5 Best Rides & Attractions You Must Try at Lotte World, Korea

Visit Lotte World, the best theme park within the city of Seoul!

If you are looking for entertainments and fun things to do in Seoul, try a visit to the most popular amusement park in the city, Lotte World Theme Park, or Lotte World.

Located in the eastern part of Seoul, this amusement park consists of the world’s biggest indoor theme park “Adventure”, which is open all year around, and an outdoor amusement park called “Magic Island”.11702839_1148278028519996_663443362699815953_nAlong with its thrilling rides, Lotte World offers a variety of performances and festivals all year around as well. 🙂eng_mapMoreover, the amusement park is very convenient to reach since it’s connected directly with Jamsil subway station (Line 2). For a map and detailed directions, click here.

For first timers, here we have picked 5 best rides and attractions you must try in Lotte World. Check them out now! 🙂

1. Atlantis

Atlantis is probably the most popular ride in Lotte World. It offers an ultimate thrill when it rapidly soars 20m height at the speed of 72km/h and plunges at an angle of 72 degrees!11221702_1183925144955284_979241707672114440_nAs Atlantis is the most popular roller coaster in Lotte World, the queue line can get very long. So we strongly advise you to get in the line as soon as you arrive at the amusement park!

2. Flume Ride

12107819_1183925458288586_79840006312896057_nIf you are going on the Flume Ride, be prepared to get splashed! With a jungle theme, you’ll feel like you’re exploring the Jurassic Era and get thrilled when the 4-seat log boat plunges into the waterfall. Don’t forget to smile and pose when you see a photo point!

3. Camelot Carousel

CM0255_3_kmainVisualCamelot Carousel is an iconic attraction in Lotte World. Though it may not offer you a thrill, it offers you memories of childhood and a romance! Go ahead and enjoy the dreamlike ride with your beloved ones.

Plus, this is the best spot for taking photos, so keep in mind. 😉

4. French Revolution

11219062_1186438181370647_2987706316980873916_nWatch out when French Revolution roller coaster rotates 360 or 540 degrees! Your head will spin after the ride, but it’s totally worth riding it!

5. Gyro Swing

bg_hn1Last but least is the Gyro Swing! Sitting on a huge spinning wheel-shaped vehicle, you’ll be able to feel the utmost thrills when the aerial view of Seokchon Lake and the surrounding area lays out in front of your eyes.

Now, are you ready to have some fun and scream? Go ahead and plan your visit to Lotte World with your friends and families!

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3 Must-Try Rides & Attractions at Caribbean Bay Water Park in Korea

Looking for the best things to do in summer in Korea?caribbean-bay-water-park (6)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.caribbean-bay-water-park (7)And the highlight is? A funnel-shaped large Tornado that makes you feel as if you’re swirling in a real tornado!caribbean-bay-water-park (1)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.caribbean-bay-water-park (3)

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!caribbean-bay-water-park (4)

Get 40% off on Caribbean Bay tickets or save up to 30% with Trazy’s ticket+shuttle bus package!

Other attractions at Caribbean Bay Water Park

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.caribbean-bay-water-park (5)caribbean-bay-water-park (11)caribbean-bay-water-park (10)

Like what you are reading? Share it with your friends who you want to go to Caribbean Bay this summer with!caribbean-package-button-2Don’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.

Everland Discount Ticket Promotion for Foreigners Only on Trazy!

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The Best Offers Just for Trazy Users

Option 1: 40% Off Discount Ticket

Everland, the biggest theme park in Korea, offers 40% off discount tickets only for foreigners via Trazy.

With Trazy, you can also book Everland discount tickets instantly and effortlessly.

Buy 40% off discount tickets to Everland here.everland-discount-ticket

Option 2: 40% Off Discount Ticket & Shuttle Bus Package

Save time on your research and just simply book this all-inclusive package that includes a ticket and a shuttle bus ride for Everland.

Get 40% off on Everland Discount Ticket & Shuttle Bus Package NOW!everland-shuttle-package

Option 3: 50% Off Everland Q-Pass

If you get Everland Q-Pass or 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.everland-qpassIf 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.

