Must Visit Places in South Korea
From here, you can go up to the tower and visit any of the four observation decks, one of which is a rotating cafe. The LED light on the outside of the tower gives you a visual cultural experience. The tower is open every day, till midnight.
Location: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Timings: Sunday to Friday - 10 AM – 11 PM, Saturday - 10 AM to 12 AM
On the 118th floor resides the Sky Friendly Cafe and Sky Terrace, the Photozone being on the 119th floor, Seoul Sky Cafe on the 122nd and the infamous 123 Lounge on the 123rd floor to be exact. Lotte World Tower is listed on every tourists’ places to visit in South Korea.
Location: 300 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 6(yuk)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Timings: 11 AM to 9 PM - Sunday to Thursday, 11 AM to 10 PM on Friday to Saturday and Public Holidays
Imagine the surreal white sand beaches surrounding you with pine forests, volcanic craters, and lava caves that will take your breath away. You can visit the Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Halassang national park, Seopjikoji promontory, Hyeopjae & Hamdeok beach, Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls.
Location: Jeju Province
Dadohaehaesang National Park
It is considered one of the best places to visit in South Korea because of its surreal landscapes and far from the city chaos.
Location: 446-1 Geumo-ro, Nam-myeon, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM every day
Seoraksan National Park
As you walk through the 400000 sq km biosphere protection place, get ready to be wonderstruck by the giant Buddha statue on your path. This place is a good idea on the list of tourist places in South Korea.
Location: Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Timings: Operated every day from 7 AM to 6 or 6:30 PM
Price: Adults - 3,500 won, Youths (14-19 years) - 1,000 won, Kids (8-13 years) - 500 won and free for children under three years.
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However, some animals are endangered too. This place is fantastic for bird watching as you can also witness some of the migratory birds.
Location: Changnyeong County, South Korea, near the Nakdong River.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM every day.
Seongsan Sunrise Peak
Located about 80 minutes away from Jeju City, this peak falls enroute to Jeju Island. So one can easily plan a trip to both these destinations for a fun filled time.
Location: The Eastern tip of Jeju Island
Timings: 7:10 AM to 7 PM in summers and 7:30 AM to 6 PM in winters.
Price: Adults - 2,000 won, Children - 1,000 won
The official and residential buildings that form the complex were designed in sync with the original traditional style palace layout. The buildings and structures comprise an administrative court, royal residential court and official audience court. Biwon, a rear garden situated in the north, features terraces planted with lawns, flowering trees, flowers, a lotus pool and pavilions set against a wooden background.
Location: 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072 South Korea
Timing: Tuesday to Sunday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Mondays are closed.
Entry Fees: Adults - 46,798 won - adults, 23,399 for 7 to 18 year olds.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Being inhabited by locals even today, the village offers a very authentic glimpse into the local lifestyle. This village certainly is a fun place to spend an afternoon exploring the historic architecture and narrow streets full of Hanoks.
Location: South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Gahoe-dong, 37
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM every day
The ideal duration one requires to see this palace is anywhere between 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes. The palace has parking and restroom facilities.
Location: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Timings: The palace is open for the visitors all round the year, from 9:00 - 17:00. Closed on tuesdays.
Entry Fee: 46069 WON
The street surface is around 6,500 m long, and even though it's anything but a passerby connect, you can, in any case, appreciate the tremendous views on joining and the encompassing area from a far distance.
Location: Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea.
Timing: No specific timings
Myeongdong also has iconic landmarks including the Myeongdong Catholic Cathedral and Myeongdong Nanta Theatre, which you can explore while shopping. The market has all kinds of shops, from departmental stores to shopping malls.
Location: 83-9 Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Timings: 10 AM to 10.30 PM every day
The DMZ is loaded with intriguing destinations that make for a drawing in exercise in recent history. You can bring a look into North Korea at the Observation Post and feel the surge of experience while strolling through the Infiltration Tunnel. It is suitable to take a guided visit that incorporates a visit to the Joint Security Area (JSA).
Location: South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Paju-si, Gunnae-myeon
Timing: 9:15 AM to 3 PM every day
Entry Fees: 55,000-135,000 won
It is only possible because Ganjeolot is the easternmost part of the Korean peninsula. The park also homes the second-largest mailbox, built in 2006. It is believed that one’s wishes come true if written on a postcard and put in the mailbox. It is among the most popular tourist places in South Korea for a reason.
