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Jinan Red Ginseng Spa

Jinan Red Ginseng Spa
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Red Ginseng Spa offers a special traditional Korean medicine therapy program using ginseng, a local product of Jinan. The spa is largely devided into the “Taegeuk Zone,” the yin and yang “Therapy Zone” and the “Aqua Zone,” where visitors can enjoy an open- air bath while admiring Maisan Mountain. The most popular program is the “Red Ginseng Bubble Sense Therapy.” Up to 50 people can join in at the same time. They sit on a round, hot bed as colorful lights start to beam. Soon, bubbles begin to rise high enough to cover the whole body. Use the dense ginseng fragrant foam for a massage and the skin will discharge toxins and dead skin. It is said to promote metabolism and has an improvement effect on blood circulation. Effectiveness is great, but above all it is just a lot of fun. After bathing in bubbles for about 10 minutes, the ceiling releases a rinsing rain shower.

Interpreting Yin and Yang and the five elements of the universe in the spa

The Yin and Yang program consists of an indoor spa and wind therapy. The indoor spa is equipped with water jets, air bubbles, neck showers, and massage rings for a variety of water movements, as well as a bathing pool to fully enjoy the yin energy, and “Sound Floating,” which uses sounds to reenact the feeling of an embryo floating in amniotic fluid during pregnancy. Visitors enter a dark and quiet pool, put tubes around their necks and legs and float on the water surface. When they tilt their necks back and water covers their ears they will be able to hear the melodies of classical music. It's a dreamy and surreal moment. The last stage of the Yin and Yang program is wind therapy, where hot and cold winds are used to dry the wet body.

The Five Elements program, which is composed of water, gold, wood, fire and earth, is also refined and of high quality. “Water” offers aromatherapy including different baths with red ginseng extracts. “Wood” is a herb therapy where you lie in a tub filled with cypress sawdust and wormwood from the Maisan forests. It is great to take a nap. “Gold” is a stone therapy where visitors can take a break and lie on hot gravel. “Fire” is a harmony therapy that uses red ginseng mud face packs during a wet sauna on heat sheets made of stone. When the pack has dried, a misty rain is activated followed by a strong rain shower. “Earth” is a thermal therapy in a yellow clay spa where germanium beds offer far- infrared rays.

After the Five Elements program it is time for the outdoor aqua zone, which is the highlight of Red Ginseng Spa. Under a blue sky you have a great view of the “horse ears” of Maisan Mountain, a sight you will remember for a long time.

Enjoying Red Ginseng Spa with safety first

Since it is a health-promoting spa, the Red Ginseng Spa is created for grown-ups. The water in the baths are too deep for children to play freely. They need parental guidance. Also note that the Bubble Sense therapy is a foam spa and the floor is very slippery. Senior citizens must be especially careful


  • +82-1588-7597
  • 09:30~20:30 (last entry 17:00), closed every last Monday of the month
  • Weekdays Adults Fee KRW 39,000 Weekends Adults Fee KRW 43,000

The above information is valid as of March 2019


Relax your mind and body in hot water overflowing with the astringent-like aroma of red ginseng and satisfy your taste buds with the local pork delicacy. The more you explore Jinan’s landmark Maisan Mountain, the more you’ll be amazed by its mysterious charms.

[Day 1] Incheon International Airport 250 km, 3 hr by bus Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal 40 km, 50 min by bus Jinan Intercity Bus Terminal 3.4 km, 10 min by bus + 5 min by foot) Sanyakcho Town 185 m, 3 min by foot 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots Jinan Red Ginseng Spa 3.6 km, 9 min by bus Jinan Red Ginseng and Korean Medicine Center 3.5 km, 10 min by bus

[Day 2] History Museum of Jinan 130 m, 3 min by foot Maidon Rural Theme Park 2.5 km, 40 min by foot Maisan Mountain and Tapsa Temple

Learn the Mesmerizing Effects of
Medicinal Herbs at Sanyakcho Town

Located on the northern side of Maisan Mountain, Sanyakcho Town is where you can learn about and enjoy the medicinal herbs of Jinan. The facility consists of an experience and exhibition hall, an herb garden, a medicinal herb efficacy center, an ecological pond, and a wild medicinal herb center. The exhibition hall displays the different types and benefits of medicinal herbs, tools that are used to collect herbs, and photos of various herbs. You can also find materials related to the six major herbs of Jinan County—peonies, Polygonum multiflorus Turcz, white atractylis, Aralia continentalis, Angelica dahurica Bentham et Hooker, and Angelica gigas Nakai.   Jeonju Hanok Village 16-19, Oesayang-gil, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-430-2442 / 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / tour.jinan.go.kr
Jeonju Hanbok Café 53, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-232-2500 / Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Weekends: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Sasang constitution diagnosis: KRW 2,000; Footbath: KRW 9,000; Hanbok rental (2 hr): KRW 25,000

Enjoy Red Ginseng Spa with a View of Maisan Mountain
Jinan Red Ginseng Spa

Jinan Red Ginseng Spa is operated by a company that specializes in six-year-old red ginseng. The three-story building is divided into the Taegeuk Zone, the Therapy Zone, and the Aqua Zone. The Taegeuk Zone offers a red ginseng bubble-sense therapy, where air bubbles containing red ginseng gives you a massage. The Therapy Zone offers the Yin and Yang program, which includes a Bade pool therapy and a floating therapy with sound that balance the energies of yin and yang, as well as a wind therapy. It also has the Five Elements program, which helps harmonize the five elements through herb, harmony, stone, aroma, and thermal therapies. The Aqua Zone, built under the theme of “Sky Garden,” is the perfect place for meditation. With a magnificent view of Maisan Mountain in the distance, visitors can enjoy open-air baths with the best temperature set for each season. The spa also has a snack bar selling light snacks and beverages, as well as sunbeds where visitors can rest. In the spa lobby, there are massage chairs, a coffee shop, and a red ginseng shop that sells red ginseng products and local specialties. There are a couple of things that visitors must be aware of. Spa users must wear swimming suits and swimming caps. Regular T-shirts, shorts, and caps are not allowed. The spa operates until 8:30 p.m., but last entry to the facility is at 5:00 p.m. The spa is run on a first-come and first-serve basis, with a maximum daily capacity of 700 people and a one-time maximum capacity of 350.


