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Best places must- visit in Korea

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.

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.

Jeju Island

Jeju Islan Geopark 
Jeju Islan Geopark 

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.

Haeundae Beach- Busan 

Best places must- visit in Korea

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.

Seoraksan national park 

Best places must- visit in Korea

Designated as a Biosphere Protection Site by UNESCO, the 400 000 sq km Seoraksan National Park’s unique rock formations, wildlife, hot springs, dense woodland and temples from the Silla-era make it an area of South Korea that simply has to be visited. Each area of this incredibly beautiful park has its own unique appeal and attractions. Translated as Snowy Crags Mountain, Seoraksan is the third-highest mountain in South Korea. Seoraksan provides a spectacular backdrop for the park's two temples - Sinheungsa and Baekdamsa.

Andong and Hahoe Folk Villages 

Best places must- visit in Korea

Andong’s peaceful, rural surroundings are in stark contrast to the buzz of Seoul. Set in the heart of Gyeongsangbuk-do, Andong is noted for having preserved much of its traditional spirit. A great place to see Korean traditions unfold is the cultural village of Hahoe, where the noble Ryu family originated and have lived for the past 600 years. Traditional buildings, beautiful surroundings and a range of cultural activities make a visit to Andong and Hahoe Village a good opportunity to take in the local culture and learn a thing or two about Korea’s rich heritage.

Myeongdong, Seoul 

Best places must- visit in Korea

If you are visiting Korea for the first time, Myeongdong is one single place that you can’t miss to go for, people watching, sightseeing, shopping, eating and even staying overnight. Located in downtown Jung-gu area of Seoul, Myeongdong is Seoul’s main shopping districts featuring mid-to-high priced retail stores and international brand outlets, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Forever 21, Bulgari and Louis Vuitton, Zara and Uniqlo. Dozens of Korean top cosmetics brands such as Laneige, Nature Republic, Missha, The Face Shop and Skin Food can also be found here. Not to overlook also the large shopping centers and department stores in the district including Lotte Department Store and Shinsegae Department Store.

Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple 

Best places must- visit in Korea

The Bulguksa Temple is located on Mt. Tohamsan in Gyeongju National Park, Gyeongju. During the reign of King Gyeongdeok of Silla (751), Kim Daeseong, the premier of the time, started constructing the temple. It was finished during the reign of King Hyegong (774). However, most of the buildings were burnt down when Japan made an aggression against Korea in 1593, during the reign of King Seonjo of the Joseon Period. Only some buildings including Geungnakjeon Hall, Jahamun Gate, and Beomyeongru Pavilion survived from the invasion. However, an excavation of the site from 1969 to 1973 revealed enough information to restore the site to its present condition.

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