Annyeong! If you are part of the growing Hallyu wave in the country, chances are high that you also dream of traveling to Korea. How nice would it be to see their shooting locations in real life? Or going to places your Korean idols have been to?
Dream for now and get there later. If you ever have the chance, never miss the seven must-visit tourist spots in Korea that I have listed just for you!
National Museum of Korea
According to UNESCO, the National Museum of Korea is the most representative and extensive museum in the Republic of Korea. More than 310, 000 historically significant and highly aesthetic artifacts, dating from the Paleolithic Age to the early 20th century, make up the museum’s enormous collection. This incorporates art, history, and archaeology and is organized to illustrate the evolution of Korean culture and tell the story of Korean people. It is a place no one can visit for a day.
Namsan Seoul Tower
Meanwhile, if you are visiting Seoul, Namsan Tower must be on your list. You are nearly 500 meters above sea level, and the city below, thanks to its height and location, is almost on top of a mountain. Also, restaurants and indoor and outdoor observation places can be found here. Each night, a seasonal light show is also performed on the tower’s façade, which is covered in LED lighting. If you are a true K-Drama fan, I know you are familiar with this as a background or favorite dating place of couples in the series.
Lotte World is a theme park that can be found in the heart of Seoul’s downtown. This is situated at the base of the Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth tallest building in the world. If you want to experience the commercial life of a Korean, better spend a day here and enjoy its theaters, traditional performances, and even ice skating.
Jeju Island is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in South Korea. This volcanic island is the home of the highest mountain in South Korea, the Hallasan. Graced by incredible beauty, it is also called “Korea’s Hawaii” or the “Island of Gods.” This has been featured in K-Dramas “The Legend of the Blue Sea, “Secret Garden,” and the global hit “Squid Game”.
Namiseom, also called Nami Island, is located in the province of Gangwon and is best known for its autumn leaves. The place promotes leisure in harmony with nature. You can spend time here biking on trails or strolling in between woods. Indeed, a surreal scenery.
Boseong Green Tea Field
Formerly known as Daehan Dawon, this is the most famous green tea plantation farm in Boseong. Due to the extensive rows of trees covering the hillside in a lush green carpet, this has become a popular tourist attraction all year. If you want to go for a healing walk or a climb, this has the best atmosphere.
Seoul’s Street Food Markets
If you are a proud foodie, you must go to Seoul’s Street Food Markets for the most authentic Korean taste. The Gwangjang Market in Central Seoul is a large area of food stalls offering a complete selection of Korean foods. It has an old vintage vibe that adds to the place’s charm.
No wonder why Korea has been a go-to destination for vacations. It is a traveler’s haven, given the diversity and contrast of places. Its historical identity and modern culture balance the beauty of the country’s tourism state.
It is really worth the dream, so I hope you get to visit your listed destinations. Make sure to share your photos once you get there.
Laica is an ambivert; she loves being alone but gets rowdy with the people she's familiar with. She is an aspiring radio DJ that reads people's stories. When not cooking, you can probably find her under a blanket, watching the latest Korean drama series. She loves complimenting others and make them realize of the goodness they have.