12 Enchanting Locations in Korea Fit for a Fairy Tale

12 Enchanting Locations in South Korea Fit for a Fairy Tale

Put these picturesque locations in Korea on your bucket list.

Bet you didn’t know how fairytale-like these destinations in South Korea are! Here are 12 enchanting locations in South Korea that will make you want to drop everything and fly there right now!

1. Mt. Hwangmae, Gyeongsangnam-do

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During springtime, beautiful alpine azalea and rhododendron blossoms decorate the slopes with wondrous colours.

2. Cheongsando Island, Wando

You can find several sleepy villages dotted amongst pretty countryside fields on this idyllic island.

3. Seryang-Je, Jeollanam-do

This small reservoir is known for the ethereal mist that rolls in during the early morning.

4. Seokbulsa Temple, Busan

Intricate stone carvings can be found hidden within the depths of the temple grounds.

5. Bomun Pavilion, Gyeongsangbuk-do

When basked in the rays of the morning sun, the pavilion is a beautiful sight to behold.

6. Boseong, Jeollanam-do

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It’s definitely worth it to make a trip down to catch a glimpse of these lovely rows of lush green tea fields.

7. Halla Mountain or Hallasan, Jeju-do

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When translated from Korean, this mountain’s name literally means a mountain high enough to pull the universe.

8. Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, Seoul

Situated within the grounds of Gyeongbukgong, the pavilion was believed to be the place of leisure and relaxation for past royal families.

9. Garden of Morning Calm, Gyeonggi-do

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With the thought of embracing Korea’s natural beauty, the beautiful garden is the result of integrating flora into its curved designs.

Also read: Gangwon Day Trip Itineraries from Seoul: One for Every Kind of Traveller

10. Jirisan, Jeollanam-do

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Discover hidden temples and waterfalls while trekking up the winding paths of this gorgeous mountain.

11. Gamcheon, Busan

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The colourful houses built on mountainous slopes have earned it the nickname “Machu Picchu of Busan”.

12. Duryu Park, Daegu

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Its name draws reference to the nearby Duryusan and Geumbongsan mountains, spread out in a circular shape.

Also read: Nature Detour: 7 Stunning Natural Attractions to Visit in South Korea

If these locations are enchanting for you, you should definitely include them on your bucket list for your next visit to South Korea!


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Rebecca Mei Dook
Rebecca Mei Dook

Becca is a fan of impromptu travel, world cultures, ocean views and chocolate anything. When she's not travelling, you can find her either roaming the muddy paths of the English countryside or wandering around her favourite neighbourhoods in Singapore. After taking an AncestryDNA test, she now dreams about visiting all the places that make up her ethnicity.


Jerald Ang

Jerald is always looking at aviation news and his favourite pastime is plane spotting. When he is taking a break, you'll find him either indulging in his Pokémon games or searching for his escape.