Jjimjilbang is the name for a Korean, a public bathhouse by, traditional saunas, pools and showers are. Such a bath house is divided into several areas, which are often on different floors.


The nudist area is separated by gender and includes saunas, hot tubs, steam showers, basins and an area for the styling of the visit. In the fields, the men and women who visit together with children, is usually worn clothing. It usually is a simple t-shirt and shorts, this will be made ​​jointly with towels available by the bathhouse. In this area of the house, gym, café find snacks that contain Rest areas with televisions and various theme rooms with different temperatures of 25-85 ° C, they can, for example, ice, dark wood or minerals.

Usually Jjimjilbangs are open 24 hours a day, especially male Koreans maintain it after work in the city to stay in such a bath house, and then the next morning refreshed travel further. For the night has its own gender- separate dormitories, where mattresses or simple mats are available. An overnight stay costs 6000-15000 Won ( 4-10 Euro ) and is therefore often despite good service cheaper than a hotel.