Top 100 Must-Visit Places in Korea & How to Go Guide 

Discover the Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea for 2019-2020 that includes famous attractions and some of the newly added places to visit across all regions of Korea from Seoul, Incheon, Busan to Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do. The top 100 must-visits list was announced by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea in early 2019.

To assist travellers to explore these popular and recommended places of interests on your holiday in Korea, KoreaToDo has put together the shortlisted tourist spots that are easily accessed in Seoul, within 3 hours from Seoul and in/from Busan with detailed guides on how to get there by public transport or join a local tour to get the most out of the travel time in-combined with other nearby attractions.

Five Royal Palaces

Five Royal Palaces

Gyeongbokgung & four other palaces of Joseon Dynasty.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Iconic landmark of Korean design industry with LED Rose Garden.

Myeongdong

Myeongdong

Well-known shopping, dining & street food paradise.

Incheon Chinatown

Incheon Chinatown

Best Chinese food with nearby fairy tale inspired village & Jayu Park.

Gwangmyeong Cave

Gwangmyeong Cave

An abandoned mine for 40 years to the best Cave Theme Park in Korea.

Hwadam Botanic Garden

Hwadam Botanic Garden

An ecological park divided into 17 themes with forest walking path & monorail courses.

Paju DMZ

Paju DMZ

A border that divides the Korean Peninsula, a land of history & mystery.

Seoraksan National Park

Seoraksan National Park

Beautiful mountain landscape, hiking courses & cable car rides to the top of the mountain.

Wondae-ri Birch Forest

Wondae-ri Birch Forest

A nature sanctuary with over 700,000 birch trees, paths & lookouts.

Taejongdae Recreation Area

Taejongdae Recreation Area

Offer magnificent view of the sea at Yeongdo Lighthouse on the cliff.

Gamcheon Culture Village

Gamcheon Culture Village

'The Santorini of Korea', known for its colourful mountainside houses.

Oedo-Botania

Oedo-Botania

Famous for its European atmosphere & marine botanical garden.

Hongdae

Hongdae

A university suburb with youthful streets of shops, cafes & clubs.

Lotte World

Lotte World

Include the World's largest Indoor theme park & an outdoor Magic Island.

Namsan Seoul Tower

Namsan Seoul Tower

Iconic landmark of Seoul with fantastic views of Seoul city.

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

UNESCO World Heritage with impressive structure from Joseon Dynasty.

Yangpyeong Dumulmeori

Yangpyeong Dumulmeori

A place of rustic nature beauty. Known for its over 400-years old Zelkova trees & filming site.

Pocheon Art Valley

Pocheon Art Valley

Experience the beauty of the quarry at this famous drama filming location.

Gangneung Coffee Street

Gangneung Coffee Street

Anything related to coffee at the 'city of coffee', located on the eastern coast of Korea.

Nami Island

Nami Island

Well-known as the filming location of 'Winter Sonata' Korean drama.

Jeonju Hanok Village

Jeonju Hanok Village

Referred as the 'Slow City' with over 800 traditional Korean hanok houses.

Jagalchi Market

Jagalchi Market

Korea's largest seafood market with indoor & outdoor sections, including restaurants.

Tongyeong Skyline Luge

Tongyeong Skyline Luge

Ride the Skyride to get on board the Luge cart for exhilarating ride downhill.

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Seoullo7017

A highway, now a beautiful sky garden walkway for pedestrians.

Itaewon

Itaewon

The global village in Seoul, known for its restaurants & night life.

Wolmido Island

Wolmido Island

Cafes, seafood restaurants & theme park along the coast.

Everland

Everland

Korea's largest amusement park with many fun rides, zoo & themed festivals.

Namhansanseong Provincial Park

Namhansanseong Provincial Park

A UNESCO World Heritage with 12.4km fortress & different hiking trails.

The Garden of Morning Calm

The Garden of Morning Calm

A beautiful & artistic private garden to be enjoyed in all seasons.

Wonju Suspension Bridge

Wonju Suspension Bridge

Korea's longest suspension bridge across Mt. Segeum's 2 peaks.

High1 Ski Resort

High1 Ski Resort

One of the most popular ski resorts in Korea, known for its puffy snow.

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach

The most beloved & famous beach of the country. It stretches 1.5km long & 30-50m wide.

Busan Songdo Beach

Busan Songdo Beach

A popular beach with Songdo Beach Cable Car & 365m long Skywalk over the blue ocean.

Windy Hill

Windy Hill

A hill overlooking the sea & the location of many famous Korean dramas.

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