What to see and do in South Korea

What to see and do in South Korea?

What to see and do in South Korea: 21 Traveltalk ideas, Where to stay? Restaurants, food? + Time/distance from Copenhagen and London.

South Korea is a vibrant country with a rich cultural heritage and modern attractions. Here are 21 ideas of what to see and do in South Korea:

Explore Seoul: Visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, and the vibrant shopping districts of Myeongdong and Gangnam.

Coastline in Geoje, South Korea

Coastline in Geoje, South Korea

Visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ): Take a tour of the border between North and South Korea and learn about the history and ongoing tensions.

Sol Crucero Resort, South Korea

Sol Crucero Resort, South Korea

Discover Jeju Island: Known for its stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, and volcanic formations like Seongsan Ilchulbong.

Hike in Seoraksan National Park: Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery, vibrant autumn foliage, and challenging hiking trails.

Experience traditional culture in Gyeongju: Explore ancient temples, burial mounds, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bulguksa Temple.

Relax in Busan: Visit Haeundae Beach, Gamcheon Cultural Village, and Jagalchi Market, one of Korea’s largest fish markets.

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Try street food in Myeongdong: Sample local delicacies like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), kimchi pancakes, and fried chicken.

Visit the cultural village of Andong: Experience traditional Korean architecture, mask dances, and the famous Hahoe Folk Village.

Discover the historic city of Suwon: Explore Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Korean Folk Village.

Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in Boseong: Known for its beautiful green tea fields and tea plantations.

Wander through the colorful Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul: Admire vibrant street art and picturesque views of the city.

Experience the traditional Korean village of Hanok: Stay in a traditional Hanok guesthouse and immerse yourself in Korean culture.

Explore the coastal city of Incheon: Visit Chinatown, Wolmido Island, and Songdo Central Park.

Exotic Korean food

Exotic Korean food

Discover the historic city of Jeonju: Stroll through Hanok Village, try bibimbap (a traditional rice dish), and visit the Jeonju Hanji Museum.

Visit the cultural city of Daegu: Explore historic sites like Donghwasa Temple and enjoy the vibrant nightlife and shopping districts.

Explore the ancient city of Buyeo: Visit the Baekje Cultural Land and the royal tombs of the Baekje dynasty.

Take a cable car to Namsan Tower in Seoul: Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and leave a love lock at the observatory.

Experience the serenity of the Boseong Green Tea Fields: Take a walk through the picturesque tea plantations and enjoy fresh green tea.

Attend a traditional performance: Watch a traditional Korean music and dance show, such as a Nanta performance or a traditional mask dance.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hahoe Folk Village: Experience traditional Korean village life and enjoy cultural activities.

Relax in a Korean spa (jjimjilbang): Experience traditional sauna rooms, and hot baths, and indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments.

For accommodations, South Korea offers a wide range of options from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. In Seoul, popular areas to stay include Myeongdong, Gangnam, and Hongdae. In Busan, Haeundae and Nampo-Dong are popular choices. Jeju Island offers resorts and hotels near the beach areas.

When it comes to food, South Korea is famous for its diverse cuisine. Some popular dishes to try include bibimbap, bulgogi (marinated grilled beef), samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly), kimchi (fermented vegetables), and ginseng chicken soup. Don’t forget to try street food like tteokbokki, gimbap (rice rolls), and hotteok (sweet pancakes).

The approximate flight duration from Copenhagen to Seoul is around 10-12 hours, depending on the airline and route. From London to Seoul, the flight duration is approximately 11-13 hours, again depending on the airline and route.

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