1) Mud Festival – every year, the Boryeong Mud Festival attracts over 1 million visitors, among them many foreigners. The mud is considered to be rich in nutrients and is used in the manufacturing of cosmetics. The festival consists of such activities as Mud-wrestling, Mud-sliding, photo competitions, etc. One of the most entertaining things you can do all year.
2) Hiking – The easiest way to meet friendly Korean people. It’s also excellent, low-impact exercise guaranteed to help shed some extra weight. With 75% of Korea covered in mountains, this can be a regular Saturday or Sunday event, or even in the morning if you start teaching in the afternoon – what a great way to start your day!!!
3) Nore-bang (Korean Karaoke) – A fun activity for day or night. Usually a late night pit stop after a night of drinking fun…just as you become courageous enough to sing “Dancing Queen” with conviction and soul. Alcohol and food are served until the early morning.
4) Night clubbing in Seoul
5) Learning Korean, or something traditionally Korean such as Taekwon do
6) Going to the sauna, or bath-house. Read about it here.
7) Green tea fields
8) Festivals – Korea is a country that loves to have a reason for a festival, often giving you several options during the same weekend. – From funny festival to interesting festival there will always be something to keep you entertained.
9) North Korea - DMZ
10) Nearby countries – Thailand, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore etc.