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Seoul Capital Area

  • SeoulThe Five Royal Palaces in Seoul

    The five royal palaces in Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, and Gyeonghuigung Palace) are probably the best places to see and experience the history, tradition, culture, and beauty of Korea all in one place. Of the five palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace was the official residence of the kings of Joseon; Changdeokgung Palace is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Deoksugung Palace combines the elegant beauty of Korean architecture and re ned beauty of Western architecture; Changgyeonggung Palace is known for its practical beauty; and Gyeonghuigung Palace is simple and cozy.

    • Gyeongbokgung Palace : 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-2-3700-3900~1 Changdeokgung Palace : 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-2-3668-2300 Deoksugung Palace : 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul / +82-2-771-9955 Changgyeonggung Palace : 185, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, S eoul / +82-2-762-4868~9 Gyeonghuigung Palace : 55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-2-724-0274
    • Customer Service Center, Cultural Heritage Administration: +82-1600-0064
  • SeoulIkseon-dong

    When you walk into the alleys of Ikseon-dong, you will find some of the least expected places. Among the array of small and simple traditional Korean houses called hanok, you will see cafes, restaurants, handcrafted beer bars, and vintage stores. These are some of the most popular places in Seoul to go on a date, and thousands of people take photos of these places and post them on SNS.

    • Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Jongno-gu Office: +82-2-2148-1114
  • SeoulSeoullo 7017

    "Seoullo 7017" was named as such to infer 1970 when the Seoul Station Overpass was built and 2017 when the overpass was transformed in to Korea's first overpass pedestrian walkway. In addition to eateries where you can eat, drink, and have fun, there are gardens and the Rose Stage that combine ecology and culture. There is also a Tourist Information Center that can help you to find your way around.

    • 432, Cheongpa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
    • Seoul City Hall: +82-2-120
  • SeoulCOEX

    COEX has excellent and convenient facilities, exhibitionhalls, per formance halls, and o ce spaces. After being designated as a Gangnam MICE Special Tourist Zone in 2014 and opening the SM TOWN in 2015, COEX is fast becoming a global platform for culture and business. There is also the Star eld COEX Mall which was remodeled in 2014 to house a multiplex, theme aquarium, library, fashion shops, and beauty shops.

    • 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    • COEX: +82-2-6000-0114
  • SeoulHongik University Street

    "Hongik University Street" is perhaps the hottest place in Seoul especially among young people seeking romance, art, underground culture, and unique fashion. There are great cafes, small galleries, accessory shops, fashion shops, bars with live music, clubs, art markets, and eateries.

    • 160, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
    • Tourism Division, Mapo-gu Office: +82-2-3153-8650
  • SeoulItaewon Special Tourist Zone

    Itaewon was the first designated special tourist zone in Seoul. In addition to an array of clothing, shoe, and bag stores as well as restaurants and tourist hotels, there are lots to see and enjoy at the Antique Furniture Street and World Food Street. Gyeongnidan-gil Road between the Armed Forces Financial Management Corps and Grand Hyatt Hotel is particularly popular among tourists because of the unique and interesting restaurants and cafes on either side of the road.

    • Hannam-dong and Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
    • Itaewon Special Tourist Zone Associa tion: +82-2-797-7319
  • SeoulDongdaemun Design Plaza

    Dongdaemun Design Plaza serves as a hub for exhibitions, fashion shows, conferences, and other domestic and international events. The building features curved cladding panels and a mega-sized roof that were made possible by a three-dimensional molding process. ongdaemun Design Plaza made the New York Times' "52 Places to Go in 2015" list. There are lots to see in the area. Dongdaemun Market in particular has been one of the most popular places to visit and shop thanks to thousands of shops selling quality products such as fashion wear and clothing materials at reasonable prices.

    • 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
    • Dongdaemun Design Plaza: +82-2-2153-0000
  • SeoulMyeong-dong Street

    Myeong-dong is one of the hottest shopping districts and perhaps the most bustling place in Seoul. There are brand shops, select shops, and stores selling the bonded clothing, in addition to a number of historical places such as Myeongdong Cathedral, a Gothic-style building that serves as a symbol of Korean Catholicism, and Myeongdong Theater, which was formerly called the Myeongdong National Theater of Korea before its restoration.

    • Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
    • Seoul City Hall: +82-2-120
  • SeoulN Seoul Tower

    N Seoul Tower has an observation deck with an altitude of 236.7m. It was originally a transmission tower built in 1969, but it was transformed into an observation deck in 1980 for visitors. At the highest level of the N Seoul Tower, there is a rotating restaurant where you can dine and enjoy the view at the same time.

    • 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
    • N Seoul Tower: +82-2-3455-9277
  • SeoulLotte World

    Lotte World is a recreation complex and tourist destination, complete with the amusement park Lotte World Adventure and the lake park Magic Island. The place includes a shopping mall, folk museum, ice rink, hotel, and department store. With 123 stories and a height of 555m, the Lotte World Tower is the fifth tallest building in the world. At the top of the building is the Seoul Sky Observatory, which is a perfect place to enjoy a panoramic view of Seoul.

    • 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
    • Lotte World: +82-1661-2000
  • Gyeonggi-doSeoul Grand Park

    Seoul Grand Park is the Korea's largest theme park that encompasses Seoul Land, the representative amusement park of Korea, a zoo, a botanical garden, and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA).

    • 102, Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Seoul Grand Park Customer Service Center: +82-2-500-7335
  • Gyeonggi-doNamhansanseong Fortress

    Namhansanseong Fortress was built to protect the southern part of the capital city. Namhansanseong Fortress took its current form in 1624, the 2nd year of King Injo's reign, right after the Rebellion of Yi Gwal and when Joseon was facing the increasing threat from the Later Jin Dynasty. King Injo took refuge here in the 14th year of his reign during the Qing Invasion of Joseon in 1636. When Ganghwa was taken over by the Qing Forces and Joseon Army ran out food while in the fortress, King Injo and the Crown Prince were forced to surrender in Samjeondo to their greatest humiliation. The fortress has been repaired numerous times since then.

