Being one of the lesser-visited countries of eastern Asia, South Korea still boasts of a fascinating culture and history in the entire continent alongside breathtaking scenery that will enthrall every tourist. The people of Korea are extremely warm and delightful to be friends with while you are traveling. There is a beautiful contrast of culture and fantastic significance in South Korea that you visit. This city, which never sleeps, is a heaven for those craving some adventure in contemporary Asian surroundings. Given below are some of the most mesmerizing places which you should not miss during your trip to South Korea. Read on to know more.
The ancient capital of Gyeongju
Gyeongju is the oldest capital of the longest surviving Kingdom in the history of Korea. Your South Korean cannot be completed without making a visit to this city and uncovering it’s beautiful heritage. Gyeongju is also designated as one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites, which homes a lot of “living museums.”
Discovering Gyeongbokgung Palace
Often termed as one of the grandest palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty, the Gyeongbokgung Palace is rightfully known as the “Greatly blessed by heaven.” the Palace was originally built in 1395 and had been repeatedly restored to cope with the damages caused by war and fires. However, only 40% of the original Palace is still visible to the tourist and speaks with the utmost grandeur about the history and culture of South Korea.
South Korea is a fantastic mixture of traditional and modern life. When ancient buildings describe the country’s culture and traditions, it also boasts of high-speed bullet trains running through the contemporary outlay. You can board such a train in another capital city of Seoul, and head towards another metropolitan called Busan. The train takes almost 2 hours to reach its desired destination running at a speed of 117 mph.
Gaya Mountain National Park
Gaya Mountain National Park is a famous home two temples and the highest peak of Korea that stands a figurine of the Buddha carved into a rock face. This National Park was designated the same in 1972 due to its mesmerizing views and unscathed glory. Luckily enough, in the remote part of South Korea, the wars could not touch its beauty, which is still appreciated by the visitors. The Park is elevated by Valleys all around, including the Hongryudong Valley, giving Redwater a gorgeous view due to crimson foliage around it.
Peace at the Haeundae beach
Haeundae Beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches of South Korea that attracts tens of thousands of visitors during the summer months alone. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions that is overlooked by the high-rise buildings. The beach is immaculate and surprisingly clean irrespective of hosting a wide range of exciting events throughout the year. It is also famous for getting covered with thousands of parasols that have founded the beach to give it a striking look of white sands composed of naturally eroded shells.