Home to two of South Korea’s most popular amusement parks, Yongin is a dynamic city within the Seoul Capital Area. It’s renowned for its folk village and open-air agricultural museum, as well as being the location of one of the country’s biggest TV studios.
Things to do in Yongin
Spend a day enjoying the rides and themed attractions at South Korea’s largest amusement park, Everland Resort. Take a ride on the wooden roller coaster of the T-Express, embark on an amphibious safari in the Lost Valley and photograph the giant pandas gifted from China to South Korea as a symbol of friendship.
Adjacent to Everland Resort is Caribbean Bay, which is the largest water park in the world. Cool off in the simulated wave pools and let loose on the adventure slides. During winter, you can indulge in hot springs and an on-site sauna.
Want to learn about South Korean cultural traditions? Visit the Korean Folk Village to wander its replica streets that reflect different regions across the country. Explore the artisan workshops, markets and restaurants, before watching traditional dance performances and visiting the sculptural garden and art museum.
Don’t miss the Yongin Agricultural Theme Park, where you’ll get a unique insight into rural life in South Korea. Stroll through the wildflower and herb gardens, try your hand at using vintage farm machinery and attend one of the agricultural workshops.
Getting around Yongin
Yongin is 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Seoul and connected by regular trains on the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Buses also access all corners of the city.