50 lovely locations to go to in South Korea

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(CNN) — Some 25 million South Koreans — about half the inhabitants — journey overseas at the very least annually, however it’s protected to imagine that the majority have not seen all the attractive sights inside their very own nation.

Seoul solely takes up a mere 0.6% of South Korea’s territory: listed here are 50 lovely locations different 99.4% of the nation which might be all price a go to.

Beneath are 50 locations of the flowery spring landscapes, sandy seashores, rocky mountains and quietly beautiful historic websites in your new travel bucket listing for South Korea.

However to finish the listing of lovely locations, we have additionally requested three veteran journey photographers — Search engine optimisation Heun Kang, Kim Bong-Solar and Im​ Jay-cheon — who know the nation from tip to backbone to tail to share pictures of their favourite spots round Korea, that are within the gallery above.

1. Seongsan Dawn Peak (성산일출봉)

Cue the cinematic music.

Cue the cinematic music.

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Hydrovolcanic eruptions shaped this majestic volcanic crater 5,000 years in the past on Jeju Island.

A UNESCO world heritage website, the height is legendary for a lot of issues, together with quite a few uncommon plant species, however is greatest identified for the magnificent sight of the solar rising over it (therefore the identify).

The climb up the height’s northwest facet ridge (its different sides are steep cliffs) to the 180-meter highest level takes 30 minutes.

1 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Particular Self-Governing Province (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 성산리 1번지)

2. Ggotji Seaside (꽃지 해수욕장)

Situated 4 kilometers southwest from Anmyeon-eup, this cream-colored seashore is the perfect place to go for a drive and watch the solar sink into the ocean between two giant rock formations referred to as the Granny Rock and the Grandpa Rock.

Legend has it that the spouse of a base commanding officer within the Shilla Dynasty grew to become the Granny Rock when she died after ready faithfully for her husband.

Seungeon Four ri, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (충남 태안군 안면읍 승언4리)

3. Darangee Village (경상남도 남해 가천 다랭이마을)

Darangee Village, a small well-preserved village within the southernmost space of west Namhae-gun, options a rare sight of numerous tiny fields (over 100 ranges) on a steep mountain slope towards the open sea.

Honghyeon-ri, Nam-myeon, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (경남 남해군 남면 홍현리)

4. Gwang-An Bridge (부산 광안대교)

The Diamond Bridge at dusk.

The Diamond Bridge at nightfall.

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Also referred to as the Diamond Bridge, this two-story bridge connects Suyeong-gu and Haeundae-gu and affords an astonishing view of mountains, sandy seashores, hills and metropolis lights.

Gwang-An Bridge just isn’t for pedestrians, however anybody can benefit from the spectacular night time view of the bridge from afar; its state-of-the-art lighting system permits an exterior lighting of over 100,000 colours.

Suyeong-gu, Busan (부산광역시 수영구)

5. Kyeong-Wha Station, Jinhae (진해 경화역)

This small whistle-stop bustles with vacationers and novice photographers each spring.

Cherry blossoms rain down on the practice observe and numerous shutters click on madly away because the practice approaches the station beneath the cherry blossom tunnel.

The cherry blossom highway at Yeojwa stream, (quantity 17 on this listing) can be close by for many who need extra photo-ops.

Kyeongwha-dong, Jinhae-gu, Gyeongsangnam-do (경남 창원시 진해구 경화동)

6. Upo Marsh (우포늪)

At 2,314 kilometers squared, Upo Marsh is the biggest inland wetland in Korea and 3 times the dimensions of Yeouido. Shaped over 140 million years in the past, the marsh is dwelling to 1,500 crops and animals, a few of that are endangered species.

Guests can bike or stroll round this lovely pure swamp, the place migratory birds are identified for flying low.

Daedae-ri, Yueo-myeon, Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (경남 창녕군 유어면 대대리)

7. Jeungdo Salt Farm (전남 신안 증도 염전)

This treasure island (artifacts from the Music Dynasty have truly been discovered on the backside of the ocean) is legendary for its clear seawater, delicate seashore, and salt farms.

The magical sight of giant salt farms just isn’t the one spectacle that may be discovered right here; the mud flat leisure city permits vacationers to expertise and observe the marine lifetime of the mud flat.