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Option 4: Everland Round-trip Shuttle Bus Only (Seoul ↔ Everland) 

For those who need a ride to Everland from Seoul, book this round-trip shuttle bus.

The shuttle bus departs from three locations in Seoul: Hongik University Station, Myeongdong Station and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station.

Please make sure to book Everland shuttle bus service in advance.everland-shuttle-bus

Option 5: Everland Discount Ticket & Private Van Package

Want a private driver and van to pick you up from your hotel in Seoul? Do you want to stay at Everland until the night parade?

Trazy’s private van package offers a comfortable trip to Everland from Seoul!everland-private-van

Option 6: Everland Full Day Package

If you want to spend the whole day at Everland with your friends and family, this is the perfect option for you.everland-full-dayWhat’s Included:

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How to Get to Everland from Seoul | Transportation & Tips

Visit one of the best theme parks in Korea, Everland!

Everland, South Korea’s most popular theme park, is located on the outskirts of Seoul in Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province, which takes around 2~3 hours or more from Seoul.

If you are visiting Everland Theme Park for the first time, here are 3 ways to get to the theme park and other alternatives to take into consideration when making your way to Everland. everland-3.jpg

3 ways to get to Everland

1. By Shuttle Bus

Everland offers a shuttle bus transfer service, however, a prior reservation via phone is required.

On the bus, you must pay for the round-trip bus fare (12,000 KRW) in cash.

You can book the Everland shuttle bus online via Everland’s official partner, Trazy.com.

Everland Shuttle Bus Schedule & Pick-up Location

Seoul → Everland (1~1.5 hours)
9:05am Depart from Hongik University Station Exit 4
(Line 2, Gyeongui Jungang, Airport Railroad)
9:40am Depart from Myeongdong Station (Line 4) Exit 2
9:50am Depart from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Line 2, 4, 5) Exit 11
Everland → Seoul (1~1.5 hours)
6:30pm Depart from Everland Parking Area No. 5 – Platform #7/#8
To Hongik University Station >> Myeongdong Station >> Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station
9:30pm (Mon~Thurs, Sun) Depart from Everland Parking Area No. 5 – Platform #7/#8
To Myeongdong Station and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station

| Note: From July 15~August 27, 2017, the shuttle bus will depart at 8:05am from Hongik University Station / 8:40am from Myeongdong Station / 8:50am from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station.

To see the shuttle bus transfer service between Everland and Gangnam area or Suwon, click here.

Looking for Everland tickets or other packages?

For those who want to stay until the night parade or the closing time, check out Private Van Transfer Package or Full Day Package.

※ Since Everland is a popular theme park, we strongly advise you to make your reservation in advance! 

2. By Local Bus

Your second option is to take a local bus from Seoul to Everland. The following are the locations of the bus stops.🚏

➡ Gangnam Station (Line 2) Exit 5: Take Bus No.5002 (8 stops, approx. 55 mins~)

➡ Gangnam Station (Line 2) Exit 10: Take Bus No.5002 (9 stops, approx. 1 hr 5 mins~)

➡ Jamsil Station (Line 2, 8) Exit 6: Take Bus No.5700 (21 stops, approx. 1 hr 10 mins~)

➡ Sadang Station (Line 2, 4) Exit 3: Take Bus No.1500-2 (73 stops, approx. 1 hr 30mins~)

➡ Gangbyeon Station (Line 2) Exit 1: Take Bus No. 5700 (22 stops, approx. 1 hr 15 mins~)

3. By Subway

Last but not least, you can get to Everland by taking the subway and here’s how.

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From Gangnam Station (Line 2, Green) ➡ Jeongja Station (Sinbundang Line, Dark Red) ➡ Giheung Station (Bundang Line, Yellow) ➡ Jeondae Everland Station (Yongin Ever Line) Exit 3 ➡ Take a free shuttle bus to Everland

*Ever Line operation hours: 5:30 am~11:30 pm
*Estimated travel time80 mins

As you can see, it will take up some time to reach Everland even when you take the subway. Considering that it is your first time to travel around Seoul, we expect it will take up even more time.

Therefore, taking a shuttle bus can be the most convenient and cost-efficient way to get to Everland from Seoul.

About Everland Theme Park

Everland is the largest theme park in Korea with over 40 rides and attractions.

