Top Travel Destinations in Korea

The East Asian country of South Korea is a high rated tourism destination among the citizens of the world. With palaces in Seoul to seaside resorts at Tongyeong, South Korea has a lot in store for its first time as well as repeating tourists. Here is a list of the top 3 places you must absolutely visit in South Korea-

Seoul

The capital city of South Korea if packed with everything from Palaces to Nightclubs and from shopping malls to art and history Museums.

Gyeongbokgung Palace in South Korea

Among the five palaces that Seoul has, the Gyeongbokgung Palace is the oldest and the most famous among tourists visiting Seoul. Also referred to as the Northern Palace, because of its location, Gyeongbokgung Palace is the grandest of them all. The palace opens its doors for tourist at all weekdays except Tuesday. The admission fee for a group of 10 or more is 2,400 won and for children under the age of 6 it’s free.

Other than the rich interiors of the palace, the National Palace Museum is located near the south of Heungnyemun Gate. The name of the palace when translated to English becomes, the Palace of Shining Happiness. The palace has a total of 7,700 rooms which were destroyed by a massive fire during the Japanese Occupation. Under the leadership of Heungseon Daewongun all the rooms were fully restored.

Myeongdong Shopping Places in Korea

If you are a fashion freak and not much into art and history then Myeongdong, the primary fashion hub of South Korea is the best place for you. With top national as well as international brands lined across the street, Myeongdong has everything for the rich as well as the poor.

Another famous attraction of Seoul, is its nightlife. The capital has some of the most expensive clubs in the whole world, which play hosts to a lot of national as well as international artists. Among the most famous nightclubs in Seoul, Club Meca and M2 are the most famous.

Gyeongju

Gyeongju city in Korea

The Golden City of Gyeongju is the most historic place in all of South Korea. If you are planning a trip to Gyeongju soon, drop in at one of the information centers located across the city. The representatives at these information centers work on a three month basis as translators and tour guides. They are trained to speak English, Chinese and Japanese and very good and professional at their task.

The major attractions visited by tourists depend upon their nationality. While Japanese tourists usually prefer taxi tours around the city, usually come here for shopping, but be assured that no matter what your nationality is, Gyeongju always has something in stock for you.

Incheon

Incheon in South Korea

If you will be South Korea shortly don’t miss out the many beautiful places in Incheon. Incheon is located in the northwestern region of South Korea and borders Seoul and Gyeongju to the east. One of the most visited places in Incheon is the Wolmi-Do Island. It was earlier connected to the mainland, but has now been separated. It is especially famous between foreign tourists as it offers many recreational facilities and traditional South Korean cuisine.

The Incheon Landing Memorial Hall is another famous attraction in the beautiful city of Incheon. Located on the southern edge of Incheon, the hall is house to an overlook, a monument and a museum, all dedicated to the martyrs of the 1950 Incheon invasion of the Korean War.

 Jeondeungsa Temple in Incheon

Incheon is home to a number of temples as well, including the most famous Jeondeungsa Temple. It doesn’t matter if you are spiritual or not, Incheon will always something in stock for you.

Conclusion

There you go, with the list of the top 3 places that you visit on your next trip to South Korea. Wait no more, pack your bags today and say hello to beautiful South Korea.

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