The Best Amusement parks in Korea

The Best Amusement parks in Korea

There are several large Amusement parks in Asia and each of them, provide us with a lot of entertainment. Here follows the best amusement parks in Korea:


Everland KoreaThe Scoop: Everland is the first family park in Korea, and holds over 40 exciting rides and attractions. Along with the thrilling amusement park, Everland also includes Safari World and Herbivore Safari (featuring white tigers, tigers, lions, bears, giraffes, elephants and more), Caribbean Bay (one of Korea’s coolest water parks), Everland Speedway (the first ever racing track in Korea), and so much more! You can also enjoy the many festivals that take place there each year. To see all of Everland’s attractions and rides, click here!

How To Get There: Express Bus –  From Seoul Nambu Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an express bus bound for Everyland (1 hour ride).

  • Subway + Bus –
    ① At Exit 6 of Gangnam Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), take City Express Bus (jwaseok bus) No. 5002 (50 min ride).
    ② At Exit 13 of Gyodae Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), take City Express Bus (jwaseok bus) No. 1500 or 1500-1 (80 min ride).
    ③ At Exit 2 (Seoul Subway Line 2) or Exit 3 (Seoul Subway Line 4) of Sadang Station, take City Express Bus (jwaseok bus) No. 1500-2 (80 min ride).>br>
    City Bus –
    From Suwon Intercity Bus Terminal, Suwon Station, Singal, Yongin City Hall, and Yongin University, take city bus No. 66 or city express bus (jwaseok bus) No. 600 (40 min ride).
  • When To Go: Opening Hours: 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Cost: One-day Pass — Daytime : adults 37,000 won / Teenagers 31,000 won / children 26,000 won
    Nighttime : adults 30,000 won / Teenagers 25,000 won / children 22,000 won
    Two-day Pass — Adults 59,000 won / Teenagers 50,000 won / Children 45,000 won
    Admisstion Ticket — Daytime : adult 30,000 won / Teenagers 25,000 won / children 22,000 won
    Nighttime : adult 24,000 won / Teenagers 22,000 won / children 20,000 won. * Nighttime tickets are sold from 17:00
  • Contact Info: Everland Website

Lotte World

Lotte World Korea

  • The Scoop: Lotte World is listed as the world’s largest indoor theme park in the Guinness Book of World Records, which is reason enough to visit! Lotte World’s indoor theme park is called “Adventure,” and there is also an outdoor one called “Magic Island.” There’s also a pretty sweet castle to gaze at in the background! To check out all of the attractions, rides, and festivals happening at Lotte World, click here!
  • How To Get There: Get off at Jamsil Station (Line #2 and #8) and get out at exit 4.
  • When To Go: Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 9:30am – 10:00pm / Fri – Sun: 9:30am – 11:00pm
  • Cost: Click here for all the ticket info!
  • Contact Info: Lotte World Website

Seoul Land

  • Seoul Land KoreaThe Scoop: Seoul Land is a fantastic theme park, complete with 40 rollercoasters, an Adventure Theater, Movie Theatre, Story Land, regular festivals, and a very cool Laser Show held in the evening. It is located at Seoul Grand Park, and has a beautiful view of Mt. Cheonggyesan. It also has an area called “World Square,” which holds traditional architecture and folk items from around the world.
  • How To Get There: Exit 2 of Seoul Grand Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 4).
  • When To Go: Opening Time — 9:30am / Closing time — 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Closing time depends on the seasonal and festival schedule)
  • Contact Info: Seoul Land Website

These are among the best amusement parks in Korea!

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Gwanghwamun: a Landmark and symbol of Seoul’s long history

Gwanghwamun is one of our favorite spots in Seoul because it provides great mountain views, people watching and long stretches of walking. It is central to so many spots (the Palaces, Insadong, Cheonggyecheon Stream, CineCube (our favorite indie movie theatre in Seoul) & Line 5 (purple).

