South Korea Attractions You Shouldn’t Miss

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Planning a trip to South Korea may be overwhelming for some. It is because the country has a lot of nice places to visit. To help you decide which places you should include in your itinerary, we have listed the top South Korea attractions that you shouldn’t miss on your upcoming visit.

The Garden of Morning Calm

If you love to enjoy the beauty of nature, you’ll surely love to go to The Garden of Morning Calm. This place has a variety of unique and beautifully themed gardens which include a lush pine nut forest. You may either take a relaxing walk or forest bathing with your friends or family. This is one of the top attractions in South Korea because it served as a filming spot for a lot of K-dramas, films, and variety shows.

Hongdae

In Hongdae, you’ll find a lot of cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops filled with youth. Other popular tourist attractions such as the KT&G Sangsangmadang and the Trick Eye Museum can be found here.

Insa-dong

Insa-dong is also known as the “Street of Traditional Korean Culture.” You’ll see a lot of shops selling souvenirs and traditional crafts. There are so many things to see in Insa-dong and Ssamzigil is on top of the list. The structure of Ssamzigil is unique. It has a symbolic square shape. In this building, you’ll see galleries and shops that sell traditional furniture, handicrafts, and more. Its fourth floor opens up into a sky garden that offers a bird’s eye view of Insa-dong’s streets.

Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon

Changdeokgung Palace served as the residence of most of the members of the royalty. It boasts an amazing harmony with nature. The beauty of this palace has been recognized globally. In fact, it became a UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

Myeong-dong

If you’re a shopaholic, you shouldn’t miss Myeong-dong. This place is filled with shops and unique street foods! It is known as a fashion and shopping district. If shopping isn’t your thing, you may still enjoy Myeong-dong by trying out some street foods or restaurants.

Bukchon Hanok Village

This village shows the beauty of South Korea’s traditional buildings. Relatives of the royal family lived in this village.

Lotte World

If you love going to amusement parks, make sure to visit Lotte World on your next South Korea visit. Lotte World is open all year round and is filled with a lot of dynamic events and performances. It is located in downtown Seoul so it is easily accessible via public transportation.

Namiseom Island

Have you watched the popular 2002 K-drama Winter Sonata? The Namiseom Island appeared in the said show. Since the entire island is not that big, tourists can complete the entire tour within half a day.

N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower is known as Seoul’s landmark attraction. It is located at the top of Namsan Mountain. It offers a view of the cityscape at night. This attraction was featured in K-dramas such as Legend of the Blue Sea (2016) and My Love from the Star (2013).

Gyeongbokgung Palace

This palace was the major residence of the royal family during the Joseon Dynasty. It has four main gates. It houses a multitude of beautifully restored buildings.

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