Jeungdo-myeon, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do (전남 신안군 증도면)

8. Gongryong Ridge, Seorak Mountain (설악산 신선대 공룡능선)

Bodily health and mountaineering expertise are conditions to viewing these curious peaks within the Seorak mountain vary.

Considered formed just like the backbone of a dinosaur (therefore the identify, “Dinosaur Ridge”), this rocky ridge affords spectacular views of each interior and outer Seorak. The climb isn’t any picnic: the height elevation of Gongryong Ridge, the most well-liked ridge route within the vary, is roughly 1,200 meters.

Goseong-gun/Yangyang-gun/Inje-gun, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 속초시 고성군, 양양군, 인제군)

9. Uleung Island Seaside Street (울릉도 해안도로)

Uleung Island, nicknamed “Mysterious Island,” is a well-liked weekend getaway spot for Seoulites. Curious rock formations, shore cliffs and quite a few waterfalls adorn the island’s Seaside Street.

Anybody planning to stroll or bike their manner round Uleung Island ought to be sure that they put aside sufficient time, as they may inevitably cease numerous occasions to admire the wonderful view.

Uleung-eup, Uleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경북 울릉군 울릉읍)

10. Seopjikoji, Jeju Island (제주도 섭지코지)

First-time guests to Jeju Island have to plan their journey correctly, because the Jeju bucket listing is lengthy and diversified. One of many musts on the listing is Seopjikoji, a promontory on the coast well-known for its serenity and romance. Yellow rape blossoms fill the sector within the spring, creating a colourful distinction with the pink soil and cerulean sky.

The very best pictures of Sungsan Dawn Peak (the primary merchandise on this listing) could be taken right here at Seopjikoji.

The surroundings of Seopjikoji has additionally been captured by a number of Korean movies and dramas, together with “All In,” one of many first Hallyu dramas starring Lee Byung-hun and Music Hye-kyo.

261 Seopjikoji-ro, Sungsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju Particular Self-Governing Province (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 섭지코지로 261)

11. Bomun Pavilion, Gyeongju (경주 보문정)

Gyeongju, an historical capital of the Shilla Dynasty, boasts the nickname “a museum with no partitions.”

Bomun Pavilion, a small wood gazebo standing over a quiet duck pond, is a good spot to expertise Korea’s spring; the cherry blossoms fluttering over the pond present an beautiful sight. Actually, it is the proper place to view all of Korea’s markedly totally different seasons: summer season’s lush inexperienced leaves, fall’s scarlet and mustard foliage, and winter’s blankets of snow.

Bodeok-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경북 경주시 보덕동)

12. Udo (우도)

Simply 15 minutes away from Jeju Island, Udo is one other addition to Jeju’s bucket listing.

Guests can hike on Olle highway, or go for a scooter trip alongside the shore, a submarine tour or sea fishing. Simply do not forget the sunblock.

Udo-myeon, Jeju-si, Jeju Particular Self-Governing Province (제주특별자치도 제주시 우도면)

13. Haeinsa Temple, Hapcheon (합천 해인사)

The world’s oldest intact Buddhist canon, the Tripitaka Koreana, is fastidiously housed within the 1,200-year-old Haeinsa Temple.

The temple’s different landmarks embody the oldest wood Buddha statue in Korea (the Haeinsa Vairocana) and a UNESCO world heritage Janggyeong Panjeon ( a “storage corridor of Buddhist Sutras”).

10 Chiin-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (경남 합천군 가야면 치인리 10번지)

14. Chunwang Peak, Jiri Mountain (지리산 천왕봉)

At 1,915 meters, Chunwang Peak on Jiri Mountain is the second highest peak in South Korea and the beloved conquest of many a Korean mountain climber.

The nationwide park on Jiri Mountain stretches over 5 cities and three provinces, and is dwelling to quietly dazzling wildlife in addition to seven nationwide treasures and 26 treasures.

Many tread the path to Chunwang Peak to observe the solar rise, some merely to benefit from the view from the highest, and others for the pleasure of respiratory within the crisp, clear mountain air and consuming the mind freeze-inducing spring water of Chunwang Spring, which is situated simply 300 meters under Chunwang Peak.

Samjang-myeon/Sicheon-myeon, Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (경남 산청군 시천면, 삼장면)

15. Juknokwon, Damyang (담양 죽녹원)

This dense bamboo thicket is situated in Damyang, one other “sluggish metropolis” that welcomes all who’re bored with hectic metropolis life.

