Summer is almost here! Not sure what to put on your Korean summer bucket list? Well, here is a list of daebak places to visit.
Seoul is definitely one place for the books! There is so much to do and explore in the nation’s capital. One place you will want to visit is Cheonggyecheon, a stream that stretches around 6.8 miles long in downtown Seoul.
It is a great place to relax amidst the bustling city life all year round, especially to cool off from the summer heat! Another great way to cool off in the summer is carrying around your mini fan, an essential accessory for many Koreans. You can find a variety of these fans on the Daebak Company Summer Essentials page.
2. Namsan Seoul Tower
Looking for a pleasantly warm summer night stroll? One place you want to check out is the Namsan Seoul Tower. It is famous for its cable car, which takes you to an observation deck to see the city sprawl right underneath you.
Give yourself a good peace of mind in this romantic and breathtaking spot, and maybe get to know all the good things about this season with Our Beloved Summer Manhwa Set. Read while taking a break from your nighttime walk and taking in the city lights!
3. Gyeongbokgung Palace
Visiting the traditional Korean palaces is another way to appreciate Korean culture, one of which is the Gyeongbokgung Palace, a must-visit site in South Korea. You can even transport back into the Joseon era by dressing up in traditional hanboks at nearby shops that offer a plethora of Joseon era outfits for your enjoyment.
Once you find a hanbok, take a photo in Gyeongbokgung Palace. It also serves as a perfect photo op to show the beauty of South Korean history and yourself, wearing an elegant hanbok to your friends and family!
4. Haeundae Beach
What better way to spend your summer than going to the beach? Busan boasts of a lovely coastline, and one particularly well-known beach is Haeundae. It is a must! During the summer season, you get to experience various events and firework festivals at the beaches in Busan.
If you like walking along the shore, don't forget to wear a pair of slippers and ARMYs, we have something in store for you! The BT21 slides are perfect for your beach adventures. Immerse yourself in the Korean lifestyle and Korean culture in style!
5. Damyang Bamboo Forest
Another nature-filled adventure you must experience is the Damyang Bamboo Forest, also referred to as Junokwon. There are lots of trails to walk along while taking in the sights and sounds of the bamboo forest. It also features pavilions to rest and relax with nature. To keep yourself cool, you could also check out this cute mini necklace-type fan which ensures that you won’t melt in the heat!
6. Caribbean Bay
What’s a summer without engaging in some water-filled activities? Bring out your inner child by visiting one of Korea’s most notable waterparks: Caribbean Bay! This world-class waterpark features various water attractions and even spas and saunas.
Koreans take skincare very seriously, and during the summer season, sun protection is key to keeping a good and supple skin. We recommend you always carry Heartleaf Sunscreen, especially when you are having fun all day out in the sun!
7. Han River
Chilling out with friends by the Han River or Hangang (as they call it in Korea; “gang” meaning river) is another aspect of the Korean lifestyle that many people enjoy. Friends and family gather around the river with Korean snacks while cooling down from the hot weather.
A classic summertime meal is cold noodles! There are many kinds too: soybean noodles, naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles), and chilled spicy bibim noodles. While you can find snack vendors scattered around the Han River for your convenience, you can enjoy a piece of the Korean lifestyle in your own home when you order some bibim noodles!
Also, be sure to check out some more of our summer essentials to help keep you cool and in style while traveling around Korea!