Located in East Asia, Korea is one of the hottest destinations in the recent decade with the thick layer of the culture; the variety of entertainment and the top shopping centers in Asia. Therefore, visiting Korea is never boring and often attracts tourists to come back by different itineraries. If you are appealed by the beauty of Korea while cheerfully indulging Asia tour packages; however, do not know where you should visit, I always will be ready to introduce you the top things to do and see in Korea – the Kimchi’s homeland.
Marvelous Attractions in Korea
Nami Island is a peaceful attraction that appeals to the tourists through wonderful landscapes such as the ranges of red-leave trees or tiny European villages. The best time to visit Nami Island is in the winter when you will be deep into the space fulfilled with red leaves which is the ideal background for the tourists loving the romance and selfie. Visiting Nami Island, tourists also call on the filming location of the movie ‘Winter Sonata’ and take a photo with the statues of two main characters of this film. Moreover, if you visit this island in the winter, you will have chances to go skiing in the biggest Ski resort –Elysian Gangchon Korea.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Dongdaemun design plaza is known as the newest and the landmark of the Korean design industry; it comprises five halls: Art Hall, Museum, Design market, Design Lab and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. The Art Hall is served for conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, fashion Show and concert whereas the Museum Hall is a combination of the Korean design and global design in architectural structure with five sectors. The Design lab is the launching pad for the Korean and international creative product designers; the design market is a multipurpose space for culture, experience, and shopping. The final part of this plaza is the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park which is the newest part in downtown Seoul.
Lotte World is the largest indoor entertainment part which includes in indoor amusement park and an outdoor theme park; therefore, this attraction is top-notch for the entertainment which is suitable for the family, kids and the couple. Visiting the Lotte World, tourists will experience the thrilling games like pulse-pounding roller coaster ride – Atlantis, jungle-themed log flume ride in Fume Ride, the Gyro Swing… in the outdoor amusement park. Whereas, the indoor theme park is available for the family with kids in colorful and smoothing games like beautiful Camelot Carousel.
Known as the iconic site in Korea, Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the biggest palaces built in the Joseon Dynasty with the meaning: ‘Palace greatly blessed by Heaven. The whole palace is a complex of many functional rooms serving for the daily life of the royal. Visiting there, you will widen your knowledge about the history of Korea, especially the Joseon dynasty through sides there and participate in many other activities. Walking around this palace to sightsee the Sujeongjeon Hall and Gyeonghoeru Pavilion is a suggestion for tourists to visit in Seoul; moreover, you will observe the Guard changing ceremony or cosplay the Gwanghwamun gatekeepers.
Top Exhilarating Things to Do in Korea
Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is situated in the heart of Seoul between two most famous palaces: Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung which is suitable for a tour in a list of attractions in Seoul. When visiting this village, you will be surprised in the traditional charm in the architecture of houses that were built in the Joseon dynasty and remaining usage until now. This village is the ideal attraction for photographers when standing at the top hill inside this village and open your eyesight to observe the picturesque residential area there.
Riding the World’s Steepest Wooden Roller Coaster at Everland
Everland is the largest outdoor theme park in South Korea which owns five unique zones of ride and attractions. The first place you should call on is T Express which is one of the World’s coolest roller coasters with a height of 220 feet and owns 5000 feet of track and slants 13 degrees. Moreover, there are Rolling X Train and Mystery Mansion and Q Pass that satisfy tourist’s desire to challenging their limitations through the thrilling games.
Taking the Cable Car up Mount Namsan
Mount Na san located in Seoul with a height of 237 meters which is available for taking a cable car to the peak of this mountain. During the time in the cable car as well as at the peak of Namsan mountain, tourists will have opportunities for catching the beautiful landscape of the panoramic city. You just spend 15 minutes walking from Myeongdong Station to touch the Pacific Hotel. It is where you will see the boarding point of the cable car.
Purchasing Cosmetics at Myeongdong
Myeongdong is the paradise on earth for tourists to love cosmetics; almost every store in this street is official cosmetic stores of popular Korean brands like Innisfree, Stylenanda 3CE, Olive Young, MISSHA, etc. Besides buying the cosmetic there, tourists can be interested in the 1+1 offer which means buying one get one free and collecting free sample from these stores there.
Buying Traditional Souvenir at Insadong
If you want to buy a souvenir for Korea vacation, Insadong is a good place for you to buy traditional goods. Through the street, you will observe numerous stores there like booths, shops, galleries, teahouses and etc. You have so many choices to choose a souvenir there.
Experiencing a Full Body Scrub at a Jjimjilbang
If tourists travel to Korea but do not try to make a body scrub at least once, your trip is not perfect. Getting steamed up in the sauna is one of the most comfortable experiences in Korea; it helps you release the stress and the body is renewed after using service in Jjimjilbang.