Recommended Great Tourist Attractions in Korea

To celebrate the completion of its new website, the Korea Tourism Organization has created a list of travel destinations announced exclusively for visitors. Due in large part to the beautiful Korea, rolling mountains, oceans that surround and a host of cultural attractions and historical flow of tourists to the country is growing. If you do not want to miss any must-see places and activities that can not be sure to include Korea's top 10 tourist destinations in your itinerary.

No. 1 visit to the traditional market (Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market, Myeong-dong and Insa-dong)
As a long-standing traditional shelter, Namdaemun Market is an ideal place to immerse yourself in the shopping scene with its unlimited vendors, and countless restaurants. If it's the latest fashion trends you are looking for, Dongdaemun never sleeps, buyers of greeting from 10 to 5:00 a.m. as late as the morning. The area is full of energy, even the Koreans in the morning. Myeong-dong, which was rated the number one destination visited by foreign tourists, is crowded throughout the year.

He has a long reputation of attracting the young and trendy fans. The cozy streets, narrow Insa-dong are full of antique shops selling old books, paintings and ceramics. The alleys dodging many have a variety of tea houses and restaurants serving traditional tea sales bindaeddeok (Korean-style pancakes) and makgeolli (rice wine).

Gyeongju and Bulguksa Temple No.2 tourist cave Seokguram
Considered a "museum without a roof", Gyeongju has numerous relics and ruins all the way back to the Kingdom of Silla (57 BC-935 AD).
In particular, the Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, which have been designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is must-see destinations.
Dabotap and Seokgatap, pagodas of granite engraved with bamboo and lotus flower patterns, are popular venues for photography. Seokguram Grotto is a cave-shaped dome made of stone slabs of granite some 360. The construction of the Grotto of Seokguram marvel, built with unprecedented precision, has a jewel on the forehead of the Buddha statue beautiful and magnificent, and is an incredible sight to behold the sun.

# 3 DMZ Tour
The DMZ is a place where you can see the armistice line that separates South Korea and the north, making it the only divided country in the world. As public access to the DMZ is strictly restricted and the area is guarded by soldiers of the South and North Korea, demilitarized zone remains practically unchanged. Therefore, rare plants and animals are often seen there. You can also view stern guards to defend their respective territories Panmunjeom security checkpoints. You can even take a look at the residents of North Korea through a telescope in any number of observatories.

No. 4 of Busan Haeundae Beach and Jagalchi Market
Busan, a beautiful port city on the Korean peninsula surrounded on three sides by the ocean, has a perfect harmony between long sandy beaches and the coast. Haeundae Beach is considered a milestone in Busan, as it is frequented by international tourists and Koreans alike, especially during the summer holiday season. Jagalchi Market, located near Haeundae, is the largest fish market in Korea. It sells a variety of fish caught off the coast of Haeundae. Jagalchi offers the pleasure of tasting fresh sushi and traders are prepared on site.

UNESCO Natural Heritage No.5 Jeju tourism
Jeju Island, southernmost island of Korea, was formed as a direct result of volcanic activity. Its natural beauty is recognized worldwide as it was designated a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in June 2007.
Jeju tour offers a number of places to appreciate the mystery and beauty of nature. There is a legend Baekrokdam Hallasan mountain lake, where attendees are said to frolic here. And despite the lava caves were created Geomun Oreum long ago, their internal structures are well preserved and the pillars of lava show traces of where the lava flowed onced. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (Sunrise Peak) is an ideal place to observe the magnificent view of the sunrise over the sea cliffs at dawn.

Tradition Experience Tour No.6 (Hahoe & Village Andong Folk Korea)
Are you interested in the lifestyle of ancient Koreans? If so, be sure to check both Hahoe Andong and Korea Folk Village. You can learn about old houses, traditional games and popular culture of the ancestors of Korea in one place.

The old houses of the village Hahoe are traditional Korean-style houses that are thousands of years. More surprisingly, are still inhabited by people today. There is a program that offers tourists the opportunity to spend a night in one of the houses. The Exorcism Byeolsingut Hohoe, which has been designated an important intangible cultural asset, is staged at 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays from March to November. Admission is free.

