10 Places You Must Visit in Korea 

 January 13, 2023

By  Uruba Kashish

South Korea is no more a Hermit kingdom thanks to the growing popularity of Korean drama and Kpop. Especially during the covid, Korean content was consumed a lot all over the world and now everyone wants to visit Korea once in their lifetime. If you are planning to travel to Korea, here are 10 places you must visit in Korea!

Gyeongbokgung Palace:

The grandest of the five royal palaces in Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace, is a must-see for anyone visiting Korea. this palace was built in 1395 and if you want to experience Korean history and the lifestyle of Korean kings, This palace must be on your list of destinations to visit.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Nami Island:

Nami Island is a beautiful and peaceful place to take a walk and admire the scenic beauty of Korea. It is popular for the shooting locations of many k-dramas and movies from all over the world. If you are a person who loves K-dramas and admires the nature a lot, this place should be on your list to take a walk.

Nami island

Haeundae Beach:

Located in the city of Busan, Haeundae Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Korea. if you want to enjoy a cup of coffee enjoying the view of the ocean, you must visit this place, as some of the world most famous baristas have opened their cafes here.

hueandae beach

Jeju Island:

This volcanic island is a must-visit destination in Korea, known for its stunning beaches, lush greenery, and unique culture. Especially for indians, no prior visa is required to visit Jeju as it has a visa on arrival facility. Jeju is a favourite destination among all types of tourists as it has beaches, mountains, forests as well as world-class museums.

jeju island korea

Seoraksan National Park:

Located in the Gangwon Province, this beautiful national park is home to stunning waterfalls, forests, and mountains. If you are a fitness freak or love hiking the mountains, you should visit there at least once as you are going to love the experience. This national park has a very distinct look depending on whether you are visiting in winter or autumn.



Located in Seoul, Insa-dong is one of the city’s most popular shopping and cultural districts, full of traditional Korean shops and restaurants. You can also buy souvenirs for your family or friends or for yourself as a memory of your Korean trip.

insadong korea

Namsan Park:

Located in the heart of Seoul, Namsan Park is a great place to take a leisurely stroll and admire the city’s skyline. It is also a very popular drama shooting destination. If you are visiting here with your partner, you can also go to the very famous bridge which is famous for 'love locks'.

Nasman park

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak:

This stunning volcanic crater is located on Jeju Island and offers some of the best views in Korea.people visit this place early in the morning to enjoy the view of sunrise. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it's a place of geological importance.

seongsan korea

Bukchon Hanok Village:

Located in the heart of Seoul, Bukchon is a traditional village full of traditional Korean-style houses, known as Hanoks. Thanks to hallyu wave as it has become a popular destination among couples who like to rent Hanbok and take a walk through these beautiful streets. 

hanok village

DMZ korea:

Short for the Demilitarized Zone, the DMZ is a unique and important place to visit in Korea, where you can learn about the history of the Korean War. The most important fact about this place is that you need the permission to visit there as it's a very sensitive and disputed area between north and south korea.

dmz korea

Uruba Kashish

Uruba Kashish completed her schooling in Commerce, bachelor's in English literature& Education. Currently doing her Masters in Translation studies (MATS). She is working as a Educational content writer with reputed websites like LKI, Annyeong India & TOPIK Guide. She is a Korean language and culture enthusiast and has been working across multiple disciplines which broadly addresses narratives of similarities between Korean and Indian culture. Apart from being a content writer at LKI, she is a Korean language Instructor at LKI. She manages Annyeong India website as Creative Head and has had her pieces published in TOPIK GUIDE website as well. In her other life, she is a rising entrepreneur, life enthusiast and a learner and is involved with multiple Korean-Indian projects. We are a team of passionate researchers from Seoul National University specializing in Korean language and linguistics. We are committed to helping international students prepare for the TOPIK test. You can connect with us.

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