Top Tourist Places to Visit in South Korea, Asia

Top Tourist Places to Visit in South Korea, Asia

South Korea formally the Republic of Korea is situated at the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. South Korea covers an area of 99,392 Sq Kms and the capital of South Korea is Seoul and South Korea is one of the developed countries in the world and economy of South Korea depends on import and export business and it has a technically advanced transport network system. South Korea is well advanced in science and technology especially in the areas of Aerospace Research, Robotics and Biotechnology and it also has the advance educational system and well known globally for major hospitals. South Korea is surrounded by Japan, North Korea and China and coordinates of South Korea are 36.4693° N, 127.6243° E.


History of South Korea:

South Korea was established in 2333 BC by the legendary Dan-gun and it was ruled by three major Kingdoms in 668 AD it was ruled by Silla Kingdom, later in 918 to 1392 it was ruled by Goryeo Dynasty and from 1392 to 1910 it was under the rule of Joseon Dynasty and in the year 1910 it was captured by the Kingdom of Japan. During the 2nd World War, Korea was divided into Soviet and U.S Zone and in the year 1948 Republic Korea was established but this led to the formation of rival government in Northern Part of Korea by the Soviet. In the year 1950, Korean War began between North and South Korea which lasted for 3 years and later, the border between the two nations are heavily equipped in the world.


Tourism in South Korea:

South Korea is developing in tourism industry and there are number of tourist destinations in South Korea and most of tourists visit to South Korea from Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and most popular tourist destination in Korea are Seoul, Seorak, Gyeongju Jeju Island and there are various other destinations in South Korea.


Food and Culture of South Korea:

Populace of this region speaks Korean language and Koreans are one ethnic family and Korean Cuisine is mainly based on rice, vegetables and meat and also famed for the Korean side dishes and Kimchi is served commonly.


Places to visit in South Korea:

  • Seongsan Sunrise Peak
  • Ggotji Beach
  • Darangee Village
  • Gwang-An Bridge
  • Kyeong-Wha Station, Jinhae
  • Upo Marsh
  • Jeungdo Salt Farm
  • Gongryong Ridge, Seorak Mountain
  • Uleung Island Seaside Road
  • Seopjikoji, Jeju Island
  • Bomun Pavilion, Gyeongju
  • Haeinsa Temple, Hapcheon
  • Chunwang Peak, Jiri Mountain
  • Juknokwon, Damyang

Things to do in South Korea:

  • Walking Tour, Seoul
  • Shopping, Seoul
  • Namsan Mountain, Seoul
  • Dining and Entertainment
  • Panmunjom / DMZ Tour
  • Seoraksan National Park
  • Busan

Best time to Visit South Korea:

South Korea experiences hot and humid climate and the four seasons namely spring (March to May), summer (May to September), autumn (September to November) and winter (November to March) and best time to visit South Korea is between the months of March to August.


How to Reach South Korea?

By Air:

South Korea largest airport Incheon International Airport serves with domestic and international flights to almost all major cities globally and other international airports are Gimpo, Busan and Jeju connects to all most all the parts of the world and there are domestic airports as well.


By Sea:

The largest port of South Korea is Busan Port International Passenger Terminal mainly connected to Japan and there are number of high speed ferries and Incheon’s International Ferry Terminal connects to various cities in China.

By Train:

South Korea has advanced transportation technology and there are number of superfast trains in the country and all the major cities in South Korea are connected through the train system.


By Road:

Roads are well developed and maintained and most of the populace in South Korea prefers traveling in bus, as buses are connected to all the cities and towns in South Korea other major connectivity mode in South Korea is served by cars and taxis.


Where to Stay in South Korea?

South Korea offers Western style and Korean Style accommodation to the visitors, in Korean style rooms will have floor heaters, no beds but mattresses will be laid on the floor directly and Seoul has normally high rates and hotels in South Korea may cost from $ 20 to $ 5,000 and above per night and provides all the modern facilities to the customers. Some of the hotels in South Korea are:

  • Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul
  • Hiddink Tourist Hotel
  • W Seoul Walkerhill
  • JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
  • Lotte Hotel Seoul
  • Grand Hyatt Seoul
  • Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse
  • Downtown Guesthouse Seoul
  • Beewon Guest House
  • Hilton Namhae Golf and Spa Resort
  • Yeosu Gyeong-do Golf Resort
  • Dong Jae
  • Goodstay Hill House Hotel
  • Jeju Grand Hotel
  • New Crown H
  • Milano Crown

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