    • 731, Namhansanseong-ro, Namhansanseong-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Namhansanseong World Heritage Centre: +82-31-8008-5155
  • Gyeonggi-doHwadam Botanic Garden

    Hwadam Botanic Garden was formed and run by LG Evergreen Foundation as part of its public service program. There are gardens with various themes, plants, and trails for visitors to see while taking a walk. There are also Korea's largest moss garden and firefly garden for visitors to have a unique experience.

    • 278, Docheokwit-ro, Docheok-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Hwadam Botanic Garden: +82-31-8026-6666~7
  • Gyeonggi-doPocheon Art Valley

    Pocheon Art Valley was formed with the restoration of an abandoned quarry that began in 2003. There are many sculptures in harmony with the natural landscape. The place serves as a hub for cultural and art events such as exhibitions, performances, and experience and education programs, making it a popular destination among tourists and local residents.

    • 234, Art valley-ro, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Pocheon Art Valley: +82-31-538-3485
  • Gyeonggi-doHantangang Tourist Area

    Situated between Hantangyo Bridge and Saranggyo Bridge, Hantangang Tourist Area with its beautiful small valleys and cliffs is a great place for family outings. The resort features auto campground, water park, soccer field, Children's Character Park, and Children Traffic Land.

    • 76, Seonsa-ro, Jeongok-eup, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    • Hantangang Tourist Area: +82-31-833-0030
  • Gyeonggi-doPaju DMZ

    The Paju DMZ Tour is the main tourism program of the City of Paju. It allows civilians to tour some of the secured areas that are normally off-limits to the public, including Imjingak, The 3rd Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, Camp Greaves, and Haemaru Village.

    • Panmunjom: Eoryong-ri, Jinseo-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • IImjingak Tourist Area: 148-53, Imjingak-ro, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Imjingak Tourist Information Center: +82-31-953-4744
    • Imjingak Ticket Office: +82-954-0303
  • Gyeonggi-doJebudo Island

    Jebudo Island is an island that can be reached without having to ride a boat, thanks to the parting of the sea that happens twice a day. The island features various convenient facilities in addition to a beach and tidal flat.

    • Jebu-ri, Seosin-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Hwaseong City Hall: +82-1577-4200
  • Gyeonggi-doHwaseong Fortress, Suwon

    Hwaseong Fortress with many beautiful and outstanding features is a major fortress built during the Joseon Dynasty. What sets it apart from other fortresses in the country is the combination of Oriental architecture and Western technologies and equipment. All the designs, man-hours, equipment, and construction processes are recorded in the official report titled Hwaseong seongyeok uigwe (The Construction Records of Hwaseong Fortress).

    • Hwaseong Haenggung Ticket Office: 825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Suwon Cultural Foundation: +82-31-290-3600
  • Gyeonggi-doEverland

    Everland, the largest theme park in Korea, features a wide range of fun rides, entertainments, and festivals throughout the year. Everland also has the "Aesop's Village," which is the world's only theme zone dedicated to Aesop's Fables.

    • 199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Everland: +82-31-320-5000
  • Gyeonggi-doGwangmyeong Cave

    Gwangmyeong Cave was the only mine in the capital area where gold, silver, copper, and zinc were mined from 1912 to 1972. Inside the 100-year-old mine, you will find the Wine Cave for wine tasting, Cave Aqua World, Zombie Castle, Korea's largest dragon sculpture, and LED Light Space among more than 20 tourist facilities. The Media Facade Show is held every day.

    • 142, Gahak-ro 85beon-gil, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • Visitor Center: +82-70-4277-8902
  • Gyeonggi-doYangpyeong Dumulmeori

    Yangpyeong Dumulmeori is where Bukhangang River and Namhangang River meet. There is a 400-year-old zelkova tree that adds to the landscape. Right next to Yangpyeong Dumulmeori is the Semiwon, a large botanical garden with ponds, paths, and a water fountain modeled after the sauce jar platform in Changdeokgung Palace.

    • Yangsu-ri, Yangseo-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    • Tourism Promotion Division, Yangpyeong-gun Office: +82-31-770-2068
    • Yangpyeong Station Tourist Information Center: +82-31-770-1001
  • Gyeonggi-doThe Garden of Morning Calm

    The Garden of Morning Calm, a 82-acre garden on the foot of Chungnyeongsan Mountain, is comprised of more than 20 smaller gardens with different themes, such as the Bonsai Garden, Herb Garden, Chinese Plum Garden, and Korean Theme Garden. It is the only garden in Korea that was included in the CNN's "50 Beautiful Places to Visit in South Korea" list in 2012.

    • 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-mye on, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    • The Garden of Morning Calm: +82-1544-6703
  • IncheonIncheon Chinatown

    Incheon Chinatown was formed when more than 2,000 Chinese moved to the district of Seollin-dong, where the Consulate of China's Qing Dynasty was established in 1884. There are still many Chinese restaurants in this part of the city.

    • Chinatown-ro 52beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
    • Tourism Promotion Division, Jung-gu Office, Incheon: +82-32-760-4680, 6490
    • Incheon Station Tourist Information Center: +82-32-777-1330
  • IncheonSorae Port

    Sorae Port is a popular tourist destination as it's one of the closest beaches to Seoul. It's one of the best places to enjoy sliced raw seasonal fish. Many people come to Sorae Fish Market to buy some crabs in the spring and salted seafood in the winter.

    • 680-1, Nonhyeon-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon
    • Sorae Fish Market: +82-32-719-1522
  • IncheonWolmido Island

    Wolmido Island has many cafes and raw fish restaurants where you can drink and dine while enjoying the ocean view. The island is usually bustling with people because there are lots to see and do, such as the cruise boat and theme park where various performances are staged on the weekends.

    • Bukseong-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon
    • Wolmido Tourist Information Ce nter: +82-32-765-4169
  • IncheonSongdo Central Park

    Songdo Central Park is located in the center of the Songdo International Business District. The park has five different themes for each zone. It was the first park in Korea to have an artificial sea canal for visitors to ride a water taxi, canoe, kayak, and boat.

