South Korea has many incredible destinations for tourists all over the world. The country offers an intriguing blend of traditional and modern attractions. Korea is full of history, culture and the best of engineering. Seoul is the primary place to go for the vast majority of the travelers. There are various locations that offer great experience to visitors. Catch some cheap flight tickets and visit these wonderful spots.
We start with Jeju Island, which is one of the most attractive places in Korea, also known as the Island of the Gods and is among the top destinations for the newlywed Koreans. Jeju has a very attractive blend of submerged rocks, temperate climate and frequent rains. Visitors can indulge in many activities here, like hiking on the highest summit of South Korea, Halla san, enjoy the majestic views of sunset and sunrise across the sea, catch the beautiful waterfalls and lava tubes, enjoy horse riding or simply lie down on the gorgeous sandy beaches.
The island is also home to many museums such as Bear Museum, Jeju Teddy, Jeju Education Museum, Jeju Independence Museum, Jeju Folklore and Natural History Museum. The island also has many parks and temples. Travelers can find great deals on Asiana Airlines Flights and Korean Air flights which fly to Jeju through the year.
Seoul is the capital and main city of South Korea and the political and economic hub of the nation. Architecture admirers might have an excellent time here discovering the gorgeous ancient and modern architecture which makes the city worth investigating. The Korean capital is home to several cultural and historic landmarks.
The metropolitan area of the city hosts four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Stone Guards of the Royal Tombs/ Seonjeongneung comprised of Seolleung Royal Tomb (선릉) and Jeongneung Royal Tomb (정릉), Jongmyo Shrine (종묘), Hwaseong Fortress (화성) and Changdeok Palace (창덕궁). Some of Seoul’s most prominent landmarks include also the Tower Palace, the World Trade Center, N Seoul Tower and also the Korea Finance Building.
Busan – Haeundae
Another vivid destination is Busan, a seaport nestled amid numerous beaches. The most characteristic of them is Haeundae beach (해운대해수욕장). It’s a popular destination in the summer and also in the winter season. During winters, it’s a nice place to take a stroll, with lots of seagulls overhead. The beach is frequented by visitors through the year as it hosts several beach festivals.
The shoreline is a popular fishing spot. Haeundae beach is also a popular place to observe the first sunrise of the year on January 1st, also known as Haeundae Sunrise Festival with thousands of visitors gathering even before dawn.
Another interesting city of South Korea is Gyeongju, which is also known by the name of museum without walls as the town is home to many historic sites. A certain highlight is the Bulguksa Temple (불국사), a representative relic of Gyeongju which was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995 and was once featured on the old 5,000 won note. Sitting atop a mountain, also the temple is among the finest samples of Korean Buddhism architecture. Please keep in mind that the ideal time to visit Bulguska is early morning.
And we end here the first virtual journey into this amazing country, with the promise that we will come back with a second part of “Visit South Korea” as soon as possible. Subscribe to myksoul.com to keep up with our articles and news about South Korea.