South Korea

Things To Do & Attractions in South Korea

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Jagalchi Fish Market

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

South Korea has become famous among travelers for its freshly caught seafood, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to sample it than at the ...  Read more

Yongdusan Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Yongdusan Park, a mountainous park in the center of Busan, is one of the city’s most popular green spaces. Its name translates to “dragon’s head mountain,” as ...  Read more

DMZ

4.5 star rating: Recommended 294 Reviews

Nowhere is the tension between North and South Korea more palpable than in the no-man’s-land known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. As a divided ...  Read more

Changdeokgung Palace

4 star rating: Recommended 126 Reviews

Built in 1405 by King Taejong, Changdeokgung Palace was designed to blend harmoniously with the natural environment. While much of the complex was destroyed by ...  Read more

The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

4 star rating: Recommended 118 Reviews

Named for the blue tiles that cover the roof, Seoul’s Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae or Cheongwadae) serves as the presidential home, much like the White House in ...  Read more

Jogyesa Temple

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Famous for being the only major temple within Seoul, Jogyesa Temple serves as the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea and houses Daeungjeon, the largest Buddhist ...  Read more

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Most commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because of its location compared to the other palaces of Seoul, Gyeongbokgung is a stunning reminder of the ...  Read more

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Built during the Goryeo Dynasty in 1376, historic Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of only a few Korean temples on the coast, and it honors Haesu Gwaneum ...  Read more

Dora Observatory

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Located at the top of Mt Dora on the South Korean side of the 38th parallel, the Dora Observatory sits as close to North Korea as one can get from the south. ...  Read more

Phoenix Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Phoenix Park is nestled in a valley within the Balwang Mountains, around two to three hours’ drive from Seoul. It’s a popular ski and snowboard resort in ...  Read more

Yonggungsa Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This impressive temple offers travelers an up close look at traditional religious architecture amid the stuffing backdrop of mountains and shoreline. Built in ...  Read more

Jongno

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 102 Reviews

The Jongno district of central Seoul constitutes one half of the city’s main historic area. It is here you’ll find a majority of the royal palaces, temples, ...  Read more

Seoul City Hall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Towering over the former city hall building, built in 1926, the modern and sleek 13‐story current residence of city government is an architectural wonder that ...  Read more

Hongdae

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Many travelers visit Hongdae, the area surrounding Hongik University in Seoul, for its nightlife, the best in the city. On weekend nights, the district comes ...  Read more

Andong Hahoe Folk Village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Hahoe means “enveloped by water,” the name given Andong Hahoe Folk Village due to its position at the bend of the Nakdong River in the foothills of the ...  Read more

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