Winter is a lovely season regardless of its extreme low temperature. It should no discourage to to enjoy your vacation or travel to interesting places in the world. There are many places in the world that are even more interesting and perfect for winter getaway. One of the best is South Korea. You don’t have to go any places but Seoul, the capital city. It is a lovely and lively destination to spend your vacation. There are many things to see and do during your visit in Seoul to make your winter warmer.
Recommended things to do in Seoul during winter vacation
A vacation during winter might be seen as bold. However, winter has its own charms that can make your vacation even more interesting to experience. Especially in Seoul, a modern yet authentic city that always has many things to offer regardless of the weather. For this winter, choosing Seoul as your travel destination can be a good idea. Here’s the list of things you can do to enjoy your winter getaway in Seoul.
Hot Delicious Street Food
Do not skip hot, delicious street food in Seoul. There’s so many food stalls in Seoul selling various Korean delicacies. There are also some snacks perfect to enjoy during your winter vacation. Tteobokki is snack made from rice cake with spicy sauce. It is best to enjoy when it is still hot. There are also other sauces or soup with variety if flavor you can choose for your Tteobokki such as curry sauce. Another snack to try in Seoul during winter is Heottok, Korean pancakes. You can also enjoy heavier Korean meal perfect for winter such as Chicken Galkutsu, Ramyeon, or Jjampong.
Ice Fishing Festival
Join ice fishing festival is highly recommended when you choose Seoul as your winter trip destination. It is kind of different than regular fishing you often see or do on a boat in the middle of the sea or lake. Ice fishing festivals in Seoul is held on top of the freezing river layered in thick ice. Do not get too worry about the ice breaking or something. It is tested before use for the festival to ensure the safety of everyone. The layer of ice is very thick which is about 40 cm. Therefore, there is no risk of it to crack or melt. As long as you take proper precautions, you will be safe participating this festival. What you have to pay attention to is whether or not you will be able to catch any fish at all.
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Go for Ice Skating!
You must have heard or known Kim Yuna, the famous and talented figure skater from South Korea. Ice skating is Seoul is highly recommended during winter. Not to mention that outdoor ice skating is something fun to do by Korean in the middle of freezing weather. There are few perfect outdoor spots for you to enjoy ice skating such as Grand Hyatt Seoul Ice Rink, Seoul Plaza Ice Skate Rink, and Sheraton Walker Hill. Find out more information about open hour and admission fee beforehand.