Location: Seonsaeng-myeon, Ulju County, Ulsan, South Korea
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM every day
It is one of the mesmerizing tourist places in South Korea as when the sun sets, and the sky becomes like a canvas full of shades of turquoise colors. You will notice two massive rock formations on the beach that are known as Granny and Grandpa Rocks.
Location: Four kilometers southwest from Anmyeon-eup
Timings: Best to visit at the time of sunset
Other than all of this, the park hosts Daewangam Moonlight Festival to celebrate the scenic beauty of life every year since 2012.
Location: Ilsan-dong, Dong-gu, Ulsan South Korea
Along with having three large halls, the temple also homes a floating pavilion and quarters for monks since it is also a practising monastery. The original complex of the temple was so huge that it took almost 40 years to build it, however, after a fire accident a few years ago, the area does not measure the same. Undoubtedly, we suggest you tour such places in South Korea.
Location: Gyeongju, South Korea
Timings: 7.30 AM to 5 PM every day
Places to Visit in Seoul
It has four major exhibition halls which talk about the prelude, foundation, development and modernization of the Republic of Korea respectively. The national museum is not only a place for adults, it keeps in mind the interests of children and features a hands-on program for them under the Korean history dream village, giving them an opportunity to learn about modern history.
Location: 198, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Timing: 10 AM to 6 PM on days except Wednesday and Saturday. Wednesday and Saturday - 10 AM to 9 PM
Another famous part of this place is the antique furniture street, which got its importance due to its role in the war with America.
Location: 177, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu 1B, Seoul 04350 South Korea
One of the exhibition halls is a permanent collection exhibition of the works of the famous Korean artist Chun Kyung Ja. SeMA has international exhibitions twice a year, making it an interactive place for the locals as well as international visitors.
Location: 61, Deoksugung-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Timings: Closed on Mondays and New years
In fact, this urban development landmark is known for its unique structure and could be seen in many of the native movies and series today. Well, that's not all, it also consists of a walkable park on the roof, retail stores, exhibition spaces etc.
Location: Dongdaemun, Seoul, South Korea
Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM every day
Cheong Wa Dae
It is said to be the most secured and protected premises in the entire continent of Asia, that is truly something to witness and therefore worthy of including Cheong Wa Dae on the list of places to visit in South Korea.
Location: 1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu
Timings: 10 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 3 PM every day
Love museum Seoul
It is Seoul’s first and only interactive adult museum, divided into six total gallaries: Fun and Sexy, Femme Fatale, Korean Erotic Painting, Erotic Garden, Dream House, and Sex Life. So, for a tourist, it is one of the places in South Korea that offers erotic art.
Location: 20, Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu B1 Seogyo Plaza, Seoul 04039 South Korea
Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM every day
Trickeye Museum Seoul
There is also an Ice Museum where everything is made of ice; for instance - an ice television, an ice kitchen and ice slopes. So, one could derive pleasure with two museums at the cost of one, making it one of the best places in South Korea.
Location: 20, Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu Seogyo Plaza B2, Seoul 04039 South Korea
Timings:10 AM to 7 PM every day
As the name suggests, Namiseom was derived from the name “Nami.” Being a globally recognized destination for tourists, it magnets 3.3 million people annually and mesmerises them with nature and it’s beauty. Namiseom Island is one of the few locations to render scenic landscapes and one of the best places in South Korea.
Location: 1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do 24464 South Korea
Timings: 7.30 AM to 9.45 PM every day
Every art piece, be it trick art or an interactive art, it's quirky and fun in an enjoyable way. And after you’re done clicking wacky pictures, you could walk around and relish your stomach with some Korean cuisines in the neighbourhood.
Location: 12, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu Daeil Bldg. B1F & B2F, Seoul 03163 South Korea
Timings: 9 AM to 8.30 PM every day
Korean Film Archive
KOFA collects all types of image data, national and international film and non-film materials including videos, audio, posters, stills, scenarios, books, periodicals, costumes, props, and cherished goods of film professionals. The main centre of KOFA is in Sangam-dong which has some public facilities such as Cinematheque Kofa, Korean Film Museum and a public library.
