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10 Tourist Attractions in South Korea That Must Be Visited

It feels like Korean fever is becoming more and more endemic nowadays. Starting from Girl Bands, Boy Bands, Korean cuisine, cosmetics, reality shows, to tourist attractions in South Korea. Even now, this Kimchi country is incessantly promoting the diversity of tourism in South Korea. This promotion is carried out in interesting ways, 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.

South Korean Paradise – Ophy MartaniaTalking about beautiful places in Korea, it feels like almost any place that is featured in a movie, drama, or advertisement is sure to be captivating. This often causes confusion for travelers. Which tourist attractions in South Korea are worth visiting when you want to vacation in Korea? Well, this time we will review 10 tourist attractions in South Korea that you must visit.

1. Seongsan Sunrise Peak
Seongsan Sunrise PeakSeongsan Sunrise Peak is a crater that was formed due to a Hydrovolcanic eruption on a shallow sea floor. This eruption occurred about 5000 years ago.

Seongsan Sunrise Peak has a shape like a bowl surrounded by steep cliffs around it. The cliffs surrounding Seongsan face the sea, and when viewed from a height, it resembles a giant green bowl. The top of the crater is covered with lush green grass, a sight that contrasts with the surrounding sea. Seongsan has also been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site.

2. Kyeong-Wha Station, Jinhae
Kyeong-Wha Station, JinhaeThis station is very busy with tourists and photographers, especially during spring. Jinhe is a district in Changwon City, on the southeastern edge of Korea. Jinhe has also been famous for a long time as the organizer of the biggest cherry blossom festival every year.

What makes this station interesting is that, along the right and left of the train tracks, there are beautiful cherry trees. As the train goes fast, these cherry blossoms will fall scattered about, creating a shower of beautiful cherry petals.

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3. Uleung Island Seaside Road
Uleung Island Seaside RoadUleung Island is also known as the Mysterious Island. The island is Seoul’s favorite weekend getaway because of its massive rock formations, rugged coastal cliffs, and various waterfalls that make up the beautiful scenery that the island accentuates.

The island is made up of a series of volcanic eruptions. The highest peak here is Seonginbong Peak, from here you can enjoy views of the villages located on the waterfront. You can also enjoy the scenery by sailing around the Gwaneumdo Islands, Ulleungdo, Elephant Rock, Samseonan, and Lion Rock.

4. Seopjikoji, Jeju Island
Seopjikoji, Jeju IslandTaking a trip to Jeju Island, you have to plan carefully and wisely. This is because Jeju offers a variety of tourist attractions that are sure to tempt you. One of them is Seopjikoji, a promontory on the coast known for its romantic nuances and serenity.

This place is often used as a shooting location for big screen films or Korean dramas. Here, you can enjoy the view of the yellow Canola blossoms combined with the 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
Bomun Pavilion, GyeongjuGyeongju 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 above a pond with calm water. Here, you can enjoy a nice view of Korean spring, where cherry blossoms bloom above the ponds and occasionally shed their petals when the breeze blows.

It is also the perfect location to view Korean landscape portraits of various seasons. The green leaves will flourish in summer, you can enjoy the fall scarlett scenery in autumn, and when winter comes the trees here will be covered with beautiful snow.

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6. Udo Island
Udo IslandYou can reach Udo Island in just 15 minutes from Jeju Island by ferry. Located in the east of Jeju Island, Udo is an island suitable for all walks of life. This tourist spot in South Korea is famous for its fertile soil, scenic fish, and local heritage (female divers, stone walls, and stone graves).

There are various types of tourism available here that you can enjoy, such as bicycle paths, submarines, cruise ships, fishing spots, and others. The highest point here is the lighthouse which is surrounded by a large garden. From here, you can enjoy an incredibly beautiful island view.

7. Jeungdo Salt Farm
Jeungdo Salt FarmThis treasured island is an artifact from the Song dynasty known for its seawater, soft sandy beaches and salt farms. Jeungdo is the largest drying salt farm in Korea.

Traveling here, you will feel a different atmosphere from other tourist locations in Korea which tend to be hilly, because part of the terrain here is in the form of mud. Gelodok Bridge, is a bridge that will take you across a muddy field with beautiful views. Apart from the mud flats, you can enjoy the unique magical atmosphere of a salt farm.

8. Boseong Green Tea Field
Boseong Green Tea FieldKorea has a long history as one of the best green tea producers. Tea was first introduced from China to Korea during Queen Seondeok of the Kingdom of Silla Haeundae Beach in the 7th century. To date, the green tea hills of Boeseong Korea are the most famous. In fact, some say that Boseong is the capital where tea is grown in Korea.

Among the expanses 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.

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You will be spoiled for sight of green tea plants with twisting formations. The tea plants here are arranged so neatly that from a distance it looks like a beautiful stretch of terraces. The best time to visit this place is mid-April.

9. Yang Dong Traditional Village
Yang Dong Traditional VillageYang Dong Traditional Village is included in the UNESCO world heritage site. This traditional village reflects the aristocratic Confucian culture and buildings of the Joseon Dynasty.

To preserve this cultural heritage, the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration specially formed a conservation team for this village. As was the case with aristocratic cultures, here the upper class people lived on the higher ground, while others lived on the lower lands. The houses here have a light brown shade, with a gray tile tint. At least 500 people still live here, and some of the houses are more than 200 years old.

10. Seomjin River Train Village
Seomjin River Train VillageIt is located in Gokseong and is a former train station converted into a garden with over 1,000 types of beautiful roses. Even though it has been turned into a park, the railway platform is still complete, with the old trains serving as landmarks. There are bicycle tracks available here that you can ride around the village and the rose garden.

Apart from that, there is also a steam locomotive that operates 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 dressed as 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.