1. Visit the bustling Korea beaches

If you’re planning on vacationing in Korea this summer, be sure to check out at least one of the following beach destinations! Korea is surrounded on three sides by water, giving it plenty of beaches in a variety of shapes and sizes that offer a welcomed escape from everyday life.

Did you know?

Some of the listed places are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages.
Check them out find out more!

2. Head to the cooler spots in Korea

Not a beach or water theme park person? To avoid the crowd at the beaches or water parks, there are also plenty of other “cool” places in Korea which you can opt for when visiting Korea during summer. Try escaping into the forest with shades or go underground where the temperature naturally drops a few degrees. Some of the caves are so cool that it became a natural storage place for wine and you can also try the local wine at these wine caves. Here are some of the recommended “cool” places to look out for in Korea:

Did you know?

Some of the listed places are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages.
Check them out find out more!

3. Try Korean summer dessert- Bingsu

Bingsu (shaved ice with toppings) is a popular snack food found almost everywhere in Korea during the summer months. As it becomes a heavily dominant menu eaten across the nation by many Koreans and travelers seeking unique eats, lots of dessert businesses are coming up with more creative concoctions to delight their customers. To beat the sweltering heat this summer, be sure to indulge in this tasty treats known to be the best of the best!

4. Rejuvenate yourself with Samgyetang during the sweltering summer

Samgyetang is made by simmering a whole young chicken stuffed with ginseng, hedysarum root, jujubes, garlic, and sweet rice. Considered an energy-boosting dish best eaten on hot days, it is a classic Korean dish that has become popular among diners of all nationalities. Japanese author Murakami Ryu and Chinese film director Zhang Yimou have both given extensive praise to the dish. Korea even has a day dedicated to eating samgyetang, an example of the food’s popularity.

Did you know?

A visit to Korea during summer is never without Samgyetang! Check out our partners’ tour package to find out more.

5. This is the time to shop and change your entire wardrobe

Summer is definitely the season to shop for your clothes in Korea! Why? Because you travel light (no need to worry about stuffing that bulky winter jacket into your luggage) means you can have more space in your luggage to keep your shopping items. Furthermore, summer fashion are suitable for Singapore weather too. Hence if summer is not the time to shop for your wardrobe then when?

Did you know?

There is also special sale festival organized during summer (known as Summer Sale) in Korea where you can get the best deals!

6. Step out into these skywalks to capture your daring moment!

Skywalk offers a thrilling experience as it gives the feeling of walking in the sky thanks to the tempered glass floor structure projecting from a location such as a cliff, a structure or across the water. There are a couple of such skywalks in Korea (each has its unique vantage) which give visitors the thrill of standing above the sky as well as provide a good spot for that insta-worthy photo!

Did you know?

Some of the listed are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages. Check them out find out more!

7. Shop for the yummy snacks

Shopping is an essential part of travel and shopping for local snacks as gift/souvenirs for families/friends back home is also very popular. Tourists purchase local specialty items that are only available in certain regions and have an authentic taste. Visiting a local traditional market or supermarket will allow you to grab these local tastes. In case you do not know what to buy at the local traditional market/supermarket, here are what we recommend:

  • Kimchi: Kimchi is Korea’s representative healthy side dish and is made by fermenting salted cabbage, radish, fermented fish sauce and various vegetables in a red chili pepper sauce.
  • Gim (laver/dried seaweed): Gim (laver) is a regular side dish in Korea. It is crisp and tasty and is often seen sprinkled atop a range of dishes, adding its own unique flavor and texture.
  • Insam (Korean ginseng):Insam (Korean ginseng) is a root with a bitter taste and strong flavor that is named after its shape that resembles a human body. Korean ginseng in particular is known worldwide for its amazing health benefits.
  • Ramyeon: Ramyeon, or more commonly known as ramen, is a type of Korean instant noodles. They are the most adored instant food in Korea as a good substitute for a hearty meal with a reasonable price.
  • Baking & cake mixes: DIY home baking supplies in little boxes have been setting a trend in Korea.
  • Korean snacks: Korean snacks are not only tasty but also nicely packaged thus very popular souvenirs.
  • Traditional Korean snacks: The most representative traditional snacks in Korea are tteok (rice cakes) and hangwa (traditional Korean sweets).
  • Traditional Korean Alcohol: Much like beer in Germany, wine in France, and vodka in Russia, makgeolli and soju are the representative alcoholic beverages of Korea.
  • Traditional Korean Tea: Healthy and delicious traditional Korean teas are popular among tourists. Korea’s traditional teas include nokcha (green tea), yujacha (citrus tea), maesilcha (green plum tea), mogwacha (Chinese quince tea), omijacha (five-flavor berry tea), saenggangcha (ginger tea), and daechucha (jujube tea), as well as sikhye and sujeonggwa.