Eight trails across the thicket supply eight totally different themes to saunter by. When you look fastidiously between the bamboo crops, you’ll be able to spot the inexperienced tea shoots that develop from the dew that drips off the bamboo leaves, referred to as Jukro tea. The Juknokwon observatory in the midst of the thicket sometimes hosts Jukro tea tasting occasions.

Hyanggyo-ri, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do (전남 담양군 담양읍 향교리)

16. Naganeupseong People Village, Suncheon (순천 낙안읍성 민속마을)

Straw-roofed homes, authorities workplaces, guesthouses and a fort, all from the Chosun Dynasty, stay completely preserved of their authentic kinds on this 22 sq. kilometer historic website.

No, it isn’t an exterior set of a historic drama, folks truly dwell in these homes and higher but, they provide in a single day homestays.

Choongmin-gil, Nagan-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 순천시 낙안면 충민길 30)

17. Yeojwa Stream (경상남도진해여좌천벚꽃길)

The fifth merchandise on this listing already touched on the pageant of cherry blossoms in Jinhae, however the cherry blossom highway at Yeojwa Stream is so strikingly lovely that it deserves one other point out (and one other picture).

Lovers go to this website to cross the Romance Bridge, which has been used as a taking pictures location for “Romance,” a drama starring Kim Ha-nul and Kim Jae-won.

Bloggers say that these romantic blossoms could be most appreciated at night time, when there are fewer vacationers and the pale pink flowers glow towards the darkish sky.

Yeojwa-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 창원시 진해구 여좌동)

18. Boseong Inexperienced Tea Discipline (보성 녹차밭)

Almost half of Korea's green tea is produced here.

Nearly half of Korea’s inexperienced tea is produced right here.

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Roughly 40% of Korea’s tea is produced within the rolling fields of Boseong, which has additionally offered the backdrop of many Korean dramas and movies.

Sure, inexperienced tea-related specialties (contemporary inexperienced tea ice cream and inexperienced tea pork stomach) are tasty treats, however the spectacular view of the seemingly limitless tea fields is the actual purpose so many guests cease by Boseong. A inexperienced tea pageant is held each Could whereas within the winter, the fields are adorned with tiny mild bulbs.

Bongsan-ri, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 보성군 보성읍 봉산리)

19. Bulguksa Temple (경주 불국사)

This UNESCO-listed website is probably essentially the most well-known historic website in Korea.

Two granite pagodas on both sides of the temple, Dabotap and Seokgatap, in addition to Seokguram, a man-made grotto simply above the temple, add to the sumptuous grandeur of this 1,500-year-old dwelling of many necessary relics.

15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도 경주시 진현동 15-1)

20. Daegwallyeong Ranch (대관령 양떼목장)

This solely sheep ranch in Korea doubles as a pure sledge park in winter. The dreaminess of the view is as heady because the mountain air. Meat-lovers ought to cease by the eating places within the ranch village for a style of the best grade lamb.

14-104 Hoenggye Three ri, Doam-myeon(Daegwallyeong-myeon), Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do (강원 평창군 도암면 횡계3리 (대관령면 횡계3리) 14-104번지)

21. Cheongdo Bull Combating Competition (청도 소싸움 축제)

As the most important bull combating pageant in South Korea, Cheongdo Bull Combating Competition attracts round half 1,000,000 folks yearly. Along with the massive matches of 130 combating bulls, there are artwork contests, cow-play exorcisms, rodeo experiences, and even magic reveals to entertain the gang.

If the sights are a bit too violent to your style, there are different Cheongdo points of interest such because the Nakdae Waterfall and Unmun Temple.

Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도 청도군)

22. Hyeopjae Seaside, Jeju Island (제주도 협재 해수욕장)

While in some sense the entire province is bordered by beaches (if not cliffs), the two model beaches are Hyeopjae Beach and Jungmun Beach.

Whereas in some sense your entire province is bordered by seashores (if not cliffs), the 2 mannequin seashores are Hyeopjae Seaside and Jungmun Seaside.

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This white sandy seashore is ideal for households with its shallow water (common depth of 1.2 meters), close by facilities, and tenting within the pine forest surrounding the seashore. Hyeopjae can be notably identified for its scrumptious abalones and conches, served contemporary within the seafood eating places dotting the seashore.

