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Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone..
Changdeokgung Palace is the second royal villa built after Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. Changdeokgung was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings, and is the best preserved among..
Gyeongju National Museum rests deep in tradition, with a history of about 90 years. Representing Gyeongju, which used to be the capital of Silla (BC57~AD935), the museum is where you can..
Also referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak because the snow would not melt for a long time keeping the rocks in a permanent state of white. In November 1965..
Hwaseong Fortress is the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, from the latter days of the Joseon Period (1392-1897). Construction began on the fortress began in 1794 and finished in..
The Shinsegae Centum City Department Store has been recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest shopping complex in the world. It is almost a city in itself with just..
Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa, built by Jajangyulsa (590~658), who traveled to famous mountains all over the nation, in Queen Jindeok’s (?~654) 6th year of..
N Seoul Tower is located atop Mt. Namsan in central Seoul. It was originally built as a communication and observation tower in 1969. It has been visited by millions since it was constructed..
Reputed to be the first island owned by individuals in Korea, Odeo Paradise Island is a nature lovers dream. Located in the Hallyeo Marine National Park, near Geoje Island, it was the home..
Woljeongsa Temple is located in the forest of the valley east of Mt. Odaesan, and it is composed of 60 temples and 8 hermitages made into one large temple. Woljeongsa Temple was established..
Korea's longest cable car runs from Tongyeong up to the peak of Mt Mireuksan covering almost 2 kilometres and rising up to 461 metres. The journey takes around 9 minutes to complete in..
Sokcho is located in the northeastern part of Gangwon-do. The rough, mountainous regions of Gangwon-do make it one of the most unspoiled natural regions of Korea. The mountain peaks rise as..
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan..
Haslla Art World is an unusual and beautiful outdoor park dedicated to art. It is located on 61 acres of seaside land near Gangneung in the north east of the country. There are a number of..
Built in the 14th year of Silla King Jo-Heung's reign, Beopjusa Temple is located on Mt. Songnisan. What stands today are the remnants of rebuilt monuments through left over from the..
Bijarim Forest on Jeju Island is a dense evergreen forest of the pine tree Torreya cunifera. There are about 2500 specimens that are between 300 to 600 years old and at the centre of the..
If you're looking for a place where you can really get to know the locals and see some beautiful regional Korea at the same time then a trip along the Gangneung Coastline is definitely for..
Located in Gongju-si, Gongsanseong Fortress is a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period (234-678). The castle is about 2.5km long, and there are two ways of touring..
Hongdo Island is located 115 km southwest of Mokpo Harbor. It is composed of about 20 islands, and because it has an usual reddish-brown color about it, it is called Hongdo (Red Island)...
The Songsan-ri Burial Mounds and Tomb of King Muryeong(reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234~678). The Songsan-ri Burial Mounds contain the graves of kings..
30 Kilometres east of Jeju city on Jeju island is the worlds longest lava tube cave. Manjang Cave is an amazing site, formed by lave from Hallasan centuries ago. There are some interesting..
Naejangsa Temple is located within the celebrated Mt. Naejangsan National Park. Naejangsas original name was Yeongeunsa, built by Yeongeun Josa in 636 A.D. during the Baekje Period (B.C...
Once you reach the Hantijae Peak of Mt. Palgongsan, the Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (known as ‘the 2nd Seokgulam Grotto’, 군위삼존석굴) stands to welcome you. This grotto..
Within the forty royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty are interred 27 kings, queens, and those monarchs that were posthumously granted the title of king or queen. The tombs date from the time..
Everland is an enormous theme park situated about an hour to the south of Seoul in Gyeonggi-do region. It features snow sledding, a zoo, botanical gardens, a water park, a speedway and..
Jungmun Beach has a sandy shore so fine that it is called Jinmosal. The white sand beach is 560m long and the water has an average depth of 1.2m. Different shades of black, red, and grey..
Naesosa was built by Buddhist Monk Hye-Gu in 633A.D. during the Silla Dynasty, and was rebuilt by Monk Cheong-Min during the Joseon Dynasty in 1633. The Dae-Ungbojeon Pagoda of the temple..
Ulleungdo is a pentagon-shaped island located 92km away from Dokdo Islet.
The island was made from a series of volcanic eruptions. Its highest peak is called Seonginbong Peak, and there is..
The Anapji Pond is a large artificial pond or lake built under the rule of King Munmu in 674. The lake was concieved as a pleasure garden and has three small islands and is cleverly..
In the far south east of the South Korean peninsula is the country's second largest city, Busan. About 350 kilometres from Seoul, this port city of nearly 4 million people is a world away..
Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia.
Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647), it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast..
Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, named 'The pond of God', consists of 3 parts. Around the falls, a variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solipnan’ reeds. To the east, there is a cave..
Chungjuho is a multi-purpose lake made by a river dam. This large lake is very clean and well-preserved. At the Chungju Dam Ferry Dock, ferries depart to follow the waterways of Chungjuho..
Located relatively centrally in Seoul in the area of Jongo-gu is a shopping district that defies belief in the shear scale of it. Running since 1905 the Dongdaemun Night Market is open..
Koreas biggest seafood market, Jagalchi is located right next door to Nampo Port in Busan. The name is derived from the original market held on the gravel ground - Jagal meaning small rocks..
Oeam-ri folk village is occupied by the families of its founder Ye-an Lee who settled here about 500 years ago. There are about 86 giwa houses and straw houses with narrow stone fence..
Shilla Millennium Park features such places as History Fantasia, Frontier Bay, Craftia, as well as several other highlights. This park is remodeled after the four major cities of the 8th..
Unjusa Temple is unlike other temples in that it has unusual Buddha statues and pagodas – it is often referred to as a mysterious temple. The founder of Unjusa Temple is not known but it..
About 4 hors south east of Seoul is the historic city of Andong. The city was founded around 1 BC and has been continuously occupied since then, although it has gone by various names. It..
Located at the base of Mt. Yongdangsan, near Gyeongju, the site of the Gameunsa Temple today consists of two almost identical stone pagodas which are over 13 metres high. The original..
Located in the heart of the city, Lotte World is the perfect spot for entertainment and sightseeing. It is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink, different kinds of parades..
Jeju Island, with its unique, dramatic, and volcanic landscape, has long been a favorite holiday destination for Koreans, and it attracts an increasing number of international tourists..
Onyang Hot Springs is the oldest hot spring in Korea, founded about 1,300 years old and has been operating as a hot spring for about 600 years. During the Joseon Period, it is recorded that..
The Teddy Bear Museum lives up to its name, boasting quite an impressive variety that have been loved for more than a hundred years the world over. Inside the two galleries you can view the..
There are four large and small swamps around the Yibang-myeon, Daehap-myeon, and Daeji-myeon areas of Changnyeong-gun, which are collectively called ‘Uponeup Marsh’. They are the..
Beomeosa Temple is located at the edge of Mt. Geumjeongsan, a famous mountain in Busan. About 1,300 years ago it was constructed by monk Ui Sang in the 18th year (678) of King Munmu (reign..
In the middle of downtown Seoul, on one of it's busiest intersections and across the road from city hall is Deoksugung Palace. Although the smallest of the palaces within Seoul, it is none..
Gapsa Temple is located in Mt. Gyeryongsan National Park, about 19km from Gongju-si. It was established by monk Adohwasang in 420, during the Baekje Period (234-678), and is a well known..
The Trick Art museum is an unusual collection of artworks designed to fool the eye. Visitors can have some fun putting themselves into the picture with various cleverly painted scenes, many..
Large ancient tombs of kings and noblemen of the Silla Dynasty can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereung-won Tumuli Park. There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous..
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