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5 Must-See Tourist Spots in South Korea

November 18, 2019 by Jung Ran  


South Korea lies in the southern part of Korea. Entirely different from its northern counterpart, South Korea is modern and has proved to be a great international holiday destination. Apart from having a lot of historical sites to offer, it also has enviable nightlife and, of course, it’s already a renowned technological hub. 
 
These apart, this country is also endowed with several scenic spots and national parks where you can let enjoy yourself. This small country gives you countless places to see and enjoy, so don’t pass it up for your next holiday destination.
 
Here are the top destinations in South Korea tour that make for interesting and enjoyable South Korea travel:

1.Seoul
More than just the island nation’s capital city, Seoul is a great mix of mindboggling architecture, pop culture, beautifully maintained parks and party culture. There are several options for excellent nightlife. In Seoul, do visit the Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung Palaces, the National Museum and War Memorial, Bukhansan National Park, Bukchon Hanok village, Lotte World Amusement Park and North Seoul Tower. 
 
2. Busan 
No. 2 in size in the country, Busan is a large port and also has some picturesque beaches, apart from hot springs and outdoor recreation. While in Busan, do visit the Gamcheon Cultural Village, its large variety of temples and museums. On a Busan city tour, you’ll be amazed by all there is to see here like the Nakdong River Estuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Haeundae Beach and the Taejongdae Park. Of course, there’s a lot of shopping to do here too. This city also has its own share of futuristic skyscrapers, local and gourmet cuisines and some interesting shopping centers. 
 
3. Jeonju
Jeonju was the spiritual capital of the Joseon Dynasty, which explains the many temples and museums you see here. To get to know Korean culture well, make tracks to the JeonjuHanok Village. Here, they have preserved traditional Korean homes of the earlier times where the upper class lived. The cobbled paths that lead to these homes make the area distinctive. 
 
4. Jeju Island 
About 85 km away from the southern South Korean coast lies the country’s only Special Autonomous Province. Its pristine beauty has voted it among the New Seven Wonders of Nature. It’s also a very highly sought-after honeymoon spot and holiday destination because of its many unspoiled beaches, lush greenery and many amusement parks. Pine forests, lava caves and volcanic craters are also common in this natural paradise. Tourists love to take a Jeju Island Tour of this wonderful spot where they check out the Seongsan Sunrise Peak, the Halassang national park, Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls and much more. 
 
5. Seoraksan National Park
If you’re into hiking, you should visit the Seoraksan National Park. Here, you will come across rocky mountain tops, jagged mountains, pine forests, clear streams and mesmeric lakes. It also houses more than 2,000 animal species. From here, you can begin your hike using any of the trails famous here. Else, take a gondola ride up the mountain and check out the majestic views. 
 
Conclusion
There are many more spots in South Korea that will take your breath away. A holiday here between September and November will be unforgettable and perhaps make you return here often.