    • 196, Techno park-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
    • Songdo Central Park Office: +82-32-721-4405

Gangwon-do Area

  • Gangwon-doSeoraksan Mountain

    Seoraksan Mountain is situated right in the middle of Baekdudaegan Mountain Range. It's one of the most famous mountains in Korea with a number of picturesque sites such as Baegundong Valley, Suryeomdong Valley, and Gayadong Valley with Baekdamsa Temple in the middle. These valleys are in "Naeseorak," or "Inner Seorak" in Korea. The outer side of the mountain, called "Oeseorak," has a number of strangely shaped cliffs flanking Cheonbuldong Valley. Popular destinations in the southern part of Seoraksan Mountain, or simply "Namseorak" in Korean, include Hangyeryeong Pass, Jeombongsan Mountain, Jangsudae Pavilion, and Daeseung Falls, which is regarded as one of the three most beautiful waterfalls in Korea.

    • 833, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
    • Seoraksan National Park: +82-33-636-7700
  • Gangwon-doJumunjin Beach

    Jumunjin Beach is one of the most popular summer destinations thanks to its clear blue ocean and shallow water. Jumunjin Port is one of the major fishing ports on the east coast with an array of restaurants specializing in sliced raw fish.

    • Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
    • Tourism Division, Gangneung City Hall: +82-33-640-5420
  • Gangwon-doOdaesan Mountain

    Odaesan Mountain encompasses Horyeongbong Peak, Sangwangbong Peak, Durobong Peak, and Dongdaesan Mountain with the highest peak named Birobong in the center. The needle fir forest in front of Iljumun Gate of Woljeongsa Temple, Erman's birch halfway up the mountain, Korean arborvitae and yew habitat near the top of the mountain, and the Manchurian elm grove in Horyeong Valley create a picturesque landscape.

    • 2, Odaesan-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
    • Odaesan National Park: +82-33-332-6417
  • Gangwon-doNami Island

    Nami Island has a number of quiet walking trails including the Ginkgo Tree Road, Cherry Blossom Road, and Metasequoia Road, which was a film location for the popular Korean drama Winter Sonata. You can either rent a bicycle or an environmentally friendly electric bicycle to take a tour of the entire island. There is also a sky bike ride on the island.

    • 1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
    • Namiseom Tourist Information Center: +82-31-580-8114
  • Gangwon-doHigh1 Resort

    High1 Resort is an integrated resort with ski slopes, golf courses, water park, trekking, convention hall, and casino that are open throughout the seasons. These world-class resort facilities are run by a public enterprise, making them safer and more reliable for visitors.

    • 424, High1-gil, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
    • High1 Resort: +82-1588-7789
  • Gangwon-doMuseum SAN

    Museum SAN, designed by Ando Tadao, an international renowned architect best known for bare concrete architectural works, is a resort and museum in one where you can enjoy art while relaxing in nature. The museum building consists of the Welcome Center, Flower Garden, Water Garden, Stone Garden, and a hall dedicate to the works of James Turrell, an American artist primarily concerned with light and space.

    • 260, Oak valley 2-gil, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
    • Museum SAN: +82-33-730-9000
  • Gangwon-doSogeumsanSuspension Bridge

    Sogeumsan Suspension Bridge located in Ganhyeon Tourist Area is a 200m long and 1.5m wide bridge 100m above the ground. It's the longest mountain pedestrian bridge in Korea. It's like walking on top of a 40-story building. In addition to being a perfect place to enjoy the thrill of heights, it's a great observation point offering a panoramic view of Sogeumsan Mountain, Seomgang River, and Samsancheon Stream.

    • 14, Sogeumsan-gil, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
    • Ganhyeon Tourist Area Management Office: +82-33-731-4088
  • Gangwon-doGoseong DMZ Tourist Area

    Goseong-gun of Gangwon-do serves as the East Gateway to the Demilitarized Zone and land access to Geumgangsan Mountain. It is the only county in Korea that's divided into two by the Korean War. It recently became a popular tourist site with more than one million annual visitors who mostly come for the DMZ tour. With the themes of history and national security, which includes the DMZ observatory, the area also includes a museum dedicated to the Korean War and national division, and clean nature.

    • 481, Geumgangsan-ro, Hyeonnae-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
    • Unification Observatory: +82-33-682-0088
  • Gangwon-doVivaldi Park

    Vivaldi Park in Hongcheon is the largest ski resort in Korea. Located near Palbongsan Mountain, which is one of the most popular mountains in Korea for the beautiful seasonal landscape, it has wide ski slopes with varying levels of difficulty, a large water park named the Ocean World, and Equestrian Club. It is the perfect place for relaxation and leisure.

    • 262, Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
    • Vivaldi Park: +82-1588-4888
  • Gangwon-doCave Area in Daei-ri

    Cave Area in Daei-ri refers to the seven caves at this site that have been discovered to date, of which only Hwanseongul Cave and Daegeumgul Cave are open to public. These caves were formed about 530 million years ago in the Paleozoic Era, and are characterized by small and large waterfalls and lakes formed by numerous cave streams from unknown sources. They are the only caves in Korea that were installed with a monorail for tourists. There is also an eco-park near the caves.

    • 800, Hwanseon-ro, Singi-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
    • Daei Cave Tourist Information Center: +82-33-541-9266
  • Gangwon-doWondae-ri Birch Forest

    Wondae-ri Birch Forest is made up of more than 700,000 birch trees with white bark. The forest trails between the trees are a great place to take a quiet walk.

    • Wondae-ro, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    • Culture & Tourism Division, Inje-gun Office: +82-33-460-2081~4
  • Gangwon-doDaegwallyeong

    Daegwallyeong in Pyeongchang has a number of tourist attractions such as ski slopes, a resort, the Daegwallyeong Snow Festival, Korea's largest ranch, and pollack drying fields. Daegwallyeong is expected draw in more tourists because Pyeongchang was where the 2018 Olympic Winter Games were held.

    • Hoenggye-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
    • Culture & Tourism Division, Pyeongchang-gun Office: +82-33-330-2762
  • Gangwon-doGangneung Coffee Street

    Gangneung Coffee Street, located on Anmok Beach, is a great place to have coffee while enjoying the ocean view. On the street there are a coffee shop run by Park Ichu who is the first-generation Korean master barista, Korea's first coffee factory, and Coffee Museum.

