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7 Recommended places to visit on rainy days

7 Recommended Places to visit on rainy days

Awesome view Seoul

It’s very hot and humid during the summer in Seoul. We also have a rainy season called Jangma (장마). It rains for about two weeks, and you will be looking for places where you can go in the rain. If you are planning for your trip to Seoul on this rainy summer day, I recommend you have a backup plan for rainy days! You will be able to find hidden 7 places to visit in Seoul when it rains😎

If you don’t mind the light rain, you can join our Weride Korea e-bike tour! We will introduce nice traditional places with fun stories. We have cute raincoats that can protect you from the rain! ☔

Fun ride in the rain

You can book the e-bike tour at our website if you want to join our Weride Tour!
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Don’t be afraid to join our tour due to the hardness of cycling since our awesome e-bike will help you to ride easily. But you need to be careful, the floor is slippery so you can’t be too excited!

Check the 🚴 (e-bike) sign, it’s where the Weride Korea e-bike tour will bring you to!😎

  1. Seoul Botanic Park (English Guidewebsite)

Seoul Botanic Park is the first urban-style botanic garden located in Seoul, Korea. There is a roof and it is always like spring inside.

Open hours: 09:00 to 18:00 every day except Monday.

entrance fee

Address: Seoul, Kang Seo-gu, Magokdong-ro 161

located in between Magognaru (line 9) and Yangcheon Hyanggyo station (line 9).

It is close to Gimpo Airport, and not too far from Hongdae.

If your accommodation is a bike distance and if you would like to ride a bike there, you can ride Dda-reung-i (Seoul Bike) or rent our awesome hybrid bike rental from Weride!

*How to rent Dda-reung-i (Seoul Bike)

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2. 🚴Gwangjang Market (Site)

Gwangjang Market Food Tasting

Do you like trying local food when you travel? Gwangjang Market is one of the traditional markets where you can try all the different kinds of food! You can try Bindae-tteok, Maggoli, Yukhoe, and others. If you are interested in trying san-nakji, you can also try it at Gwangjang Market!

There is a reason why Korean eat Bindae-tteok and/or other pancakes when it rains. Do you know why?

The sound of frying Bindae-tteok and other pancakes makes the same sound as rain. So when we listen to the sound of rain, we think of the sound of frying Bindae-tteok. Other fried foods can also be thought of, but Bindae-tteok is the most famous one which is also good to have with Maggoli!

Fun food tasting at Gwnagjang Market
Gwangjang Traditional Food Market

Address: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Open Hour: 09:00 ~ 18:00 (except Sunday)

Our friendly Market food tasting & evening e-bike tour covers the Gwangjang market to help you to try local foods. This place is very local so it may be hard for you to try the food without speaking any Korean. Our tour guides will help you to enjoy the food without any worry.

3. Kyeongbokgung station – Seoul Metro K-culture museum

There is a free media art wall exhibition in Seoul. Did you know that? It is located at Gyeongbokgung station (line 3). If you are looking for an Instagramable spot, this can be the one for you! It is an interactive media wall so that they move as you walk. Wherever you touch with your feet, images on the floor move. Be a part of this artwork!

Address: Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3)
Open Hour: 10:00 ~ 22:00 everyday
It’s free, nothing is required! No e-bike, no wallet, no guides I guess😺

4. Starbucks – Gyeongdong 1960
Are you a big fan of Starbucks which is collecting Starbucks City cups from all around the world? I found two special Starbucks for you!

Starbucks Gyeongdong 1960

The first one is Starbucks Gyeongdong 1960. It is located at Gyeongdong market, near Dongdaemun market.

Old Seoul can be seen in this area. Different than Gwangjang market, Gyeongdong market is quiet and keeps the old atmosphere. Starbucks Gyeongdong 1960 is reconstructed as an old movie theater so you can see that it has a different style from other Starbucks.

Address: 1036 Jegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
Open Hour: 9:00 ~ 20:00

Different traditional markets in Korea have different characteristics. Tong-in Market and Gwangjang Market are included in our Weride e-bike tour, however, We recommend you visit all different kinds of markets. After visiting Starbucks Gyeongdong 1960, you can go shopping at Dongdaemun market as well!

5. Starbucks – Seoul Wave Art Center
Starbucks Seoul Wave Art Center is the second Starbucks to introduce. It is located on top of the Han gang (Han River). You can look at the riverside while you are staying at Starbucks using free wifi. Also, it is hard to do something near Han gang when it rains, but you can stay inside of the Starbucks!

In addition, Han gang (Han River) is one of Korea’s favorite spots for walking and cycling. You can also rent tenets and outdoor mats from the renting stores near Han gang. However, it won’t work if it rains. Startvbucks Seoul Wave Art Center will be one of your options if you would like to enjoy Han gang (Han river) under the rain!

Since the Starbucks Seoul Wave Art Center is floating on Han River, you can be relaxed at the Starbucks. As you can see from the picture above, you can also see Seoul N Tower from Starbucks!

Address: 145-35 Jamwon-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Open Hour: 8:00 ~ 23:00

This spot is recommended for both sunny and rainy days! Hangang riverside is a good place for a picnic and/or riding a bicycle! If you need a bike rental, you can check our bike rental as well.

Check our other blog post for bike rental in Seoul, Korea.

If you would like to ask us for a private tour, it is also possible to make a private course for you!

6. 🚴Hikr Ground (for K-Pop lovers!)

Weride is located at KTO, Korea Tourism Organization Seoul Center, where Hikr Ground is at! At Hikir Ground, you can experience K-Pop and enjoy some media arts at the same time. If you like donuts, there is a Knotted cafe that is famous for donuts!

At Hikr Ground K-Pop stages, you can be a dancer from a K-Pop music video! There are all the backgrounds from K-pop music videos and you can take pictures and/or videos of yourself there.

Address: 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Open Hour: 1F, 5F 09:00 ~ 20:00 2F-4F 10:00 – 19:00 (except Monday)

This is also Weride’s meeting point and where our office, where you can do bike rental, is located at! The bikes on the picture are the easy-peasy e-bikes that you will ride during the tour😎

7. 🚴National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

Don’t worry if you are not interested in Korean history under the rain that much! I recommend you this place because it has a good observation deck where you can enjoy an awesome view of Gyeongbokgung from the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History’s observation deck. Especially on Wednesdays and Saturdays, they open until 8:00 pm so that you can also enjoy the night view of Gyeongbokgung Palace!
It is hard to see the night view of Gyeongbokgung Palace so it will be an awesome opportunity to see it!
It is hard to see the night view of Gyeongbokgung Palace since its night-time ticket is limited in certain seasons. When it is raining, the view may not be that great but you can stay in the building and check the new rainy view of Seoul.

Our tour sometimes goes into the building and shows you the view, but our tour pass by the building and introduces the Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace!


It doesn’t take long by the helpful e-bikes from KTO to GwangHwamun Square, but you may need to walk a bit on a rainy day!


Address: 198 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Open Hour: Wed, Sat 10:00 – 21:00 Others 10:00 – 18:00

These 7 places are where Weride Korea suggests you visit when it rains during your trip in Seoul, South Korea! It’s too sad if you can’t ride a bike when it is raining hard. But don’t worry, you can still join our tour if it rains a bit.


I know that a lot of people want to visit DMZ and some popular spots in Korea, but I suggest you find some local places for more fun😝

Well, the most fun thing we recommend you to do is to join our e-bike tour since we do operate our tour in light rain!


If you would like to communicate with us, you can follow our Instagram @weride_Korea

and you can check our tour information on our website


Thank you for reading the post and hope you enjoy your tour in Seoul, Korea!

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