Fun things to do in Lotte World Tower and Mall (Songpa, Seoul)

During the summer the weather in Seoul may be very hot and humid, or rainy, hence it‘s hard to stay for a long time outside. If you have a day like this to spend, you may want to visit the Lotte World Tower and Mall. Here will find a lot of fun things to do indoor for the whole family.

Lotte World Tower in Fall

Brief information about Lotte World Tower and Mall

Located in Songpa district, right next to the Seokchon lake, is Seoul’s beautiful landmark – the Lotte World Tower. It has been open to the public since 2017 and is the highest skyscraper in South Korea as well as the 5th highest in the world (2020). On 123 floors of the Lotte Towers you can find many facilities, from restaurants, offices, event hall, to a luxury hotel, as well as the observatory deck.

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Outdoor rock climbing walls in Seoul

Maybe you can’t imagine, but Seoul is not only a huge and modern metropolis to visit as a tourist, it’s also a paradise for rock climbers. Geographically, the city is surrounded by many mountains where you can do trad or multi-pitch rock climbing. The climbing spots are easily reached by public transportation. However, it will take time to go there and sometimes the weather is too hot or cold to go to the mountain. In this case, you still can enjoy rock climbing on many artificial outdoor climbing walls in the city.

Have you tried them out yet? I’ve tried many of them. For me, these are best locations to meet and greet Korean rock climbers.

Check this post out to know where you can find them.

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Eungbongsan climbing park

Why to go to artifical rock climbing walls?

There are many reasons why I love those places:

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Gwangjang Market – street food paradise in Seoul

Gwangjang market 광장시장 is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in South-Korea. Since my very first visit it has become my favorite place, where I love to take my friends and visitors to. And every time going there, I always discover new things that I’ve never seen here before. Very impressive!

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An open market with a lot of food

There are more than 5000 stores on this 42.000 m2 large market with a huge variation of products. But the best thing you can do in Gwangjang market is to taste and try many delicious traditional Korean food.

Many foreign tourists know about Gwangjang Market through the series „Street food” of Netflix. But believe me, the market in real is even much more interesting than that. It’s a real paradise for all food lovers in the heart of Seoul!

1. How to reach Gwangjang Market?

Address: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Naver Map: Link

Closest metro station: Jongno 5-ga, Exit 7, 8

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Climbing Park – a boulder gym in of Gangnam [Seoul]

It’s been a long time since my last post about bouldering gyms in Seoul. One reason for that is, during the good-weather time I prefer to spend much more time for sport climbing. The other reason is, there are too many small gyms around Seoul now. It’s impossible to write about all and for me, not all of them worth mentioning. But lately I’ve visited the Climbing Park in Gangnam.

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Climbing Park

I think I’ve found my new favorite gym!

How to find the Climbing Park?

Address: Climbing Park, 468 Gangnam-daero Gangnam-gu Seoul, B3

Naver Map: Link

Closest subway station: Sinnonhyeon Station (Metro Line9), Exit 5
The gym is located in the Chungnim building, on B3 floor.

Operation hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00~23:00; Sat.-Sun.: 10:00~20:00 – if you want to climb before going to work, this gym would be perfect for you ?.

Entrance fee: Day pass: 20.000₩; monthly pass:100.000₩; 10-time-pass: 160.000₩ (valid for 6 months)

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