[RANK AND TALK] 5 Places to Go When Visiting Korea

Korea is one of the countries with beautiful tourist attractions. The country has many beautiful places to visit. Here are 5 tourist attractions that must be visited when going to Korea.

1. Gyeongbokgung

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Gyeongbokgung built in 1395 is a palace as the symbol of the kingdom and Korean people. Gyeongbokgung is located in downtown Seoul, precisely near Gwanghwamun. The palace is now open to the public and is a very popular tourist spot in Korea. Visitors only need to pay 3 thousand Won to enter this palace. If you want to feel the experience of Korea in the past, visitors can come to the palace using Hanbok that can be rented around Gyeongbokgung. If visitors want to know the history of this palace, visitors can ask for help tour guide using English or other languages.

2. Bukchon Village

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In addition to feeling the ancient life of Korea by visiting Gyeongbokgung, tourists can also visit Bukchon Village. In this place, visitors are offered the sensation of the Korean community’s past life with its traditional houses. Bukcheon Village is located between Gyeokbok Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine. Tourists can also rent Hanbok to take pictures in this place.

3. Namsan Tower

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Who does not know Namsan Tower. This attraction often appears in Korean dramas and reality shows. Some Korean dramas that shoot here include Boys Over Flower and Princess Hours. Tourists can enjoy the view of Seoul city over the Nam San Tower. Visitors can go to Namsan Tower using cable car or bus. Namsan Tower is famous for its lock of love. Usually, many couples come here to pin the lock of love and throw the key down as a symbol of their love that will not be separated. At the top of the tower is a restaurant that will certainly be a romantic place for couples to spend time together.

4. Myeongdong

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It feels incomplete if we do not go shopping when visiting other countries. Myeogdong is the most famous shopping center in Korea. Ranging from various brands of clothing, shoes, to make-up everything is available here. It is not enough to surround Myeongdong in just one day. Because this place is huge and lots of nice and cheap goods are offered. In addition to shopping, tourists can also have a culinary tour here. There are many restaurants selling Korean food that appeals to taste. In addition, starting the afternoon there are street vendors selling street food and Korean snacks. This is what makes this place a favorite place for tourists to shop.

5. Pulau Nami

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Namiseom or Nami Island is a beautiful little island that looks like a half moon. This place is located in Chuncheon-si area, Gangwon-do province, South Korea. Although located quite far from Seoul which is approximately 63km, but the natural scenery in this place is very beautiful and romantic. On both sides of Nami island there are trees that are very shady and beautiful. The island is becoming increasingly popular after the advent of Korean drama Winter Sonata for using one of these resorts in South Korea for shooting. Whether in fall, winter, summer or spring this place has its own beauty. However, the most appropriate time for visiting Nami Island is in the fall season.