Mun Hwa
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Mun Hwa

near Jongno 3-Ga station (Exit 1), Seoul, South Korea  map 

This local gay sauna is popular with older Korean men and a few foreigners. Facilities include steam room, dry sauna, three hot baths, resting areas.

Mun Hwa gets busier on weekends. A lot of action in the upstairs restroom. Bring your own protection supplies. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

From the Jongno 3-Ga station, take Exit 1 and walk straight for about 1-2 minutes, you’ll see a small alley on your right. Turn and continue down near the end and you’ll see two motels. Mun Hwa is in the left-hand building, with a sign “sauna” on the glass door.


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Updated: 31-Jan-2023
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  1. T Tim
    Very dirty, very old

    “The place is mostly dirty. The water in the pools is very dirty and the showers have yellow stains everywhere.
    People smoke inside so expect a lot of smoke and cigarette smell.
    There is some action in the resting area upstairs but the beds and cushions are still very dirty.
    There is only one dry sauna since the other one is broken. The sauna is very old but acceptable.
    There is mostly Korean old men and I didn’t see any foreigners.
    Overall I do not recommend. There are better options in Itaewon and in other parts of Seoul.“

  2. C Chuck
    Dont bother

    “OLDER young guys...all open, no privacy find another place.“

  3. F Francesco
    Cheap Hotel Option Next Door

    “I really enjoy meeting mature Asian men, so I like the Munhwa Sauna very much. I always have a great time in the play room. However, last time I went, I met someone really special. We decided to take it next door to the small inexpensive hotel. More privacy that way. It's only about $30-40 for the night.“

  4. C Chip
    Forget this place

    “If you want to meet a Korean man over 50 yrs old, go..No young guys here at all..Smells,,,99% of the Korean men here want other Koreans, not foreigners..(there is NO privacy..the play areas all open..everyone watching..other places to go.)“

  5. d dave
    Group Fun

    “Last time I went here I had a lot of fun with many uncles.. at one time pure group fun with multiple partners all eager to play. Don't be shy if this is your preference. Got pumped till totally satisfied.“

  6. C Conrad
    Dont bother

    “Unless your into the "older" Koreans, don't bother...NO young guys here at privacy at all..everyone watching you and the OLD guy your with..“

  7. N Noshow237
    Give It A Go

    “Yes older men mainly, if that's your desire. I was the only "white" male and the 40 or so Koreans instantly noticed me. Wore bracelet on left arm, went upstairs and within minutes guy laid down next to me.

    There were partitioned cubicles with guys sleeping or playing. Very worthwhile experience - oh yah - W7.000 day rate. And it's easy to find.“

  8. p p
    Took care of business

    “This is a bit of a hard place to find, in a small alley but I was able to find it eventually on a Sunday afternoon.

    Its an older place, not fancy, a bit run down and could use a scrubbing but ok overall. The ground level is the baths and the upper level are the sleeping rooms... where no one sleeps. I got attention wherever I went (foreigner friendly). The crowd is older and older. Left an hour later feeling better.“

  9. t travelling
    short trip but awesome night

    “My short visit was nice.. hook up 4 guys.. The sauna is kinda dirty.. the hot pool has some white thing floating around. Steam room has an odorish smell.. need to have a thorough cleaning though.. If you like oldies guy go here.. but there few quite younger male ready for hookup.. the resting place or rather the cruising dark site on the 1st floor is yeah.

    Fee is 6000 won.. however, 10000 won if you go here after 7PM.. most patrons are coming around 10pm, either drunk or heavy doze to get laid off.

    If you want some cruising night and dont care about the ages.. this is the place to be.. spend less, and have some good overnight experience.. i cant say if i will not go back.. really i did enjoy that night.“

  10. W William
    Worst experience I've ever had!

    “This was the worst place I've ever been to! Smelt like they didn't clean it for years. “

  11. R River
    Busy place but a bit run down and 1st floor smells of smoke

    “Not a bad place for fun. First timer and was approached immediately. Had one visitor playing with and soon a second and third where playing with me. Dark place so difficult to see how many were watching. Had a fun evening!“

  12. A Auri
    Interesting experience

    “I came here without high expectations given the reviews, but, well, have a look see....

    Came on a Saturday early evening, and the numbers were disappointing, no more than 10 persons. Ground level were the lockers and bathing area. The bathing areas not bad, sort of like the typical onsen/jimjilbang with standing/sitting showers, a couple of baths, a steam room. Only freaky thing is there were NO ONE in this area when I first got there.

    Upstairs divided into 5 or 6 large "rooms", all brightly lit, and some people just going at it in full view! I think mostly 50+ in age, several even more. Definitely no eye candy while I was there. It was an interesting experience nonetheless!“

  13. T Tom
    Don't bother going

    “99% older Koreans...if your into old..ok..otherwise a waste of time.....also no private rooms...all open, everyone watches everyone.....find another place to go.“

  14. S Star
    Weird gay adventure

    “Few days ago I dare to stay there overnight. I was the only white man in a crowd of 30-40 Koreans aged 40+ and was in a center of their attention. There is no way to hide unless you want a dispute. This sauna is a great place for submission seekers.“

  15. J James
    Very old

    “10000won, I only stayed for 5 minutes, regret coming to this place, provided only a small towel, 50 year old men watching news at the lounge, filthy bathroom, I didn't even change, I immediately escaped this place.“

  16. T Traveller
    Too old

    “Everyone is very old. I, as a 22 year old, had some sort of YOLO-attack and tried out this place. There were around 5 men, who were all very aged. The place stinks and is a mess. The sleep places upstairs is simply an open space where people lie sleeping on the floor. 0 action here.“

  17. w wu
    few persons in late night

    “I had been there in the first night of the new year,but few people and most of them are in their 40s or 50s maybe more. However they are friendly. Go to the sauna before the sunset. They go to bed earlier than we thought.“

  18. B Bill
    Well-maintained traditional bathhouse

    “A tip-top neighbourhood traditional bathhouse in perfect working order. Has a cold plunge pool, warm pool, very hot dry sauna and well maintained steam room. It's unspoiled, and you will get to learn about local culture, and it feels very safe and respectful. Seems to cater for mature local men, but there was one foreigner when I visited. Upstairs is a "sleeping area" and the men actually do sleep up there. Wonderful place.“

  19. m mitch
    true sauna

    “Is this place in itaewon“

  20. J Jimmy
    Action Galore

    “This is a place that caters to most older men but few young guys do show up periodically and some foreign daddies. Since I am 46 yo, I was sought after by all ages and there were action everywhere you look. It is pretty dirty but it is by far the best place for guarantee action no matter what time of the day.“

  21. L Louis
    It's still open for business

    “I went on Sunday 31 May and it was business as usual - definitely not closed!! Arrived there at 6.00 pm and the crowd was thinning out. It was probably more crowded earlier in the afternoon.“

  22. M Mike

    “This is actually an actual traditional bathhouse. Just happens to have action. But bear in mind that there are others and the clientèle is really old. I would recommend giving it a miss unless you have a thing for really old guys. The owners don't speak English. He kept shouting something at me in Korean. Took me a while to workout that I should be wearing my shoes in the door.“

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