Top 100 Must-Visit Places in Korea & How to Go Guide
Discover the Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea for 2021-2022 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 January 2021.
Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots Summary (2021-2022)
Travel Guides to Shortlisted Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots
To assist travellers to explore these popular and recommended places of interests on your holiday in Korea, KoreaToDo has put together the shortlisted Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots that are:
It includes detailed guides on how to get there by public transport or join a local tour so as to get the most out of your travel time, when combined with other nearby attractions.
The largest of all five grand palaces built in the Joseon Dynasty, remaining in Seoul.
A simple and compact palace, surrounded by a forest with about 50,000 trees.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
Iconic landmark of Korean design industry with LED Rose Garden.
Seodaemun Prison History Hall
Once a prison, now a museum. A popular K-drama location on their out of prison scenes.
Korean Folk Village
A village recreated from the Joseon era with backdrop of mountains and river.
An abandoned mine for 40 years to the best Cave Theme Park in Korea.
A place of rustic nature beauty. Known for its over 400-years old Zelkova trees & filming site.
Heyri Art Valley, Paju
A lovely village formed by artists with shops, cafes, galleries and quirky sculptures.
Seoraksan National Park
Beautiful mountain landscape, hiking courses & cable car rides to the top of the mountain.
Wondae-ri Birch Forest
A nature sanctuary with over 700,000 birch trees, paths & lookouts.
Yongdusan & Jagalchi Special Tourist Zone: Jagalchi Market
Korea's largest seafood market with indoor & outdoor sections, including restaurants.
Huinnyeoul Culture Village
Known for its beautiful coastal cliff landscape and a popular film location.
Donggung Palace, Wolji Pond & Cheomseongdae Observatory
Top attractions of Gyeongju, the capital of ancient Silla Dynasty.
Jeonju Hanok Village
Referred as the 'Slow City' with over 800 traditional Korean hanok houses.
Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the most well-preserved royal palaces.
A university suburb with youthful streets of shops, cafes & clubs.
Include the World's largest Indoor theme park & an outdoor Magic Island.
Best Chinese food with nearby fairy tale inspired village & Jayu Park.
Korea's largest amusement park with many fun rides, zoo & themed festivals.
Hwadam Botanic Garden
An ecological park divided into 17 themes with forest walking path & monorail courses.
Jebu Island, a mysterious island where sea routes open twice a day due to tides.
Well-known as the filming location of 'Winter Sonata' Korean drama.
Daegwallyeong Special Tourist Zone: Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm
Korea’s first sheep farm, located at 850m above sea level in the Alps of Pyeongchang.
The most beloved & famous beach of the country. It stretches 1.5km long & 30-50m wide.
Yongdusan & Jagalchi Special Tourist Zone: Gukje Market
Famous for its food street with delicious Korean food in an open-seating street dining.
Songdo Beach & Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge
A popular beach with Songdo Beach Cable Car & 365m long Skywalk over the blue ocean.
Bulguksa Temple & Seokguram Grotto
The first historical sites in Korea registered as UNESCO World Heritage.
Smallest of the five palaces and the final residence of the last King of the Joseon Dynasty.
Once a massive complex with 1,500 buildings and residence for kings for over 200 years.
N Seoul Tower
Iconic landmark of Seoul with fantastic views of Seoul city.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
UNESCO World Heritage with impressive structure from Joseon Dynasty.
Seoul Grand Park (Seoul Land)
Encompass Seoul Land Theme Park, Seoul Zoo, Botanical Garden and Healing Forest.
A famous DMZ tourist spot, built with the hope of Korean unification someday.
The Garden of Morning Calm
A beautiful & artistic private garden to be enjoyed in all seasons.
Gangneung Coffee Street
Anything related to coffee at the 'city of coffee', located on the eastern coast of Korea.
Daegwallyeong Special Tourist Zone: Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch
A huge ranch with over 540 cows, sheep, horses and goats in the vast grassland.
Offer magnificent view of the sea at Yeongdo Lighthouse on the cliff.
Gamcheon Culture Village
'The Santorini of Korea', known for its colourful mountainside houses.
A seaside park, known for its beautiful coastlines and interestingly-shaped rocks.
A hill overlooking the sea & the location of many famous Korean dramas.