A bunch of countries’ embassies can be found in the area of Gwanghwamun, as well. Plus, we love the King Sejong Statue. And in the summer there are in-ground fountains that offer must-needed relief from the city’s heat.

If you could pick one spot in Seoul, what’s your favorite? Tweet us @ATAbroad or send us a message on Facebook! We’d love to hear.

Goyang Flower Festival

Goyang Flower Festival (Ilsan, South Korea)

Have we mentioned how much we adore spring in Korea? We love it, and the Goyang flower festival is one of those reasons.

The colors are so vibrant – blue skies, bright flowers, shining sun (without the unbearable heat!) and just a general happiness among everyone. It’s so great.

The Goyang Flower Festival is an annual showcase of flowers from all over the world – over 100 countries are represented!

It’s just north of Seoul and in a new area. The Festival surrounds a lake park that is perfect for a picnic and laying out on a sunny day. There are tons of grocery and convenience stores nearby, as well, so you can pick up some snacks & drinks for the day.

We cannot recommend the Goyang Flower Festival enough.

What’s your favorite festival in Korea?

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Market in Hongdae

Market in Hongdae

Interested in going to a Market in Hongdae? There are 2!

One of our favorite things to do on a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon is a little shopping in Hongdae.

Located in the park near Hongik University is an eccentric little market in Hongdae, full of exotic jewelry, colorful paintings, beautiful wallets, journals that seem to scream “write something pensive in me!”,  and so much more.

And the best part is that everything is hand made! The artists proudly display their work in individual booths, and you can be assured that everything is made by hand.

These 2  markets take place on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, starting at 1pm, from March until November. The Saturday market is called “Free Market,” and the Sunday market is called “Hope Market.” The Free Market on Saturdays displays a lot of clothing items, paintings, hats, shoes, and bags, while the Hope Market on Sundays is often filled with more accessories, jewelry, and craft items.

Hongdae’s Free Market and Hope Market are the perfect place to get a little shopping done. So grab a coffee, grab a friend, and buy some beautiful hand made items from some of Korea’s most creative artists!

  • How To Get There: Get off at Hongik Univ. Station (line 2) and take Exit 6, walk straight to the four-way intersection, make a left, continue until the end of the street, make a right, follow the uphill road on the right.
  • When To Go: Saturday and Sunday starting at 1:00pm, running from March to November.
  • Contact Info: For more information on this and other markets around the city, click here.

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Korean Temple stay

Korean Temple stay

Last year, we went on a Korean Temple stay and it was so much fun.

It was quite a different experience for us and something we’ll always remember. We went with a group from Adventure Korea and they did a great job leading the trip. We got to meet and get to know a Korean monk, we stayed in temple housing, we wore temple clothing, we ate temple food, and took walks around the beautiful temple ground. Plus, we found time to meditate & write in our journal.

Unfortunately, it was a bit cold and rainy for the end of April so we’d love to go again & experience a Temple stay during a warm and sunny weekend. It’s a unique experience that we cannot recommend enough while living in Korea.

Here are a few photos from our weekend – we’re looking forward to going again this year!

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Korean baseball

a Korean Baseball game

“More intense than a playoff game at Yankee Stadium” was one of my many thoughts as I observed a packed Jamsil Stadium of 27,500 fans cheering on their teams during a close game (3-2) between the LG Twins of Seoul and Samsung Lions of Daegu last month, with the Lions coming out on top.

Korean baseball has grown in popularity a great deal over the past few years, and judging by the unbridled enthusiasm of the fans, excitement for this sport is not dwindling anytime soon.

Korea Baseball Championship (also referred to as Korea Professional Baseball) was founded in 1982 with six franchise teams and has since grown to eight. All teams are named after the Korean company that owns them – Doosan Bears (Seoul), LG Twins (Seoul), Nexen Heroes (Seoul), Lotte Giants (Busan), Kia Tigers (Gwangju), Samsung Lions (Daegu), Hanwha Eagles (Daejeon), Nexen Heroes (Seoul) and SK Wyverns (Incheon) are the current teams.

