Holiday destinations: Tourist attractions in South Korea

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South Korea is an Asian country located in the southern part of the Korean peninsula. The nation has a mountainous terrain and humid climate. Seoul is the capital and the largest city in South Korea. It is advisable to take Seoul city tour bus as it covers major attractions of Seoul.

Here is a brief overview of some popular tourist attractions of South Korea.

Gyeongbok Palace

It is the largest of the five grand palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Located at the northern end of Seoul’s main boulevard, this magnificent palace was built in the later part of the 14th century.

War Memorial of Korea

South Korea is a small nation which has been invaded many times by many nations. This memorial is an ideal place to learn about the history of South Korea. Many planes, tanks, guns and other military equipment are on display here.

Namdaemun

This historic pagoda-style gateway is located in the heart of Seoul. It is listed as a National Treasure of South Korea. The famous 24-hour Namdaemun market is located next to the gate. This market is definitely worth your visit. You will get everything, from clothing to jewelry, here.

Attractions in South Korea

Attractions in South Korea

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Itaewon

This expat-friendly neighborhood is located near the main US Army base. You will find many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs here. It is a nice place to shop for souvenirs. The Club Volume which is located here boasts of some of the world’s best DJs.

Gochang Dolmen

Hundreds of stone dolmen that you find here were used to mark graves and for other ritual purposes. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pottery, jewels and other artifacts have been excavated from these dolmens.

Bukchon Village

This beautiful village is well-known for its wooden homes and picturesque neighborhood. The village has the largest cluster of privately owned traditional Korean wooden homes (known as hanok).

Cheonggyecheon

This modern public recreation space is located in downtownSeoul. This 8.4 km long stream was opened to public in the year 2005. This stream flows throughSeouland houses many species of fish.

Bugaksan

Seoul has a mountainous terrain. Climbers will love Bugaksan, a peak behind the president’s pad. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the city from the top. It is advisable to visit on a weekday as the place can get really crowded during the weekends.

South Korea is an exciting nation. Visit to the above-mentioned tourist attractions of South Korea is sure to be a memorable one.

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