South Korea is home to plenty of places. Where one can take a break from daily busy life and enjoy the atmosphere. There are countless things to do, see, and explore on a trip to South Korea. So here is the list of Best places to visit in Korea.
The second-largest city and a major port, known for its beautiful beaches as well as hot springs provide opportunities for outdoor recreation. Busan’s Gamcheon Cultural Village (Santorini of Korea), is a stunningly colorful hillside where one should definitely visit. The most popular attractions include Haeundae Beach, Beomeosa Temple, Taejongdae Park, and the beautiful Nakdong River Estuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
Jeonju is considered as a spiritual capital, filled with temples and museums. It is one of the best places to visit in South Korea. If you are a history lover and want to experience the local culture. You should definitely visit the Jeonju Hanok Village. One can see the traditional homes that were built in the early 20th century. Make the traditional Hanji paper, or even sip the locally made delicious soju. Another popular attraction is the Jeonju National Museum. Also called as the home to a staggering collection of artifacts. One can try the region’s local Korean dish Bibimbap.
Seoraksan National Park
If you are an adventurous person fond of hiking, then make sure to visit the Seoraksan National Park. The best-known mountain range in South Korea to get some epic photos. Within the park, one can find pine forests, jagged and rocky mountain peaks, crystal clear streams, and stunning lakes which can make you relax from the daily busy life. One can start the tour from the National Park Visitor Centre, where free maps in English and Korean languages can be picked up. One can enjoy the hiking trails that crisscross the entire park and can even encounter over 2,000 animal species.
Off the southern coast of South Korea is Jeju Island, the country’s only Special Autonomous Province. It is also considered as the ‘Island of the Gods’. Jeju is a subtropical destination known among the top honeymoon and vacation spots in South Korea. In fact, one can visit beautiful beaches and relax in lush green scenery. Likewise if one wants to fully enjoy the local culture, make sure to visit the Seongeup Folklore Village or Glass Castle (a theme park that revolves around glass sculptures). The oldest and most controversial attraction in Jeju is Loveland, which is a theme park featuring romantic and adults-only attractions.
Gyeongju is considered as the ancient capital of Korea. Once known as the Silla Kingdom, the city is more than 2,000 years old. It is an incredible destination for the nature lovers that has a number of temples and cultural festivals. Also one should start the trip at the Bulguksa Temple (which is a true masterpiece of Buddhist religion and contains art that dates back to the 8th century). Then hike up from the temple to the Seokguram Grotto, a place where one will encounter Buddhist culture and artifacts. In between, remember to visit the Covered Market. Which contains vendors selling everything from Silla souvenirs to freshly made Korean delicacies.
Seoul is the largest and a major destination for visitors in entire East Asia. There is no ending to the attractions in the city. Many visitors start the journey by visiting the grand palaces located in Seoul. Top palaces include the incredible Gyeongbok-gung and the 15th-century Changdeok-gung. One will also find ancient temples and shrines, encounter beautiful public parks, grand shopping malls, and no doubt some of the best cuisines in all of Asia.
So these were the Best places to visit in Korea , which you should consider while visiting Korea.
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