Location: 400 World cup buk-ro, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Places to Visit in Busan
The spectacular landscape of Beomeosa and its surroundings is referred to as “three extraordinary sites of Beomeosa Temple''. What makes for these three sites are: the rock peak behind Wonhyo Hermitage, two rocks in the shape of a chicken at Gym Yeongam Hermitage, and the legendary ‘golden well’ placed on top of Mt. Geumjeongsan. Clearly, the landscape here has an interesting composition.
Location: 250 Beomeosa-ro (Cheong Yong-dong) Geumjeong-gu Busan City
Timings: 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM every day.
The Gwangan Beach (Gwangalli Beach) also offers adjacent alleys filled with restaurants, coffee shops and nightclubs, in case hunger strikes. When a tourist attraction offers a holistic experience, the destination is out to enter the top “tourist places in South Korea.”
Location: Gwangan 2(i)-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan Metropolitan City, west of Haeundae Beach
3d Trick Eye Museum Ticket In Busan
The paintings and art all over, on the walls, floor and ceiling, is a treat to the eye but looks even more surreal when you become a part of it and click pictures.
Location: 85, Nampo-dong 6-ga, Jung-gu Nampo Plaza 9F, Busan South Korea
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday - Sunday
Hur Shim Chung Spa
Stepping into the world of luxury, which the spa centre well promises to deliver, one can engage in some pamper time. Additionally, cafes and dining are at your service when you feel hunger. Include this spa centre on your places to visit in South Korea if you are the kind who likes to maintain a balance between outdoor and leisure time on holidays.
Location: 23 Geumgang Gongwon-ro 20beon-gil, Oncheon 1(il)-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan, South Korea
Timings: 5.30 AM to 12 PM
Sea Life Busan Aquarium
To enhance the experience moving images of ocean waves are also projected in dark rooms with dim blue lights to indulge the visitors in marine life. Sea life Busan aquarium is certainly the perfect place where education and entertainment goes hand in hand. Thus, making our list of places to visit in South Korea.
Location: Haeundae Beach Road KR, 266, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
Timings: 10.00 AM to 07.00 PM, Monday - Sunday
What drives the tourists to the skywalk is it’s four layers of 12-millimeter glass flooring and the panoramic sea view. It is indeed a very safe spot, so don’t be afraid to click some bonny selfies with your most photogenic smiles!
Location: 137 Oryuk-doro, Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
Timings: 9 AM to 03.50 PM every day
The street is chosen to feature handprints of famous Korean actors and actresses with their signature at the side. It is also an all time favourite destination for ssiat hotteok, fried mandoo and sweet Korean pancakes lovers. If you are a Korean Film fan, a visit to Biff square must be included in your itinerary of places to visit in South Korea.
Location: 58-1 Gudeok-ro, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Gamcheon Culture Village
The area had witnessed a rise in tourism in the past few years and the villagers warmly welcome them too! It is one of the favourite destinations for instagrammers and photographers to capture the renowned street art. One can always find cozy restaurants, cafes and also street foods to have a bite of the village’s treat.
Location: 200 Gamnae 1(il)-ro, Gamcheon 2(i)-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM every day
Places to Visit in Incheon
Incheon Grand Park
Being the biggest and the most popular parks in Incheon, people often are seen jogging and bicycling here. Concerts and festivities are frequently celebrated here too! The park stretches it’s area between Gwanmosan and Sangasan mountains. A picnic under the cherry trees is a worth trying experience whilst visiting the park in spring season.
Location: 80 Jangsu-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Timings: 6 AM to 10 PM every day
A rather holiday destination, this beach offers activities such as banana boat and jet ski. Landscape wise, the beach offers ivory sand merging with the blue sea. The lush grass fields, trees and other vegetation in the surrounding only make the scenic views all the more pleasant and interesting.
Location: Yongyu-dong, Incheon, South Korea
Timings: Open 24 hours
You could look at the street artists and performers at Wander Culture Street or head to Wolmi Theme Park for some enthralling rides. Meanwhile, if you want to take a break from all the adventure, visit Wolmi Traditional Park to witness some beautiful ponds, streams and flowers. It is definitely one of the most alluring places to visit in South Korea.
Location: Buksung-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM - March to October and 7 AM to5 PM - November to February
A visit here is a great idea for tourists who are interested in discovering the amalgamation of Chinese traditions in South Korea. Indulgence in Chinese food and festivals, especially the ones during the lunar new year is a great way to go about learning more about Chinatown.
