Top 9 Tourist Attractions in South Korea

Sanchita Bathija, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

South Korea provides everything that tourists desire in an ideal travelling. The country embodies a long and engrossing history, a beautiful culture, luscious food, friendly people and exemplary exploring architecture. The nation portrays contrasting characters, with raging tourist attractions from ancient Buddhist Temples at the mountain top like Bulguksa to modern skyscrapers of Seoul like Lotte World Tower. Plan your enduring and awe-inspiring trip with the little contribution of this list.


Busan is the second largest city in South Korea. Numerous beaches and resorts are situated on the coast of Busan. Busan has been empowered with rich culture and history. The most common places to visit are Gamcheon Culture Village at the hillside, a European-style village and the Beomeosa Temple is also a picturesque place to visit. Jagalchi Market in Busan is the biggest hub of seafood in the country. Seafood lovers should visit there for fresh fish and seafood to take away or eat at the informal stalls.


It is one of the spiritual capitals of the Joseon Dynasty; it is about 90km far from Seoul by train. The city accommodates several ancient temples. It has a holy place called Bukchon Hanok Village with a long history. The UNESCO-awarded heritage is preserved to embrace the 600-year-old urban environment as it carries ancient Korean vibes and traditional Korean homes (Hanok).

N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower which is now the symbol of Seoul is a highly recommended tourist attraction. It’s the most iconic high point. It’s almost 500 meters above sea level and the city below. It is also known as the Namsan Tower. There are miles of hiking trails to enjoy the downtown view. At night, the LED lights on the exterior light up the tower, showcasing a seamless visual and cultural feast of South Korea.

Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung is one of the five biggest palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty in the 15th century around Seoul and is glorified as the royal residence. It was the principal palace for many kings and their families in the Joseon Dynasty. There were different departments such as accommodations, libraries, dining rooms and waiting rooms, meeting rooms, and offices. Spend some time in the 78-acre Huwon, or palace garden, located behind the palace for sure. It’s filled with pathways, green spaces, pagodas, streams, and lakes.

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is the no man’s land border between South Korea and North Korea. This area is heavily guarded thus you can only visit after taking an official guided tour. The official area is known as the Joint Security Area, it’s about 4-5 kilometres. The closest town to the DMZ is Panmunjom. The outskirts area has several towers, museums and parks for exploration.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

It is also known as the Northern Palace. Built-in 1395 during the Joseon Dynasty, which created five large palaces around Seoul. This palace has been bombed, ruined, occupied by the Japanese in 1592 and recreated finally in 1990. Be sure to visit Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, two of the original sculpture left from the Joseon periodThe palace can be enjoyed on a guided walking tour. There are two museums inside the grounds. Your visit will just be worth it. The palace looks enchanting with cherry blossoms.


It’s a famous province for resort destinations. You can reach it via flight from Seoul. This island is full of beaches and the major industries in Jeju Island are tourism, agriculture, and stock farming. The highest mountain present here includes miles of giant lava tubes which are of the same size as the railway tunnel. Make sure to visit Jungmun Saekdal Beach as it’s the most popular surfing spot on the Island. Jeju-do encompasses hundreds of miles of hiking trails, hot springs and spas.

Lotte World

It is an amusement park in the middle downtown of Seoul. The artificial island is a utopia time to spend with family. It includes a hotel, a movie theatre, a folk traditional museum, performances, and activities like ice skating. There is a grand indoor as well as an outdoor theme park area called Magic Island.


Itaewon is an international hub where one can encounter people of different cultures and nationalities. This area is filled with gift shops and street foods. The most fun peak is in the early evening when locals come out to enjoy and roam around the streets. It is defined as a cosmopolitan city and a popular spot for locals.

Let us know in the comments which South Korean tourist attraction you would like to visit the most?

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  1. Anonymous says:

    After watching itaewon class , I want to go Itaewon

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