• Step 1. Go to the event website.
  • Step 2. Select one from the seven wellness destinations in Korea recommended by Visit Medical Korea (VMK), and share the reasons why you would like to visit that particular destination. (*Make sure to indicate the country of your current residence.)
  • Step 3. Share the news of the event and the reasons with your friends on social media.
  • Step 4. Wait until the results are announced.
  • One first-place winner
  • Round-trip flight vouchers for two (economy class, to and from Korea) and a hotel stay voucher for three nights (at a five-star hotel)
  • Two second-place winners
  • Round-trip flight voucher for one (economy class, to and from Korea)
  • Two third-place winners
  • Hotel stay vouchers for three nights (at a five-star hotel)

** Flight vouchers: Flight vouchers are valid on or before December 31, 2017. VMK provides vouchers for airlines that operate direct international flights to and from Incheon International Airport in Korea. Winners themselves will pay for the cost of trips required to cities where they can board international flights to and from Korea. Winners are also required to book their trips in advance with VMK-designated travel agencies. Keep in mind that it may be difficult to book trips during peak seasons.

** Hotel vouchers: Every hotel voucher is valid for only one year following the date of its issuance. It cannot be used on the following dates: June 25 to 27, 2017; December 24, 2017; December 31, 2017; and January 1, 2018.

Winners will be announced on Friday, April 28, 2017.

* Winners will be chosen by drawing lots from among event participants.

* VMK will inform each and every winner individually via the event page, social media postings, or e-mail.

* VMK will send e-mails to winners on April 28, 2017. Winners must confirm that they have received those e-mails within 7 days, May 4 at the latest, by replying to kto@hnconsulting.co.kr. Failure to confirm the receipt of the e-mail will result in cancellation of the prize. Winners who have successfully confirmed the receipt of the e-mails will again be notified by the VMK until May 11 on how they can collect their gifts.

* You must indicate the country of your current residency as part of your answer on why you would like to visit the location you chose.

* You must share the news of the event with your friends on social media after you submit your answer (otherwise, your participation in the event will be processed as incomplete).

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Cheongkwanjang Spa G(Seoul)
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Cheongkwanjang Spa G is a special place run by Korea Ginseng Corporation that offers exclusive spa programs featuring Korea’s acclaimed red (fermented) ginseng. Each Spa G features a red ginseng therapy room, a red ginseng spa room (complete with a water massage pool), a thalatherm for deep detoxification of the skin, a foot spa zone, and a head spa zone that features a special red ginseng scalp treatment.

Particularly popular are the Holistic Program, which provides premium care that promotes blood circulation and metabolism using the red ginseng extract oil, and the Detox (Thalatherm) Program, which involves the application of red ginseng extracts onto the entire body and then steaming so as to detoxify the skin and replenish it with the vital energy of red ginseng.

Features and services : intensive facial/body/head/back-and-foot massage programs,
Red Ginseng Spa (water massage), thalatherm

  • KT&G Tower (Basement Floor 2), 1002 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • http://www.spag.co.kr/en/main/main_idx.php
Tea Therapy(Seoul)
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Also known as the “tea salon of traditional medicine practitioners,” Tea Therapy first opened its doors in Sinsa-dong, Seoul, in 2008, and went on to open another branch in Anguk-dong two years later.

The tea masters on site parch, roast, dry, and brew two to three dozen of medicinal herbs daily to offer quality and therapeutic tea for patrons.

Popular on the menu is the Original Blend, as well as other familiar traditional Korean teas, including the date tea and the ssanghwatea. Foot spa is also available.

Features and services : Traditional Korean teas, foot spa, and wellness meals

  • Ago Building (1F), 16 Eonju-ro 173-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • http://teatherapy.com/
Yakdabang Bomdong(Seoul)
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This traditional tea salon run by a traditional medicine clinic is famous for its tea masters who recommend and customize teas for patrons depending on their emotional and physical conditions.

Guests can enjoy customized teas, foot spa, and even consult traditional medicine doctors on site about their physical constitutions.