One of the most popular rides at Everland is T Express, the third tallest roller coaster in the world. Since T Express has long queues during weekends or high season, it would be best for you to buy Everland Q-Pass (Fast Pass). The Q-Pass will save you big time at your favorite rides and attractions in Everland.
everland-4.jpgEverland Theme Park also offers various seasonal themed festivals throughout the year, such as the Tulip Festival and the Rose Festival during spring and the Romantic Illumination Festival during winter. So whenever you visit Everland in Korea, it has something for you.

If you want to visit Everland during your trip to Korea, make sure you check out all the Everland deals offered by Korea’s #1 Travel ShopTrazy.com.

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Top 20 Things You Must Do in Seoul

Since so many parts of Seoul are so appealing and you may be wondering about where to visit and what to do (especially if you’re only here for a few days), here are our recommendations for building your bucket list for Seoul.

From popular and hip places to hidden local spots, we hope you visit these must-go places and have unforgettable experiences make amazing new memories. Now let’s hit the road!

1. Feel the sublime Korea through a palace tour

The royal palaces from the Josun dynasty are some of the best spots to get a glimpse into the rich history and culture of Korea. In Seoul, there are five grand palaces – Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, Gyeonghuigung and Changgyeonggung. If you’d like to take a guided tour to some of these beautiful royal palaces, click the image below. 😉

seoul-palace-guided-tourYou can also rent Korean traditional clothes –’Hanbok‘ – near the palaces and enter them for free. Renting a hanbok is available here.hanbok-rental-experience-thumbnailRead more: Travel Review & Tips: Renting a Hanbok at 3355 Shop near Gyeongbokgung

2. Take in sweeping views from Seoul’s iconic landmark

Being a tourist in my home country✌️

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N Seoul Tower at the summit of Namsan mountain is ranked as the top sightseeing spot in the capital. You can see an overview of Seoul from all angles at the towel’s observatory!

The night view of Seoul from N Seoul Tower is romantically beautiful. For example, there are the bridges over the Han River at night that shine like diamond bracelets. The tower is a spot you can’t leave out if you’re a couple, as you can install a lock amongst the existing thousands, in hopes of having an eternal love. n-seoul-tower

3. Savor a local food scene in Noryangjin Fish Market

If you want to see the liveliness of the local people in Seoul, head over to Noryangjin fish market. It’s a wholesale market/eatery where you can buy and try fresh seafood and fish and some of the exotic local dishes like ‘hoe (raw fish)’. Even if you don’t buy anything here, the entire market itself gives a great local experience for travelers and tourists.

Get fresh fish sliced into hoe and take it home, or go into the sit-in restaurants where they will cook and then serve them as a meal out of fresh seafood to you.

Read more: Insider’s Guide to Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul

4. Burn, Baby, Burn -Drink & Party in clubs until the sunrise

Seoul is a city where you can enjoy the ultimate nightlife experience as most of the clubs and bars open until the sunrise. Plus, there are also after-hours clubs for those who are just not ready to go home yet even when the sun’s up.

굿이다 💗 #서연x서울

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Hongdae is a popular area of choice for young clubbers and college/university students. Club NB2, Cocoon, and Vera are some of the most well-known ones.

Read more: Dance Till You Die at Best Clubs in Hongdae

Gangnam is another main clubbing district and you will find clubbers here in their mid-20’s or more. Club Octagon is one of the best clubs around, featured with a state of the art sound system and plays electronic, trance, house and techno.

Read more: Seoul Nightlife Guide: Best Clubs in Gangnam

5. Take a stroll along Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon is a 10-kilometer stream that runs across central Seoul. The area once used be packed with stores and suffered from a heavy traffic but the city of Seoul removed the highway and restored Cheonggyecheon stream. Today, the stream offers both city-dwellers and foreign visitors a peaceful oasis in the city.

6. Go native at Korean Folk Village

Get a glimpse of how Korean people lived in the past by visiting a Korean folk village. You will be able to see the Korean traditional housings and talented actors and actresses are hired to play the roles of people from the past to give visitors an authentic feel.

