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

by Korean Tourism Organization

Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Korea

On January 2022, Korean Tourism Organization released the Top 10 Most Searched Korean Attractions of 2021 on VisitKorea website.

Quick Overview: Top Popular Attractions in Korea of 2021​

Three new attractions in Gyeonggi, Jeju and Jeollabuk have make it to the top 10 list of 2021.

Past Top 10 Most Popular Attraction's Winners

Attractions that are equally popular in the last Top 10 Popular Attractions releases but have dropped out in the latest release include:

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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Top 10 Most Searched Korean Attractions

Chuncheon, GANGWON

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Nami Island

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?

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France, Italian Village & The Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France, Italian Village & The Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami, Petite France, Italian V., Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Tour

Nami, Petite France, Italian V., Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Tour

TOP #1
TOP #2

Jongno, SEOUL

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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

The first and largest of the 5 Grand Palaces built. Highlights include Changing of the Royal Guard Ceremony and free guided tours.

Hanbok Experience  (Hanboknam Gyeongbokgung Store)

Hanbok Experience (Hanboknam Gyeongbokgung Store)

Cheongwadae Blue House & Gyeongbok Palace Walking Tour

Cheongwadae Blue House & Gyeongbok Palace Walking Tour

Seoul City Tour Bus: Myeongdong, Seoul Tower, Palaces, Insadong, Bukchon

Seoul City Tour Bus: Myeongdong, Seoul Tower, Palaces, Insadong, Bukchon

Yongsan, SEOUL

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N Seoul Tower

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.

N Seoul Tower Observatory Ticket

N Seoul Tower Observatory Ticket

Namsan Cable Car Round Trip Ticket (weekdays & min. 2 pax)

Namsan Cable Car Round Trip Ticket (weekdays & min. 2 pax)

TOP #3

Gwangju, GYEONGGI

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Hwadam Botanic Garden

Hwadam Botanic Garden

A forest park along the valleys and foothills, preserving the natural topography and vegetation. A 1.2km long monorail loops around the park.

Hwadam Botanic Garden & Gwangmyeong Cave Tour

Hwadam Botanic Garden & Gwangmyeong Cave Tour

Hwadam Botanic Garden & Korean Folk Village Day Tour

Hwadam Botanic Garden & Korean Folk Village Day Tour

Hwadam Forest, Ludencia Theme Park & Dumulmeori Day Tour

Hwadam Forest, Ludencia Theme Park & Dumulmeori Day Tour

TOP #4

Jongno, SEOUL

5

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Bukchon Hanok Village

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.

Hanbok Experience  (Hanboknam Gyeongbokgung Store)

Hanbok Experience (Hanboknam Gyeongbokgung Store)

Hanbok Rental & Photoshoot Experience by Hanbok That Day

Hanbok Rental & Photoshoot Experience by Hanbok That Day

Seoul Pedicab Tour

Seoul Pedicab Tour

TOP #5

Jongno, SEOUL

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Insadong

Insadong

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

Hanbok Rental & Photoshoot Experience by Hanbok That Day

Hanbok Rental & Photoshoot Experience by Hanbok That Day

History of Seoul Day Tour (palace, museum, temple, insadong & market)

History of Seoul Day Tour (palace, museum, temple, insadong & market)

Seoul Historic Walking Tour (Palace, Temple & Insadong)

Seoul Historic Walking Tour (Palace, Temple & Insadong)

TOP #6

JEJU

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Manjanggul Lava Tube (cave)

Manjanggul Lava Tube (cave)

A UNESCO World Natural Heritage, the Manjanggul Lava Tube is about 7.4km long. Formed thousands of years ago, it is one of the largest lava tubes in the world.

Jeju Island UNESCO Day Tour (East Route)

Jeju Island UNESCO Day Tour (East Route)

TOP #7

Saha, BUSAN

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Gamcheon Culture Village

Gamcheon Culture Village

Vibrantly-painted murals and interesting sculptures beautifully decorated the mountainside village, often referred as the 'The Santorini of South Korea'.

Busan City Day Tour (Haeundae Sky Capsule)

Busan City Day Tour (Haeundae Sky Capsule)

2 Skywalks, Gamcheon Village & Temple Day Tour

2 Skywalks, Gamcheon Village & Temple Day Tour

Busan Night Tour (Western Course)

Busan Night Tour (Western Course)

TOP #8

Jeongeup, JEOLLABUK

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Naejangsan National Park

Naejangsan National Park

One of the most famous destinations for spectacular autumn foliage in Korea. There are waterfalls, temples and cable car rides in the national park.

