The Korean Peninsula is absolutely beautiful and so rich in culture and history! Most tourists choose to go to Seoul, South Korea, which is the biggest and most international city. While Seoul has plenty to offer, we have 3 places that are even more special and unique. If you are planning a trip to South Korea, consider these three recommendations:
Located in the Korea Strait, Jeju is the largest island off the coast of South Korea. There are a plethora of amazing lava tubes, mountains, falls, temples, cliffs, beaches, and views to see. For example, Manjanggul Cave has the longest lava tube in the world. There is also Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. It rose from the sea after a series of volcanic eruptions. Seeing the sunrise from this cliff is one of the most beautiful views in Asia! If you go, don’t forget to sample some orange chocolate. It is a Jeju specialty and absolutely delicious!
If you go to South Korea, visiting Busan is a must! It is South Korea’s second largest city and largest trade port. It is a very, very international city that connects Europe, The Americas, and Asia. The culture is very international and there are tons of cool things to do! There are beach areas, historical ruins, the World Cup Stadium, and surrounding islands to visit. In the summer there are also awesome beach festivals.
Korea’s Demilitarized Zone
On the border, you can find Korea’s Demilitarized Zone or “DMZ.” It is one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world, and probably one of the coolest places in the world to see. In order to go, tourists must go with an official tour operator. The U.S. military also provides official tours. In North Korea from the Concrete Wall observation post you can see the South Korean anti-tank barrier. In the South Korean side, there are many parks, observation towers, museums, tunnels, and hills such as “Unification Hill.” Tours include full itineraries and some will even take you hiking!