Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits during your visit to Seoul, especially as the monsoon season sets in. Embrace the opportunity to explore the city’s vibrant indoor attractions and indulge in cultural experiences. Enjoy the world of art at the renowned National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art or discover hidden treasures at the bustling Gwangjang Market. For a unique aquatic adventure, dive into the wonders of marine life at COEX Aquarium, or unleash your creativity with a jewelry-making class. Rainy days in Seoul offer a chance to discover a different side of the city, where indoor activities become a gateway to excitement and cultural enrichment.

  1. Visit Museums & Art Galleries
  2. Discover Indoor Markets
  3. Enjoy Shopping at the Malls & Department Stores
  4. Relax in a Traditional Tea House
  5. Indulge in Korean Spa Culture
  6. Explore Indoor Theme Parks & Aquariums
  7. Attend a Traditional Performance or K-pop Show
  8. Have Fun at Unique Indoor Attractions
  9. Join DIY Classes
  10. Learn How to Cook Korean Food

1. Visit Museums & Art Galleries

 

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Indulge your artistic side and explore Seoul’s rich cultural heritage by visiting its world-class museums and art galleries on a rainy day. Immerse yourself in the poignant history showcased at the War Memorial of Korea or admire the cutting-edge contemporary artworks at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA). For a diverse range of exhibits, the Seoul Museum of Art and Daelim Museum (temporarily closed) offer captivating displays that celebrate both local and international artists. Rainy days in Seoul provide the perfect opportunity to embark on a cultural journey through these fascinating venues.

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Read our blog on the Best Art Museums in Seoul and the Best Historical Museums in Seoul to find out more!


2. Discover Indoor Markets

1) Gwangjang Market

 

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Unleash your inner adventurer and dive into the vibrant atmosphere of Gwangjang Market, an exciting rainy-day escape in Seoul. Let the market’s bustling energy, tantalizing aromas, and mouth-watering street food entice you on a journey of culinary discovery and lively exploration. Rainy days become a thrilling opportunity to revel in the vibrant ambiance and feast on delicious treats at Gwangjang Market, creating unforgettable memories along the way.

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2) Noryangjin Fish Market

 

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Uncover a hidden gem on a rainy day in Seoul by venturing into the lively Noryangjin Fish Market, where an exhilarating world of seafood delights awaits. Take in the dynamic hustle and bustle of this bustling market, as you navigate the maze of vendors, engage in lively bargaining, and savor the freshest catches from the sea, creating a truly memorable and adventurous experience.

Read our blog on Seoul Local Street Foods for more!

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3. Enjoy Shopping at the Malls & Department Stores

1) Jamsil Lotte World Mall

 

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Get ready for an exhilarating retail adventure on a rainy day in Seoul by immersing yourself in the vibrant shopping experience at Jamsil Lotte World Mall. Embrace the thrill of discovering the latest fashion trends, hunting for hidden gems, and treating yourself to a variety of unique products, all within the exciting atmosphere of this bustling shopping destination.

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2) Samseong COEX Mall

Experience the ultimate retail adventure on a rainy day in Seoul by diving into the lively shopping haven of Samseong COEX Mall. With its vast array of shops, trendy boutiques, and unique stores, this bustling destination offers an exciting and captivating atmosphere where you can discover the latest fashion trends, browse through enticing products, and enjoy a thrilling day of retail therapy.

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3) Yeouido The Hyundai

 

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Elevate your shopping experience to new heights on a rainy day in Seoul at Yeouido The Hyundai, where excitement and style converge in a dynamic shopping extravaganza. Indulge yourself in a world of trendy fashion, cutting-edge technology, and chic accessories, as you navigate through the vibrant corridors and uncover hidden treasures, creating a day of shopping that is both fun and exhilarating.


4. Relax in a Traditional Tea House

Embrace the cozy ambiance and indulge in the tranquility of a traditional tea house in Insa-dong, where you can unwind and enjoy a delightful respite from the rain. Take in the rich aromas, soothing melodies, and warm embrace of Korean tea culture, creating a relaxing and enchanting experience that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Find out the Best Things to Do in Insadong here!


