Korean Travel Guide: An Overview

XcelTrip|4 min read|May 21, 2019

The south Korean peninsula offers travellers an astounding arrangement of stunning landscapes, 5000 years of history and a wide range of experiences. If you are planning a trip to South Korea here is short Korean travel guide for you to follow. Make sure that you book your tickets through XcelTrip to save on all your travels.

Here is a list of places that you can visit in South Korea:


South Korea’s multicultural capital city is always lively and full of life although there are some astonishingly serene and isolated spots to be found there. Seoul is contemporary, thriving and full of restaurants and bars; but also has a number of notable historic temples and other structures, including the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung castles for enthusiasts of Korean traditional architecture. 


Located on South Korea’s eastern coastline, Gyeongju is one of the country’s finest towns to get a taste of Korean traditional architecture and the antiquity of the old ruling dynasty. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and top tourist spots here include the Bulguksa Temple, the Royal Tombs and the Gyeongju National Museum, that hold more than 16,000 artifacts. 


Boseong is a small but scenic county and the tea farming capital of South Korea. Travellers can see traditional terraced farmlands spotted with local women painstakingly selecting the tea leaves. The green tea that is farmed in Boseong is known for its superior quality, that have been developed over a 1600-year history. The area is enclosed by an imposing mountainous scenery, with cedar tress that can reach a height of 20 meters. 

Bukchon Hanok Village 

Bukchon Hanok Village is essentially within the city of Seoul it, but it is a flawlessly conserved village dating back 600 years to the Joseon Dynasty. Features include narrow streets and traditional one-story homes with classic pagoda roofs. Today, very few people actually live in this area, but the buildings are used as Korean traditional restaurants, guesthouses, tea houses and cultural centres, making it the flawless place to engage with the atmosphere of a bygone era in Korea. 

Use this short Korean travel guide on your trip to South Korea. Book your tickets on XcelTrip and make memories that last a lifetime.


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