Adventures in South Korea – Spring/Summer 2017

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Want to justify your Nth trip to South Korea and not do the same things all over again?

Here’s a list of 9 unique adventures (okay some are pretty extreme and somewhat adventurous) that you can consider and tell your friends that there’s MORE to Korea than just kimchi, shopping and K-pop!

In preparation for my 4th upcoming trip this April 2017, I’ve been doing extensive research on activities that tourists are not that aware of (since most of information is usually in Korean) and painstakingly translated useful information into English (despite my poorer than level 1 korean).

Disclaimer: This post has been inspired by Dingo Travel’s video below:

1. Skyline Luge in Tongyeong (Soft Opening – 10 Feb 2017)

Originating from New Zealand, Skyline is already operating in Singapore, Canada and the South Korea branch will be opening really soon!

In case you find “Tongyeong” familiar, it is the town with beautiful wall murals and where you will set off when visiting the beautiful Jangsado Island, which is home to film spots for running man and popular K-drama “You who came from the Stars”. For more information you can read my blog post which has photos from my friends visit!

Address: 319-3 Donam dong Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnamdo, South Korea (Located opposite the Hallyeosudo Cable Car.)

Estimated Travel Time from Seoul: 5 to 6 hours

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skylinelugetongyeong/

Website: http://www.skylineluge.com/luge-korea/

Pricing: from *8,000W (1 Luge + skyride)

*Opening special prices. Subject to Change.

2. Skydiving

I can’t seem to find any updated information with regards to skydiving in South Korea. Will update again if I have more information.


3. Mountain Coaster in PyeongChang

There are 2 resorts that you can enjoy this single-rider coaster.

Mountain Coaster @ Yong Pyong Ski Resort

“Enjoy our extreme sports of sliding down the 1,300-meter-long steep slope with sharp curves at the
maximum speed of 40km.”

This ski resort was one of the filming location for K-drama “Winter Sonata” and “Goblin”.

Address: 232-950) 715 Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea

Estimated Travel Time from Seoul: 3 hours

Website: https://www.yongpyong.co.kr/eng/leisure/extreme02.do

Prince: 12,000W

Alpine Coaster @ Alpensia Ski Resort

Address: Daekwallyeong-Pyeongchang-gun, 225-3 Yongsan-ri, Daegwalnyeong-myeon, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Estimated Travel Time from Seoul: 3 hours

Website: http://www.alpensiaresort.co.kr/EnSptsSkiAlphaCoaster.gdc

Price: 15,000W

4. Ejection Seat/Big Swing @ Cheongpung Land, Jecheon

Address: 6, Cheongpungho-ro 50-gil, Cheongpung-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do

Estimated Travel Time from Seoul: 3.5 hours

Price: 20,000W (Ejection Seat); 18,000W (Big Swing)

Website: (Korean) http://www.bigbungee.com/

Visit Korea Link: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=266908

Anyway, this place looks really awesome as well. There’s a 62-metre Bungee Jumping @ 40,000W, Paragliding, Cable Coaster (Zipline@ 1.4km) and a pretty interesting Cheongpungho Lake Monorail which I hope to visit one day!

More information can be found here – http://www.sweetravelkorea.com/jecheon-cheongpung-extreme-sports-tour

5. Paragliding @ Danyang

Estimated Travel Time from Seoul: 2.5 hours

There are a few places that you can paraglide in Danyang and I’ll be posting the links as I have not done it before so I can’t really recommend any over the other.

Apart from paragliding, there’s ATV and clay shooting too!

Doosan Leisure Park

Website: http://www.dspark.kr/sub_02/sub_0201.html

Pricing: from 80,000W (10 mins without video recording)

Paragliding.com

Address: 196-54 Doosan road, Gogok-myeon, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do

Website: http://xn--bj0bv9k80b0ml55dr7p.com/?ckattempt=1

Pricing: from 75,000W (10 mins without video recording)


6. ZIPWIRE (ZIPRIDER®) @ Jeongseon

This zipline can accommodate up to 4 pax at any one time – which means that you can ‘jump’ the leap of faith with 3 other friends! It is supposedly the steepest zipline in South Korea with speed up to 60miles per hour.

Address: 225, Byeongbangchi-gil, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

Estimated Travel Time from Seoul: 3.5 hours

Website: https://www.ariihills.co.kr:20105/sub/zipwire/zipwire.asp

Pricing: 40,000W

7. SCAD diving/Sky Jump @ Inje Narsha Park (Inje Military Park)

SCAD = Suspended Catch Air Device

Enjoy a 50m freefall (without safety harness) into a special net. Watching the video below is enough to scare the hell out of me. Doubt I will ever try this =/

Address: 위치강원도 인제군 인제읍 비봉로44번길 81

Estimated Travel Time from Seoul: 3 hours

Website: http://www.inje-themepark.com/

Pricing: 20,000W (Sky Bridge) + 7,000W (for the SCAD diving/jump)

8. Big Ball Land @ Jeju

Fancy rolling down a 170m slope in a 3.2m diameter zorball? If you are game enough, you can try the 350m slope for a greater challenge!

Address: 152-1 Nokgome-gil, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Website: (Korean) http://www.jejuprimeleisure.co.kr/

Pricing: 25,000W (shorter slope); 30,000W (longer slope)

9. Transparent Kayak @ Jeju (Soesokkak Estuary)

Address: 128, Soesokkak-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

More information: (Trazy, English) https://www.trazy.com/spot/687/soesokkak-estuary-%EC%87%A0%EC%86%8C%EA%B9%8D

Visit Korea Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=778966

Pricing: 15,000W (Double)


Map these adventures!

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Do you like more of such posts where I ‘translate and research’ about the latest/viral trends? Do let me now by commenting below and I’ll try to work on more of such articles!

Featured photo is taken from KTO’s faecbook video.

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