Features and services : 48 tea blends for tasting, traditional tea food, medicinal liquors (tinctures),
physical constitution diagnoses, consultation with doctors, and foot spa (30 minutes)

  • 12-13 Worldcupbuk-ro6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • http://english.visitmedicalkorea.com/web/board/BD_board.view.do?domainCd=2&bbsCd=2009&seq=20170119101544105
Sulwhasoo Flagship Store(Seoul)
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Sulwhasoo Flagship Store is the signature venue of the leading Korean cosmetic brand, Sulwhasoo, and is popular as a unique place of relaxation in the heart of downtown Seoul.

The Heritage Room on the first floor displays artifacts spanning the entire history of the brand.

The shop for trying out and purchasing the brand’s products is located on the second floor.

The Spa Zones on the first basement level and the fourth floor above ground feature the Sulwhasoo Spa Program, which provides a full-body spa experience using traditional herbal medicine ingredients, and the Sulwhasoo Balance Spa, a trendy space for casual massage and relaxation.

The flagship store also offers a package program that targets tense muscles and provides a facial massage using Sulwhasoo products.

Features and services : Sulwhasoo Experience Zone, Sulwhasoo Spa (Traditional Medicine Anti-Aging Spa, Traditional Medicine Balance Spa, Red Ginseng Foot Spa, Ginseng Scrub, and Sulhwajung-Hyang Treatment)

  • 18 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • http://www.sulwhasoo.com/int/en
Centum Spa Land(Busan)
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Centum Spa Land is a great spa destination overlooking a river and a park in the midst of a bustling urban area.

Powered by 2 natural hot springs from 1,000 meters down below the surface of the earth, this major spa provides 18 themed spa facilities, including bathtubs for traditional Korean-style baths, replicas of saunas from around the world, and saunas featuring unique ingredients.

The diverse features on site include the Loess Room that heals gynecological conditions and relaxes the mind; the Body Sound Room where guests can experience the reverberations of natural sounds and meditative music; the Wave Dream Room, whose ceiling reflects the light reflected off the surface of water on the floor and conjures up a deep sea-like atmosphere; the Hamam Room, which reenacts an ancient Turkish public bath; and the Phytoncide Room, which delivers the refreshing green energy of forests into an indoor space.

Features and services : hot spring baths, saunas, fomentation rooms, full-body aesthetic treatments, restaurants, and café and drink bar

  • Shinsegae Department Store Centum City, 35 Centumnam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • http://english.shinsegae.com/english/main.asp
Cimer Ocean Spa, Paradise Hotel Busan
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Cimer Ocean Spa is an optimal venue for relaxation while enjoying the panoramic view of the Haeundae Beach.

The spa is famous for its odorless, colorless, and weak alkaline hot spring of seawater that boasts of great skin-improving properties.

Cimer is open all year round. The sunbeds placed outside are equipped with heated mats, and guests are given their own slippers, windbreaker bathrobes, and access to dry saunas outside.

Features and services : Five Theme Baths - Art & Nature (4 different baths), Ocean (viewing the Haeundae Beach), Therapy (bubble massage), Rest (aqua bar), and Kids (Water Spray Zone).

  • Paradise Hotel Busan (4F), 296 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • https://www.busanparadisehotel.co.kr/main.do?lang=en
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Cheongna Sparex, a major establishment located in the center of the Cheongna International City in Incheon, draws well over 1,000 guests daily.

Features on site include an outdoor charcoal-heated sauna, a sauna steamed with medicinal herbs, a germanium-steamed sauna, a cypress green shower room, a Himalayan salt sauna, an outdoor hot spring and outdoor earthenware tubs, as well as an outdoor pool and outdoor hot springs, which are open in summer.

The inside of the entire venue is decorated in traditional Korean architecture, and displays classical features such as jeongja(wooden pavilion) and pyeongsang(Korean-style sunbeds). The place is also equipped with a food court serving Korean food, a café, and a staff of professional masseuses.

Features and services : traditional sauna, loess sauna, Himalayan salt sauna, germanium-steamed sauna, cypress green shower room, massages, camping zone (lounge), food court, and outdoor pool (rooftop)

  • CheongnaSparex (10F), 16 Cheongna canal-ro 260-beongil, Seo-gu, Incheon