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SPA 1899 Donginbi

SPA 1899 Donginbi
SPA 1899 동인비


Red ginseng is considered to be a very valuable medicine in Korea. Red ginseng is unpeeled ginseng that is steamed for about three hours and then slowly dried. During that process, it loses its sweet particles and produces an effective ingredient in abundance that doesn't exist in regular ginseng. There is only one place that uses that kind of red ginseng in its professional spa services, and that is SPA 1899 Donginbi from the luxury red ginseng brand Cheong-Kwan-Jang.

A red ginseng energy spa that contains ancient care methods

SPA 1899 Donginbi uses the energy of 6-yearold red ginseng in all treatments and offers energy spas that promise inner and outer beauty. It is said that red ginseng has been a beauty treatment for the body since ancient times. The beautiful women in the Joseon Dynasty are said to have used ginseng in tea to treat their skin, and when ginseng flowers blossomed they were used as additives in bath water which would soften their skin.

Walking through the door of SPA 1899 Donginbi, you notice gentle scent of ginseng that fills the room. The atmosphere is quiet so that visitors can relax and forget their busy lives. Every room is equipped with a shower and a locker. Also, there is a “Skin Bar” where visitors can experience the red ginseng cosmetics made by the Korea Ginseng Corp. and “Red Ginseng Bar” which offers Cheong-Kwan-Jang delicacies. It is a space where people can try red ginseng while enjoying therapy.

SPA 1899 Donginbi has a separate red ginseng spa room where therapies take place, a “Red Ginseng Spa Room” where visitors can receive a water massage that stimulates blood circulation, and a “Capsule Zone” where concentrated red ginseng is spread over the body and visitors can lay in a capsule where heat and steam help the body to release toxins and absorb red ginseng nutrition. Furthermore, there are special facilities such as the “Foot Spa Zone,” where foot fatigue is treated, and the “Head Spa Zone,” where red ginseng ingredients are used for scalp treatments.

The products used in the spas are from the red ginseng cosmetic brand Donginbi. In combination with the hand technique of a skilled therapist, it helps to regain natural beauty and younger skin. And the “Asian Core” massage, which uses the advantages of traditional Asian medicine and folk therapy, relieves muscle pains and fatigue.

Also, “Holistic,” which was first developed in Europe and then reinvented to match Korean emotions, uses sometimes soft and sometimes intense hand techniques to help the body's circulation. It is a premium care that applies the strong energy of red ginseng oil. Before and after all treatment steps, visitors get the chance to drink red ginseng tea that provides them with longlasting, warm energy and to use Cheong-Kwan-Jang red ginseng products.

The red ginseng effect

The rich saponin ingredient in red ginseng isknown to enhance and revive the immune system.
In addition, the ginsenoside ingredient helpsabsorption and digestion and promotes metabolism.


  • +82-2-557-8030(Daechi Branch)
    +82-2-755-8031(Myeongdong Branch)
    +82-51-747-8036(Haeundae Branch)
  • 09:00~23:00
  • Reservations required
  • Facial (60 min.) KRW 121,000
    Slow Aging (120 min.) KRW 215,000
    Full Peeling KRW 297,000
    Available Language : ENG, CHN, JPN
  • KT&G Tower B2F, 1002, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Daechi Branch)
    Hotel Skypark Central B1F, Myeongdong-9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Myeongdong Branch)
    Daom Building 6F, 277, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Haeundae Branch)
  • www.spag.co.kr (ENG, CHN, JPN)

The above information is valid as of March 2019


From a spa where you can get head-to-toe red ginseng extract treatments and a place that offers special Hallyu experiences, to the largest underground shopping mall in Seoul, we give you suggestion on the best three ways you can enjoy Gangnam.

[Route] Incheon International Airport 70 km, 1 hr and 30 min by airport limousine bus + 5 min by subway + 7 min by foot 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots SPA 1899 Donginbi 1.6 km, 5 min by subway + 7 min by foot SMTOWN Coex Artium 1.6km, 13 min by foot Starfield Coex Mall and Parnas Mall

Recharge Your Energy with Six-Year-Old Red Ginseng
SPA 1899 Donginbi

SPA 1899 Donginbi offers visitors a chance to experience the efficacy of red ginseng fully. Operated by Cheong Kwan Jang, the red ginseng brand of Korea Ginseng Corporation, this traditional Korean spa offers various programs. These programs let visitors experience the energy of red ginseng as written in Dongui bogam (Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine), an ancient Korean medical book, with all the five senses. Spa services are provided in four single rooms and one couple room equipped with shower and locker facilities. SPA 1899 Donginbi offers both single and package programs. For those who want to experience the potency of saponin-rich red ginseng fully, we recommend the signature program, a package of facial and body treatments that uses six-year-old ginseng. Visitors can also try quality red ginseng cosmetics and dietary supplements produced by Korea Ginseng Corporation at skincare and red ginseng bars in each of the room. SPA 1899 Donginbi has special red ginseng-themed facilities, such as the Red Ginseng Spa Room where visitors can receive a water massage that stimulates blood circulation, the Capsule Zone where visitors lie in a capsule with ginseng concentrate all over their body that will help release toxins, the Foot Spa Zone where foot fatigue treatment is provided, and the Head Spa Zone where red ginseng ingredients are used for scalp treatments. All products featured at SPA 1899 Donginbi contain red ginseng, including cosmetics from Cheong Kwan Jang’s premium cosmetic brand, Donginbi. Based on the hand technique of skilled therapists, the spa developed the “Asian Core” massage, which uses the advantages of traditional Asian medicine and folk therapy. The newly developed “Holistic” massage, which originated in Europe, delivers an ultimate massaging experience through a harmony of tender and intense techniques.


