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Amusement Parks

Seoul TowerThere are two famous amusement parks in Korea, both of them located inside Seoul metro area. Lotte World hosts both outdoor and indoor theme parks and very popular because it is in Seoul. Everland is gigantic theme park located south of Seoul. Its size and extensive entertainment scale rivals that of Disneyland.

Busan Haeundae Beach

Seoul TowerBusan is the second biggest city in Korea and it is a seaport surrounded by several beaches. At about 1.5 kilometers in length, it is well worth visiting in the summer as well as the winter. You can rent boats there and all possible kinds of water sports are catered for in beach proximity. The Busan Aquarium is directly on the beach, and the Yachting Center is in close proximity. There is a KTX, which takes about 3 hours from Seoul to Busan.

Cheonggyecheon

Seoul TowerThe Cheonggyecheon is the stream that runs through the center of Seoul. Walking alone the stream and adventuring into downtown Seoul will help you realize what it feels like to be in cozy summer Korea. This is very popular dating site and this is a must-see place because many tourist attractions line the stream’s path.

DMZ

dmzThe Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. This is only one of a kind which separates two countries. It will shed light on why you are here and what purpose you serve. The historic importance sets in after you stand right at the divided line and face the north Korean Soldiers. You can schedule tours through Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation or USO.

Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple

Gyeongju Bulguksa TempleGyeongju is one of the most ancient cities in Korea. It was the capital city of Shilla, one of three kingdoms in the 5th century. Its nickname “museum without the wall” will make sense to you when you see streetlights decorated in a traditional lantern shape. Bulguksa is the biggest and most popular temple in Korea. Almost all of Koreans visited here once in their youth because it is the most popular site for middle school and high school graduation trip site.

Han River Boat Cruise

A boat cruise along the Han River is one of the best ways to view Seoul's river front areas. Several boats ply the waters of the Han, making 1-way and round-trip tours. in addition to the regularly scheduled tours, the boats can be chartered for special occassions and parties.

Insadong

InsadongLocated inside Seoul, this historically artistic area welcomes many foreign tourists for souvenir shopping and traditional Korean cuisine. It is also home of many art galleries and street food. If you are into antiques and traditional teas, this is the place. It is walking distance away from Gyeongbokgung palace.

Itaewon

ItaewonLocated near the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, it is generically popular site for American Soldiers. This is the home of many foreigners from different countries, creating an international atmosphere and a popular destination for antiques and tailor-made suits. This site is popular among young youth.

Korean Folk Village

In P'il-dong, just to the north of Namsan Park, the Seoul government recreated a small village that resembles the architecture and gardens of the area during the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910). The area contains 5 restored traditional houses, designated as Seoul City Folk Materials, all decorated with authentic furniture and decorations from the period.

Jeju Island

Seoul TowerJeju Island, also known as the “Island of the Gods,” is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and many international visitors. It remains one of the top honeymoon destinations for Korean newlyweds. The island’s mixture of volcanic rock, frequent rains, and temperate climate, make it very similar to the Hawaiian Islands in the U.S. There are multiple daily flights from Gimpo Airport to Jeju airport. It is approximately an hour flight.

Namdaemun Market in Seoul

Namdaemun Market in SeoulNamed for its nearby namesake of Namdaemun (Great South Gate) and located near the downtown area, one of Korea's largest wholesale markets covers over 10 acres. It is filled with over 1,000 shops, stalls, retailers, street vendors, and has several department stores nearby. Here you can find clothes, shoes, fabrics, tableware, flowers, vegetables, ginseng products, toys, and watches. Under Namdaemun-no (the main street to the north of the market) is an extensive underground arcade.

Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul

Namdaemun Market in SeoulThe Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries operates the Noryangjin Fish Market which is Seoul's largest market for marine products. This 66,000 square meter facility houses over 700 shops selling fresh and dried fish and squid from 15 fishing ports around Korea. It also includes numerous restaurants, an auction floor, and an adjacent agricultural section. Open from 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., retailers work every day while wholesalers take off Sundays and holidays.

Palace Tours

Palace ToursVisit one or all of the palaces in Seoul. Since it has been a national capital for more than 600 years, four main royal palaces remain from Joseon Dynasty( 1392-1910); Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung and Deoksugung. The palace tour is by far the most popular tourist attraction in Korea. Check out the secret garden inside the Changdeokgung.

Seoul Tower

Seoul TowerLocated in the heart of the Seoul, Mt. Namsan, this tower is often called ‘Eiffel Tower of Seoul.’ It is the highest building above sea level in Seoul, allowing visitors to see much of the surrounding city. The N Tower is especially endearing to couples due to one of its balconies, where they can hang locks with romantic messages and throw away the key, symbolizing the permanence of their love for one another.

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