South Korea Points of Interest and Places to Visit

South Korea

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Jagalchi Fish Market

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

South Korea has become famous among travelers for its freshly caught seafood, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to sample it than at the ...  Read more

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Built during the Goryeo Dynasty in 1376, historic Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of only a few Korean temples on the coast, and it honors Haesu Gwaneum ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 654 Reviews

Nowhere is the tension between North and South Korea more palpable than in the no-man's-land known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. As a divided ...  Read more

Gyeongbokgung Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 293 Reviews

The royal palace grounds stretch for 100 acres (40.5 hectares) and offer a number of sights to see, including the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, Hyangwonjeong Pond, ...  Read more

Changdeokgung Palace (Changdeok Palace)

4 star rating: Recommended 195 Reviews

The star of Seoul’s five Joseon Dynasty palaces, Changdeokgung Palace (Changdeok Palace) was built by King Taejong in 1405 and designed to blend harmoniously ...  Read more

Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

4 star rating: Recommended 181 Reviews

Known for the blue tiles that cover its roof, Seoul’s Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae or Cheongwadae) sits at the foot of Mount Bugaksan and is the official ...  Read more

Bukhansan National Park

Bukhansan National Park is an urban oasis within the boundaries of Seoul. The park covers nearly 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) and contains hiking ...  Read more

Yongdusan Park

Yongdusan Park, a mountainous park in the center of Busan, is one of the city’s most popular green spaces. Its name translates to “dragon’s head mountain,” as ...  Read more

Dora Observatory

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Located at the top of Mt Dora on the South Korean side of the 38th parallel, the Dora Observatory sits as close to North Korea as one can get from the south. ...  Read more

Camp Bonifas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Camp Bonifas is a Republic of Korea Army base located approximately 400 meters from the southern boundary of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North ...  Read more

Hanji Theme Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The Hanji Theme Park is located in Wonju, a city in South Korea’s Gangwon province and home to the annual Hanji Festival. Hanji (literally meaning ‘Korean ...  Read more

Bulguksa Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Just outside Gyeongju, South Korea’s Bulguksa Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s known for its beautiful gardens and pagodas. Completed in 774, ...  Read more

Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Whether you’re a seasoned snow bunny or new to the slopes Daemyung Vivaldi Ski World has the perfect run for every level. Some 20,000 visitors a day ride the ...  Read more

Mt Seorak

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Seoraksan National Park, one of the most scenic parks on the Korean peninsula and a UNESCO Biosphere Protected site, is home to Mt. Seorak, South Korea’s ...  Read more

Phoenix Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Phoenix Park is nestled in a valley within the Balwang Mountains, around two to three hours’ drive from Seoul. It’s a popular ski and snowboard resort in ...  Read more

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