16-10, Oesayang-gil, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / Main: +82-1588-7597; Spa: +82-63-433-0393; Accommodation: +82-63-433-0396 / Spa: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (last entry at 5:00 p.m., contact for closing information) / Adults: Weekdays: KRW 39,000; Weekends: KRW 43,000 / Children: Weekdays: KRW 30,000; Weekends: KRW 34,000 / www.redginsengspa.co.kr

Red Ginseng and Ginseng of Jinan in One Place
Jinan Red Ginseng and Korean Medicine Center

You can buy red ginseng products made from fresh ginseng grown from the high mountains. There are about 26 shops selling red ginseng products with the Jinan Red Ginseng Mark, which is given only to products that meet the strict standards of the Institute of Jinan Red Ginseng operated by the county. In addition to red ginseng products, fresh ginseng, traditional Korean medicine ingredients, and herbs are also available.   1166, Jinmu-ro, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-430-8398 / 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. / tour.jinan.go.kr

From Prehistory to Joseon Dynasty
History Museum of Jinan

The History Museum of Jinan displays various relics discovered from the now-submerged area due to the construction of the Yongdam Dam. The two-story building exhibits precious relics ranging from prehistoric times to the Joseon period. The Folklore Gallery introduces Jinan’s nature and artifacts, including Maisan Mountain and stone pagodas. The Permanent Exhibition and Special Exhibition halls also feature various materials related to the county.   7, Naesayang-gil, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-430-8086 / 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed on Mondays) / www.jinanmuseum.kr

Taste the Healthy Pork of Jinan
Maidon Rural Theme Park

The Maidon Rural Theme Park is a pig-themed park located on the northern side of Maisan Mountain. The spacious park has various pig sculptures with which visitors can enjoy taking pictures. Along the 500-m road to the park are many restaurants that serve Korean-style grilled pork dishes. Among them, the Jinan Maidon Restaurant near the entrance of the road only uses first-class pork produced in Mujinjang Livestock, Jinan.   778, Danyang-ri, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / Maidon Culture Experience Center: +82-63-433-0424; Maisan Provincial Park Office: +82-63-433-3313 / Sunrise to sunset / tour.jinan.go.kr

Cluster of Mysterious Stone Pagodas
Maisan Mountain and Tapsa Temple

Maisan Mountain consists of the Seobong Peak [Am (female) Maisan: 673 m) and the Dongbong Peak [Su (male) Maisan: 667 m]. From a distance, the mountain looks like horse ears, which gave it the moniker Mai (horse ears) San (mountain) since the Joseon period. To get to Tapsa Temple, people mostly use the path that begins from the southern parking lot. What makes the temple so special is the stone pagodas stacked around it. There are about 80 pagodas dating back to the 1800s. The purpose of these towers remains a mystery, and they have never collapsed nor moved through hundreds of years, making them truly amazing.   367, Maisannam-ro, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-433-0012 / Sunrise to sunset / Adults: KRW 3,000; teenagers: KRW 2,000; children: KRW 1,000 / Tapsa Temple: maisantapsa.co.kr / Maisan Provincial Park: maisan.jinan.go.kr

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Eco-Friendly Trip to Maisan

The northern tourism district of Maisan Mountain operates an electric vehicle near the main peak. Visitors get off at the start point of the Couple Road and climb the wooden stairs for about 10 minutes to reach Cheonhwangmun Gate located between the Seobong and Dongbong peaks.


Operation Hours

hours 09:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)


One-way: KRW 3,000; Round-trip: KRW 5,000




130, Maisan-ro, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do



Jinan Red Ginseng Festival

If you plan to visit Jinan in autumn, we recommend that you visit there in October when the Jinan Red Ginseng Festival takes place. The festival features games, hands-on programs, and walking festival under the theme of red ginseng. In addition, various performances are also held including Jungpyeonggut (Farmers’ Performance of Jungpyeong), Joseon martial arts, and a musical concert. Free tasting of a range of foods made with red ginseng is also available.



Vicinity of Maisan Mountain, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do






bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Enjoy Delicacies and Traditional Culture of Jinan
Jinan Red Ginseng Spa → 400 m → Maidon Rural Theme Park → 1 km → Maisan Master Crafts Museum → 100 m → Museum of World Scissors

· Maisan Master Crafts Museum : 250, Maisan-ro, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-430-3800, tour.jinan.go.kr · Museum of World Scissors : 258, Maisan-ro, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do/ +82-63-430-3232

Recommended Restaurants

· Maissan Yetteo : black pork dishes / 263, Maisan-ro, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-432-4201

· Jeonju Hoegwan : wild vegetable bibimbap, set menu with grilled bonnet bellflower roots / 250, Maisan-ro, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-433-4800

· Sokgeumsan Black Goat Restaurant : black goat dishes / 190, Maisannam-ro, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-432-3307


Recommended Accommodations

· Keunbawi Pension : 407, Baekjang-ro, Baegun-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-433-4978

· Demisem Pension : 456-16, Baekjang-ro, Baegun-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-432-9004

· Geumbok Hoegwan Lodging : 81, Oesayang-gil, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do / +82-63-432-0651