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Things to See in South Korea

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What are South Korea's must see sights? It’s probably the first question on the lips of anyone thinking of visiting the country.

Whether you are a first time visitor looking for the top attractions in South Korea or a seasoned traveller wanting to get off the beaten track – we can help.

Here’s our guide to the best things to see in South Korea. Click on the tiles to find out why they should be on your bucket list and how to experience them on one of our holidays.

For the real inside track on the top sights in South Korea and expert friendly advice on how to include them in your trip, give our travel experts a call.

South Korea's Top Attractions

  • Discover Gyeongbokgung Palace
    Gyeongbokgung Palace

    The largest of the Five Palaces built in Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty featuring historic buildings and gardens.

  • Discover Seonamsa Temple
    Seonamsa Temple

    Home to South Korea’s most beautiful arched stone bridge, the UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts a history of almost 1500 years.  

  • Discover The Demilitarised Zone
    The Demilitarised Zone

    An enduring symbol of the Cold War, the DMZ is now a surreal tourist draw on both sides of the border.

  • Discover South Korea's Cherry Blossoms
    South Korea's Cherry Blossoms

    For approximately two weeks, the streets across South Korea sparkle various shades of pink as cherry trees bloom in abundance. 

  • Discover Juknokwon Bamboo Forest
    Juknokwon Bamboo Forest

    Intertwine and weave your way through the 8 trails that criss cross the forest, offering up one awe inspiring delight after another. 

  • Discover Naganeupseong Folk Village
    Naganeupseong Folk Village

    Step into the Korean countryside and UNESCO World Heritage site, noted for its well-preserved cultural landscapes and traditional lifestyles.

  • Discover Insadong Antique Alley
    Insadong Antique Alley

    Step back in time to wander Insadong Alley and take in the sights and smells of traditional Korean culture, food and arts.

  • Discover Bulguksa Temple
    Bulguksa Temple

    Marvel at the intricate architecture, the delicate carvings symbolic of stories past and the spiritual ambience of Korea’s most significant and oldest temple.

  • Discover Jongmyo Royal Shrine
    Jongmyo Royal Shrine

    A dedicated place of worship of kings and queens from the Joseon Dynasty (1310-1910), the Jongmyo Shrine is a historical delight steeped in royal tradition.