    • 17, Changhae-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
    • Culture & Art Division, Gangneung City Hall: +82-33-640-5115

Chungcheong-do Area

  • DaejeonGyejoksan Red Clay Trail

    Gyejoksan Red Clay Trail is covered with rclay, and visitors are asked to go barefoot. The trail is not too long or sleep, and there are some places to wash your feet along the trail.

    • 79-70, Sandi-ro, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon
    • Park Management Division, Daedeok-gu Office: +82-42-608-5163
  • Chungcheongbuk-doEight Sights of Danyang

    The Eight Sight of Danyang are Dodamsambong Peaks, Stone Gate, Gudambong PeaOksunbong Peak, Sainam Cliff, Haseonam Rock, Jungseonam Rock, and Sangseonam Rock along the Sobaek Mountain Range and Namhangang River.

    • Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    • Danyang Tourist Information Center: +82-43-422-1146
  • Chungcheongbuk-doMancheonha Skywalk

    Mancheonha Skywalk in Danyang is a round observatory where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains of Baekdudaegan Mountain Range, such as Sobaeksan Mountain, Geumsusan Mountain, and Woraksan Mountain, on all four sides, while experiencing the thrill of walking on a skywalk. The place also offers zip wire and alpine coaster rides.

    • 94, Aegok-ri, Jeokseong-myeon, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    • Mancheonha Skywalk: +82-43-421-0014~5
  • Chungcheongbuk-doCheongnamdae Presidential Villa

    Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa was once a presidential vacation villa until it was transferred to the management of Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Government and open to public in 2003. The Presidential Memorial Hall displays materials on the former presidents of South Korea and replicas of gifts sent to Korean presidents from presidents of foreign countries. In the main building, the bedroom and study that the former presidents actually used are on display.

    • 646, Cheongnamdae-gil, Munui-myeon, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
    • Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa: +82-43-220-6412
  • Chungcheongbuk-doSanmagiyet-gil Trail

    Sanmagiyet-gil Trail used to refer to an old 4km-long trail between Saorang Village near Goesanho Lake and Sanmagi Village deep in the mountain, but it was recently reconstructed and now extends to 7km. The trail now also reaches Sillang Rock in the upper part of the river through Yeonhahyeop Suspension Bridge, built in 2016. Most of the old trail was restored by covering the ground with wood.

    • 517, Saeun-ri, Chilseong-myeon, Goesan-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    • Sanmagiyet-gil Office: +82-43-832-3527
  • Chungcheongnam-doAnmyeondo Island

    Anmyeondo Island is a popular family destination with lots to see and eat. Among them is Kkotji Beach with a beautiful sunset and tidal flat, where you can catch clams and various other seafood. Other popular tourist attractions in the area include Anmyeondo Recreational Forest of pine trees, with its great walking trail.

    • Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
    • Culture, Tourism and Sports Division, Taean-gun Office: +82-41-670-2414
  • Chungcheongnam-doBaekje Historic Areas (G ungnamji Pond, Busosanseong Fortress, Nakhwaam Cliff)

    The Baekje Historic Areas in Buyeo constitute important historic and cultural heritage sites including Korea's first artificial pond Gungnamji, Busosan Mountain, and Busosanseong Fortress with its numerous historical sites and relics, and Nakhwaam Cliff where many Baekje women reportedly killed themselves by jumping from the top of the cliff to protect their chastity.

    • Gungnamji Pond: 52, Gungnam-ro, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongn am-do
    • Nakhwaam Cliff in Busosan Moun tain: San 4, Ssangbuk-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
    • Cultural Heritage Division, Buyeo-gun Office: +82-41-830-2622
  • Chungcheongnam-doDaecheon Beach

    Daecheon Beach is the largest beach on the west coast of the Korean Peninsula with a length of 3.5km and width of 100m. The warm seawater makes it a great place to swim. The Boryeong Mud Festival is held in mid and late July of every year.

    • 1029-3, Sinheuk-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
    • Daecheon Tourism Association: +82-41-933-7051
  • Chungcheongnam-doNational Institute of Ecology

    The National Institute of Ecology in Seocheon has research, exhibition, and education facilities dedicated to the study and observation of the ecosystem of the Korean Peninsula, as well as five climate zones, such as tropical, desert, the Mediterranean, temperate, and polar, and also focuses on the plants and animals in these zones.

    • 1210, Geumgang-ro, Maseo-mye on, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
    • National Institute of Ecology: +82-41-950-5300
  • Chungcheongnam-doBaekje Historic Areas (Gongsanseong Fortress, Tomb of King Muryeong)

    The Baekje Historic Areas in Gongju are a great place to see the traces of Baekje culture, as there are the "Ancient Tombs in Songsanri," widely known as the Royal Tombs of Baekje, and the Tomb of King Muryeong, as well as Gongsanseong Fortress that was built to protect Gonju, the capital of Baekje.

    • Ancient Tombs in Songsan -ri: 55, Ungjin-dong, Gongju-si, Chungcheongn am-do
    • Gongsanseong Fortress: 280, Ungjin-ro, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
    • Ancient Tombs in Songsan-ri: +82-41-856-3151
    • Gongju Tourist Information Center: +82-41-856-7700

Gyeongsang-do Area

  • BusanGamcheon Culture Village

    Gamcheon Culture Village was a slum before an urban regeneration project was launched in the area to revitalize the district and transform it into a place of culture and art. As a result, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. Today, there are pastel houses along the steep stairway and in a maze of alleys, resembling those of Machu Picchu or Santorini.

    • 203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan
    • Gamcheon Culture Village Information Center: +82-51-204-1444
  • BusanMarine City

    Marine City in Haeundae, which was built on reclaimed land of Suyeongman Bay, is called the Hong Kong of Korea as it offers a great night view created by luxurious skyscrapers and street lights reflecting on the night shore. There are lots of convenient facilities and famous restaurants in the area.

    • Marine city 2-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
    • Tourism Promotion Division, Busan City Hall: +82-51-888-5204
  • BusanJagalchi Market

    Jagalchi Market was once a shantytown that was formed after the Korean War, but it was transformed into a marketplace following an urban revitalization in 1970. Today, Jagalchi Market is perhaps the country's most well-known fish market, bustling with local people and tourists who come to enjoy sliced raw fish and a wide range of seafood.