Instead of merely seeing the displays of ancient artifacts in museums, you can take part in various hands-on programs and watch performances, so try a visit to Korean Folk Village.folk-village-suwonSign up for this private tour if you would like to navigate this folk village and a historical fortress, which is designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, in one day. Click here to book your trip.

7. Shop till you drop!

Shopping is something you must not miss while you are in Korea. There are numerous places to shop in Seoul from underground shopping complexes in subway stations to elegant shops in department stores.

Myeong-dong is one of the most popular shopping areas as almost all of the famous brands in Korea are placed there, making shopping very convenient.

Dongdaemun is famous for reasonably priced items and has several shopping complexes built in the area, providing young and casual style clothes for young people and tourists.

Read more: Insider Shopping Tips for Dongdaemun Market You Won’t Find Elsewhere!

Garosugil has risen as a trendy shopping area beelined with small boutique shops full of unique styles.

See more: Cheap Shopping Spree in Seoul

8. Taste the world in Itaewon district

Itaewon is a popular international neighborhood of Seoul where many residents and visitors of diverse cultures and countries . It is like a small global village of the world. There are many restaurants specializing in authentic traditional dishes of various countries. Zelen is a Bulgarian restaurant run by chef Mihal Spasov Ashminov, who rose to popularity after appearing in Korean cooking TV show “Take Care of My Refrigerator”. Check out this list of our top favorite spots in Itaewon and follow this link for a whole list of posts on places to dine in Itaewon as well! 

9. Head to Insadong for Korea’s top traditional souvenirs

Good souvenirs show you to be a thoughtful and caring person to others around you. Insadong is a street filled with shops selling Korean traditional items perfect as souvenirs.

From small items like a key chain to big ones like a piece of furniture, you can purchase almost anything. If something you want to buy is too expensive, don’t fret as it’s likely to be sold in another store for much cheaper.

insadong-stampOr instead of buying one, how about creating your own personalized Korean traditional style stamp at a workshop in Insadong? You can sign up for the stamp-making experience here.

Read more: Top 20 Things to Buy in Seoul to Take Home

10. Indulge in Korean street foods

You can easily find vendors selling street food in Korea. Korean street food has its own charm that can’t be replaced by meals from a restaurant. We bet that street vendors selling local street foods will draw you to their food with its mouthwatering smell and look.

Gwangjang market is a famous place where you can enjoy classic local foods like mungbean pancake and sliced raw beef sashimi.

Street foods in Hongdae are trendy and experimental like their fashion style. You also don’t want to miss the Dongdaemun Market Street Tour!

Read more: Top 10 Street Food You Must Try in Myeongdong

11. Sweat it out at a Korean sauna, Jjimjilbang

A Jjimjilbang is a Korean sauna where you can go into rooms with high temperature and emit any impurities and detox your skin by sweating. There are many types of rooms: Red clay room, Ice room, Crystal room and so on.

However, before you enter, you are required to use a public bath in full nudity. But don’t worry! Public baths are very common in Korea and people couldn’t care less about how each other’s bodies look. Dragon Hill Spa is the most famous Jjimjilbang in Korea and the discount ticket is available here.dragon-hillRead more: Travel Review & Tips: Dragon Hill Spa (Korean Sauna)

12. Hike up the lush green Bukhansan National Park

You may think that Seoul is just a city that is high tech. Well, you’re half right. But the city also does offer greenery and natural landscapes.

One good way to experience this is by hiking along Bukhansan National Park, located in the northern part of Seoul. There are several courses to be hiking across, but most usually take about 4~5 hours to complete.

13. Take a tour to the dangerous divide, DMZ

Korea has been divided into South and North Korea since the Korean civil war in the 1950s. At the border between South and North Korea, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was set to prevent any invasion and is currently controlled by dispatched UN soldiers. All visitors can not visit DMZ or JSA by themselves and they can only visit by booking a trip through tour packages.

Ensaio sobre a neutralidade do turismo. (Meu pé direito está na Coreia do Norte, o esquerdo na do Sul.) #SouthKorea #NorthKorea #DMZ

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Only through these tour packages, you can go to the Dora observatory to see North Korean villages, the third tunnel built by North Korean soldiers, and the joint security area Panmunjom. There are two types of tours available – the DMZ tour and the DMZ + JSA tour.dmz-tourjsa-tourdmz-jsa-tourRead more: 13 things you need to know before visiting the DMZ

14. Feel the adrenaline rush at the city’s 3 best amusement parks

There are 3 big amusement parks in or near Seoul – Lotte World, Everland, and Seoul Land.

