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Things to do and see in Korea Shore Excursions

Korea – a small part of the East of Asia – has 70% of total area is mainly mountainous landscapes. Not only famous for ginseng and K-pop industry, this country is also an attractive destination for those who love traveling. Besides the capital city of Seoul, there are many places to explore in Korea such as Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon, and the autonomous region Jeju. Joining with Asia Shore Excursions, you can see that Korea is even more beautiful than in the romantic movie.

Gyeongbokgung Place

Seoul shore excursions Built-in over 700 years ago, Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most splendor and also the largest one of the Five Grand Palaces in the capital Seoul. With the name means “Greatly blessed by Heaven”, the palace was built in the heart of the city protected by Mount Bugaksan and Mount Namsan surrounding. Despite being destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion, the palace was rebuilt and served as the main royal residence that is maintained till now. With the traditional Korean architecture inspiring by Chinese and Japanese, Gyeongbokgung palace including several ancient attractions inside its grounds such as Gangnyeongjeon Hall, Geoncheonggung Residence, Geunjeongjeon Hall, Gwanghwamun Gate, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, and so on. Moreover, you can explore the feudalist culture of Korea with a visit to the National Folk Museum and National Palace Museum which are also located in the palace.

Jusangjeollidae - Seaside Cliff

Jeju shore excursions Known as the Seaside Cliff, Jusangjeollidae is one of the most popular attractions located at the end of the forest of pine. After a long time, the cliff is magically made with stone pillars which are created by the hot liquid lava of volcano Hallasan Mountain turning cold due to the strong effect of water sea. These stone pillars have the shapes of several skyscrapers standing side by side, combined with the white foam from the high waves crashing to the rocks together create a marvelous scenery.

Beomeosa Temple

Busan shore excursions Was built in 678 during Silla Dynasty, the Beomeosa is one of ten HwaEom temples in this country which pursues happiness and generous life. In the past, the temple served as a school where several Korean great masters studying here. Right to the name meaning - the temple of Nirvana Fish, there is a gold-colored well that gold-colored fish came down from the sky playing inside. Not only being a religious site, the temple provides a lot of interesting activities and attractions. Meditate in Seonchaldaebonsan, clear your mind, erase all the useless ideas and depressed thoughts, then find yourself in peaceful and silence atmosphere surrounding. Have a visit to the Il Ju Gate leading to the sacred world of Buddha with the pure natural sight around with lush green forest under the clear blue sky.

Nami Island

Seoul shore excursions Upon setting your foot on the half-moon-shaped island, you can immediately marvel at the picture of roads lined up by beautiful vertical trees that no word can exactly describe. If you are lucky, some nice squirrels can closely jump around when you take some fascinated photos. A fan of Korean dramas, especially the ‘Winter Sonata’ cannot miss the opportunity to visit the famous spots shot in the films. The “Couple Snowmen” which is built by the two protagonists when they have the romantic first kiss. Stroll along and you can see the real-size statues of them holding each other’s hands. Rent a bicycle and take a ride or hop on an electric train to have a mini tour around the idyllic little island.

Petite France

Seoul shore excursions Right to the name, Petite France is a tiny France in the land of Korea where was the filming location of ‘You came from the Star’. This village is designed with the French style revealed in the famous novel ‘The Little Prince’, lined up by a variety of mischievous colorful buildings with the red roofs that you can see everywhere in the romantic country France. Hold on your camera and explore the pastel-tone architecture from European.

Shilla Kingdom Theater

Busan shore excursions Take a visit to the most famous theater of Korea where you can watch a short film about the Shilla Kingdom Dynasty – the Golden Kingdom of Korea. This Dynasty had the alliance relationship with the Tang Dynasty of China to conquer the whole Korean peninsula. The symbol of that dynasty is the magnificent gold crowns which are the most precious art objects of ancient South-East Asia.

Seongsan Ilchulbong - Sunrise Peak

Jeju shore excursions This UNESCO Heritage Site is a must-seeing place in Jeju if you want to admire the beauty of the sunrise in the seaside. The Sunrise Peak has the tuff cone shape formerly being the volcano erupted by sea water. With the steep slope to the height of 182 meters above sea level, it is not easy to climb the peak. But the view from the top is really worth your effort. There is a famous legend about the origin of Jeju – the Grandma Seolmundae who is the daughter of the Great Jade Emperor. Despite the prohibition of her father, she opened the sky and landed secretly. She made the Jeju island and her wash basket was Seongsan Ilchulbong.

Gyeongju Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond

Busan shore excursions The palace was built during the Silla Dynasty with the national banquet hall celebrating and holding important events. Due to its importance, the structure and architecture are so unique that can make you breathtaking at the first sight. Inside the palace, small mountains were created with colorful flowers and lush green grassland surrounding. Rare animals also were nourished in the ground that creates an exotic royal garden.