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