Things to do in Korea - Seoul
Learn - Gyeongbok Palace
Gyeongbokgung, ‘the Palace Greatly Blessed by the Heavens’ was built in 1395. Located in the heart of Seoul, it served as the beloved palace of the Joseon Dynasty for centuries. Today it mingles harmoniously with modern Seoul with metropolitan facilities to its left and right. Be prepared to be fascinated by the serene yet mysterious atmosphere of the palace. Free guided tours are provided for visitors in English, Japanese and Chinese which last about an hour.
Experience - Bukchon Hanok Village
Ever curious about what traditional Korean houses look like? Bukchon Hanok Village is the place for you. Located in the center of Seoul, it has its own serene atmosphere. The Hanoks(traditional Korean house) blend in beautifully with the backdrop of mountains and urban buildings; you are bound to collect scenes worth capturing. The culture center provides a more in-depth look into the historyand heritage of Bukchon, and walk-through tours are also provided to help visitors.
Eat - Insadong
If you are a foodie, this is your next place to check in. Insadong is a magical maze where you see shops like no other in every alley. Eateries and cafés are well established along the avenue and the stores have long lines waiting to get in. Not only will the food blow your mind; your pictures will look great with the traditional Korean vibes in the background.
Marvel - Dongdaemun Design Plaza
This futuristic landmark was inspired by the dynamism of Dongdaemun District, the international hub of design and fashion. The three-dimensional amorphous structure consists of 45,133 aluminum panels which allow it to stand without any straight lines or walls. Thanks to its architectural significance DDP is a popular stage for exhibitions, fashion shows, international forums and conferences. Brace yourself for the moment of awe as you approach this breathtaking work of art.
Chill - Han River
The banks of Han River is a popular chilling spot for Koreans. A stroll down the riverside with your favorite music is enough to wash away your concerns of the moment. Having ‘Chimaek (chicken and beer)’ while watching the sunset is an easy yet fulfilling getaway. If you are the athletic type, it is the best place to go jogging because the pretty scenery along the lane will keep you entertained throughout your workout. The heartline that connects Seoul is a destination worth stopping by.
Remember - Namsan Seoul Tower
The first radio wave tower in Korea gained fame as a tourist attraction thanks to its unique structure and beautiful view. Located on the tip of the ‘South Mountain(Namsan)’and overlooking the heart of Seoul, it was once a popular setting for K-Dramas and films. The observatory deck hovers over 780 ft up in the sky, which allows one to behold the beautiful panorama of city lights down below. There is nothing quite like the celestial nightscape that spreads out shortly after sunset.
Things to do in Korea - Gyeonggi
Tradition - Korean Folk Village
The Korean Folk Village was established in 1974 to bring together the customs of life in Korean culture and introduce it to foreign tourists. The Korean Folk Village has been loved as a vivid cultural experience and traditional cultural sightseeing spot in beautiful nature. Please experience the past and present in the traditional culture that Korean folk village keeps and meet the new value to open the future.
Shopping - Goyang Starfield
Starfield Goyang is a famous shopping complex in Gyeonggi Province. As well as 560 brand shops and over 100 national restaurants, the aqua field on the roof, the sports monster that combines sports and play, and the toy kingdom and the electric mart will provide convenience and pleasure.
Experience - Gwangmyeong Cave
The Gwangmyeong Cave, which started to develop in 1912 for the purpose of abduction of resources, is an industrial heritage that is a scene of the Japanese colonial rule and suzerain and traces of modernization and industrialization after liberation. It was used as a shrimp warehouse for about 40 years after being abandoned in 1972, but has turned into a historical and cultural sightseeing spot after 2011. Gwangmyeong Cave is regarded as the best cave theme park in Korea combined with its industrial heritage value and cultural value.
Amusement - Everland Resort
Everland resort first opened in 1976 under the name “Natural Farm”. Now it includes Everland, Caribbean Bay and Home Bridge. Everland is an amusement park as a theme park and now it is one of the most famous amusement parks in Korea. Caribbean Bay is the largest swimming pool in the country. Home Bridge is a lodging facility recently built as a cabin hostel. Everland resort will provide a great experience for you to spend time.
History - DMZ
The DMZ stands for Demilitarized Zone. It is located between the Republic of Korea and North Korea, the only divided nation in the world. Recently, tourists have also been able to visit and it became a place where most of foreign travelers want to visit in Korea. DMZ will show the heartbreaking war and history of the Republic of Korea. Check out the reality of the division of Korea at this place.
Cultural Heritage - Suwon Hwaseong
Hwaseong Fortress was constructed from 1794 to 1796 and is recognized as an impressive structure from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It was made in two years with all the latest technologies of that time. The fortress was designated as Historic Site No. 3 in January 1963, and in December 1997, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. A variety of performances and events are held every day and this will make you a great time in Suwon.