When you search for thrilling activities in South-Korea, the most common suggestions that come up are the amusement parks like Everland or Lotte World. Also, another option could be going hiking in one of the many mountains that Korea has. Probable options but not thrilling enough. There are far more adventurous activities that you can enjoy in Korea, but unfortunately, those activities are not well-known. Let us introduce some lifetime experiences you can try in Korea.
Via ferrata Seoraksan national park.
Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range in the Gangwon Province in eastern South Korea. It is in a national park near the city of Sokcho. Via ferrata is a unique experience where you can enjoy rock climbing safely. Here, you can climb straight up a cliff with the help of places for you to secure yourself. They enable ordinary people in various age groups and limitations to enjoy an interesting experience without specialized mountain-climbing skills or rock-climbing experiences. You will wear a harness with multiple carabiners on them. When you reach the top of the cliff you will see an outstanding view, a bell to ring to feel your achievement and you can shout and get rid of your stress 😊. Just imagine the feeling!
This activity is available from April to October.
You can visit the beautiful Seoraksan National Park for hiking, or rock climbing, or for a rejuvenating nature experience that includes mesmerizing waterfalls and lush greenery. Experience the exceptional beauty of the mountains and see some of the best scenery Korea has to offer.
Ever wondered what it feels like to be flying freely, up in the sky, like a bird? Through paragliding, you can get a perfect view of Korea’s beautiful landscapes from up there in the sky. You might be hesitating right now along with a thought that goes like “Paragliding? It must be super scary. Can I really do this?” But the feeling of anxiety gradually vanishes only to be replaced by pure delight and the adrenaline rush that makes you want to do it again. Here we are listing some places where you can enjoy paragliding in Korea. Choose the one nearest to you.
The most famous and scenic location in Korea. 2 hours by bus from Seoul. Famous Korean actor Park Bo-gum went paragliding in Danyang on the 2 Days & 1 Night TV show at this exact venue.
The most convenient location from Seoul. Just over an hour by subway from Seoul
30 minutes by train from Daegu station
22 minutes by train from Busan Station
Bungee jumping & Zipline.
Bungee jumping is often considered a must-try for thrill-seekers. No words can describe the sensation of free-falling, hurling at the ground, the adrenaline rushing through you as your stomach experiences the weird sensations! Gapyeong Top Land offers this fantastic experience, as well as a scenic view of the beautiful Bukhan River.
It is near Nami Island and you can get there by bus or train from Seoul.
You can also get to Nami Island via the Nami Skyline Zipwire Ziprider. You fly across the Han River at a speed of 56 km/h. Pure adrenaline rush!
Namhae Treasure Island Observatory & Skywalk
For ocean lovers! Discover the recent treasure island observatory at Namhae. Take a walk on the magnificent skywalk and thrill your soul by trying this swing. Looks scary, doesn’t it? It is not. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean as you feel your worries and stress leaving you.
Written by Yomna Mostafa