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Recommended Wellness Destinations in Korea

Medical Tourism in Korea has been actively promoted worldwide for years. Medical tour packages that include Western and Oriental medicines, cosmetic surgery, and wellness that suits that patients and/or tourists are offered.

Wellness is emerging as a major tourism theme worldwide today. Wellness tourism is about taking a break from the complex and boring daily life, and traveling to destinations where we can soothe our tired bodies and minds. Did you know that Korea is a great destination for wellness tourism?

Visit Medical Korea, the platform for Korea Medical Tourism, recently featured seven wellness destinations in Korea!

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Cheongkwanjang Spa G. Type: Cafe/Tea Shop/Health Center

A spa facility recently launched by Cheongkwanjang, a high quality hongsam (red ginseng) brand of the Korea Ginseng Corporation. The specialized spa programs at Cheongkwanjang Spa G use six-year-old ginseng roots that have gone through rigorous testing and quality management. Spa G consists of five individual hongsam therapy rooms. Guests can receive water massage to stimulate blood circulation at the Hongsam Spa Room, detoxify and provide nourishment to the body through heat and steam treatments and application of red ginseng concentrate at Hunjeungyok, get stress relieving foot massages at Foot Spa Zone, and restore scalp health using red ginseng products at Head Spa Zone. All spa programs require reservations, and spa programs vary from 1 to 6 hours depending on the choice of treatments. The spa is open from 9 am to 11 pm.

Address: 416, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 강남구 영동대로 416 (대치동,(주)케이티앤지 서울사무소)

Directions: [Subway] Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2. Go straight 200m to arrive at the SPA G (Kosmo Tower, B2) on the left.

Operating Hours: 09:00-23:00

Reservations: Tel: +82-2-557-8030 (Available languages: English, Japanese)

Website:  www.spag.co.kr  (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Source: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1461568

Tea Therapy. Type: Cafe/Tea Shop/Health Center

Turning away from the conventional concept of a tea shop, Tea Therapy offers not only healthy tricks for home-brewed teas but also a relaxing foot bath experience.

The shop aired on KBS’s “Muhanjidae Q” due to its interior design and unique programs available where visitors can enjoy a tasty cup of tea but also rejuvenate by meditating, consulting with a professional dietitian, trying blending their own tea and more.

The tea selections and dessert menu items are plentiful, providing international visitors with a chance to become easily acquainted with Korea’s tea culture.

Address:  16, Eonju-ro 173-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul  서울특별시 강남구 언주로173길 16 (신사동)

Directions: [Subway] Apgujeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.  Go 300m to arrive at the first corner, and turn left. The cafe is located on the left.

Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-23:00 and Sunday 10:00-22:30

Reservations:  +82-2-518-7506

Webiste:  www.teatherapy.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese)

Source: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/FOD/FO_EN_6_4_4.jsp?cid=2020905

Sulwhasoo Flagship Store. Type: Beauty Complex/ Spa/ Boutique/ Culture Lounge

Sulwhasoo Flagship Store is the signature venue of the leading Korean cosmetic brand, Sulwhasoo, and is popular as a unique place of relaxation in the heart of downtown Seoul.

It offers tours for visitors, enabling them to experience the journey of beauty. It consists of spa, a boutique, a culture lounge, a gift wrapping center, and a roof deck. Guided tours start at 15:00 and 18:00 every day (duration: 40 minutes, not available on the second Monday of every month, New Year’s Holiday and Chuseok).

  • B1F- Sulhwasoo Spa- This is a premium Korean Herbal Medicine Anti-Aging Spa.
  • 1F- Heritage Room & Boutique- This is where guests can explore all of Sulwhasoo Flagship Store’s exclusive and new products, and seasonal offerings.
  • 2F- Gift Packaging Service & Boutique- Guests can test Sulwhasoo products and can get personalized consultations. The exclusive gift wrapping service uses the Ji Ham Bo which means a box and cloth containing wisdom.
  • 3F- VIP & Culture Lounge- The VIP Lounge is an intimate space for premium Sulhwasoo. Clients while the Culture Lounge is where guests can try various cultural and beauty classes.
  • 4F- Sulwhasoo Balance Spa- This is a contemporary Korean Herbal Medicine Balance Spa.
  • 5F- Rooftop- Guests can also relax and enjoy the view at the outdoor lounge at the top of the building.

Address:  18, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul  서울특별시 강남구 도산대로45길 18 (신사동)

Directions: [Subway] Apgujeong Rodeo Station (Seoul Subway Line 3, Bundang Line)

Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 – 21:00

Reservations: Sulwhasoo Spa(B1) 02-541-9272 and Sulwhasoo Balance Spa(4F) 02-541-9273

Website:  http://www.sulwhasoo.com/

Yakdabang Bomdong.  Type: Tea house/Traditional Korean Medicine Clinic

This traditional tea salon run by a traditional medicine clinic is famous for its tea masters who recommend and customize teas for patrons depending on their emotional and physical conditions.

