Explore Korea

 

  •   Gyeonggi-Do

     

      It surrounds the cities

      of Seoul and Incheon

  •   Seoul

     

      Seoul is the capital of Korea

      with over 600 years of history

  •   Gangwan-Do

     

      Located in the mid-eastern part

      of the Korean peninsula

  •   ChungcheongNam-Do

     

      Located in the mid western

      part of South Korea

  •   Incheon

     

      Incheon is the second largest

      port city in Korea

  •   Chungcheongbuk-Do

     

      The uniquely landlocked province

      in center of South-Korea

  •    Gyeongsangbuk-Do

     

      Home of the Buddhist

      culture from Silla Kingdom

  •   Jeollabuk-Do

     

      Bountiful in traditional

      culture and historical sites

  •   Gyeongsangnam-Do

     

      Located in Southeastern

      part of South-Korea

  •   Jeollanam-Do

     

      Located in southwest of

      South-Korea

  •   Jeju-Do

     

      Largest volcanic island

      in South-Korea

  • Gyeonggi-Do

    Located in the mid-western part of the Korean peninsula, Gyeonggi-do Province is home to a large variety of tourist destinations, including cultural heritage sites Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Korea Folk Village, Icheon Cerapia theme parks (Seoul Land in Gwacheon, Everland in Yongin), the Demilitarized Zone, and nature conservation sites. Also, thanks to its position as the area surrounding Seoul and Incheon, Gyeonggi-do offers easy access to some of the most remarkable features in the nation’s capital city as well as in the leading international gateway city.

  • Seoul

    Seoul is the capital of Korea with over 600 years of history. It is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economics. Seoul is home to many old historic sites like Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, and places of traditional culture like Bukchon Hanok Village, Insa-dong, and Namdaemun Market. The shopping and entertainment districts of Myeongdong and Apgujeong, and Asia’s largest underground shopping center COEX Mall also draw a large number of tourists every year. The Hangang River, which runs through the center of the city, is also a distinctive landscape of Seoul that offers a myriad of resting areas for citizens.

  • Gangwan-Do

    Located in the mid-eastern part of the Korean peninsula, Gangwon-do Province is blessed with beautiful mountains Seoraksan, Chiaksan, Odaesan and Taebaeksan Clean beaches that offer some of the best sceneries and vacation spots throughout the year. Top summer vacation destinations include Gyeongpo Beach, the largest beach on the east coast, and Jeongdongjin Beach, the beaches are popular spots for watching sunrise on New Year’s morning as well. Winter in Gangwon-do is heaven for winter sports enthusiasts, as the province gets a lot of snow. Meanwhile, the 2018 Winter Olympics has been scheduled to take place in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon.

  • ChungcheongNam-Do

    Located in the mid western part of South Korea, Chungcheongnam-do is mostly composed of plains. It is a vital transportation hub where the railways and highways connecting Seoul with major cities in the southern region cross here. Top inland tourist destinations include Gyeryongsan National Park, the Independence Hall of Korea, and Hyeonchungsa Temple, While popular coastal sites include the Taeanhaean National Park, lined with Mallipo and Kkotji Beaches, and the Anmyeondo Recreational Forest. Also, the famous Boryeong Mud Festival takes places on Daecheon Beach every summer. Finaly, Chungcheongnam-do offers a variety of modern hot springs facilities, including Resom Spa Castle, Resom Ocean Castle, and Asan Spavis.

  • Incheon

    Incheon is the second largest port city in Korea and a major gateway for commercial and cultural exchanges in the later part of the 19th century. It is home to the Incheon International Airport, which has been selected as the world's best airport for six consecutive years, and also the venue for Korea's leading Pentaport Rock Festival and Incheon Hallyu Concert. As such, Incheon is rapidly developing into a city of modern culture. Other top tourist destinations include Wolmido Island and Eurwangni Beach, which is famous for its white sandy beach in the shape of a crescent moon.

  • Chungcheongbuk-Do

    The uniquely landlocked Chungcheongbuk-do Province in the center of South Korea boasts remarkable natural landscapes, including Songnisan, Woraksan and Sobaeksan Mountains, Daecheongho and Chungjuho Lakes, as well as Gosu and Cheondong Caves. Nature can also be found at Danyang Aquaworld, a water park that uses mineral water drawn up from rock beds 750 meters below the ground. Finally, the world’s oldest extant movable metal print book called Jikji (UNESCO Memory of the World) can be found at the Early Printing Museum in Cheongju.

  • Gyeongsangbuk-Do

    Gyeongsangbuk-do Province is home of the Buddhist culture from the Silla Kingdom Era and the Confucian culture from the Joseon Dynasty Era (1392-1910). The City of Gyeongju, the old capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD), is especially well known for such Buddhist cultural heritage sites as Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, as well as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites like the 500-year-old Yangdong Village and Gyeongju Historic Areas. Historic cultural assets, including Andong Hahoe Village, Cheomseongdae Observaotry and the palatial Anapji Pond, are also popular in Gyeongsangbuk-do. Finally, Buseoksa Temple in Yeongju, Juwangsan National Park, Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, and the Yeongdeok Blue Road offer scenic views of nature.

  • Jeollabuk-Do

    Jeollabuk-do Province is bountiful in traditional cultural heritages and historical sites. It is home to Namwon, the setting of the famous pansori ‘Chunhyangjeon,’ and Jeonju, a designated slow city famous for its hanok village and bibimbap. At Jeonju Hanok Village, which is a cluster of 700 traditional hanok homes, visitors can experience the traditional culture like wearing hanok, eating Korean food, and using hanji paper. Some of the top nature sites in Jeollabuk-do include Naejangsan and Deogyusan National Parks, Byeonsanbando National Park, and Gucheondong Valley. Furthermore, the Muju Deogyusan Resort on Deogyusan Mountain is widely known as a great spot for winter sports.

  • Gyeongsangnam-Do

    Located in the southeastern part of Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do is home to some of Korea’s major historical and cultural assets. One of the most well-known assets is the collection of Palman Daejanggyeong (80,000 Tripitaka Koreana) woodblocks, which have been stored at Haeinsa Temple in Hapcheon. Another is the Buddha Sarira that is enshrined at Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan. In the south is Hallyeohaesang National Park, spanning across Geojedo Island, Tongyong City, and Namchae County. Some of the major regional festivals include the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, which is the largest cherry blossom festival, Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival held in time-honored Jinju Fortress, and the Wild Tea Cultural Festival held in slow city Hadong, which is known for green tea and literature.

  • Jeollanam-Do

    Jeollanam-do Province in the southwest of Korea is home to diverse tourist destinations. Top natural sites include Suncheoman Bay, a habitat for thousands of migratory birds, Boseong green tea fields, as well as the designated slow cities (Jeungdo Island, Cheongsando Island, Damyang). The National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage is the nation’s largest effort to preserve the maritime ecosystem. Also, the City of Yeongam has been hosting the F1 Korean Grand Prix since 2010. Finally, Jeollanam-do is also famous for seafood, Pansori and Arirang.

  • Jeju-Do

    Jeju Island is the largest volcanic island in Korea. Officially called Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, this premier tourist destination boasts mild weather, as well as scenic beauties of beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves. Some of the top tourist sites include Hallasan National Park with a largely diverse species of flora and fauna, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak with breathtaking views, and Manjanggul Cave, the world’s longest lava tube that has been registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage. Meanwhile, Jeju has recently won the Global Geopark certificate, and also has been selected as the New7Wonders of Nature.