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I’m going to South Korea next week. I saw this awesome video on Youtube about a Jjimjilbang (spa/sauna) in South Korea. Unfortunately, it is located in Boryeong. I think I don’t have time to get there.

The ambience in the video looks amazing. I know there are many Jjimjilbang in Korea but can somebody recommend a similar ones in Seoul, Busan, or Jeju-do?

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You shouldn't go to Boryeong just to visit JimJilBang.. there are hundreds and thousands of JimJilBang in SK.

In Seoul, I recommend 'Spa rex' which is located right next to 'DongDaeMoon history and culture park' subway station, exit 14. It's in 'good morning city' shopping mall.

Hope you enjoy your journey.

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Jiljilbangs in Seoul alone. I will recommend Spa Lei and Dragon Hill Spa. Both of them are open 24 hours and has websites in English as well as in Korean.

Spa Lei is a luxurious, ladies-only spa providing excellent services in an immaculate, stylish environment. The décor is earthy tones of brown, grey and orange using a range of materials including stained wood, marble and rock. Joseon-era furniture, candelabras towering over gilt mirrors and winding vines add an antique touch. The saunas include the much-loved pinewood, and you can hop from saltwater pool to ginseng, mineral and rose baths, plus there is a restaurant and café.

Dragon Hill Spa is spacious - spreading out over seven floors. In addition to outdoor baths, charcoal saunas, crystal salt rooms and ginseng and cedar baths, there is a golf driving range, cinema and rooftop garden with an Indian Barbeque Village. The outdoor unisex heated pool is perfect for families. There’s a sauna shaped like the pyramids but also a bamboo forest lit up with neon green lights. There’s always a smattering of foreigners – Russian models, Filipino migrant workers and Western English teachers. This place is a bit expensive but they usually have special packages on sale on different seasons.

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