korean traditional spa & sauna
If you already read here, you must be knew where we are. YES, we are in boryeong city to attend annual event, BORYEONG MUD FESTIVAL 2015. We totally confused where to stay in Boryeong, since nobody post in Google about exact real experince review stay in Boryeong. For you who gonna attend Boryeong, I hope this post gonna help you so much.
Since we are so budget, we don't want stay in Hotel near the beach. We prefer stay in Jjimjilbang, or korean traditional spa & sauna. Actually Google said there are 3 Jjimjilbang in Boryeong,
DAECHEON HAESU JJIMJILBANG
FOUR SEASON JJIMJILBANG
Actually Daecheon Haesu is the nearest one to the beach, and the rest located in Boryeong city, but I totally not sure where it is so I thought it's better to stay in Boryeong city t,han in the beach.
After took a bus around 2 hours from Seoul, we arrived in 보령종합터미날, Boryeong intercity bus terminal. From there we took taxi around 10 minutes, cost ₩3600. And finally we had our first in the life time jjimjilbang experince!
** the place we stayed on
OVERNIGHT STAY- ₩8000 / PERSON
include jjimjilbang uniform, can use all rooms for all night long, private locker
HOW TO ENJOY JJIMJILBANG?
put all your stuff in the locker and change your clothes into jjimjilbang uniform same like others
treat yourself with famous snacks inside jjimjilbang like 식혜 SIKYE traditional ice barley or special boiled egg.
if you still hungry, inside jjimjilbang has a restaurant, you can order your favorite ramyeon, or other korean dishes such as jjigae soup, or bibimbap.
try a public bath! dont be shy! it's very fun. You have to wash your body first after that you allow to dip your body inside hot pool, sooo relaxing.
try all rooms inside the jimjilbang, but usually every jjimjilbang has different rooms
1. Sanso Togulbang (Oxygen Cave)
made of yellow earth bricks and floor covered with jade and is lit with an infrared ray lamp.
2. Boseokbang ( Jewelry Room )
full decorated with special stone jewelry, can give cleansing effect for skin, and absorb bad energy
3. Sogeumbang ( salt room )
this room is very hot around 73 degree celcius, very good for make sweat and remove all dirt from your skin.
3. Hwangtobang ( yellow earth room )
the most hot room! maybe around 90 degree celcius, yellow earth heat ( they said ) can remove your fatigue.
4. Ice room
my favorite room among all hihihi cold room! but not so cold maybe around 10 degree celcius.
after tired try all facilities in jjimjilbang, it's time to sleep! here they has sleeping room but I prefer sleeping together with other people in main hall.They also provide sleeping mat and pillow :3 and electric plug like everywhere hihihi I'm so happy!
Jjimjilbang is a great experince and also super cheap accomodation for you, budget backpacker! Prepare myself for tomorrow event! Ciao~
You can see the address here :
( P.S Google Maps totally helpful )
SEYEONG JJIMJILBANGSEYEONG BUILDING 4TH FLOOR
468-15 Myeongcheon-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
How to get there :
By TAXI, from boryeong bus terminal, around 10 minutes