Dragon Hill Spa
40-713, Hangang-no 3-ga, Yongsan-gu
HOURS: Daily 24 hours
COST: ₩10,000 for 12 hours 5 a.m.-8 p.m.;
₩12,000 for 12 hours 8 p.m.-5 a.m., ₩1,000 each additional hour
SUBWAY: Sinyongsan (Line 4)
Spas don’t come much bigger or more lavish than the Dragon Hill, which sprawls over seven floors and boasts an imperial China-inspired design scheme. It’s got saunas, a swimming pool and fitness center, some baths that are outdoors and others infused with therapeutic substances like salt or ginseng, a driving range, restaurants, computer and movie rooms, a children’s play area—the list goes on.
Basically it’s a self-contained city, and it’d be very easy to occupy yourself here for longer than the 12 hours you get for the standard admission fees. The spa is popular with couples, families, and foreign visitors alike.
© Jonathan Hopfner from Moon Seoul, 1st Edition