Korean public baths, or jjimjilbang, are vast sprawling complexes, with dry heat rooms of various temperatures, cold rooms, hot tubs, oxygen rooms, massage and other spa treatments, as well as bars and restaurants on site. Some are open 24 hours and even have sleeping rooms. As long as you are comfortable being naked, or at the very least clad only in a towel, in front of complete strangers (though note that the baths are segregated by gender), a visit to a jjimjilbang is a unique way to experience Korean life and culture. Spa Land Centum even has its own movie theater if you want to take a break from the sweating and soaking. Near Yongsan station, the Dragon Hill Spa, whose bamboo-lined entrance is seen here, is an especially popular option with visitors to Seoul who come to experience its traditional charcoal sauna.
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