13 Must-See Places In South Korea

By Koreaboo

Have you always wanted to go to Korea but aren't quite sure where to go? Unsure what the country has to offer? Here are 13 places to check out while in South Korea. 

  • Jeju Island

    Known as the Hawaii of Korea, Jeju Island is a popular destination for vacationers looking to relax. Be sure to visit one of the many museums on the island, especially the famous Teddy Bear Museum.

  • Dongdaemun Market

    Dongdaemun Market is a traditional market in the heart of the country's capital city, Seoul. Open nearly 24/7, with over 30,000 specialty shops, this is a must-visit spot for any tourist.

  • Haeundae Beach

    Busan is a city surrounded by several beaches, with Haeundae know as one of the most beautiful. This beach is a great place to visit, even in the winter, when there are several festivals.

  • Seoraksan National Park

    Seoraksan attracts many tourists annually, but the the Autumn scenery is touted as the most beautiful in Korea. Experience scenic forests occasionally interrupted by several famous temples.

  • Gyeongju

    Gyeongjus is commonly known as 'the museum without walls', due to the numerous historical sites in the city. If you're looking for Korean heritage, be sure to visit the Bulguksa Temple.

  • Jeonju Hanok Village

    If you want an authentic taste of Korean history, stay at one of the traditional wooden Hanok houses in Jeonju Hanok Village. Enjoy ondol heated floors and traditional Korean cuisine while in Jeonju.

  • The DMZ

    The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), contrary to its' name, is the most heavily militarized border in the world. However, it remains a popular tourist destination, as guided tours of the area are available.

  • Jeongdongjin

    Jeongdonjin is one of the most festive and picturesque towns in the country. People flock to the beaches to watch the sunrise on New Years Day, and to observe the full moon for Lunar New Year & Dano.

  • Yongpyong Ski Resort

    Yongpyong is a 4,300 acre resort that features a 45 hole golf course, 31 ski slopes, premium hotels, European-style condos and other leisure facilities. Perfect for the active family on vacation.

  • Toilet Theme Park

    This park of poo statues and toilet bowls was built by the former mayor of Suwon & founder of the World Toilet Association, which is dedicated to improving sanitation and toilet facilities worldwide.

  • Haesindang Park (Penis Park)

    This park has penis statues, benches, squid penises, penises with ears... you get the point. It really lives up to the name. Aside from the sights, the park also has a beautiful view of the East Sea.

  • Bupyeong Underground Shopping Center

    Ever wonder where to find all that amazing Korean fashion? Bupyeong Underground Shopping Center has everything, from clothes, bags & shoes to stationery. Certainly a must-visit for any shopaholic.

  • Lotte World

    Lotte World is one of the largest theme parks in the country, and consists of an outdoor park, and the largest indoor park in the world. Open year-round, this is a prime attraction for many tourists.