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Pyeonbaeksoop Healingtopia

Pyeonbaek soop Healingtopia
편백숲 힐링토피아

 

The reason why people feel refreshed in forests lies in a volatile substance called phytoncide, which is emitted by trees. It not only has a soothing effect on the mind and a supporting effect on the immune system, it is also known to have an antibacterial effect. It also reduces stress and helps with skin troubles such as atopy. Conifers release more phytoncide than trees with large leafs. The best among all trees is said to be the cypress tree.

The power of phytoncide emitted by cypress trees

At Pyeonbaeksoop Healingtopia, you can experience the phytoncide effect in the heart of the city. The gentle scent of cypress meets you right at the door. Most of the interior is made of cypress wood and eco-friendly materials. The facilities include a 4300㎡ large healing center, a cafe, a body type correction center, a walking trail, and a forest garden. A basic healing program course is composed of a hot and cold bedrock bath, a foot bath, and a cypress enzyme spa. The first stop is at the “heat resonance soil bath” (photo 1). Visitors lie down on a hot floor in a room where all four walls are covered in cypress wood. Gongmyeongto is made of yellow clay, which releases huge amounts of far- infrared rays, and has the effect of a therapeutic walk in a forest. It helps to relieve pain and calms down the body and soul. When the soil reaches a temperature of 40~50℃, it starts emitting far-infrared rays. These penetrate the body and stimulate cells about 2,000 times a minute, which causes an increase in body heat. The activated cells radiate heat, and this raises the body's temperature. The body then starts releasing waste and boosting blood circulation. It feels much like in a spa, where you lie down, perspire and feel instantly refreshed. The body feels much lighter after a short break in the bedrock bath room. After sweating in a hot place it is time to cool down again. The way leads past large glass windows to a germanium cold bath place. with a beautiful garden (Photo 2). What a sight. In order to let the skin recover from the heat of the bedrock room, a cypress water mask is applied and plenty of mist is sprayed on. After a cold bedrock bath for 20 minutes the next course awaits you: a foot bath in a wide tub made of cypress wood (Photo 3). The water inside is special, as it is a herbal bath made with medicinal ingredients, cypress wood and cypress oil. Dunking your feet in it helps blood circulation and also has an edema-relieving effect.

A cypress enzyme bath that supports the immune system

The facility also offers a cypress enzyme bath (Photo 4). A cypress tree log is filled with sawdust and enzymes that are fermented with various kinds of herbal medicine. When you stick your hand in it, you can feel an extraordinary heat. That's where you put your body in so that only your head sticks out, and after about 20 minutes your entire body is heated up and ready to sweat. With a high body temperature of 38~39℃, blood circulation is turned up, metabolism is activated and the immune system is strengthened. In regular spas, the outer layer of the skin is stimulated with strong heat, whereas the cypress enzyme method uses natural fermentation heat to enable far-infrared rays to penetrate the skin deeply and heat up the body from within. The synergy effect is even stronger with the cypress tree phytoncide.

Wander and heal in the Cypress Tree Garden

After the cypress enzyme bath, take your lightweight body and soul and visit the garden in the back. The trail is well-decorated and allows you to heal with plenty of phytoncide. A great way to connect with nature and recharge on healthy energy is unexpectedly situated in the heart of the city.

INFORMATION

  • +82-1522-0555
  • 10:00~21:00
  • Reservations are mandatory
  • Basic (80 min) KRW 50,000, Skin Care (60 min) KRW 50,000
  • 375 Dallaenae-ro, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • www.hinoky.com

The above information is valid as of Dec. 31, 2017

 

The deep scent of cypress clears your head. After a healing experience at Pyeonbaeksoop Healingtopia, enjoy shopping and visit other attractions in Seongnam. You will feel refreshed after just half a day!

[Route] Incheon International Airport 78 km, 1 hr and 30 min by airport limousine bus + bus + by foot 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots Pyeonbaeksoop Healingtopia 10 km, 40 min by foot + by bus Avenue France Pangyo 5 km, 25 min by foot+ by bus Bundang Jeongja-dong Café Street and NAVER Green Factory

