.jpgI first rented and changed into clothing at a shop outside the resort. Here’s a tip. When you choose a ski jacket and pants, pick the ones with neon colors and fancy patterns, that you normally would think tacky, as they stand out in photos against the white snowy background!

Once I changed into my ski attire, I boarded the bus to the ski resort. In the bus, the staff handed out neck warmers and gloves to keep my hands and neck warm on the slopes!phoenix-park-ski-resort-7 Soon we arrived at the resort and rented ski equipment. rental-receiptI was given a receipt that I would need later to return the ski equipment. Make sure you don’t lose it!Rental.jpgOur instructor helped us with putting on our ski boots. You don’t want them to be too tight, but you do want them to be tighter than regular shoes. Finally, I put all of my belongings in a coin locker to keep them safe.

3. Convenient to Move Around the Complex

phoenix-park-ski-resort-14A huge plus of the ski resort was the fact that everything was located within close proximity. The parking lot where we got off the bus and ski house were very close to each other as well as the gondola.subsidary-facilitiesThe ski house was within a 5-minute walking distance from the Center Plaza which housed all the subsidiary facilities like the arcade, bowling alley and convenience store.

4. Friendly Staff & Energetic Instructor

The staff were also all very kind and helpful, able to speak both English and Chinese and they regularly updated us throughout about rest stops and how much longer till we reached the resort so we weren’t constantly wondering what was going on.Lesson 2.jpgOur ski instructor was also the most enthusiastic and energetic person ever. Don’t worry about communication since he speaks English! It felt like we were skiing with a close friend since he was so easy to get along with.

5. Well-organized Ski Lessons

You might think that ski lessons that are part of package tours are very briskly taught, but that was not the case at all with this tour.

Our instructor patiently led and taught us everything from warming up to how to fall safely to how to control the gears on the skis. The instructions were detailed and precise and there were plenty of demonstrations to make it easy for us to understand.

I’d highly recommend choosing the “Lesson” option in the package if you’re a complete beginner since it makes a world of a difference. I learned so much during the lesson that really helped me ski without any fear.

6. Variety of Slopes for Everyone

The itinerary gave us plenty of time to enjoy skiing as well as everything the resort had to offer. I would highly recommend taking the gondola up to the highest peak, Mont Blanc, which has an elevation of 1050 meters and offers outstanding views.mont blanc.jpgAs for slope courses, the Penguin and the Sparrow are perfect for beginners and the Hawk Course is suitable for those who have a bit more experience. If you want a challenge, take the gondola up to Mont Blanc and ski all the way down!
phoenix-park-ski-resort-4From Mont Blanc, take the beginner’s Panorama Course (though the course is labeled as being for beginners, it changes slightly to an intermediate course throughout with steep slopes so be careful). In the middle of the downhill, there is a rest area to take a break in.
phoenix-park-ski-resort-6*Make sure you distribute your time well as you should arrive at the base at around 3:45 pm, return all of your gear and equipment to the Ski House at around 4:00 pm and depart on the bus to Seoul at 4:30 pm!

7. Lift Pass & Gondola Tickets for Scenic Rides

Another great thing I liked about this tour package is that it also included both lift and gondola passes. With a lift ticket (in the photo below), you get access to both the lift and gondola. So for those of you who don’t want to ski, use this lift ticket and enjoy the gondola ride!Lift and Gondola Pass.jpgThe gondola ride to Mont Blanc takes around 10 minutes and can carry up to 4 people at a time in one car, offering stunning snowy views that look like something out of a photograph. You can ride it freely anytime from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. phoenix-park-ski-resort-18phoenix-park-ski-resort-23Since it was a weekday, the waiting time for the lift and gondola was only around 5 to 10 minutes. I would imagine it to be a lot longer on weekends, so keep that in mind and manage your time wisely.

8. More Than Just Skiing

At Mont Blanc Peak, there a rest area with a coffee shop which is a perfect spot to enjoy a cup of hot coffee or hot chocolate while admiring the view of the entire ski resort. There is also an area where there is a bridge over a pond and fountain (they are not under operation during winter). Instead of water, there were piles of snow on this particular day so we had lots of fun making snow angels and mini snowmen!phoenix-park-ski-resort-26If you want to try something else than skiing, snowboarding for instance, Phoenix Park also caters towards snowboarders, featuring a snow park called Extreme Park that’s specially designed for snowboarders with a half pipe, table top and round quarter. If you want to experience snowboarding, just select our Snowboard option!

