Gyeongbokgung Palace was the main legal residence of the royal family during the Joseon Dynasty. Carrying a meaning of “a place where the new king can enjoy prosperity of great blessings,” this was the first palace built during the Joseon Dynasty.
Towering above Seoul’s skyline, the Namsan Tower – as it is also known – reaches a height of 236 meters and the views from the top are simply jaw-dropping.At night, the observation and communication tower is delightfully illuminated against the dark sky and the panoramas of Seoul lit up in the darkness are equally mesmerizing.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza’s neo-futuristic building is marketed as a place where you can ‘Dream, Design, Play’ – and it certainly does live up to its slogan.Inside the five huge halls, you can find the Design Museum, which offers an interesting look at innovative and creative Korean designs, as well as the Design Market
In addition to the wealth of information, there are loads of amazing Korean artworks on display, With around 15,000 artworks, historic artifacts, sculptures and more on display, the vast concrete building in which the museum is housed will certainly open your eyes to a wealth of Korean history and art.
This delightful Buddhist temple was founded in 794 on the slopes of Sudo Mountain. It somehow stills retains its peaceful atmosphere despite the skyscrapers that now rise up around it.This is visible in the wonderful carvings of the Buddha that coat the interior of the temple and the stunningly manicured gardens surrounding it.
Cheonggyecheon’s peaceful ambiance makes you feel like you are a million miles from the city’s bustling streets.Plants and trees line the scenic walkways that border the stream. At night, street performers put on entertainment while light shows so prettily illuminate the water.
Loads of fun to visit, Lotte World is home to the world’s largest indoor amusement park. If that wasn’t enough, there is also a colossal shopping mall and department store.Lotte World is very much Seoul’s version of Disneyland. Children will barely be able to contain themselves once they see all the rides.
Everland is South Korea’s largest theme park at 100 hectares. It is ranked as the 4th most visited theme park in the world by offering 5 main Festivals and exciting entertainments all year around. In addition to ‘Safari World’ featuring white tigers, tigers, lions and bears.
The DDP Rose Garden started of as a temporary exhibition but gained popularity especially among couples. A total of 25,550 LED roses light up when night fall creating an impressive stream of white roses.
Yongpyong Resort is the oldest ski resort in Korea.The level of difficulty varies among each course but Yongpyong makes it easy to switch from course to course while skiing down. A 3,742m long Gondola carrying 8 people is operated from the Ski House to the 1,438m peak which is the Rainbow Course.
For Korean Drama lovers, Nami Island is a place which does not requires further introduction as this is the birth place of all the Korean Craze. This is one of the place where the famous international Korean Drama Winter Sonata was filmed.
The Royal Guard changing ceremony started since 1459 during the Joseon Dysnasty. After extensive research from historical records, the ceremony has been reenacted since 1996 allowing visitors a rare insight of this traditional royal palace ceremony
The war between the North and South Korea has not ended until today. Experience first hand at one of the world most dangerous border and find out how the demilitarized strip of land came about. Get a rare glimpse of North Korea from the Dora Observatory.
Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range in the Gangwon province in eastern South Korea. It is located in a national park near the city of Sokcho. After the Hallasan volcano on Jeju Island and Jirisan in the south, Seoraksan is the third highest mountain in South Korea.
This white sandy beach is perfect for families with its shallow water (average depth of 1.2 meters), nearby amenities, and camping in the pine forest surrounding the beach. Hyeopjae is also particularly known for its delicious abalones and conches, served fresh in the seafood restaurants dotting the beach.
Seongsan Sunrise Peak is famous for many things, including numerous rare plant species, but is best known for the magnificent sight of the sun rising over it (hence the name). The climb up the peak's northwest side ridge (its other sides are steep cliffs) to the 180-meter highest point takes 30 minutes.
Also known as the Diamond Bridge, this two-story bridge connects Suyeong-gu and Haeundae-gu and offers an astonishing view of mountains, sandy beaches, hills and city lights. Gwang-An Bridge is not for pedestrians, but anyone can enjoy the spectacular night view of the bridge from afar; its state-of-the-art lighting system allows an exterior lighting of over 100,000 colors.
Changdeokgung Palace was built in the early Joseon period and, of all the palaces, served as the royal residence the most. The palace boasts a majestic harmony with the surrounding nature as each building was built with careful consideration of geographical and environmental features within the area.
A representative attraction of Seoul, Bukchon Hanok Village shows the charm of Korea’s traditional buildings. The neighborhood where relatives of the royal family lived, the hanok here are grand, providing beautiful scenes down every lane. To make the most of your visit, we recommend finding the “Eight Scenic Spots of Bukchon.”
Colorful, terraced houses that look seaward characterize Gamcheon Cultural Village in Busan. Before 2009, Gamcheon was a slum; home to refugees from the Korean War. However, various government agencies undertook an initiative to redevelop the area as a tourist attraction and artistic hub.
Once a year on Daecheon Beach, the dirtiest festival in South Korea takes place. The mud at the Annual Boryeong Mud Festival is believed to have special beautifying mineral properties. Each year it is brought to the beach in truck loads from the nearby Boryeong mud flats.
Hundreds of thousands frequent to this renowned beach every summer, but summer is not the only season you can see some flesh at Haeundae -- the Polar Bear Festival is held every January, when contestants leap in the cold ocean screaming and laughing.
Namiseom Island, part of the larger Gapyeong county, is blanketed in a beautiful natural landscape. It enjoys distinct seasons and is a very popular destination for domestic tourism. The half-moon island results from the creation of Cheongpyeong Dam, which sectioned off the land from the rest of the river.
Pocheon’s first environmental restoration project, the quarry was transformed into a beautiful park. The turquoise lake lies in sharp contrast to the rock cliff’s sheer faces, and is visited by thousands of tourists a year. There is an outdoor stage located next to the water where the art center sometimes hold performances, with numerous events held per year, as well as daily art workshops.
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