South Korea is perhaps the miracle of the last fifty years. The country, which was ravaged and destroyed by war and famines during World War II, turned around and became an economic powerhouse. Multinational corporate behemoths like Samsung came out of the ashes of the hard working people of this country. Dotted in picturesque landscapes, South Korea is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. The sceneries, the food, the culture, the history all cumulate into one of the best destinations for travel. From Seoul to Busan to Jeju islands, South Korea is a travelers dream. If you are on your way to planning your next vacation, South Korea is one of the ideal places for you.
Here are the top five destinations of South Korea that are a must visit for all tourists.
The capital city of South Korea and easily one of the most beautiful and well-planned cities in the world. Seoul is a city which will surely take your breath away. The skyline dotted with innumerable sky scrappers and the streets filled with the most delectable restaurants you can think celebrated. Seoul is a city that will take a person’s lifetime to discover and uncover. This city is the home to one of the most notorious and infamous border crossings in the world, namely the Korean Demilitarized Zone or the DMZ. It is the line of control that divides the countries of South and North Korea. Then starting from the Blue House to the innumerable dotted palaces to the delectable restaurants that would tickle the fancy of any food lover.
The second largest city of South Korea, dotted with mountains and beaches and beautiful and important historical monuments, Busan is one other city that you need to visit when in South Korea. It is very easy to go from Seoul to Busan by KTX train. A tour of the city of Busan would include a visit to the jagalchi market and then concluding it with a nice evening stroll down the Gwangalli beach. Busan is also home to the famous and illustrious film industry of South Korea. So if you are a film buff, Busan provides you with the option of dipping into your cinematic fantasies and warrants a visit to the famous Busan cinema center.
- Jeju islands
This island situated in the southern part of the country is perhaps the most picturesque and attracts most tourists in South Korea. It is an archipelago and is splattered with volcanic formations. This island is temperate in its climate throughout the year so tourists, especially from within South Korea love to visit for a vacation.
- Seoraksan national park
Seoraksan is situated in the eastern part of the country and is famous for its rugged mountainous landscape. The best time to visit this national park is during the autumn. The whole park is dotted with red and yellow flowers, and the landscape of the place looks majestic. National and international tourists visit here is a must.
Gyeongju, the city, is often referred to in South Korean culture as the museum without any walls. The city is famous for its historic monuments and architecture. All the famous historical monuments and statues that are famous is Korean culture are mainly from here. Primary of them is the old Bulguksa. It is famous all through Korea and used to adorn the old notes of South Korea.