Top 10 tourist attractions in South Korea
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
- N Seoul Tower
- Lotte World
- Nami Island
- Dongdamum Design Plaza
- National Museum of Korea
- Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
- War Memorial of Korea
- Hamdeok Beach
- Dongmun Traditional Market
1. Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in Seoul, South Korea. It was built in 1395 by King Taejo using Korean architectural style occupying 107 acres of land. The palace is 5 meters high and 2,404 meters in length with 2 meters tick wall. Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and the largest royal palace built during the Joseon Dynasty making it the most beautiful & grandest of all five palaces. Most of the Korean movies were filmed in the palace including famous movies such as Temperature of Love and Goblin. Gyeongbokgung is one of the major tourist attractions in Korea with millions of visitors from all across the world.
There is an admission fee to enter the palace. You will be charged around 3,000 WON ( about $ 3) for adults, 1,500 WON ( about $ 1.5) for children aged 7-17 years old
2. N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower is located in Seoul, South Korea. It is 236 meters tall & considered the second-highest point in Seoul and has 2,817 stairs to reach the top. N Seoul Tower is a famous landmark and was Korea’s first general wave tower which delivers TV and radio broadcasting in the metropolitan city. The tower offers you a stunningly beautiful view of Seoul including the perfect architect building, cable cars, sunrise & sunset in the morning and evening, including nightlife.
There is an admission fee to enter the N Seoul Tower. Adults will be charged around 10,000 WON ( about $9 ) and children will be charged 8,000 WON for children aged 12 years and below including senior citizens. You will be allowed from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm and you can find luxury hotels including restaurants to eat delicious food.
3. Lotte World
Lotte World is located in Seoul, South Korea. Within the theme park, you can able to find the world’s largest indoor theme park, an outer amusement park named Magic Island, Shopping Mall, luxury hotels, a Korean Folk museum, sports facilities, movie theaters, and so on. Lotte World occupies 32 acres of land ( 13 hectares ) in Seoul making it one of the major tourist attractions in South Korea with millions of monthly visitors from all across the world.
There is an admission fee to enter the Lotte World. The prices will differ according to adults and children including senior citizens. You can also find many luxury hotels to stay in and restaurants to eat delicious food near the attraction.
Fee structure to enter Lotte World and Folk Museum
- Adult 59,000 won ( about $ 51)
- Youth 52,000 won ( about $ 45 )
- Child 47,000 won ( about $ 41 )
- Baby 15,000 won ( about $ 13 )
After4 (Entry after 4 pm)
- Adult 48,000 won ( about $ 42 )
- Youth 42,000 won ( about $ 37 )
- Child 36,000 won ( about $ 31 )
- Baby 15,000 won ( about $ 13 )
4. Jeju Island
Jeju Island is located in a province in South Korea. It is an island that is famous for its islands and volcanic scenery of pits and cave-like lava pipes. Enjoy the Jeju island by having the stunning view of the sea, green mountains including sunrise & sunset, and the beauty of nature. Jeju is one of the greatest tourist attractions in South Korea with tons of monthly visitors from all across the countries.
There is no admission fee to enter the attraction. All you cost for is trip which will differ according to the seasons and your travel agencies. You can find hotels within the Island and amazing restaurants to eat delicious food.
- Solo-travellers – $ 1,468
- Couples – $ 2,637
- Family – $ 4,943
5. Dongdamum Design Plaza
Dongdaemun Design Plaza is located in Seoul, South Korea. It is a cultural center and was founded in 2011 using the Neo-Futurism architectural style. Dongdaemun is 34 meters tall & 280 meters in length with 188 meters in width occupying 21.4 acres of land. It is a famous landmark with a centerpiece of South Korean fashion hub and it houses an exhibition hall, conference hall, design museum, the design lab, the academy hall, media center, seminar room, Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, the designer’s lounge, and the design market. Dongdaemun Design Plaza is one of the famous tourist attractions which drives millions of visitors annually from other countries.
There is no admission fee to enter the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. You will be charged for special exhibits and transport.
6. National Museum of Korea
National Museum of Korea is located in Seoul, South Korea. It was founded in 1945 and one of the famous landmarks in South Korea. The museum houses more than 220,000 pieces of collections from ancient times to the modern era in art & culture. National Museum of Korea is the largest museum in South Korea which has three floors containing antique collections of arts & culture and making it one of the famous tourist attractions in South Korea with hundreds of thousands of visitors from other countries of the world.
There is no admission fee to enter the National Museum of Korea but you will be charged for special exhibits. Know more about the timings and fee in official site – National Museum of Korea
7. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is located in Busan, South Korea. It is built in 1357 and it is a Buddhist temple and also famous for its seaside location in which you can feel the beauty of the temple and nature including the sunrise & sunset. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of the most visited tourist attractions in South Korea with tons of devotees and also visitors from other countries of the world.
There is no entry fee to enter the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. You will be charged for transportation depending upon your travel agencies.
8. War Memorial of Korea
War Memorial of Korea is located in Seoul, South Korea. It is a museum opened in 1994 occupying five acres of land. The museum was built to memorialize the Military History of Korea and is to prevent the Korean war to maintain peace between North Korea & South Korea. There are around 13,000 collections with different themes including memorial hall and the Korean war. War Memorial of Korea is one of the major tourist attractions which drives tons of monthly visitors from other countries of the world.
There is no admission fee to enter the War Memorial of Korea. All you cost is for transportation and some specific places in museum.
9. Hamdeok Beach
Hamdeok Beach is located in Jeju City, South Korea. It has crystal-clear water with a deep blue sky including the greenish mountains. Enjoy the scenic view of nature on the beach by experiencing the sunrise & sunset, swimming on the beach, playing with kids in shiny sand, and so on. Hamdeok Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in South Korea with dozens of daily visitors.
There is no admission fee to enter Hamdeok Beach. Enjoy with your family and friends on the beach. You can able to find top luxury resorts to stay in and restaurants to eat delicious food.
10. Dongmun Traditional Market
Dongmun Traditional Market is located on Jeju Island, South Korea. It is a famous traditional market in Jeju in which you can buy anything including fruits, seafood, clothes, general goods, herbs, bamboo, and so on. Have fun with your family and friends in Dongmun Traditional Market. It is one of the top tourist attractions in South Korea with tons of daily visitors.
There is no entry fee to enter the Dongmun Traditional Market. All you need is time to spend on interesting stuff in the market and money depending upon your purchases.