Attractions from South Korea

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Attractions from South Korea

Haeundae Beach Area (South Korea)
Haeundae is one of Pusan's most important and popular beach areas. Haeundae consists of several kilometres of white stretches of sand with turquoise sea. Moreover, there are quite a few good hotels and restaurants in the area, as well as a few hot springs, which are said to have curative properties.
Hallyo Haesang National Park (South Korea)
Hallyo Haesang National Park stretches over a large area of both land and water. You can experience the crystal clear water around the numerous little islands and the incredibly beautiful coast line. In the park you'll also find a large variety of endangered species of animals and plants - all of which can be experienced on a tour round the park.
Korean Folk Village - a real life museum (South Korea)
This little village is a splendid place to visit if you want to acquaint yourself with the rural way of life. In the village you'll see farmers and workers, see traditional houses from all regions, experience workshops, a Buddhist temple and a lively market place. Korean Folk Village is a real village, not just a tourist show, the people you'll see in the village actually live here all the time. It is possible to get to the village by bus from Seoul.
Kyongbokkung Palace (South Korea)
Seoul has a lot of palaces but the most famous is the Kyongbokkung Palace. It was built during the Yi dynasty but most of the 500 impressive buildings in the area were destroyed during the Japanese invasion. They were then restored in the 19th century, but destroyed yet again during the Korean War. Today all buildings have been restored once more. The buildings are architectural and aesthetic wonders and a splendid place to explore.
Kyongju National Museum (South Korea)
When you're at Kyongju you should also visit the National Museum, situated at the ancient temples. The museum houses a remarkable collection of relics from the Silla period. For instance, you can see golden crowns, weapons and jewels from the dynasty and simultaneously listen to the history of Kyongju at the museum.
Namdaemun Gate (South Korea)
Namdaemun is the main gate to Seoul - it's not an attraction, which you can spend several days on, but people are proud of this gate, which was built in the 14th century. The gate is very elegant and well worth a visit.
Pulguksa Temple (South Korea)
Pulguksa Temple is situated right outside Kyongju and is one of South Korea's most significant Buddhist temples. With its striking architecture it is a very impressive building which you ought to see if you visit Kyongju.
Puyo (South Korea)
Puyo, once the capital of the Paekche kingdom, now a quiet, charming town where you can absorb everyday Korea. Outside town there are still burial grounds with graves from the Paekche period, just as the town also has a splendid museum with Paekche artefacts.
Sogwipo (South Korea)
Sogwip'o is the largest town on the south coast of the island. It is a friendly town with a charming atmosphere. Here you'll get a good opportunity to visit museums and the surrounding villages and get acquainted with the traditional cultures, which have only changed a little through time. Furthermore, the area offers some fantastic hunting, diving and fishing.
Songnisan National Park (South Korea)
Songnisan National Park is the place for those who want to go hiking. There are lots of mountains in the park and obviously just as many hiking trails. Moreover, the park houses one of the largest and most magnificent temples in the country, Popchusa. The temples are quite amazing and one is more beautiful than the other

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