Most Famous Korean Places in Beautiful South Korea
South Korea is one of the few destinations in the world that very few travelers know about despite its beautiful landscape and exotic lifestyle. If you are fortunate enough to have the time to visit this small exotic destination, then there are plenty of famous places in South Korea you should probably visit. Here is some interesting information on South Korea that you may need to know before going on your trip.
South Korea is considered one of the most developed countries in the world. Having a democratic government, the country’s economy receives a major boost from its exports. Typically, South Korean citizens have a high standard of living and the country has already been identified by the World Bank as one which has an advanced economy.
If you are looking for places to visit, there are plenty of famous places in South Korea for your enjoyment. The Changdeokgung Palace is perhaps the most popular especially with foreign tourists. The Palace has plenty of historical significance. Often referred to as the “Palace of Prospering Value” and happens to be one of the five original grand palaces which were built during the Joseon Dynasty. Having been home to several Korean rulers, the palace has been through several events such as the Japanese invasion in 1952. A typical tour of the palace would normally take about one to two hours. Guided tours are normally available from April through to November, with plenty of English guided tours available.
One of the South Korean wonders is Mt. Sorak, which is the tallest mountain in the Taebaek range. Being about 15 minutes away from Seokcho City, the mountain as well as its surrounding Seoraksan national park has plenty of places to see. Some of the popular places include Yukdam and Biryeong Waterfalls as well as the challenging rock formation, “Ulsanbawi.” There are hikes for beginners and also advanced trails. For the main trail, you should either start out VERY early, or you should take a tent, as it takes around 6 hours in each direction. There are both mountain trails and natural walks, all of which offer stunning scenery and beautiful clean air. This is one of the best natural parts that I have seen and I will definitely return. However, be warned that long weekends can get extremely busy, just look at the way the bus in the photos is being PACKED!
If you visit South Korea, then you will more than likely visit Seoul. Seoul, the capital of South Korea has plenty to offer to the avid tourist. For shoppers, they will find numerous shopping malls available to meet their needs. Having a rich historical past, the city has plenty of palaces for one to visit if they wish to. Lastly, the city has a vibrant night life, quite a different aspect than most would associate with its traditional South Korea culture. As such, it remains something to be sampled whenever in Seoul.
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