Daechi Branch 416, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul; Myeong-dong Branch: 16, Myeongdong 9-gil, jung-gu, Seoul / Daechi Branch: +82-2-557-8030, Myeong-dong Branch: +82-2-755-8031 / 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (closed on Mondays) / Facial and Asian Core: KRW 110,000; SPA 1899 Donginbi Signature: KRW 473,000 / www.spag.co.kr

Museum of SM Entertainment Artists
SMTOWN Coex Artium

Near Exit 6 of Samseong Station is SMTOWN Coex Artium, known as a mecca of K-pop. Opened in 2015, the venue is a museum dedicated to SM Entertainment stars including TVXQ, Girl’s Generation, EXO, and Red Velvet. At this museum, you can learn everything about them. On the second floor is a shop called SUM, which carries not only various SM artist goods but also lifestyle merchandise carefully selected by SM artists, as well as product collaborations of the artists with famous designers. The most popular place among fans is SMTOWN Theater on the fifth and sixth floors, which offers state-of-the-art holograms performances like musicals and concerts.


513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-6002-5300 / 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. / www.smtownland.com

Enjoy Shopping, Food, and Culture at Once
Starfield Coex Mall and Parnas Mall

Connected to Samseong Station on Line 2, the largest underground mall in Seoul is home to some 260 stores that offer beauty, fashion, and household products as well as several restaurants and cafés. A lot of K-beauty stores like Missha, Banilla Co., Aritaum, and The Face Shop are particularly popular among foreign tourists. Starfield Library at the Central Plaza, which is located in the heart of Coex Mall, has 13-m tall giant bookshelves displaying over 60,000 books and 600 of the latest magazines, has also become very popular as a unique place to experience culture. In addition to lifestyle stores, there are also various experience zones, including Samsung Mobile Store where visitors can experience advanced mobile products, as well as Hyundai Motor Studio Digital which exhibits the development and the future of automobiles. Other facilities include a Lego playground, BRICKLIVE, an aquarium where you can meet some 40,000 underwater animals, and movie theater Megabox which has long been frequented by dating couples.


Starfield Coex Mall : 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-6002-5300 / 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. / www.starfield.co.kr

Parnas Mall : 521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-559-7089 / 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. / www.parnasmall.com

TIP icon Travel Tips

Gangnam Walking Tour with a Tour Guide

Tourists can walk around major attractions in Gangnam with commentary provided by professional tour guides. A total of six courses are available for free of charge, including a tour of K-Star Road and entertainment companies, a tour from Bongeunsa Temple to Coex Mall, and a tour from Garosugil to the Gangnam Tourist Information Center. Reservations must be made, at the latest, three days in advance.


Gangnam Station Exit 11 → Seolleung and Jeongneung Royal Tombs, Seoul → Coex → Lotte World → Olympic Park → Seoul Sports Complex → Samseong Station → K-pop entertainment companies → K-Star Road, Cheongdam Luxury Fashion Street → Apgujeong Rodeo Street → Garosugil → Express Bus Terminal → Seorae Village → Seoul Nat’l University of Education Station → Gangnam Station Exit 2

Operation Hours

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.







bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Enjoy a Healing Spa in Gangnam and a Relaxing Teatime in Gangbuk’s Natural Environment!
SPA 1899 Donginbi → 4.2 km → Sulwhasoo Flagship Store → 3.9 km → Seoul Forest → 480 m → Under Stand Avenue

Art and Spa Tour in Gangnam
SPA 1899 Donginbi → 700 m → S.J. Cho Korean Paper Art Gallery → 100 m → Korea Cultural House (KOUS) → 480 m → Posco Art Museum

Recommended Restaurants

· Woo Lae Oak : Pyeongyang-style cold buckwheat noodles, bulgogi, grilled ribs / 313, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-561-6121

· Banryongsan : rib and rice soup, Hamheung-style cold buckwheat noodles, mung bean pancake, extra-large dumplings / 26, Teheran-ro 78-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-3446-8966, www.banryongsan.com

· Hadongkwan Coex : Sbone soup, boiled beef slices / 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-551-5959 / www.hadongkwan.com


Recommended Accommodations

· M. Biz Hotel : 11, Teheran-ro 79-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-539-1722

· Hotel 648 : Gangnam-daero 94-gil, Gangnam-gu / +82-2-557-6487

· Jerry’s Planet Hotel : 13, Gangnam-daero 92-gil, Gangnam-gu, Gangnam, Seoul / +82-2-555-4204