Are you planning a trip to Korea this year? Well, if you are, you should probably be aware of how cold it gets during the winter months. With the cold winds sweeping in from Siberia, temperatures drop drastically, with Seoul having reached a record -17.8 °C (-0.04 °F) last year.

However, this is by no means meant to discourage anyone from spending a great time in Korea. In fact, the cold won’t be a problem when you get here because you’ll be having the time of your life! Also, there are many fun and exciting ways, only possible in Korea, to beat the freezing cold!

Get Your Body Moving!

The simplest of ways to stay warm is to increase your body heat and what better way to do that than get your body moving! Yes, walking and running are some ways to do that but I’m not talking about some plain old thing you can do anytime. Rather, cool and exhilarating ways will not only get your heart pumping but make your trip to Korea an unforgettable one!

Let’s take a look at 6 cool ways to fight against the chilly cold!

1. Taekwondo

Have a go at a Korean martial art, Taekwondo! Learning the way of the fist and foot will surely get your heart pumping. You’ll not only be getting a good workout but also learn how to discipline your body and soul as you master skills such as jieurgi (first strike) and makgi (defense). This will also be a unique opportunity to experience the culture of Korea first-hand. Who knows, you might discover you have a knack for Taekwondo!

2. Taekkyeon

You may be less familiar with this form of traditional Korean martial art, but Taekkyeon has been around for centuries and continues to be practiced by many. Likewise, this is an effective way to beat the chill of Winter. Characterized by fluid, rhythmic movements, it may seem like a graceful dance performance at first glance. Nonetheless, it requires great concentration and employs various fighting methods. Why not have a go at Taekkyeon next time you’re in Korea?

3. K-Pop Dance

This will definitely turn the heat up! Have you ever tried dancing along to a K-Pop dance tutorial on YouTube just to give up in a matter of minutes? We’ve all been there. Well, this is the perfect opportunity to scratch one off your bucket list. With experienced dance instructors to teach you, learn how to dance like your favorite K-Pop idols in a matter of hours, even if you’re a beginner! Keep the heat up with some crazy dance moves at this K-Pop Dance Class!

If you want to take the Korean language and K-pop dance classes together, consider joining this 1-week K-pop winter camp! It includes all class fees and accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Seoul. You’ll get to take a Korean language course offered by Hanyang University and learn K-pop dance from SL Studio, a famous dance studio renowned for its work with numerous K-pop celebrities.

4. Traditional Korean Dance

You’ll need to keep your dancing shoes on for this one too! What about taking up the chance to learn some dance moves whilst learning about the culture and history of Korea too? A Traditional Korean Dance class will take care of all that for you. There are a variety of dances/performances to choose from such as the Korean fan dance, Janggu, and Sal-puri dance. Dance the cold away with some traditional dance moves!

5. Nanta (Traditional Korean Percussion)

Release that inner beast in you with Nanta, Korea’s traditional percussion. It’s a bit like playing the drums but with a touch of traditional Korean rhythm and groove to it. Begin with the basics of Nanta and by the end of the class, you’ll be drumming along to K-pop songs with even a simple choreography to go along with it. Get your arms moving and drum away all that cold!

6. Running Man Theme Park

If you’re more of the active type, we definitely recommend you give the Running Man Theme Park a go. Based on the Korean variety show, Running Man, your goal is to complete as many missions as you can and collect the most R-points within the 1-hour time limit. Doesn’t sound too hard, right? With all sorts of activities to keep you sweating, it does sound like a fun place to hang out with friends!

All these exciting, fun-packed activities have definitely got your minds off the cold of the Winter, right? Well, make sure to squeeze one of these fun-tastic activities into your Winter plans to fight off the freezing cold!

If you want to find out more ways to stay warm during winter in Korea, check out these blogs:

How to Stay Warm During Winter│Korean Spa Guide

How to Stay Warm During Winter│Eat & Drink Like Koreans Do

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