Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The place that you should go when you visit Korea - 찜질방 (Jjimjilbang)

Have you ever heard of 찜질방(Jjimjilbang)?

Since it is winter and cold, I really miss 찜질방 back in Korea. It is basically a public sauna. You go there to sweat out some bad things and warm yourself in this kind of weather. Korean people love to go there as a family or a group of friends.

People go there to sweat out and eat and sleep. It is really fun going there. There are some places that you go and sweat like a sauna.

There are some places where you can lie down and sleep.

After you sweat in a sauna, you can go to a hot spring or public bath and take a bath.

How nice!!!! Huh!!??

There is one thing that Korean people do when they go to Jjimjilbang. It is making a sheep-head hat (양머리Yangmeori) with a towel. A very famous Korean drama started this hat in Jjimjilbang, and people started doing it since then.

Check people's 양머리.

This is how you make 양머리.

When you go to Korea, make sure you visit 찜질방 if you don't mind washing in a public bathtub...(Of course, you need to get naked when you are taking a bath.)

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