Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions by Korean Tourism Organization & Getting There | KoreaToDo

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.

 

Quick Overview:

The Garden of Morning Calm has dropped out of the 2019 popular list and replaced by Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan instead.

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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Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Gyeongbokgung Palace | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

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.

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

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.

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Bukchon Hanok Village | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

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?

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Nami Island | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

5. Lotte World

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

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Lotte World | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

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.

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

7. Hongdae

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

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Hongdae | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

8. Insadong

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

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Insadong | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

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'.

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Gamcheon Culture Village | KoreaToDo
Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea | KoreaToDo

10. 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.

Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions - Myeongdong | KoreaToDo
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.

N Seoul Tower Ticket Combos in Seoul

N Seoul Tower Ticket Combos in Seoul

4.6★

enjoy breathtaking views

Yongin Korean Folk Village & Everland Day Trip

Yongin Korean Folk Village & Everland Day Trip

4.8★

Snow Buster @ Everland (winter only)

Lotte World 1 Day Pass

Lotte World 1 Day Pass

4.5★

located in the heart of Seoul

Nami Island, Petite France & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

4.7★

Lighting Festival (till 14 Mar 2022)

Songpa L Pass (Lotte World Adventure, Aquarium & Seoul Sky)

Songpa L Pass (Lotte World Adventure, Aquarium & Seoul Sky)

4.9★

great savings combo!

Alpaca World & Nami Island Day Tour

Alpaca World & Nami Island Day Tour

new

don’t miss the cute alpacas!

Gangneung 3 hrs Taxi Tour (pick up from Gangneung KTX train station)

Gangneung 3 hrs Taxi Tour (pick up from Gangneung KTX train station)

5.0★

pick from 3 fave theme itineraries

​​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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❄️ WINTER PICKS ❄️ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Yongin Korean Folk Village & Everland Day Trip

Yongin Korean Folk Village & Everland Day Trip

₩73,500

Snow Buster @ Everland (winter only)

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Day Tour

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Day Tour

Dec - 28 Feb 2022

₩62,500

sightseeing✦sled✦ski✦snow board

Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩59,600

Lighting Festival (till 14 Mar 2022)

Oak Valley Resort Ski Day Trip

Oak Valley Resort Ski Day Trip

Dec - 17 Feb 2022

₩85,000

ski✦snowboard✦lift tickets✦transfers

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Strawberry Picking Day Trip

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Strawberry Picking Day Trip

till 28 May 2022

₩80,000

pick the sweetest strawberries!

Jisan Ski Resort 1 Day Tour

Jisan Ski Resort 1 Day Tour

Dec - 28 Feb 2022

₩80,000

transfers✦ski equipments