For first-timers to South Korea, they may want to check where they should visit and what food they must have a try. To help visitors make a travel plan, AsiaCleanTour.org (ACT) lists top 11 South Korea tourism attractions. Wish all foreign travelers have a good time in South Korea.
Top 1: Seoul Metro
Seoul Metro is a public corporation owned by Seoul Metropolitan Government. Also, it’s one of the two major operators of Seoul Metropolitan Subway with Korail.
Top 2: Seoraksan National Park
Seoraksan National Park is a national park in South Korea. It listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a tentative World Heritage site. Besides, it is home to many rare taxa of flora and fauna.
Top 3: Ulsanbawi Rock
Ulsanbawi is a rock formation in the Seoraksan national park. The shape of Ulsanbawi is unique in the area. To reach the rocks you need to follow a hiking path and climb over 800 steps (it is actually 888 steps according to locals). In addition, on the way there, there are two temples and a spherical rock which is located on top of a larger rock.
Top 4: Seongsan Ilchulbong
Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’, is an archetypal tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about 5 thousand years ago. Situated on the eastern seaboard of Jeju Island and said to resemble a gigantic ancient castle, this tuff cone is 182 meters high. It has a preserved bowl-like crater and also displays diverse inner structures resulting from the sea cliff.
Top 5: Hallasan National Park
Hallasan National Park is located in the province of Jeju-do, South Korea. It was designated as the 9th national park in 1970. And also, it features the highest mountain in South Korea, the shield volcano Hallasan on Jeju Island.
Top 6: Naksansa Temple
Naksan Temple is a Korean Buddhist temple complex in the Jogye order of Korean Buddhism that stands on the slopes of Naksan Mountain (also called “Obongsan Mountain”). Even more, Naksansa Temple is one of the few temples in Korea to overlook the Sea of Japan.
Top 7: Igidae Park
Igidae Park is located over a hill from Yongha Sewage Treatment Plant in Yongho 3-dong, the eastern region where Jangsanbong Peak faces the ocean. Jangsanbong Peak rock cliffs boasts a remarkable scenery, which can only be viewed by taking a boat as the areas nearby the cliffs are too dangerous to hike. Not only does the slope offer an extraordinary view of the ocean waves, but also serves as an excellent fishing spot.
Top 8: Ilsan Lake Park
Ilsan Lake Park is a city park in Janghang-dong, Ilsan-gu district, Goyang city, Gyeonggi-do Province, South Korea. The northern part is built around a real natural lake with much of the original plant growth retained. While the southern part is an artificial lake with many squares and fountains.
Top 9: Haeinsa Temple
Haeinsa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Seon Buddhism in Gayasan National Park, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Haeinsa is one of the Three Jewels Temples, and represents Dharma or the Buddha’s teachings. It also offers Temple Stay programs where visitors can experience Buddhist culture.
Top 10: Gyeongju National Museum
The Gyeongju National Museum is a museum in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Its holdings are largely devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital.
Top 11: Daewangam Park
Daewangam Park is a resting place in Ilsan, Dong-gu in the city of Ulsan. It is famous for its lighthouse the guidance of the ‘Ulgi’. Besides, from the entrance to the park to the lighthouse, there is a 600-meter-long pine forest spanning.
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