This country is aggressively promoting the diversity of tourist attractions in South Korea. This promotion is done in an interesting way, for example through various Korean websites, Korean dramas, mini dramas on Youtube, brand ambassadors, and many others, so that more and more tourists are interested in visiting Korea.
Talk about beautiful places in Korea, it feels like almost all the places shown in movies, dramas, or advertisements are definitely appealing. This often causes confusion for the traveler. What tourist attractions in South Korea are worth visiting when on a vacation to Korea? Well, this time we will answer your curiosity. Here we review 10 tourist attractions in South Korea that you must visit.
Here are the 10 Tourist Attractions in South Korea That You Must Visit
1. Seongsan Sunrise Peak
Seongsan Sunrise Peak is a crater formed by a Hydrovolcanic eruption on a shallow seabed. This eruption occurred around 5000 years ago. Seongsan Sunrise Peak has a bowl-like shape surrounded by steep cliffs around it. The cliffs that surround Seongsan face the sea, and when viewed from a height, this place resembles a giant green bowl.
The top of the crater is overgrown with lush green grass, a scene that contrasts with the surrounding sea. Seongsan has also been designated as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.
2. Kyeong-Wha Station, Jinhae
Jinhae Station is very crowded with tourists and photographers, especially during spring. Jinhae is a district in Changwon City, on the southeastern edge of Korea. Jinhae has also been famous for a long time as the organizer of the largest cherry blossom festival each year. What makes this station interesting is that, along the right and left sides of the train tracks, there are beautiful cherry trees. When the train goes fast, these cherry blossoms will fall scattered, creating a beautiful rain of cherry blossom petals.
3. Uleung Island Seaside Road
Uleung Island is also dubbed the “Mysterious Island”. The island is a favorite weekend getaway for Seoul residents because of its large rock formations, sturdy beach cliffs, and a variety of waterfalls that make up the beautiful scenery that the island features. This island is made of a series of volcanic eruptions. The highest peak here is Seonginbong Peak, from here you can enjoy views of the villages located by the beach. You can also enjoy the view by sailing around the Gwaneumdo Islands, Ulleungdo, Elephant Rock, Samseonan, and Lion Rock.
4. Seopjikoji, Jeju Island
Traveling to Jeju Island, you must do careful and wise planning. This is because Jeju offers a variety of tourist attractions that will surely tempt you. One of them is Seopjikoji, a promontory on the beach that is famous for its romantic nuances and calmness. This place is often used as a location for shooting feature films or Korean dramas. Here, you can enjoy views of yellow Canola flowers combined with bright blue sea and sky. There is also a lighthouse that you can use to enjoy the beauty of Jeju Island from a height.
5. Bomun Pavilion, Gyeongju
Gyeongju is an ancient capital of the Shilla Dynasty which has the nickname “Museum without Walls”. Bomun Pavilion itself is a small wooden gazebo that stands on a pond of calm water duck. Here, you can enjoy a nice view of Korea’s spring, where cherry blossoms start blooming on the pond and occasionally knock out their petals when the breeze blows.
This place is also the perfect location for viewing Korean landscape portraits with various seasons. Green leaves will flourish in summer, you can enjoy falling fall Scarlett in autumn, and when winter comes the trees here will be covered with beautiful snow.
6. Udo Island
You can travel to Udo Island in just 15 minutes from Jeju Island by ferry. Located in the east of Jeju Island, Udo is an island suitable for tourism for all circles. This tourist spot in South Korea is famous for its fertile soil, views of fish, and its local heritage (female divers, stone walls and stone graves). Here there are various types of tourism that you can enjoy such as bicycle paths, submarines, cruises, fishing spots, and others. The highest place here is a lighthouse surrounded by extensive gardens. From here, you can enjoy an extraordinarily beautiful view of the island.
7. Jeungdo Salt Farm
This precious island is an artifact from the Song Dynasty which is famous for its sea water, soft sandy beaches, and salt farms. Jeungdo is the largest salt-salt farm in Korea. Around here, you will feel a different atmosphere from other tourist locations in Korea that tend to be hilly, because some of the terrain here is mud. Gelodok Bridge, is a bridge that will take you across the mudflats with beautiful scenery. In addition to the mudflats, you can enjoy the magical atmosphere of a unique salt farm.
8. Boseong Green Tea Field
Korea has a long history as one of the best green tea producers. Tea was first introduced from China to Korea during the era of Queen Seondeok of the Silla Haeundae Beach Kingdom in the 7th century. Until now, the hills of green tea in Boeseong Korea are the most famous. In fact, some say that Boseong is the capital of tea growing in Korea. Among the expanse of tea gardens in Boseong, the biggest and most famous is Daehan Green Tea Plantation. This green tea field contributes 40% of Korea’s green tea commodity. You will be spoiled by views of green tea plants with snaking formations. Tea plants are arranged so neatly, so that from a distance it looks like a stretch of beautiful terraces. The best time to visit this place is mid-April.
9. Yang Dong Traditional Village
Yang Dong Traditional Village is included in the UNESCO world heritage site. This traditional village reflects the culture and buildings typical of aristocratic Confucianism from the Joseon Dynasty. To preserve this cultural heritage, the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration specially formed a conservation team for this village. Like the aristocratic culture of life, the upper classes live here on higher ground, while others live on lower land. The houses here have a light brown shade, with gray tiles. At least there are around 500 people who still live here, some of them even more than 200 years old.
10. Seomjin River Train Village
This place is located in Gokseong and is a former train station that was turned into a park with more than 1,000 kinds of beautiful roses. Even though it has been converted into a park, the train platform is still complete, with old trains functioning as landmarks. Here are available bicycle tracks that you can drive to surround the village and rose garden. In addition, there are also steam locomotives that operate five times a day.
This locomotive is the main attraction of the Train Village tour. This locomotive runs along the Seomjingang River. Inside the locomotive, you will find guides who dress like waiters and ticket inspectors. These guides will explain to you about the history of the location here. That said this tour is the best train tour in Korea.