5 Best Tourist Attractions In South Korea



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South Korea has many fascinating tourist attractions. If you have a chance to go to Korea, explore the tourist spots of this country will be the great experiences. With an interesting blend of traditional and modern attractions, South Korea become a great tourist destination. Korea is rich in culture, history, technology, and food. Seoul is the principal tourist destination for visitors. The other popular tourist destinations outside of Seoul include Seorak-san national park, the historic city of Gyeongju and semi-tropical Jeju Island.

Here are best South Korea tourist attractions you must visit:

1. Jeju Island 
 

Jejudo or Jeju Island, also known as the “Island of the Gods,” is a popular tourist attractions for Koreans and many international visitors. It remains one of the top honeymoon destinations for Korean newlyweds. The island’s mixture of volcanic rock, frequent rains, and temperate climate, make it very similar to the Hawaiian Islands in the U.S. The island offers visitors a wide range of activities: hiking on Halla-san (South Korea’s highest peak), catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, viewing majestic waterfalls and lava tubes, Jeju Loveland, riding horses, or just lying around on the sandy beaches. There are also a lot of museums that can be found in the area like the Folklore and Natural History Museum, Jeju Independence Museum, Jeju Education Museum, Jeju Teddy Bear Museum and a lot more. You can also give in to your interest with nature by going at various parks and caves that can be found in the place.

2. Seoul
 

Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and is also the country's political and economic center. This beautiful city consists of a wonderful modern and ancient architecture which make this city a worth a visit. Seoul has many historical and cultural landmarks. The Seoul metropolitan area contains four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is also home to endless street food vendors and vast nightlife districts, an extraordinarily high-pressure educational system and serene Buddhist temples, a dynamic trend-setting youth culture and often crushing conformism, extraordinary architecture. Major modern landmarks in Seoul include the Korea Finance Building, N Seoul Tower, the World Trade Center and the seven-skyscraper residence Tower Palace.

3. Haeundae beach - Busan
 

Busan is a seaport surrounded by several beaches. The most beautiful of them is the Haeundae-beach. It is well worth visiting in the summer as well as the winter. During wintertime, it is a beautiful place to go for a walk, with packs of seagulls overhead. The beach is busy year round with several kinds of beach festivals and visitors from in and out from the country. Dongbaekseom (Dongbaek Island), located at the south end of the beach, offers a view of the sea by car and its coastline is famous for fishing. Haeundae beach is one of the most popular spots in Busan to view the first sunrise of the year on January 1, with around a thousand gathering before dawn.

4. Seoraksan National Park
 

Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range in the Gangwon Province in eastern South Korea. The national park attracts many national and international tourists all year round, but the main season for Seoraksan national park is autumn. The autumn colours in the area are considered amongst the most beautiful in Korea. The red and yellow forest is interrupted by rocks and small mountain streams flow amidst this. The park contains several famous temples, including Baekdam-sa. The inner part of the Taebaek Mountain Range is named Inner Seorak. The other major areas are Outer Seorak and South Seorak. All three areas are divided by Daecheong-bong, the main peak of Seorak-san.

5. Gyeongju

Gyeongju is a small city north of Ulsan and Busan in the southeastern corner of South Korea. The city is actually referred to as the museum without walls. This is because the city has numerous historical sites. Gyeongju is home to Bulguksa Temple, famous throughout Korea as the site that was once depicted on its paper money (the old 5,000 won note). Bulguksa, which is perched atop a mountain, is a classic example of Korean Buddhist architecture. The best time to visit Bulguksa Temple is early morning. Its structure is very impressive and this is actually considered a masterpiece of the Buddhist art. It was in the 8th century when the temple was built at the time of the Silla Kingdom. Gyeongju is best seen in springtime, when the miles of cherry trees lining the main streets burst into life.

The best time to visit Korea is in the fall (September-November). At this time, the weather was warm, sunny, clear Blue Skies and beautiful views of the leaves. Winter is cold and dry, and a good time to visit if you are interested in winter sports because in sanaterdapat many ski resorts. Spring (April-May) is also beautiful with the cherry blossom. However, when it is very busy and you have to book early to ensure accommodation is available. Humid summer months and heat, as well as a little crowded. Also when the rainy season starts, there are so many activities that are affected by the high and low rainfall.

Those are a few information about best tourist attractions in South Korea hopefully it can help you to plan your vacation.

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