    • 52, Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
    • Jagalchi Market: +82-51-713-8000
  • BusanHaeundae Beach

    Haeundae Beach is best known for its long sandbar and beautiful coastline. With a lot of motels, bars, and entertainment facilities in addition to a number of luxury hotels, thousands of people flock to the beach throughout the year.

    • 47, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
    • Haeundae Beach: +82-51-749-7614
  • BusanTaejongdae Park

    Taejongdae is a natural park with lush groves, strong waves, strangely shaped rocks, and rocky cliffs where on a clear day you can see as far as Tsushima Island.

    • 24, Jeonmang-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
    • Taejongdae Park: +82-51-405-2004
  • BusanSongdo Beach

    Songdo Beach, nicknamed the "Naples of East Asia," is Korea's first public beach opened in 1913. There are lots to see and do near the beach, including Songnim Park, Geobukseom Island, Busan Air Cruise, and auto campground.

    • 135-5, Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan
    • Songdo Beach Imhae Administration Services Office: +82-51-240-4086
  • DaeguDaegu Modern History Streets

    Daegu Modern History Streets are filled with traces of modern Korean history including the March First Independence Movement Road, Gyesan Catholic Church, Yakjeon Alley, Jeil Church, House of Yi Sanghwa and House of Seo Sangdon, and Cheongna Hill which is nicknamed the "Montmartre of Daegu."

    • Jung-gu, Daegu
    • Jung-gu Office, Daegu: +83-53-661-2000
  • DaeguPalgongsan Mountain

    Palgongsan Mountain is situated between Daegu and other cities of Gyeongsangbuk-do. Many Buddhists come to this mountain to pray to the Stone Seated Buddha at Gwanbong Peak. The Buddha statue is also commonly called "Gatbawi," meaning "hat rock" in Korean because of the rock on the Buddha's head looks like agat, a traditional Korean hat made of bamboo and horsehair. You can take a cable car from Donghwasa Temple and its facilities to the mountaintop station located 820m above the sea level. Some people enjoy rock climbing on Byeongpung Rock with a height of 80m.

    • Palgongsan Natural Park Management Office: 6-1, Palgongsan-ro 199-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu
    • Palgongsan Provincial Park Management Office: +82-53-803-7090
  • DaeguSeomun Market

    Formed during the mid-Joseon Dynasty, Seomun Market is one of the three major marketplaces of Joseon along with Pyeongyangjang Market and Ganggyeongjang Market. Dealing mostly in silk and other dry goods, it's one of the largest textile markets in the country. People also come to this market for various traditional foods such as hand-pulled dough soup, noodle soup, grilled pork entrails, and flat dumplings.

    • 45, Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
    • Seomun Market: +82-53-256-6341
  • DaeguKim Kwang Suk Memorial Mural Road

    Kim Kwang Suk Memorial Mural Road is 350 meters long along the Sincheon-daero Causeway next to Bangcheon Market. The street is dedicated to the late Korean singer Kim Kwangsuk, who was born in Daebong-dong where Bangcheon Market is located. Many fans and tourists come to this place to see the murals on the market walls, store signs, and columns.

    • Daebong-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu
    • Jung-gu Office, Daegu: +82-53-661-2000
  • UlsanTaehwagang Simni Bamboo Grove

    Taehwagang Simni Bamboo Grove stretches 4.3 kilometers bet ween Taehwagyo Bridge and Samhogyo Bridge on either side of Taehwagang River that winds through Ulsan. The bamboo forest is a habitat for some 900 species of plants and animals, and a bird sanctuary for white herons and crows. The grove also emits healthy negative ions.

    • Taehwa-dong, Jung-gu, Ulsan
    • Taehwagang Grand Park Management Office: +82-52-229-6144
  • UlsanYeongnam Alps

    Yeongnam Alps encompass the cities of Ulsan, Miryang, Yangsan, Cheongdo, and Gyeongju and refer to the nine mountains that are at least 1km above the sea level with Gajisan Mountain in the center. It was named after the Alps of Europe because of the geographical features and scenery of this mountainous region. The place is well-known for the beautiful silver grass plains in the winter, which are a major attraction for hikers.

    • Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan
    • Ulsan City Hall: +82-52-120
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doUljin Red Pine Forest Trail

    Uljin Red Pine Forest Trail was the first forest trail built by the Korea Forest Service at the expense of the government. The trail is best-known for the well-preserved natural surroundings, particularly the Red Pine Forest.

    • Geumgangsong-myeon and Buk-myeon, Uljin-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Forest Trail Information Center: +82-54-781-7118
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doUlleungdo Island & Dokdo Island

    Ulleungdo Island has a number of picturesque places that can't be seen in other parts of the country, such as Seonginbong Peak, Nari Basin, and the beach cliff Daepunggam. You can also take a cruise boat to Dokdo Island from Ulleungdo Island when the weather is good. Dokdo Island marks Korea's easternmost territory and has unique geological, ecological, and historical values.

    • Ulleungdo Island: 5-3, Dodong 1-gil, Seo-myeon, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Dokdo Island: 3, Dokdoanyongbok-gil, Ulleung-eup, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Tourist Information Center: +82-54-790-6454
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doBulguksa Temple & Seokguram Grotto

    Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto are the essence of the culture of Silla. Bulguksa Temple is a beautiful work of architecture built during the Silla period and it is known for important cultural relics such as Seokgatap Pagoda and Dabotap Pagoda. Seokguram Grotto shows the religion, wishes, architectural skills, and sculpture technique of the people of Silla. Both of them are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    • Bulguksa Temple: 385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Seokguram Grotto: 873-243, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Bulguksa Temple: +82-54-746-9913
    • Seokguram Grotto: +82-54-746-9933
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doDaereungwon Ancient Tomb Complex (Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond, Cheomseongdae Observatory, Daereungwon Ancient Tombs, Cheonmachong Tomb, and Hwangnidan-gil Street)

    Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were part of the secondary palace site of the Silla Kingdom, Cheomseongdae Observatory is the oldest observatory in East Asia, Daereungwon Ancient Tombs are where the kings, queens, and the noble classes were buried, and Cheonmachong Tomb became a symbol of Gyeongju after thousands of historical artifacts were unearthed from the tomb. Hwangnidan-gil Street is also a popular tourist destination with lots of unique cafes and famous restaurants.

    • Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond: 102, Wonhwa-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Cheomseongdae Observatory: 140-25, Cheomseong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Daereungwon Ancient Tombs (Cheonmachong Tomb): 9, Gyerim-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Hwangnidan-gil Street: 1080, Poseok-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond: +82-54-750-8655
    • Cheomseongdae Management Office: +82-54-779-8744
    • Daereungwon Ancient Tombs (Cheonmachong Tomb): +82-54-750-8650
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doAndong Hahoe Village

    Andong Hahoe Village is one of the best places in Korea to see and experience beautiful traditional Korean houses. The village was named "Hahoe," which means "winding river" in Korean, because there is a river flowing around the village. Some of the beautiful landscape features of Andong Hahoe Village include Nakdonggang River, Buyongdae Cliff, a long sandy beach, and lush old pine groves.

    • 2-1, Hahoejongga-gil, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Andong Hahoe Village Tourist Information Center: +82-54-852-3588
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doPohang Canal

    Pohang Canal is Korea's first canal designed for leisure and tourism, stretching 1.3 kilometers between Hyeongsangang River and Songdogyo Bridge. The construction of the canal nicknamed the "Waterway of Life" was part of the city's Urban and Environmental Regeneration Project.

    • Pohang Canal: 1040, Huimang-daero, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Pohang Canal: +82-54-270-5177
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doYeongdeok Snow Crab Street

    Yeongdeok Snow Crab Street is the largest producer and distributor of snow crabs in Korea. The street is also packed with restaurants specializing in snow crab dishes. The Yeongdeok Snow Crab Festival held in the Gangguhang Port area around the Snow Crab Street includes various experience programs such as "Surprise Yeongdeok Snow Crab Auction," "Snow Crab Race," and "Snow Crab Catching."

    • 68, Yeongdeokdaege-ro, Ganggu-myeon, Yeongdeok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Culture & Tourism Division, Yeongdeok-gun Office: +82-54-730-6393
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doBuseoksa Temple

    Buseoksa Temple was founded by the Buddhist monk Uisang in 676 during the Uni ed Silla period. On the templegrounds, there are a number of relics from the Unified Silla period such as stone lanterns and a stone seated Buddha statue and also relics from the Goryeo period including Muryangsujeon Hall and Josadang Shrine. Muryangsujeon Hall is regarded as one of the best wooden structures ever built in Korea, while the mural painting in Josadang Shrine is the oldest mural painted on a wooden structure.

    • 345, Buseoksa-ro, Buseok-myeon, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Buseoksa Temple: +82-54-633-3464
  • Gyeongsangbuk-doJuwangsan Mountain

    Juwangsan Mountain is one of the three rocky mountains in Korea with rocky peaks and strangely shaped cliffs, which are actually ash-flow tuffs that were deposited and cooled after a volcanic eruption about 70 million years ago.

    • Juwangsan National Park Office: 169-7, Gongwon-gil, Budong-myeon, Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Juwangsan National Park Office: +82-54-870-5300
  • Gyeongsangnam-doSkyline Luge Tongyeong

    Skyline Luge Tongyeong is a luge track where you can zip down the slopes in a gravity-fueled ride. There is a spiral track with curves and tunnels that make the ride more thrilling. You will also have an excellent view of Tongyeong, beach, and islands while riding down the track.

    • 178, Balgae-ro, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
    • Skyline Luge Tongyeong: +82-70-4731-8473
  • Gyeongsangnam-doWindy Hill

    Windy Hill is a great vantage point overlooking the ocean, and it's a part of the Hallyeohaesang National Park along with Geoje Haegeumgang Islets. It's a very popular destination among tourists who come to see and enjoy the ocean view, night view, and exotic windmill from the top of the hill.

    • San 14-47, Galgot-ri, Nambu-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
    • Tourism Division, Geoje City Hall: +82-55-639-4163
  • Gyeongsangnam-doOedo-Botania

    Oedo Island is a small island located 4 kilometers south of Geojedo Island, both of which are part of the Hallyeohaesang National Park. About 37 acres of the island is covered with camellia trees as well as cactuses, sunshine trees, palm trees, and other types of tropical trees. There are also a number of rare plants including eucalyptus cinerea, spartium, and mahonia.

    • 17, Oedo-gil, Irun-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
    • Oedo-Botania: +82-55-681-4541
  • Gyeongsangnam-doUpo Wetland

    Upo Wetland is the largest wetland in Korea. Formed by a sudden rise of the seabed in the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era, it is about 140 million years old and comes from the time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The wetland is a natural habitat for Eurasian Spoonbill (Natural Monument No. 205) and resident birds such as moorhen and little grebe. Some of the species of birds flocking to this area in the winter include the mallard duck, green-winged teal, and wild goose. Upo Wetland was added to the Ramsar List, or the List of Wetlands of International Importance, in 1998.

    • 220, Uponeup-gil, Yueo-myeon, Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
    • Upo Wetland Eco Center: +82-55-530-1551
  • Gyeongsangnam-doGerman Village

    The German Village was formed for Korean nurses and miners who returned home after being dispatched to Germany in the 1960s and 1970s. All the houses in this village have German exterior and/or interior for those who lived in Germany for years. Ausstellungsraum, or the Namhae German Exhibition Hall, dedicated to the nurses and miners show what their lives were like in Germany. In front of the village is the Mulgeon Windbreak Forest with its more than 2,000 trees. There are some pubs and cafes serving German beer that add to the taste of the atmosphere of the German Village.

    • 92, Dogil-ro, Samdong-myeon, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
    • Culture & Tourism Division, Namhae-gun Office: +82-55-860-8601
  • Gyeongsangnam-doJinjuseong Fortress

    Jinjuseong For tress was where the Siege of Jinju, one of the three major naval battles during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592, took place. The Siege of Jinju actually refers to two battles fought in 1952 and 1953. In the first battle, General Kim Simin, as magistrate of Jinju, defeated Japanese forces and drove them away. In the second battle, however, more than 70,000 Korean soldiers and civilians fought to their death. Popular destinations within the fortress include the Jinju National Museum and Chokseongnu Pavilion.

