Image: City of Busan
Image: City of Busan

New wellness spots in South Korea

haps Korea Magazine

Healing Forest in Cheolma-myeon, Gijang-gun is newly included in the wellness spots recommended by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization.

Selected as one of the new wellness attractions by the Korean Tourism Organization, the KTO has been recommending sites for healing and health travel since 2017.

Healing Forest, operated by Busan City, operates five healing programs which include Forests for Rest and Forests with Rest and Scent.

Other locations around Korea which were added to the list this year include:

Paradise City Cimer (Incheon)

Therapispa Sobe (Gwangju)

Chuidasun Resort and Tea Meditation (Seogwipo, Jeju)

Island Castle (Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do)

Paradise Spa Dogo (Asan, Chungnam)

Jeonnam area Environmental Disease Prevention and Management Center (Boseong, Jeonnam)

Museum Mountain Meditation Center (Wonju, Gangwon-do)

Yongpyeong Resort Balwangsan (Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do)

Hanwha Belvedere Wellness (Geoje, Gyeongnam)

Spa Land Centum City was previously included as a well-being tourist destination selected in 2017-2018. It is recommended as an urban recreational hot spring spot with 18 colorful hot springs, 13 themed jjimjilbangs, esthetic spa programs and a variety of other facilities. 

In Gyeongnam, Sancheong Dongbobogam Village was included. It is the nation’s largest herbal theme park, with facilities such as Hanok Stay, Oriental Medicine Museum, Jjimjilbang, Yaksun Restaurant, and Herb Greenhouse. 

You can check out a list of wellness destinations around Korea at the KTO website.

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