Have you ever fantasized about strolling through a historic town dressed in traditional garb or sampling some of the world’s best street food? Maybe you fantasize about lying on a white sand beach or spending the night with Buddhist monks. You may keep your goal alive and achieve all of the above by traveling to South Korea, often known as the Land of the Morning Calm. Travelers will be enthralled by the abundance of things to do in South Korea, a country rich in heritage and ancient civilizations.
The gastronomic delights available in restaurants are one of the finest ways to explore South Korean culture. Koreans enjoy their BBQ, and UNESCO has designated kimchi (fermented cabbage) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity item. While in South Korea, try some of the local delicacies such as bulgogi, japchae, and gomguk, as well as a range of traditional banchan dishes such flavored kimchi, bap (rice), and gogumasun namul.
Many visitors to Seoul will venture out on foot to take in the sights and sounds of this fashionable metropolis. Seoul is a vibrant city that offers visitors a diverse range of activities that may be combined to make a fantastic strolling sightseeing trip. Visits to Joseon Dynasty palaces, traditional hanok villages, museums, retail markets, and modern-day culture, including K-Pop and filming locations for the ever-popular K-Drama Series, are just a few of the options.
Visit the Changdeokgung Palace to learn about Korea’s ancient history and magnificent culture. When you glance upon the 1405 C.E. palace, also known as the Eastern Palace, your eyes will burst with delight. The Changdeokgung Palace, which sits on about 58 hectares, was the second palace built during the Joseon Dynasty and is the best-preserved of the five palaces that dot the Seoul landscape. UNESCO has designated Changdeokgung Palace as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
The charming neighborhood of Bukchon Hanok Village is located between Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace. With hundreds of traditional Korean dwellings known as “hanok,” this is a must-see side excursion. This is a fantastic approach to learning about the roots of Korean architecture and habitation.
While we’re sure you’re reading this because you want to travel and visit new places, seeing the street performers perform on InsaDong Street in Seoul is one of the must-do activities in South Korea. From card tricks to juggling and much more, there’s something for everyone. If you have a few tricks under your sleeve, you may even join them and put on your own show to make some money.