Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea, 2018

In January 2019, Korean Tourism Organisation released the Top 10 Most Searched Korean Attractions of 2018. Of which, 7 of the most popular attractions are located North of Han River (Myeongdong, Hongdae, Dongdaemun, etc), 1 South of Han River (Gangnam, Sinsadong, Apgujeong-dong, etc) and 2 outside Seoul.

For each of these top 10 attractions in Korea, KoreaToDo will cover detailed guides on how to get there, special deals and popular tours for your trip planning.

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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. Lotte World

Enjoy Lotte World's indoor "Adventure" theme park, outdoor "Magic Island" theme park and its daily multimedia night parade.

4. 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.

5. Nami Island

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.

7. Insadong

A quaint neighbourhood, known to have the best souvenirs and pottery shops in town. Visit Ssamziegil, a popular culture and shopping complex.

8. Hongdae

Unique cafes, cosy galleries, fashion shops, cafes, clubs and art markets make Hongdae ("Hongik University") a popular hang-out for local youths.

9. Myeongdong

Korea's best-known shopping, fashion, street food and restaurants district. A favourite stay location for tourists due to its proximity to many attractions.

10. The Garden of Morning Calm

The country's oldest private garden that embraces the beauty of Korea. It is spectacular in all seasons, including the popular Lighting Festival in Winter.

KoreaToDo TOP PICKS - Tours, Activities & Discount Tickets

➥ Handpicked experiences by KoreaToDo for their uniqueness, value, popularity, price competitiveness and at times, tedious to reach by public transport.

Lotte World 1 Day Pass & Seoul Sky Admission Combo

Lotte World 1 Day Pass & Seoul Sky Admission Combo

4.5★

Korea's tallest building

Gangchon Rail Bike

Gangchon Rail Bike

4.7★

Seoraksan National Park & DMZ Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park & DMZ Day Tour

new

foreign tourists only

​Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

​Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

4.6★

incl. strawberry jam making

Jeonju Hanok Village

Jeonju Hanok Village

4.6★

Alpaca World, Jade Garden & Mt. Gubongsan Observatory Day Tour

Alpaca World, Jade Garden & Mt. Gubongsan Observatory Day Tour

4.5★

Everland 1 Day Ticket & Shuttle Bus Transfers

Everland 1 Day Ticket & Shuttle Bus Transfers

4.6★

tourist exclusive & good saving

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): bullet trains to Busan & other areas

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): bullet trains to Busan & other areas

4.8★

tourist exclusive & instant ticket

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❀ SPRING ONLY ❀ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Private Sightseeing Charter Trip for Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

Private Sightseeing Charter Trip for Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

27 Mar - 10 Apr 2020

₩100,000

freedom of customizing your own itinerary

Wonmisan Azalea Festival & Ilsan Lake Park Cherry Blossoms Tour

Wonmisan Azalea Festival & Ilsan Lake Park Cherry Blossoms Tour

6-17 Apr 2020

₩60,000

incl strawberry picking

Taean Flower Festivals Trip with Strawberry Picking Experience

Taean Flower Festivals Trip with Strawberry Picking Experience

10 Apr - 10 May 2020

₩70,000

Tulip Festival✦Magnolia Festival

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour

27 Mar - 6 Apr 2020

₩46,500

Korea's biggest spring festival

Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom & Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm Tour

Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom & Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm Tour

6-17 Apr 2020

₩70,000

admire thousands of cherry blossom trees

Ganghwa Island Cherry Blossom Evening Tour with Luge Ride Experience

Ganghwa Island Cherry Blossom Evening Tour with Luge Ride Experience

15-22 Apr 2020

₩68,000

Chasing Cherry Blossoms Tour (3 Spots)

Chasing Cherry Blossoms Tour (3 Spots)

6-15 Apr 2020

₩49,400

incl. gimbap for lunch

Incheon Cherry Blossom Season Day Trip (Rail Bike, Wolmido Island, etc)

Incheon Cherry Blossom Season Day Trip (Rail Bike, Wolmido Island, etc)

9-16 Apr 2020

₩65,000

incl. seafood sliced noodles for lunch

Seoul King Cherry Blossoms Trip

Seoul King Cherry Blossoms Trip

25 Apr - 4 May 2020

₩50,000

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