8. Try chimaek (Korean slang for chicken and beer)

A cold beer is a beverage which is associated with the hot summer days. In Korea, aside from beer and hot summer, the beer has another partner and that is chicken (or rather fried chicken. The term “chimaek” is a portmanteau of chicken and maekju (meaning “beer”). It is the all time favourite of all Koreans and there are even chimaek festivals held across the nation during summer!

9. Time to go for some adventure!

Summer is the time and right temperature to head outdoor and of course we cannot forget about those fun and exciting amusement parks around Korea. Aside from riding the exciting roller coaster rides, there are also water theme parks available only during summer for a splashing great fun!

Did you know?

Some of the listed are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages. Check them out find out more!

10. Zen at a Korean temple

Thinking of escaping from the bustling city life to calm your soul? Why not choose for a zen therapy at any of Korean temple? You can choose between a visit at any of the temple, or participate in the temple stay program. A templestay is a wonderful way to rediscover oneself. The sound of temple bells resonates within the tranquil temple grounds, rendering peace in the hearts of temple visitors. A templestay provides sanctuary from city life, as well as time and space for meditation and healing.

Did you know?

Some of the listed are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages. Check them out find out more!

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1. Visit the bustling Korea beaches

If you’re planning on vacationing in Korea this summer, be sure to check out at least one of the following beach destinations! Korea is surrounded on three sides by water, giving it plenty of beaches in a variety of shapes and sizes that offer a welcomed escape from everyday life.

Did you know?

Some of the listed places are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages.
Check them out find out more!

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2. Head to the cooler spots in Korea

Not a beach or water theme park person? To avoid the crowd at the beaches or water parks, there are also plenty of other “cool” places in Korea which you can opt for when visiting Korea during summer. Try escaping into the forest with shades or go underground where the temperature naturally drops a few degrees. Some of the caves are so cool that it became a natural storage place for wine and you can also try the local wine at these wine caves. Here are some of the recommended “cool” places to look out for in Korea:

Did you know?

Some of the listed places are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages.
Check them out find out more!

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3. Try Korean summer dessert- Bingsu

Bingsu (shaved ice with toppings) is a popular snack food found almost everywhere in Korea during the summer months. As it becomes a heavily dominant menu eaten across the nation by many Koreans and travelers seeking unique eats, lots of dessert businesses are coming up with more creative concoctions to delight their customers. To beat the sweltering heat this summer, be sure to indulge in this tasty treats known to be the best of the best!

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4. Rejuvenate yourself with Samgyetang during the sweltering summer

Samgyetang is made by simmering a whole young chicken stuffed with ginseng, hedysarum root, jujubes, garlic, and sweet rice. Considered an energy-boosting dish best eaten on hot days, it is a classic Korean dish that has become popular among diners of all nationalities. Japanese author Murakami Ryu and Chinese film director Zhang Yimou have both given extensive praise to the dish. Korea even has a day dedicated to eating samgyetang, an example of the food’s popularity.

Did you know?

A visit to Korea during summer is never without Samgyetang! Check out our partners’ tour package to find out more.

