Top Tourist Destinations in South Korea

Popular Tourist Attractions in South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from Goryeo, a dynasty which ruled in the Middle Ages. Wikipedia
Capital: Seoul
Dialing code: +82
President: Park Geun-hye
Population: 50 million (2012) World Bank
Government: Unitary state, Presidential system, Constitutional republic
Official language: Korean Language


Here the list of top travel destinations in South Korea:

Gyeongbokgung

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Gyeongbokgung | Wikipedia
Palace in Seoul, South Korea
Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace -- is a royal palace located in northern Seoul, South Korea.
Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opened: 1395
Hours: Open today · 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Architectural style: Chinese architecture
Function: Palace
Phone: +82 2-3700-3900

N Seoul Tower

The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea. It marks the highest point in Seoul.
Address: South Korea, 서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길105
Height: 777' (237 m)
Opened: 1980
Hours: Open today · 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Phone: +82 2-3455-9277

Myeong-dong

Myeongdong is a dong in Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea between Chungmu-ro, Eulji-ro, and Namdaemun-ro. It covers 0.99 km² with a population of 3,409 and is mostly a commercial area, being one of Seoul's main shopping and tourism districts.

Namsan

Mountain in South Korea
Namsan is a 262 metres peak in the Jung-gu district of south central Seoul, South Korea. Although known as Mount Mongmyeok, or 목멱산, in the past, it is now commonly referred to as Namsan.
Elevation: 860' (262 m)

National Museum of Korea

The National Museum of Korea is the flagship museum of Korean history and art in South Korea and is the cultural organization that represents Korea.
Address: 137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hours: Closed today · Hours
Phone: +82 2-2077-9000

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea is a national museum of South Korea, located within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, and uses replicas of historical objects.
Address: South Korea, 서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 37
Phone: +82 2-3704-3114

War Memorial of Korea

Building in South Korea
War Memorial of Korea is located in Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It opened in 1994 on the former site of the army headquarters to exhibit and memorialize the military history of Korea.
Address: 29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-709-3114

Seoraksan

Mountain in South Korea
Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range in the Gangwon Province in eastern South Korea. It is located in a national park near the city of Sokcho.
Elevation: 5,604' (1,708 m)
Province: Gangwon Province
Mountain range: Taebaek Mountains

Lotte World

Amusement and Theme Parks company
Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of the world's largest indoor theme park which is open all year around, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island".
Address: 40-1 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opened: July 12, 1989
Hours: Open today · 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
Phone: +82 2-411-2000
Founded: July 12, 1989

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is a museum in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea, run by the Samsung Foundation of Culture. It comprises two parts that house traditional Korean art and contemporary art.
Address: 747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hours: Closed today · Hours
Phone: +82 2-2014-6901

Hallasan

Mountain in South Korea
Hallasan is a shield volcano on Jeju Island of South Korea. Hallasan is the highest mountain in South Korea. The area around the mountain is a designated national park, the Hallasan National Park.
Elevation: 6,398' (1,950 m)
Last eruption: 1007
Prominence: 6,398' (1,950 m)
Province: Jeju Province

Haedong Yonggung temple

Haedong Yonggung Temple is a Buddhist temple in Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea.
Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 51-722-7744

Bulguksa

Temple in South Korea
Bulguksa is located on the slopes of mount Toham. It is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea, including Dabotap and Seokgatap stone.
Address: 15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Province: North Gyeongsang Province
Phone: +82 54-746-9913

Korean Folk Village

Museum
Minsok village is a living museum type of tourist attraction in the city of Yongin, a satellite city in the Seoul Metropolitan Area in the province of Gyeonggi in South Korea.
Address: South Korea, 경기도 용인시 기흥구 민속촌로 90
Province: Gyeonggi-do
Phone: +82 31-288-0000

Yongdusan Park

Yongdusan Park is a park located in Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea. The 118-meter-high Busan Tower is located here. Yongdu means “dragon’s head” and “san” means “mountain”.
Address: 1-2, Gwangbokdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 51-860-7820

Deoksugung

Palace in Seoul, South Korea
Deoksugung, also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces in Seoul that was inhabited by various Korean royalties until the colonial period around the turn of the 20th century.
Address: 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Function: Palace
Phone: +82 2-771-9951

Jongmyo

Shrine in South Korea
Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. Wikipedia
Address: South Korea, 서울특별시 종로구 종로 157
Phone: +82 2-765-0195
Function: Shrine

Namdaemun

Namdaemun, officially known as the Sungnyemun, is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, South Korea, which surrounded the city in the Joseon Dynasty.
Address: 29 Namdaemunno 4(sa)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-2133-2623

Seoraksan National Park

Seoraksan National Park is a national park in South Korea. It listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a tentative World Heritage site.

Beomeosa

Temple in Busan, South Korea
Beomeosa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism in Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea. Built on the slopes of Geumjeongsan, it is one of the country's most known urban temples. Wikipedia
Address: 546, Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 51-508-3122

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