South Korea is one of the top destinations to visit in Asia. It offers you exciting tourist attractions, cheap shopping centers, mouth-watering food, and other fun activities to do. We even doubt that one week is enough to experience every corner of the country itself.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure in South Korea, you should visit other cities beyond Seoul. Well, of course, Seoul should be in your itinerary, but now we’ve rounded up 10 things to do in several cities across South Korea, including Seoul!
10 Things to Do in South Korea during Your Holiday
Let’s escalate your experiences in South Korea by doing fun activities and visiting incredible tourist attractions. Book flight tickets and apply for a Korean visa weeks before you go, then you’re all set! Here’s where to begin your adventure…
1. Ride Thrilling Roller Coaster at Everland, Seoul
Your trip to a country isn’t complete without experiencing a day out to the theme parks. In South Korea, you can come to Everland, the largest outdoor theme park in the country. It houses five unique zones of rides and attractions. Totally worth to visit!
If you wanna feel the rush of adrenaline, don’t forget to try the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster and safari world, that you can only find in South Korea is in Everland. Come as early as you can, because the park is usually full-packed by tourists throughout the year!
Getting there: Take bus 5002 from Gangnam Station or 5700 from Jamsil Station. By subway, you can go to Jeondae Everland Station and take a free shuttle bus
Ticket price: Around 359,000 IDR
2. Visit the Castle at Lotte World, Seoul
This major recreation complex in Seoul consists of the world’s largest indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park, an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters.
You can enjoy various facilities and souvenir shops, watch parades, films, laser shows, and taste numerous Korean or international specialties and snacks. Lotte World is great for families, kids, or couples, so you can come with whoever you want!
Getting there: Head to Jamsil Station and take Exit 4. Lotte World is directly connected to the subway station
Ticket price: Around 370,000 IDR (One day pass to Lotte World)
3. Take Cute Pictures at Teddy Bear Museum, Jeju Island
Who loves teddy bears? Teddy bears are not just a regular toy to children, for years, it has been a best friend for anyone and a part of families. You may find other Teddy Bear Museum anywhere around the world, but if you come to Korea, Jeju Island is your happy place.
Located in Jungmun Tourism Complex on Jeju Island, this museum was opened in April 2001 and has attracted many international tourists. It boasts a unique collection of teddy bears to entertain its visitors. We believe your kids will really like it here!
Getting there: From Jeju-do International Airport, take Airport Limousine 600 and get off at Yeomiji Botanical Garden Bus Stop in Jungmun Resort, then walk for about 5 minutes
Ticket price: Around 97,000 IDR (Museum only)
4. Enjoy the City Lights from Busan Tower, Busan
Going to Busan? You definitely have to include Busan Tower in your itinerary. This symbol of Busan, which stands at 69 meters above sea level is located in Yongdusan Park, Busan City. With a height of 120 meters, the tower is loved by both local and international tourists.
Watch the sun goes down from above to enjoy the Busan skyline at dusk or at night when the lights are turned on. You can also see the statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-sin, the Bell of the Citizens, a flower dock, waterfalls, and many more in Yongdusan Park.
Getting there: Take the subway bound for Nampo Station and go to Exit 1. Then walk for about approximately 200 meters
Ticket price: Around 87,000 IDR for Busan Tower Observatory, while the park entrance is free
5. Wear Hanbok at Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul
When visiting the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace, don’t miss out on the chance to wear hanbok while strolling around and taking pictures just like you’re a part of the royal family. Rent your hanbok or Korean traditional clothes in many rental spots around the Gyeongbokgung area.
To get more sophisticated photos, you can actually book a photoshoot session with a professional photographer too! They can help you to capture your hanbok experience in a very Instagrammable way with a background of the historical Korean palace.
Getting there: Go to Gyeongbokgung Palace Station and take Exit 5 or Exit 2 at Gwanghwamun Station
Ticket price: Hanbok rental starts from 115,000 IDR. Photoshoot starts from 1,128,000 IDR
6. Try Zipline Facility at Skyline ZipWire, Nami Island
Nami Island is one of the top sightseeing spots in South Korea. It’s located not too far from Seoul so you can go on a day tour and spend your time here. Well, rather than crossing to the island by boat, why don’t you try something different?
Get ready to be in awe of the beautiful view of Nami Island from above by zipping through the sky on Nami Skyline ZipWire! You’ll get a new thrilling experience of zipping down from a 26-storey tower at a quite high speed. Fly in the air like a bird and enjoy the Nami landscape!
Getting there: Take a subway bound for Gapyeong Station on the Gyeongchun Line or take a direct shuttle bus to Nami Island from Insa-dong/Namdaemun and Myeong-dong
Ticket price: Around 509,000 IDR
7. Learn How to Ski at Vivaldi Park Snowyland and Ski, Gangwon-do
This most visited ski resort in Korea boasts an array of conveniences like restaurants, accommodation, supermarkets, rides, various entertainment and leisure facilities, and of course, ski areas. If you come here, make sure to spend time on the slopes that suitable for all levels.
Located only 45 minutes from Seoul, Vivaldi Park Snowyland and Ski is the closest ski resort from the city and the largest ski area in Seoul metropolitan region. Coming here will not only give you unforgettable memories but also get new experience and learn how to skiing!
Getting there: Get on a free shuttle bus from Lotte Hotel Myeong-dong depart at 8 am. It takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes to Vivaldi Park Ski
Ticket price: Around 476,000 IDR for Snowy Land Day Trip from Seoul
8. Hike the Mountain at Mt. Seorak and Naksansa Temple, Gangwon
Hike up to Mount Seorak in Korea where you’ll find Naksansa Temple as one of the superb sightseeing spots. This one of the most picturesque mountains in Korea is located in a national park, so be aware of rare wildlife when you come here.
At the top, you can explore the old Buddhist temple which has a 1,300-year history with a beautiful sea view. For those who love nature and lush greenery, you’ll totally love everything offered by this stunning mountain panorama.
Getting there: Go to the Dong-Seoul Bus Terminal then take a bus bound for Sokcho for approximately 3 hours
Ticket price: Around 849,000 IDR for a day trip from Seoul
9. Shop Cosmetics at Myeongdong Street, Seoul
This most popular area in Seoul is a one-stop shopping place for you, shopaholic! Find lots of fashionable collections, beauty and skincare products, delicious restaurants, tempting street food stalls, and even souvenir shops.
We recommend you to buy plenty of cosmetics because besides the price is generally affordable, they will give you various free samples too! So make sure to spend at least half a day here if you want to explore the whole area and have fun.
Getting there: Take a subway and get off at Myeong-dong Station, then take Exit 6
Ticket price: Myeong-dong Street is a public area, so it doesn’t require you to buy an entrance fee
10. Visit Instagrammable Places Around Seoul
Last but not least, we are pretty sure you’ll spend most of your holiday to South Korea in Seoul. Thus, we’ve got you covered with a curated list of 7 Instagrammable Spots in Seoul. From a hype cafe, a concept store, a library, to a park, Seoul has it all.
Check the link above, go with us through the virtual guide, and find the Insta-worthy spots to make your Instagram followers’ jaws dropped! Get your OOTD ready and enjoy South Korea, t-mates 😉