In terms of popularity, all teams have a decent following but while taking an informal poll of my students’ preference, the Bears, Tigers, Lions and Twins are most often mentioned as being their favorite. All four teams also happen to have been part of the original group when the league was started 30 years ago. The Kia Tigers (formerly Haitai Tigers) have been the most successful team thus far – winning 10 championships to date. And next season, the NC Dinos of Changwon will be added as the ninth team.

Currently, each team plays 133 games in the regular season, playing every other team 19 times. Each team has a stadium in their home city – the largest being Sajik Baseball Stadium, home to the Lotte Giants in Busan with a capacity of 28,500.

Interestingly, the league places a cap on the number of foreign players allowed on club rosters, currently set at two allowed per team.

In order to prepare for a Korean baseball game, it takes some effort. Here are a few tips to get you ahead of the curve.


As a foreigner, I found it pretty difficult to get tickets. Most team websites are in Korean without an English option (except Doosan). It appeared the only three ways to buy tickets were at an ATM (Family Mart or GS), over the phone (in Korean) or at the stadium itself, with limited hours.

After asking my Korean co-teacher for help, it turns out you can buy tickets online but need a Korean credit card. The only seats available were the cheap ones (8,000 won!) in the outfield bleachers, and she was kind enough to purchase mine for me.

When our group of four arrived at Jamsil, with tickets in hand, turns out we had shown up too late for a seat. Korean families and couples had clearly been camped out for hours, enjoying their picnics in the shaded sun. We walked the entire section, from left to right field, twice, only to discover there were just a few single seats left.

The reserved seats also happened to be sold-out. So, our last resort was buying from a scalper. Which we did, from in 80-year-old ajumma, selling four seats together, in the visiting team’s section, for 5,000 Won more than the face value. We agreed immediately since it meant sitting together, comfortably, for the next three hours. 

For a stress-free arrival, I recommend finding a friend with a Korean credit card and trying to get reserved seats online before the game. Or if you are willing to show up at the stadium without seats, finding a scalper works too – if only for the story (ours was hilarious!) Just make sure to brush up on your Korean number vocabulary before negotiating.


Unlike most professional sports in the United States, food and drinks at Korean baseball games are very affordable. Fans are allowed to bring in any outside food of their choosing, which can be brought from home in coolers or bought outside the stadium, no questions posed by stadium security.

The choices are endless – ranging from Korean food (a wide variety of kimbop, rice cakes, fish chips) to Western options (KFC, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King and many GS marts are found surrounding Jamsil). Water, beer and other beverages are also sold without mark-up (unheard of in the U.S.).

My favorite part may have been the delivery bikes, that drive in from all over the city, lined up with loads of boxes of fried chicken, each costing just 10,000 Won.

And if you don’t pack enough to bring into the game, there are food and drink options inside the stadium, as well. Cass on-tap is 2,500 for a sizeable glass and most of the time, you don’t even have to leave your seat to enjoy it, as the “beer guy” comes to you, uniformed in a chilled beer backpack.



First of all, if you want to fit in as a real Korean baseball fan, purchase your chosen team’s thundersticks (colored, plastic air-filled bats) before the game; they sold in the subway station and outside the stadium for a mere 1,000 Won. Over half the stadium – men, women and children – used them to cheer on the Lions and Twins throughout the game. When hit just hard enough at the right spot, the sound can be deafening.

Each team also has cheerleaders and a mascot posted on each dugout – there are drums, signs in both English and Korean (one said “Save Us” towards the end of the game when the Lions were leading) and music to get the fans as involved as possible.