Location: Gaho-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Timings: Open 24 hours
The place is well known for people’s dependence on nature to make materialistic goods used for daily purposes such as Hwamunseok, woven mats and also Ganghwa Ginseng. The island also offers great views of lakes from fields filled with grasses and flowers.
Location: 11 Ganghwa-daero 312 beon-gil, Ganghwa-eub, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
Places to Visit in Daegu
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Here, the melody of enthralling rides, exhibition and performance halls, illumination displays, and man-made flower gardens and waterfalls surely earn a gasp from you. Plus, the Skyway Cable Car is an add on to the overall unique experience.
Location: 200 Duryu Gongwon-ro, Duryu-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Timings: 10.30 AM to 10 PM every day
Price: 12000 won per adult
Seomun meaning “west gate” indicates the location of the market in the west. A visit to this extravagant street market is a must if you are a fashion follower or want to pursue the footsteps of Korean fashion industry.
Location: 45 Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Daesin-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Timings: 9 AM to 6.30 PM every day
The park is approximately 1,680 sq meters, allowing the vicinity to have more than one walking trail. The park categorizes three main routes varying from 2 to 4 kilometers each. The first trail starts at the park and connects to Apsan Mountain; the second one begins at the park to the Sanseongsan Mountain, and lastly walking to the Daedeok Sun Mountain.
Location: 574-87, Apsa Sunhwan-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu
Timings: 9 AM to 06.35 PM
Price: Adults - 8,000 won, Children - 6,000 won
Buddhism followers and religious people can pay visits to the two Buddhist temples situated inside the park. The park is also home to Duryu Tower, several restaurants, an artificial pond, parking lot and much more. The versatile park is a good idea for spending an easy day, under the shed of a thousand trees.
Location: 36, Gongwon Sunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 42672 South Korea
Moreover, Palgongsan also has trekking courses and cable cars in case you decide to take a trek. However, we would recommend you to be prepared and take some water with you even though there are local restaurants available.
Location: 51, Palgongsan-ro 185-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu 41007 South Korea
Timings: 9.30 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday - Sunday
Places to Visit in Daejeon
The LED screen plays entertaining visuals on the roof of the walkway; which is a great space to relax and take a walk around. It is a great chance for tourists to go exploring on foot, mingle with local people and make some great friends and memories!
Location: 83, Donggyo-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon 34924 South Korea
Timings: April to September - 7 PM-10:50 PM and October to March - 6 PM- 09:50 PM
Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath
Among the three, one of the pools is kept on a high temperature while the other pool consists of special stones to stimulate the soles of your feet. So, if you are looking to relax with either your family or friends, this is definitely one of the places to visit in South Korea.
Location: 574, Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34186 South Korea
The nursery spread across an estimating 387,000 square meters is separated into three areas and consists of 19 uniquely themed parks such as the Magnolia Garden, Medicinal Herbs Garden, Rock Garden and Fruit Garden.
Location: 169, Dunsan-daero, Seo-gu, Daejeon
Timings: 6 AM to 9 PM every day
KIGAM Geological Museum
With a size of around 2,500 square meters, you will have time to explore and experience at your heart's content the fossils, ancient rocks, meteorites, and minerals, among many acquisitions. A bus ride will take you there in 30 mins.
Location: 124 Gwahak-ro, Seo Eun-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM (Monday closed)
They have coins, notes and stamps from throughout history and from a wide range of countries. They also have Korean medals displayed. It is interesting to see all the commemorative coins made for events like the Olympics and the World Cup and films like Star Wars.
Location: 80-67 Gwahak-ro, Gajeong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM (Monday closed)
Places to Visit in Ulsan
The plenty of natural scenery here makes it ideal for tourists to grab some fresh breath of air, just a few kilometers outside of the city. The wide open area at the peak offers many decks for tourists to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty at. One can also see chipmunks on the way to the waterfall.
Location: 175, Cheongsu Gol-gol Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan 44909 South Korea
You would hear birds chirping, wind touching leaves and children laughing. This grove stretches over 4km along the riverside, and there are a few other gardens you can visit as well.
Location: 107, Taehwa-dong, Jung-gu, Ulsan South Korea
You will also explore the palace along with the fortress that was built to protect Korea. There are 13 Buddhists temples inside the premises and are considered as national treasures.
Location: South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Goyang-si, Deokyang-gu
Timings: Open 24 hours