South Korea

Things to Do & Attractions in South Korea

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Joint Security Area (Panmunjom)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 Reviews

Visit the 'truce village' known as the Joint Security Area (JSA), or Panmunjon, to get a glimpse of the still simmering tensions that remain here more than 50 ...  Read more

Unhyeongung Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Once the royal residence of Prince Regent Daewon-gun, this historic palace is now a public museum that draws locals and travelers to its ornate halls and ...  Read more

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, tucked away on the hills of Namsan, celebrates Korean and Western art and architecture from the past, present and future. The ...  Read more

Namiseom (Nami) Island

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Namiseom Island, most commonly referred to as Nami Island, is a popular tourist attraction and somewhat of a curiosity just northeast of Seoul. It actually ...  Read more

Imjingak Park

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Imjingak Park is located within the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of North Korea and South Korea. The park is dedicated to the 10 million South Koreans who were ...  Read more

Seokguram Grotto

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Known for being home to one of the finest Buddha shrines in the Asia, South Korea’s Seokguram Grotto looks out to the East Sea from Mount Tohamsan near ...  Read more

Insadong

4 star rating: Recommended 382 Reviews

Insadong (Insa-dong), Seoul’s cultural and artistic hub, is the place to go to shop for local crafts, visit a traditional Korean tea shop or catch an impromptu ...  Read more

Deoksugung

4 star rating: Recommended 200 Reviews

Situated along an old stone road and tucked between a handful of western-style buildings, Deoksugung is the only traditional palace in Seoul’s bustling ...  Read more

Namdaemun Market

4 star rating: Recommended 128 Reviews

If you need to do any shopping in Seoul, whether it be for clothes, housewares, jewelry, appliances or souvenirs, you’ll find it for a good price somewhere in ...  Read more

The War Memorial of Korea

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Even beyond the Korean War, South Korea's history is wrought with conflict. The War Memorial of Korea documents this history with a focus on the country's ...  Read more

Namsan Cable Car

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

The Namsan Cable Car in Seoul runs from the Hoehyeon-dong platform at the base of Mount Namsan up to the Yejang-dong platform near the Namsan Tower. ...  Read more

Haeinsa Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Founded in 802, UNESCO-listed Haeinsa Temple famously houses the Tripitaka Koreana, one of the world’s most complete collections of Buddhist texts and a ...  Read more

Hwaseong Fortress

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

This UNESCO World Heritage site was built between 1794 and 1796 as an homage to the remains of Prince Sado, who was murdered by his father after failing to ...  Read more

Junam Wetlands Park

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Two hours west of Busan near Changwon City lies 705 acres (285 hectares) of natural habitat known as Junam Wetlands Park. Bird watchers from around the globe ...  Read more

Haegang Ceramic Museum

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Since 1990 the Haegang Pottery Museum has been offering travelers the unique opportunity to gain an up close look at historical and ancient artifacts. This ...  Read more

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