South Korea is a great country. I love its nature and cultural history. More importantly, there is so much more to do than Seoul. Here are some underrated places in South Korea.
Underrated Places in South Korea
- Boseong: green tea fields, Buddhist temples and museums. very calm
- Busan: Busan is Korea’s Hong Kong with an international feel, major festivals, beaches, and a lively nightlife. Busan is most famous to Koreans for Haeundae and Gwangalli Beaches, but there are smaller quieter ones the further out you go.
- Andong: home to a traditional folk village. The famous Hahoe village is arguably the best folk village in Korea and Andong Jjimdak doesn’t get any better than in Andong. The village has also been visited by Queen Elizabeth and there is an interesting museum recollecting her visit to the town.
- Yeosu/Suncheon – Located about 2 hours West of Busan, these 2 cities are very close to each other and provide a great experience for those wanting something a bit different. Yeosu being a coastal city provides great food, home of the famous turtle ship, has a rail bike overlooking the coast and a cable car with good views. Suncheon has a lot of great sights to see including 2 great temples (Seonamsa and Songgwangsa), Wetlands, Eco Park and a Folk Village.
Other Islands in Korea
- Goeje Island/Tongyeong both provide a coastal get-a-way. Geoje has Oedo Island as well which is a botanical garden and worth the short boat ride. Tongyeong has a famous luge ride which is very popular.
- Jeju: Jeju is a common places for East/Southeast Asians. It’s a less common place for westerners. Visit these places
- Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak 성산일출봉 – Hike up and watch the sunrise
- Seopjikoji 섭지코지 – Provides a great view during spring
- Jeju Traditional Market 동문재래시장 – So much to see here, great market selling all types of things
- Cheonjeyeon Waterfall 천제연폭포 – These waterfalls are a very nice and relaxing
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