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5. This is the time to shop and change your entire wardrobe

Summer is definitely the season to shop for your clothes in Korea! Why? Because you travel light (no need to worry about stuffing that bulky winter jacket into your luggage) means you can have more space in your luggage to keep your shopping items. Furthermore, summer fashion are suitable for Singapore weather too. Hence if summer is not the time to shop for your wardrobe then when?

Did you know?

There is also special sale festival organized during summer (known as Summer Sale) in Korea where you can get the best deals!

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6. Step out into these skywalks to capture your daring moment!

Skywalk offers a thrilling experience as it gives the feeling of walking in the sky thanks to the tempered glass floor structure projecting from a location such as a cliff, a structure or across the water. There are a couple of such skywalks in Korea (each has its unique vantage) which give visitors the thrill of standing above the sky as well as provide a good spot for that insta-worthy photo!

Did you know?

Some of the listed are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages. Check them out find out more!

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7. Shop for the yummy snacks

Shopping is an essential part of travel and shopping for local snacks as gift/souvenirs for families/friends back home is also very popular. Tourists purchase local specialty items that are only available in certain regions and have an authentic taste. Visiting a local traditional market or supermarket will allow you to grab these local tastes. In case you do not know what to buy at the local traditional market/supermarket, here are what we recommend:

  • Kimchi: Kimchi is Korea’s representative healthy side dish and is made by fermenting salted cabbage, radish, fermented fish sauce and various vegetables in a red chili pepper sauce.
  • Gim (laver/dried seaweed): Gim (laver) is a regular side dish in Korea. It is crisp and tasty and is often seen sprinkled atop a range of dishes, adding its own unique flavor and texture.
  • Insam (Korean ginseng):Insam (Korean ginseng) is a root with a bitter taste and strong flavor that is named after its shape that resembles a human body. Korean ginseng in particular is known worldwide for its amazing health benefits.
  • Ramyeon: Ramyeon, or more commonly known as ramen, is a type of Korean instant noodles. They are the most adored instant food in Korea as a good substitute for a hearty meal with a reasonable price.
  • Baking & cake mixes: DIY home baking supplies in little boxes have been setting a trend in Korea.
  • Korean snacks: Korean snacks are not only tasty but also nicely packaged thus very popular souvenirs.
  • Traditional Korean snacks: The most representative traditional snacks in Korea are tteok (rice cakes) and hangwa (traditional Korean sweets).
  • Traditional Korean Alcohol: Much like beer in Germany, wine in France, and vodka in Russia, makgeolli and soju are the representative alcoholic beverages of Korea.
  • Traditional Korean Tea: Healthy and delicious traditional Korean teas are popular among tourists. Korea’s traditional teas include nokcha (green tea), yujacha (citrus tea), maesilcha (green plum tea), mogwacha (Chinese quince tea), omijacha (five-flavor berry tea), saenggangcha (ginger tea), and daechucha (jujube tea), as well as sikhye and sujeonggwa.
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8. Try chimaek (Korean slang for chicken and beer)

A cold beer is a beverage which is associated with the hot summer days. In Korea, aside from beer and hot summer, the beer has another partner and that is chicken (or rather fried chicken. The term “chimaek” is a portmanteau of chicken and maekju (meaning “beer”). It is the all time favourite of all Koreans and there are even chimaek festivals held across the nation during summer!

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9. Time to go for some adventure!

Summer is the time and right temperature to head outdoor and of course we cannot forget about those fun and exciting amusement parks around Korea. Aside from riding the exciting roller coaster rides, there are also water theme parks available only during summer for a splashing great fun!

Did you know?

Some of the listed are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages. Check them out find out more!

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10. Zen at a Korean temple

Thinking of escaping from the bustling city life to calm your soul? Why not choose for a zen therapy at any of Korean temple? You can choose between a visit at any of the temple, or participate in the temple stay program. A templestay is a wonderful way to rediscover oneself. The sound of temple bells resonates within the tranquil temple grounds, rendering peace in the hearts of temple visitors. A templestay provides sanctuary from city life, as well as time and space for meditation and healing.

Did you know?

Some of the listed are already carefully planned in our partners’ tour packages. Check them out find out more!