Korean dramas and K-pop singer groups are very well known in Indonesia, thus attracting the interest of many Indonesians to visit this Ginseng country. South Korea itself has indeed become the center of world attention in recent years because they have succeeded in introducing their culture to the world. Korea is a country that cares about and preserves its cultural heritage. Korean cultural sites are kept as well as possible by the community and the government to serve as tourist attractions. If you want to visit South Korea, you can try visiting 15 tourist attractions that must be visited when visiting South Korea:
- Jeju Island
The island, which is often referred to as the Hawaii of South Korea, has exotic natural beauty and is often a honeymoon destination for residents and tourists. The island of Jeju is the oldest and highest volcano in South Korea, Mount Hallasan is often a climbing place for locals and tourists because of its natural beauty. For those of you who like seafood, you will definitely like visiting Jeju island because here is famous for the many seafood restaurants that have a delicious taste. Jeju is also the location of several famous cafes, one of which is by the famous singer G-dragon and there is also one of the famous playgrounds in Korea, namely Shinhwa Theme Park.
- Namsan Seoul Tower
Namsan Tower, which is a landmark in Seoul, has an attraction for young people because in this tower there are many colorful love locks of various shapes that are deliberately hung by young couples. In this tower, there are shops, museums, and restaurants that you can visit. The view of Namsan tower is very beautiful at night.
- Nami Island
The island, which became famous because it was used as a shooting location for the very famous Korean drama Winter Sonata, has become one of the must-visit places for those of you who like Korean dramas. There are very beautiful photo spots that are hunted by tourists when visiting here. To go to this island, you have to buy a shuttle bus ticket and an entrance ticket to Nami Island at the Namira Republic representative office.
- Lotte World
Lotte World playground is very complete because in it there are hotels, malls, cinemas, museums, and ice skating rinks. This playground has also been used as a shooting location for famous Korean dramas such as Full House and Stairway to Heaven. The variety shows Running Man has also been shot in this place. If you visit this playground with your family, you don’t need to worry because there are rides that children can ride to rides that can stimulate our adrenaline.
- Everland Theme Park
If you want to visit the playground and zoo in one day, you can come to this Everland theme park, because this playground is very wide, the park has a zoo in it. So here you can ride exciting rides and also interact with animals. As the name suggests, the design of this playground is made like a fairy tale with many flower gardens and European-style building designs.
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
Located in the heart of Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace is the largest palace in South Korea. Built in 1395 this palace was once used as a residence for kings, queens, and concubines. You can take a tour around the Gyeongbokgung palace complex to see the beauty of the structures and gardens in this palace. Around this palace, there are also many places to rent Hanbok clothes or traditional Korean clothes that you can use to take pictures at Gyeongbokgung palace.
- Korean Folk Village
If you want to see the life of South Koreans during the royal era, you can visit the Korean Folk Village, located in the city of Yongin. This tourist area has hundreds of traditional Korean buildings ranging from ordinary people’s houses to noble houses and here you can also see traditional Korean music and dance performances.
- Hanok Village
This Hanok village is a residential complex in the city of Seoul where the residential buildings still maintain the architecture of traditional Korean houses. Because of its uniqueness, this housing complex is often visited by tourists to just take pictures in front of houses that have beautiful designs. You can also rent Hanbok clothes around this area to wear when taking pictures in this complex. In addition, you can stay at hotels in this area to feel how to live in a traditional Korean house.
- Cheonggyecheon River
The river that amazed Mr. Jokowi was not as beautiful as it is now, but after the renovation, the Cheonggyecheon river was widely used by residents to just sit back and play on the river bank. The river, which is the pride of Seoul, is often used as a shooting location for Korean dramas and a place for Instagramable photos because of its beauty. For those of you who are going to the city of Seoul, don’t forget to visit this river.
- Myeong-Dong District
Myeongdong is a shopping paradise in South Korea. Because here you will find the latest fashions and famous Korean cosmetic products. If you want to know the latest fashion trends in South Korea at this time, you can visit this place.
- Gangnam District
The area whose name is used for the famous song “Gangnam Style” is an elite area in South Korea because in this Gangnam area you will find many world-famous brands clothing boutiques, clubs, restaurants, and the biggest mall in Seoul city called COEX mall. In this area, you can also find K-Star Road where various Korean artist agency offices are located in this Gangnam area. Although known as a modern area, Gangnam has not forgotten South Korean culture and traditions, as evidenced by this area there is also the Horim Art Center (a museum of antique ceramics and paintings), Coreana Art & Culture Complex (a museum of cosmetics and traditional Korean clothes) and Bongeunsa Temple.
Hongdae is very famous among young South Koreans because in the area which is located adjacent to Hongkik University you can find many clubs, karaoke places, cafes, arcade entertainment places, and street food. If you are a fan of Kpop music, you will enjoy visiting this area because many street performers will perform famous songs from your favorite Korean band.
- Ihwa Mural Village
As the name suggests, Ihwa Mural Village is an area that is beautified with mural paintings throughout this area, where this mural painting is a special attraction for tourists and residents who want to hunt for photos to display on their social media.
- Gamcheon culture village
Similar to Ihwa Mural Village, Gamcheon culture village is also very beautiful because of the many mural paintings in this area. There is one photo spot that is the target of Korean citizens and tourists who visit here where you can take pictures with a very beautiful background of colorful buildings.
- National Gwacheon Science Museum
The museum which was opened for the first time in November 2008 offers educational tours where you will be invited to feel earthquakes and typhoons through earthquake and typhoon simulators to see dinosaur fossils and other ancient animals.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel to South Korea where you will find cherry blossom trees blooming beautifully in spring to see the beautiful color of maple leaves changing color in autumn. So what are you waiting for, immediately plan your vacation to South Korea, and don’t forget to visit these 15 tourist attractions in South Korea that you must visit.