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): KTX bullet trains to Busan & others (2, 3, 4 or 5 Days)

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): KTX bullet trains to Busan & others (2, 3, 4 or 5 Days)

Classic Naejangsan National Park Day Tour

Classic Naejangsan National Park Day Tour

Naejangsan National Park Autumn Maple Day Tour

Naejangsan National Park Autumn Maple Day Tour

TOP #9

Jongno, SEOUL

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Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden

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.

Hanboknam Hanbok Rental Voucher at Changdeokgung Store

Hanboknam Hanbok Rental Voucher at Changdeokgung Store

Hanbok Rental near Changdeokgung Palace by Dorothy Hanbok

Hanbok Rental near Changdeokgung Palace by Dorothy Hanbok

TOP #10

Gapyeong, GYEONGGI

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The Garden of Morning Calm

The Garden of Morning Calm

The oldest private garden in Korea with over over 5,000 kinds of plants. This beautiful garden can be enjoyed in all seasons, including the Lighting Festival in Winter.

Seoraksan National Park,  Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

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Past Top 10 Most Popular Korean Attraction's Winners

TOP #11

Songpa, SEOUL

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Lotte World

Lotte World

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

Lotte World Theme Park 1 Day Pass

Lotte World Theme Park 1 Day Pass

Lotte World 1 Day Pass & Lotte World Aquarium

Lotte World 1 Day Pass & Lotte World Aquarium

Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky Admission

Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky Admission

TOP #12

Mapo, SEOUL

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Hongdae

Hongdae

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

Handmade Ring Making Workshop Hongdae

Handmade Ring Making Workshop Hongdae

Nail Art & Hairstyling Experience at OLRANG, Hongdae

Nail Art & Hairstyling Experience at OLRANG, Hongdae

Nanta Show Seoul @Myeongdong / Hongdae

Nanta Show Seoul @Myeongdong / Hongdae

TOP #13

Jung, SEOUL

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Myeongdong

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.

Shinsegae Duty Free Myeongdong/Gangnam Store Voucher

Shinsegae Duty Free Myeongdong/Gangnam Store Voucher

Myeongdong Shooting Range

Myeongdong Shooting Range

Nanta Show Seoul @Myeongdong / Hongdae

Nanta Show Seoul @Myeongdong / Hongdae

TOP #14
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 Observatory Ticket

N Seoul Tower Observatory Ticket

4.6★

enjoy breathtaking views

Everland Day Tour (Admission, Tour Guide & Round Trip Transfer)

Everland Day Tour (Admission, Tour Guide & Round Trip Transfer)

4.7★

Eng./Mandarin speaking guide

Namsan Cable Car Round Trip Ticket (weekdays & min. 2 pax)

Namsan Cable Car Round Trip Ticket (weekdays & min. 2 pax)

4.6★

beautiful scenery of Seoul

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

4.7★

best of Gangwon province!

Lotte World 1 Day Pass & Lotte World Aquarium

Lotte World 1 Day Pass & Lotte World Aquarium

4.6★

located in the heart of Seoul

Legoland Korea & Samaksan Mountain Lake Cable Car Day Tour

Legoland Korea & Samaksan Mountain Lake Cable Car Day Tour

5.0★

longest 3.61km cable car ride!

DMZ 3rd Invasion Tunnel & Majang Lake Suspension Bridge Day Tour

DMZ 3rd Invasion Tunnel & Majang Lake Suspension Bridge Day Tour

4.9★

220m long bridge by the lake

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): KTX bullet trains to Busan & others (2, 3, 4 or 5 Days)

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): KTX bullet trains to Busan & others (2, 3, 4 or 5 Days)

4.8★

instant pass & tourist exclusive!

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🌸SPRING PICKS🌸 Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour (from Seoul)

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour (from Seoul)

22 Mar - 5 Apr 2024

₩70,900

famous Cherry Blossom Festival in Korea!

Chasing Cherry Blossom & Spring Flowers Day Tour

Chasing Cherry Blossom & Spring Flowers Day Tour

29 Mar - 14 Apr 2024

₩69,600

3 best spots of the day in Seoul/Gyeonggi

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour (from Seoul)

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour (from Seoul)

22 Mar - 5 Apr 2024

₩65,800

Korea's biggest spring festival

Taean Tulip Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

Taean Tulip Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

12 Apr - 7 May 2024

₩107,600

500g strawberry picking

Gwangyang Maehwa & Jeonju Hanok Village Tour

Gwangyang Maehwa & Jeonju Hanok Village Tour

8-20 Mar 2024

₩72,000

feel the earliest spring

King Cherry Blossoms Day Tour

King Cherry Blossoms Day Tour

15-25 Apr 2024

₩69,600

larger & pink King cherry blossoms

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