The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization have provided a list of ‘Must-go wellness spots in Korea’ for the interest of overseas visitors, split into four categories: Beauty & Spa, Traditional Korean Medicine, Nature & Forest Healing and Healing and Meditation.
Destinations inlclude LaGua Spa in Jeonju which offers natural hot spring water baths and a variety of Hanok experiences such as traditional pavilions and market-style food court. The Herb Island Herb Healing Centre, located in Korea’s largest herb garden, offers various herb detox programs using ten natural wellness methods.
A healing forest of cypress trees that dates back to the 1940’s offers cypress and salt themed therapies and woodcraft programs, while the National Centre for Forest Therapy offers various forest experience programmes.
The Healience Zen Village offers a stay where healing and science combine the base for healthy food and training as well as a balanced soul and life rhythm, while the Jinan Red Ginseng Spa offers five different red ginseng based programs, including open-air baths by the side of Mt. Maisan.