Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. It is also known for its food, with a mouthwatering array of street food, Korean specialties like barbecue, and fine-dining options.
Jeju City, on Jejudo Island, is the capital of South Korea's Jeju Province. In the city, Sinsan Park has displays of marine animals at Jeju Folklore and Natural History Museum. Jejuhyanggyo Confucian School houses ancestral tablets and offers calligraphy classes. On the coast, Yongduam Haesu Spa Land has seawater saunas. Nearby, divers at the dragon-shaped Yongduam Rock collect seafood using traditional methods. For those looking to get out of the major cities on the peninsula and to experience a unique locale in South Korea, Jeju Island provides great accommodation options, stunning nature, great food, quirky museums and picturesque landscapes.
Seoul with Jeju - 5N 6D
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.
National Folk Museum of Korea is a national museum of South Korea, located within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul. It uses replicas of historical objects to illustrate the history of traditional life of the Korean people. It is a museum that represents daily life and culture of Korea, which is visited by more than 2 million people every year.
Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of many alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. It has a lot of cultural centers and museums that showcase the culture of the Joseon Dynasty. It's a unique display of the dynasty architecture and way of life. One of the main attractions in Seoul it also offers juxtaposition between modern and traditional aspects of the city.
Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9-kilometre-long modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul, South Korea. The massive urban renewal project is on the site of a stream that flowed before the rapid post-war economic development caused it to be covered by transportation infrastructure.
National Museum of Korea is the flagship museum of Korean history and art in South Korea and is the cultural organization that represents Korea. The museum holds an immense collection. It has more than 310,000 historically valuable and highly aesthetic relics ranging from the Paleolithic Age to the early 20th century, and more than 12,000 masterpieces of its collection are always on display in its permanent exhibition hall.
Mount Namsan, is a 262-meter high peak in the Jung-gu district of south central Seoul, South Korea. It is commonly referred to as Mt. Namsan. It offers some hiking, picnic areas and views of downtown Seoul's skyline. The N Seoul Tower is located on top of Mt. Namsan.
Museum of Natural History is a first public museum of natural history in South Korea, located in a metropolitan area, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.
Situated on the northern coast in downtown Jeju, Yongduam Rock is an estimated 10-meter-tall stone that has been worn down over time by strong winds and waves into a shape resembling a dragon's head. There are many legends surrounding the rock. From Yongduam Rock, visitors can see female divers working at catching seafood. Near the rock are various cafes, bars, and restaurants. The coastal road between here and Aewol-eup is popular among couples.
The Seongeup Folk Village shows the unique culture of Jeju Island. The black lava rock walls, the straight but curvy alleys to block the wind, and the stone grandfather statues, have become a prime feature of the landscape. Its an old-fashioned village featuring simple homes built of thatch & lava rock, with iconic stone statues.
Gwangchigi Beach is a beach near Seongsan Ilchulbong. You can see beautiful view of Seongsan Ilchulbong from this beach. The beach is long and it has black sand. You can ride a horse here.
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak is one of the most beautiful places in Jeju Island, South Korea. Its peak shapes like a crown in the middle of a verdant valley. It is also called 'Sunrise Peak'. It is an archetypal tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about 5 thousand years ago by volcanic eruptions. It’s used to be a separate island, but it’s now connected to Jeju’s main island. This majestic 182m high tuff volcano shapes like a large pie. Its forested crater has a basin shape with a diameter of about 600m and a depth of 90 m. UNESCO recognized Seongsan Ilchulbong as a world natural heritage in 2007. It’s also one of the seven new natural wonders of the world.
The Manjanggul Lava Tube is located in Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwaeup, Jeju City. At up to 23 metres (75') wide, 30 metres (100') high and 8.928 km (5½ miles) long. Manjanggul Cave is the 12th longest lava tunnel in the world. This lava tube was formed hundreds of thousands of years ago and is a must-visit destination on Jeju Island, South Korea.
Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with shops selling various goods. All products are sold at affordable prices and the stores in this area also function as wholesale markets. Most of the goods are made directly by the storeowners. The market is located next to Namdaemun, the "Great South Gate," which was the main southern gate to the old city. It is the oldest and largest market in Korea.
Myeongdong is one of Seoul's main shopping districts featuring mid-to-high priced retail stores and international brand outlets, including Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, H&M, Zara, Forever 21, Bulgari and Louis Vuitton, as well as Korean cosmetics brands such as Nature Republic, Missha, The Face Shop and Skin Food.
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