Healing Place Full of Healthiness
Pyeonbaeksoop Healingtopia

Pyeonbaeksoop Healingtopia, situated in Yetgol Village at the foot of Cheonggyesan Mountain, is a unique bathhouse with the theme of cypress wood. As soon as you set foot at its entrance, you will smell thick phytoncides in the air as most of the interiors in this place are made of Japanese hinoki wood and eco-friendly materials. In the large, 4,300 m2 area, the facilities include a healing center, a cafeteria, a body shape correction center, a walking trail, and a forest garden. A basic healing program is composed of the gongmyeongto (“resonating soil”) thermotherapy, germanium cool stone spa, foot bath, and hinoki enzyme bath. What makes this place really special is the hinoki enzyme bath. Like doing a sand bath with only your head sticking out, you are made to lie in a hinoki bathtub filled with sawdust and enzymes that are fermented with various kinds of herbal medicine. Then, about 70 to 80℃ of the natural fermentation heat generated from the enzymes will make you perspire and improve your blood circulation. You will then experience the synergistic effect of fermentation heat and phytoncides from hinoki wood. For a gongmyeongto thermotherapy, you just need to comfortably lie down on the floor of a room whose ceiling and walls are made of hinoki wood. Gongmyeongto is known to emit a lot of far-infrared rays. After the hot bath, it is also good to receive a cold stone spa. To replenish hydration after sweating, you can apply a hinoki-water mask sheet and spray hinoki mist on your face. You can also enjoy a foot bath simply by sitting in the spacious foot bathtub also made of hinoki wood. The water used for the foot bath is a special blend of various herbal medicines, hinoki wood, and hinoki oil.
 
375, Dallaenae-ro, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-1522-0555 / 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Basic course (80 min): KRW 50,000; Body Shape Correction (60 min): KRW 70,000 / Meridian Massage (60–150 min): KRW 70,000–200,000; Sports massage (60–120 min): KRW 50,000–120,000 / www.hinoky.com

Weekend Shopping and Dating Spots
Avenue France Pangyo

Avenue France Pangyo is the first street-type shopping mall in Korea with the themes of “France” and “Avenue.” With French influences, the mall boasts of an exotic and chic atmosphere. Take a pleasant stroll along the 200-m stretch of street lined with various brand shops, restaurants, and cafés.
 
25, Dongpangyo-ro 177beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-8016-0101 / 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. / www.avenuefrance.co.kr

Sophisticated Cafés and a Unique Library
Bundang Jeongja-dong Café Street and NAVER Green Factory

Jeongja-dong Café Street is famous for its wide array of European-style, trendy, and luxury cafés. The street, starting from the alley at the side of Neulpureun High School to Geumgok-dong area, is lined with charming cafés with lovely terraces. NAVER Green Factory is also nearby. The headquarters of Naver Corporation is home to Naver Library Cafe and Store on the first floor, which is also open to the public. Library admission requires a Naver ID, but the book café is free for everyone.
 
Bundang Jeongja-dong Café Street 234, Jeongjail-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / Gyeonggi-do Tourist Information: +82-31-1330; Seongnam City Hall Tourism Division: +82-31-729-8602 / www.seongnam.go.kr
NAVER Green Factory 6, Buljeong-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-1588-3830 / 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (closed on every 2nd and 4th Monday) / library.navercorp.com

TIP icon Travel Tips

Walking Tour with Storytelling

Seongnam City offers tourists a walking tour with an expert tour guide. Two courses, “Know the City” and “Feel Nature in the City,” are available and opened to any group of more than five people. Reservations can be made a week before on the city’s website.

Inquiries

+82-31-729-8601–8604

Website

www.seongnam.go.kr

bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Healing Trip with Books
Pyeonbaeksoop Healingtopia → 12.3 km → Book Theme Park → 4.3 km → Good Day Bookshop → 1 km → Bundang Jeongja-dong Café Street and NAVER Green Factory

· Book Theme Park 145, Munjeong-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-708-3588 / www.snart.or.kr · Good Day Bookshop 27, Neuti-ro 63beon-gil, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-711-3170

Feel Nature Inside the City
Yuldong Park → 3 km → Seongnam Jungang Park → 8.5 km → Shingu Botanic Garden

· Yuldong Park 145, Munjeong-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-702-8713 / www.seongnam.go.kr · Seongnam Jungang Park 550, Seongnam-daero, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-729-4907 / www.seongnam.go.kr · Shingu Botanic Garden 9, Jeokpuri-ro, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-724-1600 / www.sbg.or.kr

Recommended Restaurants

· Gammeeok : ox bone soup / 181, Tancheon-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-709-9448

· Pungcheon Jangeo Jeonmun : grilled eel / 381, Seongnam-daero, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-718-5129 / www.분당장어.com

· Bombom Hanjeongsik : hot-pot rice with cirsium / 19, Neuti-ro 51beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-719-6688 / www.bom-bom.kr

 

Recommended Accommodations

· SR Hotel : Bundang 9, Hwangsaeul-ro 319beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-702-6565 / www.srhotel.co.kr

· Hotel Gallery : 321, Hwangsaeul-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-702-8200 / www.galleryhotel.co.kr

· Hotel Regency : 352, Hwangsaeul-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do / +82-31-706-7400 / hotelregency.modoo.at