South Korea has been globally known for its production of K-pop and K-drama that has flooded the entertainment business. You can pretty much hear K-pop girl groups like Blackpink all over the radio, and watch an endless amount of Korean movies and tv series’ all over Netflix.
Because of this, popularity has grown for this land, and tourism has boomed. But when you do get to South Korea, where do you go first? It’s a huge landmass to cover and you don’t have all day to go everywhere.
So we’re here to give you a small list of the three best cities to visit in South Korea that is sure to make your trip all the more worth it!
The vibrant, modern capital city of Seoul will offer the traveler everything that they are looking for with the South Korean experience. It’s the place to go to when you want a little bit of everything here!
In Seoul, you can enjoy modern-day activities like shopping till you drop, partying all night in the clubs with the locals, or just eating at a fancy restaurant. Some notable places to check out include Hongdae’s chic bars and restaurants, the stylish boutiques of Gangnam, and the shops of Insa Dong.
And though this is the pinnacle of modernism in South Korea, there are also some historical landmarks and attractions like the famous Changdeokgung Palace with its Secret Garden, and Gyeongbokgung Palace which has a traditional and hourly guard changing ceremony much like those at Buckingham Palace.
Considered to be the coastal city and cultural heart of South Korea, Gyeongju offers people the chance and opportunity to experience what ancient South Korea was like.
The best way to learn more about the country’s history is by visiting the National Museums, and in this case, that would be the Gyeongju National Museum. It is home to an endless amount of historical treasures that include the 23-ton Emille Bell that was made in the year AD771. So you can tell they really know how to take care of their heritage.
But that isn’t all there is to Gyeongju, because here you can also check out other attractions such as the scenic Anapji Pond, Tumuli Park, and the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Listed Bulguk-sa Temple. So go ahead and take your pick!
The city of Busan is widely known for its breathtaking natural landscapes, most of which you can explore too! From tropical beaches to majestic mountains, and even ancient Buddhist temples, you can see them all for yourselves!
Not to mention, this city is well known for its delicious seafood and the ever so famous Jigaichi fish market. But if you’re looking to ignite your inner mountaineer then you can also hike to the top of Jangan Mountain. Or if you want to learn more about the country’s religion, then you can also head to the Haedong Yonggung Temple, which overlooks the Sea of Japan.
South Korea is well known for many of its great contributions to the entertainment industry. From multiple K-pop songs hitting the charts to Korean movies winning Oscars, there is no doubt that South Korea is one of the most entertaining countries to see. And now, you know exactly where to go when you visit.