Guests can enjoy customized teas, foot spa, and even consult traditional medicine doctors on site about their physical constitutions.

Features and services : 48 tea blends for tasting, traditional tea food, medicinal liquors (tinctures),
physical constitution diagnoses, consultation with doctors, and foot spa (30 minutes)

Address:  12-13 Worldcupbuk-ro6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul.

Directions: [Subway] Hongik University (Line 2, Airport railroad ), Exit 1. Exit Gate 1, Hongik University Station (Metro Line 2). Turn right at the Hongik University Intersection. Cross the first crossroad and walk straight on. Turn right at the alley marked by the convenience store “Ministop”. Turn left at the building right next to Hanmi Pharmacy on the first three-way junction you encounter.

Operating Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm

Telephone: 070-4639-2221Operating Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm

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Cheongna Sparex. Type: Hot Springs/Bath Houses/Spas/Jjimjilbangs
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Cheongna Sparex, a major establishment located in the center of the Cheongna International City in Incheon, draws well over 1,000 guests daily.

Features on site include an outdoor charcoal-heated sauna, a sauna steamed with medicinal herbs, a germanium-steamed sauna, a cypress green shower room, a Himalayan salt sauna, an outdoor hot spring and outdoor earthenware tubs, as well as an outdoor pool and outdoor hot springs, which are open in summer.

The inside of the entire venue is decorated in traditional Korean architecture, and displays classical features such as jeongja(wooden pavilion) and pyeongsang(Korean-style sunbeds). The place is also equipped with a food court serving Korean food, a café, and a staff of professional masseuses.

Address: Cheongna Sparex (10F), 16 Cheongna Canal-ro 260-Beongil, Seo-gu, Incheon

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CENTUM SPA LAND. Type: Hot Springs/ Bath Houses/Spas/ Jjimjilbangs

Spa Land, equipped with all the benefits of a traditional Korean spa, is located in ‘Shinsegae Centum City’ in Haeundae, Busan. Spa Land consists of 22 spas fed by two different kinds of all-natural spring water pumped up from 1000m underground, 13 distinctively themed ‘Jjimjil-bangs’ and saunas, and an open-air foot spa.

The 1st floor houses the Korean traditional ‘Jjimjil-bang’ and traditional saunas from all over the world. Visitor favorites include a radiant heat-based ‘Roman Sauna,’ which recreates the ancient roman bath using modern technology, and the traditional ‘Finnish Sauna,’ which is an all-natural, Finnish-style sauna said to keep you healthy during the freezing winter months.

Entertainment Zone on the second floor provides a range of beautification programs, a PC room, a restaurant, and a conference room. Spa Land is a refreshing place for relaxing with your friends and family.

Address:  35, Centumnam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan  부산광역시 해운대구 센텀남대로 35 (우동)

Directions:

[Subway] Centum City Station (Busan Subway Line 2). The subway station is directly connected to the complex.

[Bus] From Gimhae Airport, take the Airport Limousine Bus for Centum City.
Get off at the Shinsegae Centum City. It takes about 50 minutes.

Operating Hours: 06:00 – 24:00

Telephone: +82-51-745-2900

Website: www.shinsegae.com

Source: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1000306

Cimer Ocean Spa, Paradise Hotel Busan. Type: Hot Springs/Spas

A space providing a fantastic view as if floating on the sea. The floor is designed to be a little higher than the existing spas so you can enjoy the horizon view of Busan’s Haeundae Beach.

Dipped in a spa and looking at the wide-open sea, you get to focus on the comfort of the moment as if surrounded by the broad sea. The spa is famous for its odorless, colorless, and weak alkaline hot spring of seawater that boasts of great skin-improving properties.

Cimer is open for staying guests only. The guests can however invite friends and family to join them at the spa for higher admission fees.

Address: 1408-5, Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Operating Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm

Telephone: +82-51-742-2121

Website: https://www.busanparadisehotel.co.kr/spa

Source: Busan Paradise Hotel website

Which among the seven wellness destinations would you choose? Participate in the 2017 Visit Medical Korea’s Wellness Tourism Promotional Event for a chance to win round-trip tickets to and from Korea or a three-night stay in a Korean hotel. Choose a wellness destination in Korea and tell them why you would like to visit that place.

Event period: April 11 to April 25, 2017

How to Participate:

  • Step 1. Go to the event website.
  • Step 2. Select one from the seven wellness destinations in Korea recommended by Visit Medical Korea (VMK), and share the reasons why you would like to visit that particular destination. (*Make sure to indicate the country of your current residence.)
  • Step 3. Share the news of the event and the reasons with your friends on social media.
  • Step 4. Wait until the results are announced.

