Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea, 2019
In June 2020, Korean Tourism Organisation released the Top 10 Most Searched Korean Attractions on VisitKorea website in 2019.
7 of the most popular attractions are located North of Han River (Royal Palaces, N Seoul Tower, Bukchon Hanok Village, Hongdae, Insadaong & Myeongdong)
1 South of Han River (Lotte World)
2 outside Seoul (Nami Island & Gamcheon Culture Village)
The Garden of Morning Calm has dropped out of the 2019 popular list and replaced by Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan instead.
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1. Gyeongbokgung Palace
The first and largest of the 5 Grand Palaces built. Highlights include Changing of the Royal Guard Ceremony and free guided tours.
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2. N Seoul Tower
A symbol of Seoul and famous tourist attraction that offers fantastic day and night views of Seoul city, scenic walking paths, countless lover's padlocks, etc.
3. Bukchon Hanok Village
Home to over 900 traditional Korean houses (hanoks) dated back to Joseon Dynasty. Immerse in traditional Korean culture and enjoy its 8 best photo shot views.
4. Nami Island (Gangwon)
Nami Island is well-known worldwide as the filming location of the hugely popular Korean TV drama, Winter Sonata (2002). Wanna zip-wire to the island?
6. Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden
One of the most well-preserved royal palaces from the Joseon Dynasty. A UNESCO World Heritage with a lovely Secret Garden, surrounded in nature.
Unique cafes, cosy galleries, fashion shops, cafes, clubs and art markets make Hongdae ("Hongik University") a popular hang-out for local youths.
9. Gamcheon Culture Village (Busan)
Vibrantly-painted murals and interesting sculptures beautifully decorated the mountainside village, often referred as the 'The Santorini of South Korea'.
Korea's best-known shopping, fashion, street food and restaurants district. A favourite stay location for tourists due to its proximity to many attractions.
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