Travel in Korea: Recommended Popular Cities

Korea is one of the most popular tourist destinations and here are
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Famous Attractions & Cuisine

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Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower is one of the famous landmarks of South Korea. Many people will visit the Seoul Sky observation deck located at the top of the tower to enjoy the view of the city. For those who seek excitement, you can choose to walk on the Sky Bridge, a thrilling pedestrian bridge that connects to the tower's pinnacle at a height of 541 meters.

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In recent years, Ikseon-dong has gained popularity among teenagers. Most of the shops there, including unique cafes and restaurants, feature traditional Korean houses as their architectural style.

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Hannam-dong has become a popular shopping destination in Seoul. Apart from Myeongdong and Hongdae, you can consider visiting Hannam-dong for shopping! There are numerous Korean designer brands where you can find a variety of items ranging from clothing to perfumes.

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Soy Sauce Marinated Crab

Soy sauce marinated crab is one of the dishes that you must try when visiting Seoul. You can enjoy the crab meat and crab roe and it is typically served with soy sauce made by each restaurant. The combination of soy sauce crab and steamed rice is a perfect match!

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Korean Fried Chicken

In Seoul, you can find fried chicken shops everywhere. There are various flavors provided, including original, soy sauce, honey-fried chicken and more. You can even grab some fried chicken as a late-night snack on your way back to the hotel !


Famous Attractions & Cuisine

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Haeundae Sky Capsule

One of the popular attractions in Busan is the "Haeundae Blueline Park”. The park is built on an old railway track, while the Sky Capsule Train runs along the Haeundae coastline, offering breathtaking views of the ocean. Haeundae also offers a variety of seaside hotels where visitors can enjoy the stunning coastal views.

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Huinnyeoul Culture Village

Recommended attraction on Yeongdo Island, Huinnyeoul Culture Village! The cultural village features numerous seaside cafes there and visitors can also take a stroll along the coastal road and enjoy the beautiful sunset in the evening.

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Skyline Luge

We recommend the Skyline Luge, a must-try in Busan! After taking the aerial chairlift up the mountain before setting off, you can take the slope slide and slide down the hillside to enjoy the thrill of controlling the speed. It is also a great experience to try with children.

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Pork Rice Soup

One of the iconic dishes in Busan is pork rice soup. Near the Busan Seomyeon Station, there is a street called "Pork Rice Soup Street”. It is lined with several restaurants that serve delicious pork rice soup, where you can savor the rich flavours of pork bone soup."

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Grilled Seafood Restaurants

When visiting Busan, it is a must to indulge in the local seafood delicacies. In addition to exploring the Jagalchi Market near Nampo-dong, you can also visit the beachside restaurants near Haeundae or Gwangalli areas. You can enjoy the scenic view of the sea while savoring grilled seafood and shellfish.


Famous Attractions & Cuisine

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Seongsan Ilchulbong

It is a must to climb to the peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong at Jeju Island to witness the sunrise! You can watch the sun gradually rise above the horizon and take in the breathtaking view of the endless sea. It is also considered one of the top ten scenic spots in Jeju Island.

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Udo Island

When visiting Jeju Island, you can set aside a day to explore Udo Island, located in the eastern part of Jeju. You can also enjoy cycling along the coastal roads while admiring the beautiful seaside views. During your day trip to Udo Island, be sure not to miss trying the peanut ice cream, a must-try dessert on the island!

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Iho Tewoo Beach

Iho Tewoo Beach is located near Jeju International Airport, making it convenient to visit. You can even have the opportunity to witness planes taking off and landing. One of the highlights is the famous Horse-shaped Lighthouse, which features a charming design with one red and one white horse-shaped structure.

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Black Pork Street

When it comes to Jeju Island's cuisine, the must-try cuisine is grilled black pork. There is a street dedicated to black pork, where you can find numerous restaurants specializing in black pork dishes. After enjoying a satisfying meal, you can explore the nearby Dongmun Market or underground shopping streets. It's worth considering staying at a hotel located in Jeju City for convenience.

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Hairtail Fish Dishes

In addition to black pork, another specialty of Jeju Island is hairtail fish. There are two main cooking methods for hairtail fish dishes, Spicy Braised Hairtail and Dry-fried Hairtail, which are very popular among locals.


Famous Attractions & Cuisine

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E-World Theme Park

When you visit Daegu, a must-visit iconic landmark is E-World Theme Park! The park is divided into four zones: Fantasy World, Magic World, Adventure World, and Dynamic World. Within the park, there is an 83 Tower where you can enjoy the view of Daegu City from the observation deck.

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Seomun Market

If you want to experience local culture, visit the largest traditional market in Daegu called Seomun Market! The market offers a wide variety of food options, including flat dumplings and pan-fried pork slices. For hotel accommodations , the central area of Daegu, specifically the Dongseong-ro district, is a great choice!

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Apsan Park

When you visit Apsan Park, make sure to take a cable car ride to the Apsan Observatory, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city of Daegu! In the evening, you can even witness the beautiful night view of Daegu. If travel during spring or autumn, it is also a popular spot for cherry blossom and autumn foliage viewing.

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Braised short ribs

Braised short ribs, are known as one of the best local food needed to try in Daegu. There is even a street dedicated to braised short ribs there. The unique feature of Daegu-style braised short ribs is the use of garlic, soy sauce, and spicy sauce. Don't forget to enjoy it with a side of fried rice!

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Anjirang Gopchang Alley

There is a popular street dedicated to gopchang near the Angiro Subway Station in Daegu! Gopchang is grilled to perfection, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Pair them with beer or soju for a true taste of Korean dining culture.

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Published July 4, 2024