5 Places I Want to Visit in South Korea

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Do you also have your favorite places to visit in South Korea like Ali? In this article, she shared the places she wants to visit one day!

South Korea became the dream destination of many after being hooked and falling in love with the country’s culture, Korean dramas, Kpop as well as the beautiful sceneries that it has.

That’s why some are visiting due to Korea’s rich and unique culture and history. Others are flying to South Korea because of their favorite Kpop idols and some are visiting their favorite Korean drama filming locations. And some are hoping to meet their Oppa in real life.

This is a guest post from Ali, the owner and blogger behind the Share to Inspire blog. She is passionate about personal growth and productivity and she writes about improving one’s relationships and productivity. Her blog is all about inspiration and motivation. She is an English teacher in Japan so she shares her experiences too about Japanese life and culture. Connect with Ali on Instagram, or Facebook.

Have you been to South Korea? If yes, I envy it because I haven’t been to it and I would really love to visit someday. I watch a lot of Korean dramas such as Kingdom, Extraordinary Attorney Woo or Squid game, the list goes on. And this is one of the reasons why I want to visit South Korea someday. 

It should not be too difficult because it is pretty close to where I live and tickets should not be too expensive but there are some factors that are holding me back such as the Pandemic and my work schedule. So for now, I can only write and talk about the top places I want to visit in South Korea. Ready? Let’s go. 

Places I Want to Visit in South Korea

1. Busan

There are a lot of things to do in Busan and I heard a lot of good things about this place. I have always wanted to visit Busan because of that incredible movie about zombies. That was an emotional one. 

Busan is one of the most incredible cities in South Korea. You can choose from temples, braces, or parks to visit. I am most excited about the Jangnim Port Village. 

2. Nami Island

I cannot mention enough how beautiful Nami Island is. Visiting this place is like being hit by the constant waves of nature. It is on my list of places to visit in South Korea because of its beautiful nature working harmoniously together.

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Would you explore Nami island too? I would. The only downside is that it’s not easy to enter this Island. The fact is you need to issue a visa to visit the place. It was declared as a self-governing body in 2006 so they have its own passport, currency, and their own stamp. 

3. Bukchon Hanok Village

I see a lot of beautiful photos of Bukchon Hanok Village on Instagram and the beauty of this place is captivating. 

But the main reason why I want to visit this place is that it’s very similar to the oldest city here in Japan, Kyoto. The streets and temples are pretty similar, although each place has its own beauty. 

I heard that members of the royal family lived in this place during the Joseon period. So is the case in Kyoto, Japan. It was the old capital of Japan. 

4. Jeonju Hanok Village

The best thing about this place is the 735 traditional Korean hanok houses. The beauty of this Village revolves around these houses and I don’t know about you, but this is what makes me want to visit South Korea. 

photo source: Jeonju Hanok Village website

The historical charms and traditions remain in Hanok village and I love learning about the history of the places I visit. It is fascinating how a place was built or the happenings around it. 

5. N Seoul Tower

My list will not be complete without the N Seoul Tower. The tower rises almost 500 meters above the city like the Sky tree in Tokyo, Japan. The countries do have a lot of similarities in places and buildings. 

The views from the tower are incredible and it makes you want to visit this place again and again. Would you visit this place? 

Tips to make your trips successful

Travelling is always exciting and it reaps many benefits and rich qualities into your life that will last for a long time. But not all trips are successful. You come across failure or troubles along the trip so I’m also here to give some tips to make it successful. By planning well, you will make your trips more likely full of great memories instead of disasters. 

1. Save More Money Than You Think You Need

You may have figured out all the budget-friendly travel tips available, but there may always be a need for more money than you have. You don’t want to be stuck in an unfamiliar country, alone and without the necessary funds to purchase what you need. When you are traveling solo, it is especially important to plan ahead financially and ensure you bring more than enough money along.

2. Plan Ahead Thoroughly, and Prepare for Emergencies

Now is not the time to throw caution to the wind. When you are traveling, think of every single detail. Before you leave on your vacation, brainstorm about all the things that could go wrong. Talk with people who have been on a trip, and ask them to help you think of anything you may have missed in the planning. Be thorough in your thought process. Hope for the best, but prepare yourself for the worst.

3. Have a Friend Assigned as a Designated Emergency Contact

Traveling solo means that there is no one with you in case of an emergency. It is wise to have a friend or family member at home who you contact regularly, and who will sound the alarm if a day goes by without hearing from you.

Let them know you are traveling and update them on your whereabouts. 

4. Take Risks, But Not Too Many

Use this time to explore all the activities you have wanted to do. I like to try adventurous things on my trip and try things I have never tried before. Check items off your bucket list and in that sense, throw caution to the wind.

Don’t cross the line into recklessness, though. Be safe about who you meet and give personal information to. As a traveler, be courageous, but safe.


I’m sure when I visit South Korea, it will be one of the most fascinating times of my life and I am too excited about it. Writing this post made me really happy and excited to visit this amazing country. 

I know there are many things to do in preparation but I will make sure to follow the tips listed and above all, just have fun. South Korea is also very close to Japan, which is another great country to explore to make up some of the fondest memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. If you ever come to Japan, here are some lists of places to visit for you. 

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  1. This is a fantastic post by Ali and I would love to visit South Korea one day. Nami Island sounds amazing and the N Seoul Tower would be fun to visit and see the views from!

  2. I wonder if I could get a travel visa for South Korea, now that I am a permanent resident in Australia. I would love to visit South Korea, maybe spend the next autumn!

  3. Gustung-gusto ko na mag Korea but parang pakiramdam ko eh di ako ma-aapprove sa visa hahaha 😀 I want to go to these places na omg! For first timers, gano ba katagal yung mas okay na mag visit…like one week?

    1. Usually kualng ang one week! But you can set your itinerary naman with the places na gusto mo puntahan talaga. Maganda din na hindi minsanan para meron kang babalikan next travel mo.

  4. Someone who I know lives in Busan. He moved there from the UK. I love looking at his photos that he posts. Thank you so much for sharing this post.
    Clem x

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