Thursday, June 25, 2015

10 best places to visit in South Korea


Republic of Korea or commonly known as South Korea or South Korea is a country in East Asia that includes the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. In the north, the Republic of Korea is bordered with North Korea, where both are united as a nation until 1948. Yellow Sea to the west, Japan is across the Sea of Japan (called the "East Sea" by the people of Korea) and the Korean Strait is on the southeast. The country is known by the name of Hanguk by the people of South Korean and is called Namchoson ("South Choson") in North Korea. The capital of South Korea is Seoul, below are 10 best places to visit in South Korea:

10 best places to visit in South Korea


1. N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower is a communications and observation tower, located on Mount Namsan, Seoul, South Korea. It has a height of 236,7m and the landmarks of the city of Seoul. For the foreign traveler who visited South Korea, it’s not completed if you don’t visit this place.

One of the thing that make this place so attractive is the existence of thousands of love padlocks in colorful shape with various forms hanging on the trees and also at the bottom of the tower fence. You can also post your Padlock Love with your couple here

N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower



2. Hanok Village

Often used on colossal drama because in this place a lot native village population still use traditional Korean house, or usually called hanok. For you who wish to know the Korean culture further, you can visit this place.

Hanok Village

Hanok Village




3. Royal Palace Korea

Other attraction which is identical with South Korea is the Korean Imperial Household. This place is an ancient royal palace and also often appeared in Korean dramas. There are five Grand Palaces were built during the Joseon Dynasty which are Changdeokgung Palace, Gyeongbokgung, Changgyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung and Deoksugung. Those palaces are very beautiful and have become the very popular tourist spots in Korea. So if you are traveling to South Korea, you must come to this place

Royal Palace Korea

Royal Palace Korea



4. Nami Island

Namiseom or Nami Island is a tiny yet beautiful island for the shape is as if a half-moon shape. This place is located right in the area of Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do province, South Korea. Even though it takes far enough from Seoul to reach the place that is approximately 63km, but this place has a very beautiful and romantic views. How come? in this place there are two shady trees with cool colors. The island is becoming increasingly popular after the existence of the Korean drama named Winter Sonata because it uses this place as the place for shooting.

Nami Island

Nami Island



5. Jeju Island

Jejudo or Jeju Island is the largest island but it is also the smallest province in South Korea and is located in the Korea Strait. If adopted from Korea South Coast approximately 130km. The island does have a very exotic beauty; many people say the island has the similarity to Bali. This place became one of the most famous tourist destinations for honeymoon in the world. In addition Jeju Island is also listed as one of the world heritage site of UNESCO and also one of the 7 Wonders of Nature in the latest version.

Jeju Island

Jeju Island



6. The Korean War Memorial

This monument stands in the area of 20,000 m2; it is located in Yongsan-Dong which formerly was the headquarters of the Korean army. In this area there is also a museum which is an integral part of the monument. There are many interactive displays in the museum with touchscreen technology that can provide knowledge for you. This monument is intended to recall the dark days in the history of the Korean War, tells many things to you about the conflict in Korea about 60 years ago.

There you can find various items of war as well as military equipment which amount to 13 thousand items. To enjoy a sightseeing trip to the monument is not cost or free. Korean War Memorial is the most interesting place to know the history of the Korean War to the Korean military. The Korean War Memorial is one of the best places to visit in South Korea

The Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Memorial



7. Nanta Theater in MyeongDong

This is the most famous spectacles in Seoul for tourists, becoming one of the tourist activities that appeal to the audience's journey in South Korea since the Nanta theater is staged in 1997. Nanta Theater is located on the 3rd floor and 5th floor in the UNESCO Building at the center of crowd ness, Myeongdong. You will see a nonverbal comedy drama with kitchen as the setting and using utensils as the percussion instruments.

Nanta Theater

Nanta Theater



8. Bukhansan National Park

Bukhansan means "North Han Mountain" because it is situated in the north of the Han River, Korea. At the Bukhansan National Park, you can see dozens of gorges, granite peaks and clear streams. This is the hiking place in Seoul, a place to watch the beautiful natural scenery from the peak. This tourist attraction in South Korea has a total area of about 78.9 km and is located right in the city center of Seoul. There are more than 1,300 species of flora and fauna in this park.

Also, you can see one of the relics of Korean history in this park, which is  Bukhansanseong fortress, a fortress which has stood for more than 2,000 years ago.

Bukhansan National Park

Bukhansan National Park



9. Seoul Arts Center

This is the building arts performances in Seoul, was built in 1984 and is a set of nine buildings with their respective functions, such as the Opera House, Music House, and so on.

At The Seoul Arts Center, you can watch cultural performances and exhibitions, which are dance, opera, theater, to movies and music. This is where some arts organizations and important cultures headquartered in South Korea. The building is located in Seocho-gu, Korea.

Seoul Arts Center

Seoul Arts Center




10. Bongeunsa Temple

Bongeunsa Temple is located in the district of Gangnam, Seoul. It is an area for the rich with the rapid economic growth. In this district stands an old temple building, built in the 10th year of the reign of King Shilla Wongseong's or around the year 794.

Bongeunsa Temple

Bongeunsa Temple

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