And if you don’t want to ski or snowboard, the tour package also has Snow Sled option, which is recommended for family-unit skiers with children.

9. Great Eateries

There is a multitude of eating and drinking venues to fuel yourself with energy after being out on the slopes! Lunch is provided in the Ski Lesson option so we ate a delicious and hearty meal at an upscale Korean restaurant. Vegetarian options are also available for Muslim tourists. foodIf you choose an option that does not include lunch meal, don’t worry as there is a food court, convenience store and fast food options in the Ski House (I highly recommend you try the waffles in the convenience store)! Restaurant.jpg*Note that Wi-Fi is very limited in the ski resort (but then again, it’s not like you’re going to be on your phone while skiing!)phoenix-park-ski-resort-2Overall, I had an amazing time at the resort and think I’ve developed a new hobby now! The Ski Lesson option was perfect as I didn’t need to worry about distributing my time evenly and got personalized care and guidance.

The instructor also made it possible for me to master the basics of skiing with just one lesson. I also liked how since it was a weekday, there were hardly any queues which certainly helped save a lot of waiting time.

Now that you know the reasons to book the tour package, it’s time to enjoy our video of our crazy fun day at Phoenix Park!

Book a 1 Day Ski/Snowboard/Snow Sledding Trip to Phoenix Park here if you want to have snow much fun like I did! And don’t forget to check out, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, for more fun and informative posts about South Korea like this one!


8 Limited Edition Christmas Gifts to Buy from Korea

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la~~! Christmas is just around the corner and you’re probably busy getting ready for holiday parties and shopping for presents!

If you’re stumped on what to buy for your friends and family, then read on for our Christmas gift guide!

1. Christmas Edition Korean Yogurt

These adorable Christmas edition Korean-style yogurts, or ‘yakults (야쿠르트)’ make the perfect stocking stuffer as they’re donned with festive designs! There are 6 to choose from including a Santa, snowman and polar bear!

#귀여워서삼 #오천원 ㅋㅋㅋ #야쿠르트 #크리스마스한정판 #귀엽다그램

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2. Snowman Banana Milk

This drink is nostalgic for many Koreans as it’s literally been sold for decades. It’s simple, sugary and super addictive and available in strawberry and melon flavors too in convenience stores everywhere.

You’ll be able to find a Christmas themed banana milk this month that features an adorable snowman with the foil lid sporting Christmas colors. How cute and festive!

3. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Santa Hat Tumbler

At the coffee shop chain “Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf”, you can get these tumblers that are shaped like a Santa hat complete with a straw that resembles a candy cane!

The best thing is the price. You only have to pay an additional 1,000 KRW with the drink you order to receive this tumbler!

4. Kakao Friends Ornaments

Grab these Kakao Friends ornaments at your nearest Kakao Friends Store to complete the Christmas tree!

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There are two types available: The “friends” edition which features the full-size character and “face” edition which has just the character’s face blown up on the ornament.

5. Kakao Friends Santa Lion

Kakao Friend’s newest character Lion has put on a Santa outfit just in time for the holidays! This limited edition “Santa Lion” is available at Kakao Friends stores around Korea. Click here to check out a list of Kakao Friends stores in Seoul.

6. Christmas Beer & Soju

Since drinking culture is so huge in Korea, it’s no surprise that even the beer cans and soju bottles have gotten a Christmas makeover!

Enjoy a “Hite Christmas” by sipping beer from Hite’s green cans embellished with Christmas trees, baubles and snowflakes.

Chamisul Soju is spreading festive cheer as well with a ribbon design on the bottle which will make it seem like you are receiving a special holiday gift.

7. Missha Twinkle Holiday Collection

Makeup brands have also released their holiday collections which feature irresistibly cute packaging! Missha’s Twinkle Holiday collection is one of them with sparkly glitter pigments and mascaras, berry colored lip crayons and mini nail kits.

Follow this nail tutorial for nails that scream Christmas!

8. Banila Co. x Pink Panther Holiday Collection

Banila Co. has done a cartoon collaboration with Pink Panther (cue the classic Henry Mancini theme song we all know too well)! The theme is pink, pink and more pink!

The collection includes the cult favorite Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm and the Clean it Zero Cleansing Foam with images Pink Panther sporting a pair of reindeer antlers printed on them. You can buy the two items in a set housed in a pink gift box along with a Pink Panther towel hair band as a freebie!

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