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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?

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

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

Nami Island, Petite France, Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France, Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Alpaca World & Nami Island Day Tour

Alpaca World & Nami Island Day Tour

 
 

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)

Seoul City Tour Bus: Downtown-Palace-Namsan Course

Seoul City Tour Bus: Downtown-Palace-Namsan Course

Seoul Pedicab Tour

Seoul Pedicab Tour

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 Ticket in Seoul

N Seoul Tower Ticket in Seoul

Seoul City Tour Bus: Downtown-Palace-Namsan Course

Seoul City Tour Bus: Downtown-Palace-Namsan Course

 

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 Picnic Experience

Hwadam Botanic Garden Picnic Experience

Gwangmyeong Cave, Hwadam Forest, Ranch & Ice-Cream Making Tour

Gwangmyeong Cave, Hwadam Forest, Ranch & Ice-Cream Making Tour

 

Jongno, SEOUL

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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)

Seoul Pedicab Tour

Seoul Pedicab Tour

 

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.

853 in Insadong

853 in Insadong

Half Day Biking Tour

Half Day Biking Tour

Seoul Historic Walking Tour (Palace, Temple & Insadong)

Seoul Historic Walking Tour (Palace, Temple & Insadong)

 

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)

 

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 East Coast Cultural Day Tour

Busan East Coast Cultural Day Tour

Busan Night Tour (Western Course)

Busan Night Tour (Western Course)

2 Skywalks, Gamcheon Village & Temple Day Tour

2 Skywalks, Gamcheon Village & Temple Day Tour

 

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): bullet trains to Busan & other areas

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

 

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.

Hanbok Rental Voucher at Changdeokgung Store in Hanboknam

Hanbok Rental Voucher at Changdeokgung Store in Hanboknam

Hanbok Rental near Changdeokgung Palace by Dorothy Hanbok

Hanbok Rental near Changdeokgung Palace by Dorothy Hanbok

 

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

 

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 1 Day Pass

Lotte World 1 Day Pass

Lotte World Aquarium Admission Ticket

Lotte World Aquarium Admission Ticket

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

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

 

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

Half Day Biking Tour

Half Day Biking Tour

 

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

 
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 in Seoul

N Seoul Tower Ticket in Seoul

4.6★

enjoy breathtaking views

Everland Full Day Trip with Admission & Transfers

Everland Full Day Trip with Admission & Transfers

4.7★

spectacular nightly fireworks

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★

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

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

5.0★

spectacular landscapes of Korea

Alpaca World & Nami Island Day Tour

Alpaca World & Nami Island Day Tour

5.0★

don’t miss the cute alpacas!

Yongmunsa, Dumulmeori, Dreamy Camera Cafe & River Cruise Day Tour

Yongmunsa, Dumulmeori, Dreamy Camera Cafe & River Cruise Day Tour

new

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

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

4.8★

instant ticket & tourist exclusive!

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☘️SUMMER PICKS☘️ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Jebu Island Cable Car, Uiwang Railbike & Starlight Village Day Tour

Jebu Island Cable Car, Uiwang Railbike & Starlight Village Day Tour

₩96,000

Suwon & Gwangmyeong Day Tour (Hwaseong Fortress, Market & Cave)

Suwon & Gwangmyeong Day Tour (Hwaseong Fortress, Market & Cave)

₩26,600

supported by Gyeonggi Tourism Organization

Gimpo & Goyang Day Tour (Laveniche, Motorstudio, Market & Laver Museum)

Gimpo & Goyang Day Tour (Laveniche, Motorstudio, Market & Laver Museum)

₩45,000

supported by Gyeonggi Tourism + lunch!

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

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

₩75,000

Pocheon Luge World, Pocheon Art Valley & Herb Island Day Tour

Pocheon Luge World, Pocheon Art Valley & Herb Island Day Tour

₩90,000

a fun day with nature!

Legoland & Alpaca World Day Tour

Legoland & Alpaca World Day Tour

₩120,000

largest Legoland in Asia!