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.

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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.

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3. Lotte World

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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7. Insadong

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

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8. Hongdae

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

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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.

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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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