Lotte World has a direct connection to subway station (Jamsil Station) and is extremely easy to reach on the subway, which makes it a popular amusement park among teens and those in their 20’s.lotte-worldJust like Lotte World, Everland features plenty of rides, but it also offers a zoo, botanical garden and Everland is comparatively bigger in scale than Lotte World.

Since Everland is located about an hour away from Seoul, the best way to get there is to take a shuttle bus. To lessen the hassle, simply book a shuttle bus package online, which comes with an admission ticket at the discounted price. 🙂everland-shuttle-ticket

If you would you like to visit Everland theme park, browse our collection of awesome deals on Everland!

Another amusement park in the city is Seoul Land. Since Seoul Land is designed to cater families with kids, you may find rides and attractions less thrilling than the ones in Lotte World or Everland.

However, for parents, it is a great amusement park to take your kids because the amusement park offers a variety of children-friendly rides and attractions, including a sledding hill during the winter season.seoul-land

15. Revel in the merriment at ice skating rinks during winter!

When winter comes, there are various outdoor ice skating rinks for you and your friends and your family to beat the blues. From public outdoor ones to indoor ice skating rinks, the city of Seoul has plenty to offer, so go ahead and practice your skills at one of these places.

See more: Ice Skating Rinks in Seoul

16. Witness the feverish pink cherry blossoms in Yeouido

Spring is a romantic season, but what makes it more romantic is walking under cherry blossom trees.

🌸🌸 #여의도벚꽃축제 #여이도공원 #벚꽃 #cherryblossom

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Yeouido is the most popular destination where you can find a cherry tree-lined path, with millions of people visiting during the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Flower Festival in April.

It is also spectacular during night time as there will be fewer people and the cherry blossom flowers gleam dreamily under the street lights.

See more: South Korea’s Cherry Blossom Festivals

17. Relax with a picnic at 12 Han River Parks

The 12 Han River Parks are the perfect spots to sit back and chill out during the summer. There are plenty of hip and fun activities you can do at these parks, such as riding an electric scooterwakeboarding, waterskiing, cruising through the city on the Han River cruise and many more.

Delivery foods are another attractive point of this venue with the menu of choice by most people being chicken with beer! You simply call any restaurant, order your food, tell them where you’re sitting and your food will be delivered right to you!

See more: 5 Must-Try Activities to Enjoy at the Han River in Korea

18. Overnight on one of the Korean Buddhist temples

Want to wind down and enjoy some healing time? You don’t need to go out of Seoul to find your inner peace. You can sign up  and take part in the temple stay program within the city.

Through these programs, you will have the opportunity to learn basic temple manners and the way of life harmonized with nature through the guide of monks.

See more: Templestay Programs in Korea

19. Get a wholesome experience in the K-Pop capital

Try waiting in front of the buildings of big entertainment companies like YG, SM and JYP where you might spot your favorite stars. Or visit performance halls like K-live or SM artium where you can enjoy K-Pop hologram concerts featured by Big Bang, JYP and many more like this one anytime.

See more: K-Pop or K-Drama experiences in Korea

Go and watch K-Pop concerts to take part in the famous “ttae-chang“, the crowd singing along with the singer. There are also lessons that teach you how to sing and dance like K-pop stars as well, like this one. Finally, your trip wouldn’t be complete without picking up some K-pop merchandise, so check out these stores to load up on some goods! 

20. Stay up all night in the city that never sleeps

As Koreans love to play even at night, many shops and facilities are open for 24 hours. Usually, in crowded areas like Hongdae and Gangnam, cafes are open for 24 hours to give clubbers a place to rest.

. 오늘 마지막 미션 N버스 타보기!! #N버스 #심야버스

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Buses that start with the alphabet ‘N’ are night buses that run during the night, providing convenience to Seoul citizens. If you’re hungry at around 1 or 2 am, run to any convenient store to pick up a bite to eat.

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