5. Indulge in Korean Spa Culture

1) O HUI & Whoo Spa Beauty Care

Experience pure bliss and pampering at O-HUI & Whoo Spa Beauty Care, where the world of Korean spa culture unfolds on a rainy day in Seoul. Treat yourself to luxurious treatments, serene relaxation zones, and rejuvenating therapies that will transport you to a state of pure tranquility, offering a day of pure indulgence and revitalization.

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2) Women’s Mud Massage & Sauna Experience

Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating world of Korean spa culture on a rainy day in Seoul, where a unique mud massage and invigorating sauna experience await. Unwind and indulge in the soothing touch of the mud treatment, followed by a blissful session in the sauna, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to take on the day with a renewed sense of energy.

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6. Explore Indoor Theme Parks & Aquariums

1) Lotte World Theme Park & Aquarium

Embark on an adventure of endless fun and laughter at Lotte World Theme Park, where thrilling rides, live performances, and enchanting attractions await to create unforgettable moments on a rainy day in Seoul. Dive into the depths of wonder at Lotte World Aquarium, where you can marvel at captivating marine life and embark on an underwater journey that will leave you spellbound and filled with joy.

Discover all the must-try rides and attractions at Lotte World here!

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2) COEX Aquarium

 

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Dive into an extraordinary world of aquatic wonders at COEX Aquarium, where you can embark on an enchanting journey through mesmerizing underwater landscapes and witness the vibrant diversity of marine life. Delight in interactive exhibits, educational displays, and captivating shows that will transport you to a realm of fun and excitement, making it the perfect rainy-day adventure in Seoul.

Find out more about aquariums in Korea here!

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3) Zoolung Zoolung Indoor Animal Theme Park

Zoolung Zoolung is Korea’s first and largest indoor zoo, catering to both children and young adults. Encounter over 50 fascinating species from the Amazon and Africa, including Tokotukans, otters, and capybara. Grab the chance to experience a close interaction with animal friends. There are four branches in Korea, with the Seoul location in Yeongdeungpo.

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7. Attend a Traditional Performance or K-pop Show

1) Cookin’ NANTA Show

 

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Get ready to be swept off your feet by the energetic and entertaining Cookin’ NANTA show, a sensational fusion of comedy, music, and culinary skills that will have you laughing and tapping your feet throughout the performance. Revel in the dynamic atmosphere as talented performers create a mesmerizing spectacle, making it a must-see on a rainy day in Seoul.

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2) National Gugak Center

 

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Experience the rich cultural heritage of Korea with a visit to the National Gugak Center, where traditional performances transport you to a world of captivating melodies and graceful movements. Be enchanted by the harmonious blend of music and dance, leaving you with a sense of awe and a deeper appreciation for Korean traditions, all while enjoying the cozy ambiance on a rainy day in Seoul.

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3) K-Kick Taekwondo Show

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that emphasizes high, fast kicks, and dynamic footwork. If you are a fan of martial arts, watch this electrifying Taekwondo Show, K-Kick, that combines a traditional martial arts performance with modern music and media effects. Shows are available every day with three showtimes daily at 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm!

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Find out All the Must-See Shows in Korea here!

4) SBS Inkigayo & Seoul Tour Package

Does your K-pop bucket list include attending a music show after watching them weekly to support your favorite idols? If it didn’t before, it definitely should now!  Inkigayo is a live music TV show produced by SBS that airs almost every Sunday and you’re invited to be part of the audience for its latest episode! Watch your favorite K-pop groups performing their latest releases and see this week’s chart-topper win live at SBS Inkigayo.

Read our blog about the Ultimate Guide to Weekly K-pop Music Shows and Review & Tips on Attending SBS Inkigayo in Seoul!

5) SBS MTV The Show

 

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Prepare to be swept away by the electrifying beats and captivating performances of the SBS MTV The Show, where the world of K-pop comes alive. Join the enthusiastic crowd, sing along to your favorite songs, and let the infectious energy of the artists transport you into a world of entertainment and excitement, making it an unforgettable experience on a rainy day in Seoul.

