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Explore the Wonders of South Korea This Year

South Korea has so many undiscovered natural sights and fun things to do

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Hrishita Chatterjee
Hrishita Chatterjee
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SOUTH KOREA: Despite being a small country, South Korea offers high-tech cities, colourful temples, and stunning mountain ranges all at once. The country’s effective rail and bus networks make it simple to go where you need to go, making them ideal for impulsive travellers eager to explore the countryside without much planning. An effective network of buses and trains whisks you almost everywhere from the capital.

Amidst all the festivities and the calm, beautiful weather, Korea offers guests the thrill of mountain skiing and seeing historical landmarks, charming temples of architectural marvels, and more.

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South Korea has so many undiscovered natural sights and fun things to do.

Here are some of the must-visit places of tourist interest in South Korea during the month of February.

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Pyeongchang 

Located in the northeastern region of Korea, it is known for its picturesque mountains and ski resorts, out of which the main and most popular is the Alpensia Ski Resort, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 2018 and is perfect for snowboarding and other activities in the mountains following a brisk relaxation at one of the numerous hot springs located in the area.

Photo Credit: Instagram/snow_heychan

Gyeongju

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the country’s southeast and is rich in temples and captivating architecture. The renowned Bulguksa Temple is one of Korea’s most important Buddhist temples. The famous Cheomseongdae Observatory is the oldest astronomical observatory in East Asia that one can visit. 

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Bulguska temple. Photo Credit: Instagram/denizbastug

Jeonju

Visiting Jeonju, located in southwest Korea and home to the country’s most marvellous traditional culture and delectable food, is a must. One can start the day by going to the Jeonju Hanok Village, glimpsing through the old houses, and comprehending the history behind the architecture and the culture that prevailed long ago. The food in Jeonju certainly must be noticed. This place’s local delicacy attracts many tourists who enjoy lip-smacking bibimbap and makgeolli.

Bibimbap. Photo Credit: Pexels/fudowakira09

Demilitarized zone (DMZ)

The Demilitarized Zone is an expanse of land separating North and South Korea. The Joint Security Area can be accessed by visitors and tourists who can see the blue buildings that line up on the border. This spot is wonderful and different from the mainstream places in the country.

South Korea is a mysterious and exotic country that draws tourists and backpackers who want to see its many wonders. 

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