20+ Best Things to Do in Pyeongtaek

Did you just move to Pyeongtaek? Looking for things to do? The area has a variety of different activities for singles, couples, friends, and families. Hopefully, you will find fun things to do on this list! Explore 20+ ideas for the best things to do in Pyeongtaek. Jump straight to the list or take your time to learn more about Pyeongtaek and this post.

Where is Pyeongtaek?

Feel free to skip this section if you live in Pyeongtaek-si or know about the area. If not, you will see the Administrative District of Pyeongtaek-si (평택시) marked in blue on the map below.

Pyeongtaek-si is outlined in blue.

It’s important to know that the name ‘Pyeongtaek’ refers to the larger Administrative District of Pyeongtaek-si (평택시) and the area near AK Plaza which includes Pyeongtaek-dong (평택동). Such a situation confuses many international residents within Pyeongtaek for years. For the purpose of this post, ‘Pyeongtaek’ refers to the Administrative District.

Pyeongtaek-si is located in the southern portion of the Gyeonggi-do province. Additionally, the city includes both US military installations, Camp Humphreys and Osan Air Base.

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About This List

For this list, South of Seoul volunteers compiled Facebook Groups, South of Seoul Blog Lists, and South of Seoul app listings to direct you toward some of the top activities. This means you may be able to click on links and redirect to longer lists of specific places. We do this so that we can include as much information as possible in an easier-to-digest system.

Meaning of “Best”

The term ‘best’ has no intrinsic meaning. For the purposes of this post, ‘best’ refers to the activities most often recommended by the international community within Pyeongtaek. This could be recommendations by parents, teachers, single people, international students, etc. This means the list does not lean toward any particular ‘social lens’ or audience.

There is More to Do

This post does not include every last thing Pyeongtaek has to do. Instead, the list includes the most popular activities for foreigners over the last decade. Don’t feel limited by the list. Instead, it’s a stepping stone for connecting with the community to discover what else is out there!

Play at a City Park (Free)

Pyeongtaek has many city parks just waiting for you, your friends, and your family! Here are our 10 Best Pyeongtaek Parks

Visit Temples (Free)

Find peace in the turmoil of moving to a new country by visiting one of Four More Temples around Pyeongtaek.

Take a Hike (Free)

Pyeongtaek doesn’t have lots of mountains, but we do have some easy hikes perfect for all levels. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the hiking trails.

Go For a Bike Ride (Free)

The Pyeongtaek City Website provides a lovely look at the city bike paths that run across the Administrative District of Pyeongtaek-si. There are even two Free Bike Ride Rental locations near the city bike paths. Visit the city website to learn more.

Visit the Lake (Free)

Pyeongtaek has a nice lake park with a local city art gallery, swan boats, SUP, kite surfing, and more.

Pyeongtaek Lake Recreation Area

Pyeongtaek Lake Recreation Area5

000-000-0000

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 현덕면 권관리 315-2

This is a wonderful place to spend outside with the family. Plenty of space for kids to run and play. Every year locals go here early in the morning to celebrate the New Year. In summer, you can water ski, rent paddle boats, kite board, take sailing classes, watch drive-in movies, visit the art museum, visit cafes, each sashimi, and more.

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Go to the Skate Park (Free)

It’s not fancy and it’s plenty of fun. Spend the day practicing your kick-flips or inline tricks.

Godeok Skate Park

Godeok Skate Park5

000-000-0000

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Hangul Address

경기도 평택시 고덕동 2388

A small and rideable skate park. Ok, this is actually a big park complex with basketball court courts and playgrounds as well.

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Attend an Art Event (Free & Ticketed)

Pyeongtaek City host three different art centers which host a variety of events throughout the year. Many of the events planned by City Hall are free. The events are in Korean and everyone is invited to attend.

Art Center South Pyeongtaek

Art Center South Pyeongtaek0

031-8024-5411

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Hangul Address

주소 경기 평택시 중앙로 277

The city of Pyeongtaek Performance arts venue hosts many free concerts here throughout the year.

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North Pyeongtaek City Arts Center

North Pyeongtaek City Arts Center0

031-8053-3570

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 경기대로 1366

WAZE ID: Pyeongtaek City Hall - Songtan Branch

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Anjung Culture and Arts Center

Anjung Culture and Arts Center0

031-8024-8321

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 안중읍 서동대로 1531

An events space for the city of Pyeongtaek. Can also be rented for events.

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Join a Craft Beer Community (Free to Join)

Learn about the growing craft beer scene, attend meetups, and learn more about brewing beer at home.

Join a Language Exchange (Free to Join)

Want to learn more about the Korean language and join meetups or classes related to culture? We have the perfect group for you!

Take Korean Lessons

Paying for Korean lessons will pay off by making your life easier and more fun over time.

Pyeongtaek Korean Tutors

Pyeongtaek Korean Tutors0

010-5092-3022

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Don't wait to find a class. You can get started on learning Korean right now if you get a tutor. They teach both group and individual classes and have certificates in Teaching Korean to Foreigner Language Speakers. Private lessons are 30,000 won an hour with discounts for groups.

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Go to a Korean Spa

Maybe you need a little self-care time. Spas in Korea are a fun experience that’s quite different from what you may know back home.

Go to a Water Park

We have one water park in Pyeongtaek (reservations needed) and a few others right next door!

Go to a Mall

Need a little retail therapy? We have various malls in Pyeongtaek (or near Pyeongtaek) where you can shop ’til you drop.

Watch a Movie

Do you love date nights at the cinema? Pyeongtaek has a few different theaters to try!

Board Game Cafes

Grabe some friends for a fun few hours of board games at one of these popular cafes.

Enjoy the Animal Cafes

Wishing you had some furry friends? Try one of these Animal Cafes.

Shop at the Traditional Markets

Pyeongtaek traditional markets offer fresh produce and much more at excellent prices. They also connect you with the culture and the community.

Take an Art Class

Art Camp in Paengseong offers a variety of affordable arts and crafts classes.

Art Camp, Paengseong

Art Camp, Paengseong0

031-652-2996

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Hangul Address

경기도 평택시 팽성읍 안정로39번길 21

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Visit a Hobby Cafe

Visit a Pyeongtaek hobby cafe to dabble in painting, pottery, cake decorating, and more.

Pick Fruit at Local Farms

It’s a blast to spend some time with family and friends eating as much fruit as you can pick! Pyeongtaek has something in season almost all year round.

Should I Be Inside or Outside Today?

You will enjoy the parks the most if you go either on a day with good air quality or in your preferred weather. However, you can also enjoy the parks if you go prepared for incidental weather and the current air conditions. Here is what is happening currently in Pyeongtaek so that you can determine what is right for you right now.

Current Air Quality

Air quality and weather change throughout the day. However, having an idea of what the air quality is right now can help make decisions easier. You can download the Air Matters App for your phone to keep current on changing air quality conditions throughout the day. You can even set up alerts.

Godeok Air Quality

Bijeondong Air Quality

Current Pyeongtaek Weather

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