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Updated January 6th, 2024 at 17:20 IST

Planning a trip to South Korea? A look at the best tourist spots to visit

From Jeju island's serenity to Boseong's tea fields, here are a few must-visit places in South Korea.

Reported by: Republic Lifestyle Desk
Planning a trip to South Korea? A look at the best tourist spots
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Everyone travels to Europe and the US to witness world-renowned tourist spots. But if you are someone who loves traveling to offbeat places, then this is for you. Imagine strolling along cherry blossom-decked streets and finding tranquility in ancient temples, along with the most perfect city views. South Korea houses some of the most scenic destinations. 

The best time to visit South Korea is during the spring months of April, May, and June. The autumn months of September, October, and November are equally scenic. These seasons offer generally sunny and dry days with moderate temperatures.

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If you are planning a visit to South Korea, here is a list of places to visit.

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

Often called the Northern palace, this place was built in 1395. This is the largest of Seoul’s five palaces. The unchanged Gyeonghoeru pavilion is also noteworthy. A testament to South Korea’s rich history, Gyeongbokgung palace is a must-visit among many other beautiful places. 

Jeju island

Situated in the Yellow sea, Jeju Island draws travelers to its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and captivating volcanic landscapes. The island offers diverse adventures like Hallasan’s summit, surfing at Woljeongri, and exploring the Geomunoreum lava tube system.

The Jeju island cherry blossom season is simply unmissable.

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Gyeongju

Gyeongju, the former Donggyeong of the Silla Kingdom, is home to South Korea’s open-air museum. The museum houses treasures from ornate jewellery to Buddha statues. You can also witness the picturesque Donggung palace and the architectural marvels of Bulguksa with its captivating Woljeonggyo bridge. 

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Boseong county

Boseong green tea fields, which produce 40% of South Korea’s green tea, is a treat for your eyes. Many films have also been filmed in this location. Another destination is the Yulpo beach, which is a short drive away and blends spa treatments with green tea extracts. A visit to this beautiful place in South Korea promises a scenic delight and retreat at the same time. 

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Nami island 

This place is a historic gem near Seoul. It has been named after Minister Nami from the Chosun Dynasty,/ Renowned for its picturesque Metasequoia road, woodlands, and riverside walks, Nami Island provides a captivating escape whatever time you decide to visit.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 11:49 IST

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