    • 626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
    • Jinjuseong Management Office: +82-55-749-5171
  • Gyeongsangnam-doHaeinsa Temple

    Haeinsa Temple is one of the "Three Jewel Temples of Korea." The other two are Tongdosa Temple, with a portion of the cremated remains of the Buddha, and Songgwangsa Temple, known for having the greatest number of Buddhist masters over the centuries. The "jewel" of Haeinsa Temple is the Tripitaka Koreana. Made in the Goryeo period, it is a national treasure of Korea and is inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register as the best archive designed to control the sunlight, temperature, humidity, and ventilation by using the principles of nature.

    • 122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
    • Haeinsa Administrative Office: +82-55-934-3000

Jeolla-do Area

  • GwangjuYangnim-dong Modern History and Culture Village

    Yangnim-dong History and Culture Village is situated in Yangnim-dong, a district of Gwangju with more than 100 years of history. The village has a unique mix of traditional Korean houses and Western-style architecture. It was home to many first Korean Christians, artists, and social reformers since the onset of modernization in Korea.

    • Yangnim-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju
    • Culture & Tourism Division, Nam-gu Office, Gwangju: +82-62-607-2323
  • GwangjuMudeungsan Mountain

    Mudeungsan Mountain is situated in the eastern part of Gwangju and across Damyang-gun and Hwasun-gun. The name of the mountain "Mudeungsan" is called by different names such as Muak, Mujinak, Seoseoksan, and Ipseoksan. The mountain is not rugged compared to other mountains in the country, and many people come to this mountain for the beautiful autumn foliage and silver grass in fall and snowy landscape in winter.

    • Geumgok-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju
    • Mudeungsan National Park Office: +82-62-227-1187
  • Jeollabuk-doJeonju Hanok Village

    Jeonju Hanok Village in the districts of Gyo-dong and Pungnam-dong is the largest hanok village in Korea with more than 700 traditional Korean houses. It has rich cultural resources ranging from the Joseon period to modern Korea. One of the main tourist attractions in Jeonju Hanok Village is Gyeonggijeon Shrine. The shrine was built in 1410 to hold ancestral rites for King Taejo (Yi Seong-gye), the founder and first king of the Joseon Dynasty, with a portrait of the king enshrined.

    • Gyo-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
    • Hanok Village Tourist Information Center: +82-63-282-1330
    • Gyeonggijeon Shrine: +82-63-287-1330
  • Jeollabuk-doNaejangsan Mountain

    Naejangsan Mountain has nine peaks centering around Sinseonbong Peak, which stands 763m above sea level. Together, the mountain peaks form the shape of a horseshoe, and they are covered with beautiful autumn foliage in fall. For these reasons, the mountain has been regarded as one of the Eight Sights of Joseon for centuries. The name "Naejangsan" means "lots of things are hidden in the mountain" in Korean. Popular tourist attractions in the mountain include Geumseon Falls and Dodeok Falls in Geumseon Valley and Baegam Valley.

    • 328, Naejanghoban-ro, Naejang-dong, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do
    • Naejangsan National Park Office: +82-63-538-7875
  • Jeollabuk-doGunsan Time Travel

    Gunsan was the port of choice for the Japanese to ship rice and other resources they have exploited during the Japanese Occupation of Korea. For this reason, there are still many buildings that were built during that time, such as the former Gunsan Customs Office and Dongguksa Temple, which is Korea's only Japanese-style Buddhist temple. There is also a Japanese-style house called the "Hirotsu House" in Sinheung-dong.

    • Wolmyeong-dong, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
    • Tourism Promotion Division, Gunsan City Hall: +82-63-454-3337
  • Jeollabuk-doMuju Taekwondowon

    Muju Taekwondowon is a very large center dedicated to taekwondo. In addition to a large stadium, the center also has a museum showing the origin and development of taekwondo, experience halls where visitors can learn practical taekwondo moves, as well as lodging and walking trails. You can take a monorail ride to the observatory where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains and streams of Muju.

    • 1482, Museol-ro, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
    • Taekwondo Promotion Foundation, Taekwondowon: +82-63-320-0114
  • Jeollabuk-doMaisan Mountain

    Maisan Mountain has two unique peaks called Ammai Peak (686m) and Sunmai Peak (680m). The mountain is one of the tourist attractions in Korea that received three stars from the Michelin Green Guide. Maisan Mountain has notable geological value because it's a Cenozoic boulder conglomerate outcrop caused by the tectonic forces on the Jinan Basin during the northeastward strike-slip fault of the Korean Peninsula that occurred about 38 million years ago.

    • 130, Maisan-ro, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do
    • Maisan Provincial Park: +82-63-433-3313
  • Jeollanam-doSeomjingang Train Village

    Seomjingang Train Village is a theme park transformed from the former Gokseong Station. A steam engine train still runs between the former Gokseong Station and Gajeong Station along Seomjingang River, which are about 10km apart. There are also rail bikes for visitors to ride.

    • Gichamaeul-ro, Oji-ri, Ogok-myeon, Gokseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
    • Seomjingang Train Village: +82-61-363-9900
  • Jeollanam-doGaudo Island

    Gaudo Island is an ecological island abundant with natural resources. No cars are allowed in the island. The "Hamkkehae" eco trail that stretches about 2.5km along the coast is a perfect obstacle-free trekking course for everyoneto take a walk safely in nature enjoying the landscape of the sea and mountain.

    • 473, Wolgot-ro, Doam-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
    • Culture & Tourism Division, Gangjin-gun Office: +82-61-430-3313
  • Jeollanam-doBoseong Green Tea Plantation

    Boseong is the largest producer of tea in Korea with 1,225 acres of tea fields.The rows of furrows and big cedar trees create picturesque scenery.