More information on Korea Medical Tourism at the following links:

http://english.visitmedicalkorea.com

https://www.facebook.com/visitmedicalkorea/

~~~ Personally, I would choose Cimer Ocean Spa in Busan, optimal venue for relaxation while enjoying the panoramic horizon view of Haeundae Beach. I love Busan and I’ve experienced the hotel spa at Westin Chosun Hotel which is also overlooking Haeundae Beach but indoor but basically was a luxurious Jjimjilbang, and seeing the pictures, Cimer Ocean Spa is much more beautiful and what is great is the outdoor pools and saunas. As a person who has a problem with acne, the spa’s hot springs which boasts skin-improving properties is what I need. Not only will it help improve my skin, but also relax my body and mind from all the stress in life. Cimer Ocean Spa has been on list and I will really save for at least staying at Paradise Hotel for a night to be able to try out the spa. That will complete an unforgettable Busan and Korea trip.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more local updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

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Visit Medical Korea: Be A Visit Medical Korea Supporter With A Chance For A Free Trip to Korea

Visit Medical Korea, the platform for Korea Medical Tourism is recruiting VMK supporters!

Become their VMK supporter and win a FREE round trip to Korea.

What is a VMK supporter?
VMK supporter is a person who helps promote VMK website and SNS from January 1st 2016 to June 30th 2016.

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More detailed information about VMK supporter at the Korea Medical Tourism’s Facebook page and  website.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website for more updates on Korea.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more details and updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

Visit Medical Korea: Medical Tour Seoul Grand Opening Event

Visit Medical Korea, the platform for Korea Medical Tourism that was launched October last year has a new addition to their platform, Seoul Medical Tourism.

Medical Tour Seoul is just launched in December, 2015 with a variety of information on Seoul’s medical services and travel guides.

What’s Medical Tour Seoul?

1. Medical Tour Seoul is an official website that provides essential information on Seoul’s medical service providers and medical tour packages.

2. Medical Tour Seoul provides information of Seoul’s certified medical institutions with advanced medical services.

3. Medical Tour Seoul provides Medical tour themed itineraries such as ‘Wellness tour’ as well as a wide range of medical related information to make your stay in Seoul healthy and enjoyable.

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In relation to the launched, they have a Medical Tour Seoul Grand Opening Event. Just answer a simple question and submit your e-mail, and you get a chance to win great prizes! The event period is from December 7th – December 17th.

Take the quiz here!

More information about Korea Medical Tourism at their website and get the latest update there. You can also follow them on their Facebook page.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website for more updates on Korea.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more details and updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

Visit Medical Korea: Watch, Share, Solve a Quiz for Amazing Prizes

Visit Medical Korea, the platform for Korea Medical Tourism that was launched October last year has an exciting event. Round-trip tickets to Korea and hotel vouchers are among the amazing prizes that are waiting for us.  Event period is from August 28 – September 18, 2015 and announcement of winners is on September 22, 2015.

KOREA MEDICAL TOURISM MOVIE CLIP LAUNCH EVENT

Follow these simple steps and you can win BIG prizes.
1. Watch and share the video below on your SNS wall.
2. Go to their website’s event page and enter the quiz event.
3. Answer the questions about the VMK movie clip and submit your entry.
4. Lastly, cross your fingers.

Heal your mind and body, pursue a healthy and higher quality life.  Experience Joseon Porcelain’s complete, beautiful, sophisticated, natural, and details that represents true Asian beauty.  Korea Medical Tourism heals with affection. Would you like to hear their story?

Hallyu stars, JYJ (Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu) are currently the Honorary Ambassadors for Korea Medical Tourism.

More information about Korea Medical Tourism at their website and get the latest update there. You can also follow them on their Facebook page.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website for more updates on Korea.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more details and updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

 

[Visit Medical Korea] Gift from the Transit Online Survey

Sharing the gift I received from Visit Medical Korea for just participating an online event in their website for the Korean Medical Tourism that had its grand opening on October 1, 2014.

A monopod or Xelfie pod.

More information about Korean Medical Tourism at their website and get the latest update there. You can also follow them on their Facebook page.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website for more updates on Korea.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more details and updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

JYJ, Honorary Ambassadors for Korean Medical Tourism and Visit Medical Korea website launch

Visit Medical Korea, the newly constructed platform for Korean Medical Tourism had its grand opening on October 1, 2014 at the Korea Tourism Organization TIC.

Hallyu stars and Honorary Ambassadors for Korean Medical Tourism, JYJ (Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu) were in attendance.

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Photo credit to Korea Tourism Organization (https://www.facebook.com/visitkorea.jp)

JYJ with their handprints and these will be exhibited at Korea Tourism Organization TIC.

Video uploaded on YT by Jenn Won and news clip credit to TVdaily

The field of medical tourism has been increasing and tourists visit Korea not only for beauty/cosmetic surgery but also for herbal, wellness, health diagnosis and critical care. The website provides information on different medical tourism packages and services, online consultation, and information that would help tourists who visit Korea for medical services.

The website is currently available in Japanese, Chinese and English, according to KTO it will be available in Arabic, Russian, and Vietnamese soon.  In commemoration with the launch, the site is offering 20 to 50 percent discounts on health diagnosis, medical care, and medical tourism products. Detailed information on Visit Medical Korea website.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website for more updates on Korea.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more details and updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.