No.7 Korean Buddhist Temple Tour (Haeinsa Temple, Tongdosa Temple, Temple Songgwangsa, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple)
Korean Buddhist temples are located deep in the mountains, and are in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. Haeinsa Temple, located on Gaya Mountain, is one of the three major Buddhist temples in Korea. is home to the Tripitaka Koreana, a national treasure created to protect the country from foreign invasion.

Tongdosa temple is famous for not having statues of Buddha in the temple. However, it must pass through the main building, which have sarira (marble in the form of relics recovered after cremation of the Buddha) set in place a statue of Buddha. Dubbed "a prison in the sky"

Songgwangsa means "a resting area of ​​clouds and winds." It is an ideal place to relax body and mind. Yonggungsa Haedong temple is a temple frequented by tourists visiting Busan. It has a picturesque landscape that rises above the ocean. It offers many other attractions, including a stone sculpture in the form of dragon, Korea's largest Buddha statue, and a magic stone.

No.8 famous Tour de Mountain (Mountain Seoraksan, Jirisan Mountain, Mountain Geumgangsan)
A mountain climber was once asked, "Why climb a mountain?" and he replied: "Because there is a mountain." Korea is a perfect place for an amateur like most of the landscape is covered by mountains. Besides a sense of achievement to conquer peaks, Seoraksan Mountain, and Mountain Jirisan Geumgangsan offer the pleasure of a beautiful nature experience.

Seoraksan Mountain has a number of peaks and valleys, including third-highest peak Korea, Hangyeryeong. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is home to various species of plants and animals.

The origin of the name of Jiri Mountain, the first national park in Korea, leading to a popular belief that the mountain has the power to make a fool wise. Although famous for its steep and imposing peaks, is also good for climbers of the family, as there are several roads in the mountains.

Geumgangsan Mountain, located in North Korea has a unique view of each season, so it has a different name for each season: Geumgangsan Mountain, Bongraesan, Mountain and Mountain Pungaksan Gaegolsan. You will have to join a package tour to visit Geumgangsan. Among the four different courses, all with the beauty of the season Geumgangsan Mountain, Falls Guryongyeon not to be missed.

No. 9 Old Palace Tour (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung Palace, Palace Deoksugung)
Built during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Gyeongbokgung Palace is recognized as the best of the five major palaces. As a representation of the main palace in the Joseon Dynasty, which was the residence of royal families and a place where official ceremonies and rituals were performed. It is a popular destination and a favorite among foreign tourists visiting Seoul.

Changdeokgung Palace is a palace built after high school Gyeongbokgung. Its original form is the best preserved of all the palaces of the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Your back garden with its harmony of nature and man-made structures is known for its great beauty. Undisturbed natural areas and pavilions create a garden that is truly worthy of a real king.

Deoksugung is a royal palace where King Gojong, King of the Joseon Dynasty 26, lived until his last days. Especially famous are Seokjojeon, which hosted the foreign envoys, and the path of stone wall that has a superstitious belief associated with the lovers walking along the wall next to break.

No. 10 of Gangwon-do Ski Tour
Gangwon-do is a paradise for skiers of Korea when winter starts early here in Korea and is famous for heavy snow during the winter. Skiers have a wide selection of stations in Gangwon-do to ski slopes and offer several different facilities. Yongpyeong Resort, where international competitions have been held, has 31 trails for skiers of all levels.
Daemyung Vivaldi Park is ideal for young skiers who want to ski well into the night. Those who do not want to ski can have fun at Ocean World, an indoor water park underground, below the station. In Gangwon Land High 1 Ski Resort, you can enjoy gambling and skiing. It is linked by ski train only in Korea, and the trip to the ski resort adds to the overall sense of entertainment.

Traditional Market Tour

Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple


Busan's Haeundae Beach

Jeju UNESCO Natural Heritage

Andong Hahoe Village

Korea Buddhist Temple

Seoraksan Mountain ,Jirisan Mountain

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gangwon-do Ski

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