    • 763-43, Nokcha-ro, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
    • Boseong Green Tea Plantation: +82-61-852-4540
  • Jeollanam-doSuncheonman Wetland

    Suncheonman Bay is the only wetland in Korea inscribed on the Ramsar List, or the List of Wetlands of International Importance, as one of the world's top five coastal wetlands. It's a reservoir of biodiversity with more than 200 species of migratory birds and 120 species of halophytes, or salt-tolerant plants. The Suncheonman National Garden, which was established for the ecological conservation of the wetland, is comprised of more than 50 theme gardens and the World Garden showing the traditional gardening culture of 11 different countries.

    • 513-25, Suncheonman-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
    • Suncheonman Wetland: +82-61-749-6052
  • Jeollanam-doYeosu Expo Ocean Park

    Yeosu Expo Ocean Park includes the BIG-O SHOW, an immersive water show using a water fountain and holograms, Sky Tower, Expo Memorial Hall, and Aqua Planet. The park also has water sports facilities.

    • 1, Bangnamhoe-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
    • Yeosu Expo Ocean Park: +82-1577-2012
  • Jeollanam-doJuknokwon Bamboo Garden

    Juknokwon Bamboo Garden is a great place to take a walk, and has some interesting places to stop by, such as the Lee Lee Nam Art Center with media art on display and Songgangjeong Pavilion and Myeonangjeong Pavilion showing what pavilions were like in the past in Damyang. You can also lodge at ahanok, or traditional Korean house. Bonghwangnu Pavilion in the area is a great observation point overlooking Gwanbangje Forest lined with trees that are between 200 and 350 years old and Metasequoia Tree Road, which is regarded as the most beautiful road in the country.

    • 119, Jungnogwon-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
    • Juknokwon Bamboo Garden: +82-61-380-2680
  • Jeollanam-doMihwangsa Temple

    Mihwangsa Temple is situated in the farthest south of all Buddhist temples in the Korean Peninsula. Built in 749 in the 8th year of the reign of King Gyeongdeok of Silla, the temple still has a number of buildings left, such as Daeungbojeon Hall (Treasure No. 947), Eungjindang Hall (Treasure No. 1183), Myeongbujeon Hall, and Samseonggak Shrine. The temple is the starting point of Dalmagodo Trail, a 17.7km stretch on the skirt of Dalmasan Mountain. It's a very old trail that the locals used to take in order to get to the town market, and was also the trail taken by Buddhists since there were a total of 12 temples along the way.

    • 164, Mihwangsa-gil, Songji-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
    • Mihwangsa Temple: +82-61-533-3521

Jeju-do Area

  • Jeju-doHallasan Mountain

    Hallasan Mountain is the highest mountain in South Korea. On the summit, there is a crater lake named Baengnokdam with a perimeter of 3km and diameter of 500m. Popular tourist attractions such as Yeongsilgiam Cliff, Byeongpung Rock Face, Obaengnahan Rock Pillars, Wanggwan Rock Face, Seonnyeo Falls, and Tamna Valley form a picturesque landscape.

    • 2070-61, 1100-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    • Hallasan National Park: +82-64-713-9950~3
  • Jeju-doOlle-gil Trail

    "Olle," a regional dialect of Jeju meaning "narrow alley," refers to all the walking trails in Jeju including alleys, mountain trails, plain trails, coastal trails, and oreum(volcanic cone) trail. There is a total of 21 routes that are called "Olle-gil," and each route takes between 3 and 6 hours from end to end.

    • Jeju-do
    • Jeju Olle Foundation: +82-64-762-2190
  • Jeju-doSeongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone

    Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone is a volcanic cone that rose from under the sea after a volcanic eruption between 50,000 and 120,000 years ago. It was originally an island, but sand and pebbles gradually filled the gap between the island and Jejudo Island, eventually connecting the two islands. It was listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage and Global Geopark along with Hallasan Mountain.

    • 1, Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    • Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone: +82-64-783-0959
  • Jeju-doBijarim Forest

    Bijarim Forest in Jejudo Island is a very unique forest with more than 2,800 torreya trees that are between 500 and 800 years old. It's protected and managed as Natural Monument No. 374.

    • 55, Bijasup-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    • Bijarim Forest: +82-64-710-7912
  • Jeju-doCape Seopjikoji

    "Koji" is a regional dialect of Jeju meaning "cape." The lighthouse at the end of the Cape Seopjikoji serves as a great vantage point to enjoy the coastal landscape. There are a number of tourist attractions and experience facilities including Zippo Museum and Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, designed by the internationally renowned architect Ando Tadao.

    • Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    • Jeju Tourist Information Center: +82-64-740-6000
    • Cape Seopjikoji: +82-64-782-2810
  • Jeju-doUdo Island

    Udo Island earned its name because it looks like a cow lying down. With a beautiful coastal landscape,haenyeo(women divers), traditional farms, stone walls, and stone graves, it's regarded as a place that best represents Jejudo Island. The highest area in Udo Island is Udobong Peak with a height of 132m, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island.

    • Udo-myeon, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    • Udo-myeon Office: +82-64-728-4322
  • Jeju-doSeogwipo Everyday Olle Market

    Seogwipo Everyday Olle Market has a pleasant shopping environmnt with Korea's first automatic open/shut arcade (710m) and eco waterway (110m). Located at the end of the Route 6 of Jeju Olle-gil Trails, 70% of the shoppers are tourists visiting Jejudo Island.

    • 35, Jungang-ro 54beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    • Seogwipo Everyday Olle Market: +82-64-762-1949
  • Jeju-doJeolmul Recreational Forest

    Jeolmul Recreational Forest has walking trails, natural springs, falls, and lodging facilities. There are no stairs on the forest trail for the convenience of people in wheelchair, children, and elderly people.

    • 584, Myeongnim-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    • Recreational Forest Management Office: +82-64-728-1510
  • Jeju-doSeongeup Folk Village

    Seongeup Folk Village is where traditional Jeju-style thatched houses are most well-preserved. In addition to these old housing units for common people, there are tangible cultural heritage such as old government buildings and dol hareubang rock statues, as well as intangible cultural heritage such as folk plays, folk food, and folk craft.

    • 19, Seongeupjeonguihyeon-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    • Seongeup Folk Village: +82-64-710-6797