Thursday, 4 January 2018

The Best 5 Places To Visit In South Korea During Summer

Summer in Shouth Korea is one of our favorite seasons to spend exploring hidden pockets of Seoul and discovering new places around the country.

When the weather is hot there’s nothing better than finding a way to cool off or enjoy the great outdoors! Luckily, there are tons of fun trip ideas for you to enjoy your summer in Korea! Don’t want to leave the city? No problem! We have great suggestions for the city dwellers in Seoul who want to enjoy the summer without travel as well!

 Places To Visit In South Korea During Summer

1. Naksan Beach 

Naksan Beach

Naksan is just a 20 minute bus ride south from Sokcho and our favorite beach in Korea. We loved how quiet Naksan Beach was, even in the peak of summer. The beach is clean with turquoise blue water and white sand. Neighboring the beach is a beautiful cliffside temple, Naksansa Temple overlooking the sea. There are plenty of restaurants along the shoreline and hotels to stay at unless you’re feeling adventurous and want to guerrilla camp like we did with our tent on the beach! Another bonus would have to be the spectacular views of Seoraksan National Park behind the beach! Did we mention Seoraksan has our favorite mountains too?

2. Busan


Yearning for a beach escape in South Korea? Why not plan a summer trip to the iconic beach city of South Korea – Busan? Famed for its nature reserves and seafronts, Busan will unleash your inner water nymph with its collection of fabulous beaches, including Imrang beach, Daedaepo beaches, Songdo, Songjeong, Gwangallu, and Haeundae beach. Not only do these beaches offer a sweet summer getaway, but they also a bunch of events and firework festivals. But since it is summer in Korea, expect some of the city’s more popular beaches to be noisy and filled with visitors, even at night.

 3. Jeju Island

Jeju Island

They don’t call Jeju Island as Korea’s ultimate summer destination for nothing. For years, this sought-after Korean wonderland has been luring photography connoisseurs and outdoorsy travelers, with its natural wonders that become even more stunning during summertime. Here, you’ll get catch and experience a plethora of mesmerizing natural sights, such as Mount Hallasan, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeongbang Falls, Manjanggul Cave, Jungmun Beach and Jusangjeolli Cliff.

As an added bonus, the island has a handful of intriguing man-made marvels and quirky museums, like O’Sulloc Museum, Jeju Waterworld, Jeju Folk Village Museum, Seonimgyo Bridge, Loveland and Teddy Bear Museum.  To top it all off, you can explore the island, without having to secure a Korean tourist visa.

4. Sokcho Beach

Sokcho Beach

Located on the north east coast, Sokcho is a great place to go if you’re looking for more activities to do near the beach. The city itself doesn’t have much going on, but offers a variety of accommodation and food choices. Enjoy a sunset at the Cheongchoho Lake, spend the afternoon soaking in the nearby hot springs, make a quick trip to Seoraksan National Park, and if you have an affection for teddy bears you must check out Sokcho’s Teddy Bear Farm.

5. Gyeongju


With a wide array of historic sites to offer, it’s easy to see why Gyeongju is often nicknamed as “the museum without walls”. Drenched in culture and history, a trip to Gyeongju will feel like a step into Korea’s past, thanks to outstanding historic sites like Bulguksa Temple, Dabotap, Seokgatap, Seokguram Grotto, Royal Tombs and Golgulsa Temple. To make things better, it is home to the awe-inspiring Gyeongju National Park.