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WE ADMIT, a visit to Korea is great at anytime!

But…December is a great time to visit Korea, as the country is in the festive mode with decorations and lights, making for a magical atmosphere.

Top of the bucket list, The Hyundai Seoul – the newest department store/mall in town!

Without a doubt a visit to one of the newst malls in Seoul is on the list – The Hyundai Seoul in Yeouido (pictured above, photos by Simon Williams-Im/SimplySimon30)

Wintery Seoul – photo by Simon Williams-Im
  1. Visit the Seoul Plaza Ice Rink: Located in the heart of the city, the Seoul Plaza Ice Rink is a popular destination for visitors during the winter months. The rink is open from November to February, and is a great way to experience the holiday spirit while enjoying some outdoor activities
  2. Experience Korean Christmas markets: Korea’s Christmas markets are a must-visit during the month of December. Markets across Korean cities are filled with festive lights, delicious food, and unique gifts. The markets are open from late November to early January, and are a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
  3. Take a trip to Jeju Island: Jeju Island is a popular destination year-round, but it is particularly beautiful during the winter months. The island is well known for Teddy Bear Museum, delicious chocolates and let’s not forget its natural beauty, where you can enjoy hiking, skiing, and hot springs. Visitors can also experience the island’s unique culture, including traditional food and festivals.
  4. Visit the Pyeongchang Ski resort: Are you a fan of winter sports, a trip to the Pyeongchang Ski resort is a must-do. The resort is located in the Gangwon-do province and is known for its high-quality ski slopes and facilities. The resort also offers other winter activities, such as snowboarding and snowmobiling.
  5. Enjoy the traditional side of Korea: December is also a great time to experience traditional Korean festivals, such as the Boseong Green Tea Festival and the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. The festivals offer a unique insight into Korean culture and are a great way to experience the country’s rich history and traditions.
  6. Try the local street food: Korea is famous for its street food, and December is a great time to try some of the country’s delicious traditional dishes. Popular street foods include Tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), Ddeokbokki (non-spicy rice cakes), and Hotteok (sweet pancakes).
Visit Starfield Coex to enjoy the Christmas vibe – photo by Simon Williams-Im

Overall, December is a great time to visit Korea. Blessed with a festive atmosphere, winter sports and outdoor activities, traditional festivals and delicious street food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Korea during December.

Merry Christmas from SeoulTheJourney !

See you in 2023!


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