2497-1 Hyeopjae-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeji-si, Jeju Speicial Self-Governing Province (제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 협재리 2497-1번지)

23. Anapji (Anap Pond) (경주 안압지)

This man-made pond was created through the Shilla Dynasty roughly 1,500 years in the past.

Three buildings stand on three synthetic islands whereas patches of lotus flowers body the pond. Beautiful exterior lighting that go on after sundown create a magical night time view.

26 Inwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도 경주시 인왕동 26)

24. Seryang-Je (세량제)

Seryang-Je, a reservoir in-built 1969 in Hwasun, is one other well-known spot for each skilled and novice photographers for its ethereal mist and reflections of colourful blossoms and leaves.

Seryang-ri, Hwasun-eup, Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 화순군 화순읍 세량리)

25. Kwanghan Pavilion (광한루)

Kwanghan Pavilion is the setting of Chunhyangjeon, certainly one of Korea’s most well-known folks tales.

Chunhyang, the younger, lovely daughter of a gisaeng (Korean geisha), and Mongryong, the good-looking son of the native governor, first met and fell in love on this fantastically designed pavilion, which was designated a treasure in 1963.

77-1 Cheongeo-dong, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do (전북 남원시 천거동 77-1)

26. Seomjin River Prepare Village (섬진강 기차마을)

Kudos to the Gokseong district workplace which has managed to create a stunning vacationer attraction out of deserted railroads. A quick steam practice trip (they do not make ’em like this anymore, actually) is obtainable for vacationers, who also can get pleasure from a motorbike hike on a path bike or a romantic stroll beside the practice observe.

770-5 Oji-ri, Ogok-myeon, Gokseong-gun, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 곡성군 오곡면 오지리 770-5)

27. Cheongsando (청산도)

For a small nation highway, Cheongsando marks a whole lot of “firsts” — it’s the world’s first “Sluggish Street” in Asia’s first “Sluggish Metropolis.” It would not take lengthy to comprehend why it’s known as “Sluggish Street” — one’s tempo naturally slackens to fall in with the tempo of the remainder of the island.

Rape blossoms (in spring) and Mexican Asters (in fall) in full bloom are bordered by easy stone partitions.

Cheongsan-myeon, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 완도군 청산면)

28. Halla Mountain (한라산)

The highest mountain in South Korea is also Jeju Island's most iconic landmark.

The best mountain in South Korea can be Jeju Island’s most iconic landmark.

Courtesy Kim Bong-Solar

This fairy-tale sight of snowflakes and icicles overlaying tree branches on Halla Mountain had been the inspiration for the Halla Snow Competition that was held late January/early February yearly.

Sadly, the pageant was halted a number of years in the past as a result of each time they set a date it will rain and folks would get mad. However the snow-covered bushes are nonetheless there, and you’re welcome to go sledding, snow rafting and ice sliding by yourself.

Halla Mountain, Jeju Particular Self-Governing Province (제주특별자치도 한라산)

29. Terraced Fields, Hamyang (함양 다락논)

This small village on the foot of Jiri Mountain shows a curious sight of terraced rice paddies. In spring the water within the paddies displays the sky, whereas in fall the paddies glow with golden grains.

Macheon-myeon, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (경남 함양군 마천면)

30. Nuri Peace Park (임진각 평화누리공원)

This creative park situated in Paju embodies South Koreans’ craving and eager for peace within the Korean Peninsula.

Sure, it is a fairly heavy topic, however even those that could not care much less concerning the dying of Kim Jong Il can nonetheless get pleasure from the great thing about this park, which is well-known for its colourful show of pinwheels and the large bamboo colossi.

618-13 Majeong-ri, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 파주시 문산읍 마정리 618-13)

31. Silk Fall, Jiri Mountain (지리산 뱀사골 실비단폭포)

This mossy waterfall is in a now-restricted space of Jiri Mountain, which implies a heavy fantastic for anybody caught venturing close to right here.

Consider it as a extremely lengthy sabbatical for nature.

Baemsa-Valley, Jiri Mountain, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do (전북 남원시 지리산 뱀사골)

32. Younger-san River (영산강)

Among the many many lovely river views in Korea, these from the Younger-san River rank among the many high and provides these from Han River some critical competitors.