Songs heard throughout the game included “It’s a Small World,” Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon,” “Hey Jude” by the Beatles, and Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”

One of the more common chants throughout the game was “Anta!” (meaning, “hit!”), followed by the player’s name. And “Home Run!” was also heard in unison. And try to learn some Hangeul before the game because the cheerleaders often hold signs up with each players’ names to be chanted.

With Korean baseball, it seems to be all about the preparations – getting tickets, arriving early, buying food and beer to last during the game. Then once at the game, you can settled in – with your team’s thundersticks – and have a good time yelling and cheering for a win.

The high-level of energy is sustained throughout the entire game, which may be the most impressive thing about it all. The fans just don’t tire. There was never a lull in action.

The most exciting moment, though, was in the seventh inning when the Lions scored three runs by putting together a few consecutive hits. Then there was a double play that caused the fans to go wild. Maybe one of the loudest moments I’ve experienced watching sports, ever.

I highly recommend a game that starts around 5pm because you get the last of the sun but still get to enjoy the lights coming on for a night game which always makes a baseball game that much more of a blast.

Whether you’re a sports fan or not, attending a Korean baseball game is well worth it.


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As spring approaches (or is basically already here!), we’re reminded of our love of Seoul and the entire country of Korea. When the sun shines and the air is warm, we just can’t help but feel so happy & excited for the change in weather. Winter (and ski season) is behind us and we’re looking forward to warmer hikes, city strolling, outside dining, Han River biking, picnics in parks, patio drinking, beach visits and sightseeing.

Here are a few shots from around Seoul to get you (and us) stoked for this season. We’d love for your to share your photos, as well – on our Facebook wall, Twitter feed or Pinterest page

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Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom – Korea

We are so excited that Cherry Blossom season in Korea will soon be upon us.

It just brightens up all of the towns and makes everything so beautiful. So make sure you get out there and check out all of the stunning scenery this season has to offer. We’d love to see your photos, too. Here are a few of ours from last year to help you get excited for the blossoms this year!

There are many festivals that celebrate the cherry blossoms in Korea – the most popular being Yeouido in Seoul. We’ll keep you updated via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest on other festivals during the season. Enjoy!


Send us some of your Spring photos at [email protected]



Noryangjin Fish Market

Noryangjin Fish Market

Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul is still one of Korea’s biggest seafood markets. It is an extensive farmers fish market in the neighborhood of Noryangjin-dong in Dongjak-gu, and is located east of Building 63.


To get there, take the subway from Chungmuro Station (Line 4) to Seoul  Station and transfer to Line 1. Alight at Noryangjin Station (Exit 1) and walk across the overhead bridge to the market.

Noryangjin Fish Market was established in 1927 as Gyeongseong Susan (경성수산) on Uijuro(의주로) in Jung-gu near Seoul Station and moved to its current location in central Seoul in 1971

At Noryangjin, you pick out your seafood on the lower level, and then you take it upstairs to one of the restaurants, where it is prepared for you.


For more information:

Culture Trip.


AT Unpacked

We’d love for you to join us on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm at Big Rock Brewery in Gangnam to meet other AT Teachers and the AT Team!

As a new school year starts up in Korea, we’re getting the AT teachers together for a night out in Seoul. It will be a fun, casual atmosphere with live music & great beer. Whether you’re new to Korea or have been here for ages (like us!), we’d love for you to come out & meet your fellow AT teachers.

Location: Big Rock Brewery in Gangnam (
Address: 818-8 Yonjeong building, Yeoksam-dong Gangnam-gu
Details: 10,000 won cover (includes a free drink & a little gift from the AT team!)

Directions: Gangnam Station, exit No. 11; walk straight until you see a small alley on your left; you’ll see a GS 25 directly in front of you; turn left into the alley and walk straight for a few minutes; you will pass two alleys; at the third alley, turn left and keep walking; Big Rock Brewery is a 1-minute walk from here, and will be on your right.

Directions online:

Facebook invite: (Please RSVP if you can!)

We’re looking forward to meeting everybody – see you there!