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Check out the K-pop Events, Tours & Activities on Trazy and read more about the Top Things All K-pop Fans Must Experience in Seoul!


8. Have Fun at Unique Indoor Attractions

1) Dynamic Maze & Alive Museum

Prepare for a whirlwind of laughter and excitement at the Dynamic Maze & Alive Museum, where you’ll find yourself navigating through mind-bending challenges and creating hilarious memories with interactive artwork. Get lost in a world of optical illusions and have a blast as you unleash your inner child, making it a fantastic way to spend a rainy day in Seoul.

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2) VAUNCE Trampoline Park

 

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Bounce, flip, and soar to new heights at VAUNCE Trampoline Park, where gravity takes a backseat to pure joy and exhilaration. With an array of trampolines and thrilling activities, it’s the perfect place to let loose, have a ton of fun, and make unforgettable memories on a rainy day in Seoul.

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3) Color Pool Museum

 

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Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colors and whimsical installations at Color Pool Museum. This imaginative and interactive space invites you to dive into a kaleidoscope of playful activities, unleashing your creativity and ensuring a fun-filled and entertaining rainy day in Seoul.

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9. Join DIY Classes

1) Neon Sign Making Class

Unleash your creativity and ignite your artistic spirit by joining a neon sign making class on a rainy day in Seoul. Let the vibrant glow of neon colors guide your hands as you craft your own unique masterpiece, guaranteeing a fun and entertaining experience that will leave you with a one-of-a-kind creation to cherish.

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2) Custom Ring/Bracelet/Necklace Making Class

Ignite your artistic spirit and embark on a journey of self-expression by participating in a custom jewelry class on a rainy day in Seoul. Dive into the art of design, experiment with various materials, and craft one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect your unique style, making it a delightful and entertaining experience that yields beautiful accessories to cherish or share with others.

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3) Perfume Making Class

 

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Embark on a captivating journey into the world of fragrance as you participate in a thrilling perfume-making class on a rainy day in Seoul. Discover the art of scent creation, experimenting with an array of aromatic notes to craft a unique fragrance that reflects your personal style. It’s a fun and entertaining activity that allows you to explore your olfactory preferences and leave with a custom-made scent to cherish.

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Check out the Best DIY Activities in Seoul for Gifts & Souvenirs on Trazy Blog!


10. Learn How to Cook Korean Food

1) Kimchi Making Class

Kimchi is a famous Korean traditional superfood made by salting and fermenting various vegetables. Learn how to make kimchi step by step with an expert instructor guiding you throughout the whole process. You can take your homemade Kimchi with you to share with friends and family!

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2) Authentic Korean Food Cooking Cooking Class

Learn how to make authentic Korean food from a certified Korean chef! A local Korean chef with decades of experience and a rich global culinary background will teach you how to make a delicious Korean meal using locally sourced, organic ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and hala options are available upon request.

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Check out the Must-Experience Cooking Classes in Korea on Trazy Blog!

3) Vegan Korean Food Cooking Class

Join a hands-on vegan Korean food cooking workshop in Itaewon! You’ll get to learn to make gimbap (seaweed rice rolls), sundubu-jjigae (soft tofu stew), biji-jeon (soy curd pancakes), and hwa-jeon (flower rice cake pancakes) for dessert. It’s a small class with a maximum of four participants per session.

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4) Makgeolli (Korean Rice Wine) Making Class

In Korea, the tradition of enjoying makgeolli on rainy days is a beloved cultural practice that blends the rustic charm of this traditional rice wine with the cozy, contemplative atmosphere that rainy weather brings. Makgeolli, a slightly sweet, milky alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, has a deep-rooted history in Korean culture, and its association with rainy days enhances its appeal even more. Grab the chance to learn how to make your own makgeolli and taste different types of traditional soju!

Read our Official Guide to Makgeolli, a Korean Rice Wine on Trazy Blog!


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