For devoted cyclists, there is a 132 kilometer-long cycle path following the river from Damyang to Mokpo.

Yongso-ri, Yong-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do (전남 담양군 용면 용소리)

33. Poppy Backyard, Simhak Mountain, Paju (파주 심학산 꽃밭)

The poppy-dotted surroundings at Simhak Mountain appears prefer it’s straight out of a Claude Monet portray. One of many few locations the place you’ll be able to see poppies in Korea, the native city hosts a Poppy Competition right here yearly round June.

Simhak Mountain, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 파주시 심학산)

34. Royal Azalea Competition, Hwangmae Mountain (황매산 철쭉축제)

At 1,108 meters, Hwangmae Mountain is the best peak within the Sobaek mountain vary, and is roofed by royal azalea blossoms each spring.

The pageant runs from the start of Could for 2 weeks, and organizers advocate coming at daybreak to seize essentially the most intense pictures on digicam.

1 Mountain, Beoppyeong-ri, Chahwang-myeon, Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (경남 산청군 차황면 법평리 산1번지)

35. Sin-Reuk Temple, Yeo Ju (여주 신륵사)

This outdated riverside temple is comparatively unknown to the general public and options fairly a number of treasures together with stone pagodas, a stone bell and a grove of zelkova bushes. The temple and its surrounding space additionally hosts a candy potato pageant early each January.

282 Cheonsong-ri, Yeoju-eup, Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 여주군 여주읍 천송리 282)

36. Daedun Mountain Suspension Bridge (대둔산 구름다리)

Daedun Mountain is legendary for its shiny autumn colours and its 81-meter-high Geumgang Suspension Bridge.

The pink bridge that connects Imgeum Rock and Ipseokdae makes mountaineering appear straightforward.

Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do / Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (전북 완주군, 충남 금산군)

37. Haeundae Seaside (해운대 해수욕장)

The beach of Haeundae in South Korea's southern port city of Busan.

The seashore of Haeundae in South Korea’s southern port metropolis of Busan.

CHOI JAE-HO/AFP/AFP/Getty Photographs

A whole lot of hundreds frequent to this famend seashore each summer season, however summer season just isn’t the one season you’ll be able to see some flesh at Haeundae — the Polar Bear Competition is held each January, when contestants leap within the chilly ocean screaming and laughing.

Round 2,000 folks attended this yr’s pageant, marking the biggest variety of individuals thus far.

Woo 1-dong,Joong-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan (부산 해운대구 우1동 , 중동)

38. Yongam Temple (옥천 용암사)

Initially in-built 552, this temple takes its identify from a close-by rock that was speculated to have been formed like a dragon however was destroyed together with many of the temple through the Japanese occupation.

In line with legend, the final prince of the Shilla Dynasty wept right here after glimpsing a view of his hometown. He was on his method to Geumgang Mountain after the autumn of the dynasty.

On brisk fall mornings, the mountains surrounding this temple are slathered with a sea of clouds, and the sight of the solar rising by this dense whiteness of clouds renders the viewer speechless.

Samcheong-ri, Okcheon-eup, Okcheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (충북 옥천군 옥천읍 삼청리)

39. Snow in Taebaek Mountain (태백산 설경)

Manggyeongsa Temple is situated on Taebaek mountain, at an altitude of 1,460 meters.

Manggyeongsa Temple is located on Taebaek mountain, at an altitude of 1,460 meters.

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Gangwon province is legendary for catastrophically heavy snows within the winter.

Whereas driving there could also be tough, the snowfall makes for the very best snowboarding within the nation.

The High1 Resort options the best peak (1,345 meters) and puffiest snow amongst ski and snowboard resorts in Korea.

Mungok-dong, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 태백시 문곡동)

40. Yang Dong Conventional Village (양동 한옥마을)

The character and tradition of this village stays the identical because it was through the Chosun Dynasty. Some of the current additions to the UNESCO world heritage listing, the village has featured well-known company equivalent to Prince Charles and former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon.

Yangdong-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경북 경주시 강동면 양동리)

41. Nami Island (남이섬)

Even supposing Nami Island is a spot of historic curiosity (the island is called after Minister Nami, a Minister of Conflict through the Chosun Dynasty), most guests come to walk down the well-known Metasequoia highway or see the place Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo stood or sat through the filming for the unique Hallyu drama “Winter Sonata.”

Enjoyable truth: Nami Island was not an island till the 1940s, when the Cheongpyeong dam was constructed.

Bangha-ri, Namsan-myeoon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 춘천시 남산면 방하리)

42. Suncheon Bay (순천만)

One of many greatest coastal marshes on this planet, Suncheon Bay is dwelling to numerous crops and marine life and options the most important area of reeds (5.Four kilometers squared) in Korea.

The Suncheon Bay Reed Competition is held yearly in October, however the bay is simply as lovely and charming some other month of the yr.

162-2 Daedae-dong, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 순천시 대대동 162-2)

43. Inje Smelts Competition (인제 빙어축제)

The Inje Smelts Competition takes place on Soyang lake each winter and affords households and {couples} (and the occasional single customer) some main enjoyable on ice. Even when fishing just isn’t your thought of enjoyable, you may benefit from the consuming half.

Soyang Lake, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 인제군 소양호)

44. Ulsan Rock, Seorak Mountain (울산바위)

This six-peaked rocky mountain has 5 urn-shaped holes on the high and is called “Crying Mountain,” resulting from legends and historical information that declare the rocks on the mountain cry simply earlier than a giant wind is about to blow.

One other legend behind the mountain’s identify says {that a} rock was wandering round in search of Geumgangsan however settled in Seoraksan when it could not discover it, and have become the Ulsan rock.

Seorak Nationwide Park, Seorak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do (강원 속초시 설악동 설악산국립공원)

45. Bangwhasuryujeong, Suwon Hwa Seong (화성 방화수류정)

Bangwhasuryujeong is certainly one of 4 polygonal pavilions in Hwa Seong.

In the course of the Joseon dynasty, this pavilion was used to maintain a lookout and for performances of King Jungjo’s archery expertise; now folks maintain recitals of Korean conventional music and poetry surrounded by the duck pond, the willow bushes and the flowers.

Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 수원시 팔달구)

46. Namdae Stream, Muju (무주 남대천 섶다리)

Historically, a seop bridge — a brief bridge customary out of logs, mud, and pine branches — was constructed to let the villagers cross Namdae River from early winter till the summer season, when heavy rains would wash the bridge away.

Namdae Stream, Muju-eup, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do (전라북도 무주군 무주읍 남대천)

47. Donglim Reservoir, Gochang (고창 동림저수지)

Yearly, greater than 200,000 spectacled teals (the colour takes its identify from the hen) fly about in an orderly method above this lovely reservoir, which was voted “Kingdom of migratory birds” in 2004 in a nationwide survey.

Inbuilt 1935, the three.82-square-kilometer reservoir can be well-known as a fishing gap.

Heungduk-myeon/Sungnae-myeon, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do (전북 고창군 흥덕면/성내면)

48. The Backyard of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)

The beautiful light tunnel at the Garden of Morning Calm.

The attractive mild tunnel on the Backyard of Morning Calm.

AP Picture/Ahn Younger-joon

The Backyard of Morning Calm is a fantastically designed and balanced arboretum in Gapyeong, run by a professor of horticulture.

The backyard options greater than 20 themes and 5,000 totally different sorts of crops, and will probably be internet hosting a luminarie — an ornamental construction studded with 6 million LED lightbulbs — till March 1.

255 Mountain Haenghyeon-ri, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 가평군 상면 행현리 산 255번지)

49. Chok-suk Pavilion (촉석루)

This lovely, historic pavilion overlooking Nam River is most well-known because the place the place Nongae, the concubine of a authorities official within the Chosun Dynasty, jumped into the river with a Japanese common after the fort of Jinju fell into Japan’s fingers. Take a look at the view from the pavilion on the cliff, however do not leap; they will not be telling your story in the identical manner.

573-1 Bonsung-dong, Jinju-si, Kyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 진주시 본성동 573-1)

50. Samkwang Temple (삼광사 연등축제)

Yearly, round Buddha’s birthday, the most important Lotus Lantern Competition in Busan is held at Samkwang Temple. Your entire temple is strung with numerous lotus lanterns and lanterns of different inventive kinds.

131 Mountain, Choeup-dong, Busan Jin-gu, Busan (부산광역시 부산진구 초읍동 산 131)

Cin Woo Lee is a contract author for CNN Journey. Frances Cha additionally contributed to this report.



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