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Summer in Korea is in full force by mid-June, bringing with it muggy weather and bouts of heavy rain. As temperatures rise, people try to escape the heat by heading to the beach, the swimming pool, or air-conditioned cafes and malls.
Ikseon-dong is gaining attention as a new attraction in Seoul. Despite being in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the center of Seoul, the more well-known attractions of Jonggak, Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun, and Gwanghwamun outshone Ikseon-dong.
While Paris has the Seine River and London has the Thames, Seoul’s representative river is none other than the Hangang River.
If you’re planning on vacationing in Korea this summer, be sure to check out at least one of the following beach destinations!
The city of Gwangmyeong is a must for any travel itinerary of the metropolitan area. The city is easily accessible via public transit, taking just 15 minutes from Seoul Station to Gwangmyeong Station, and one hour and 20 minutes from Incheon International Airport.
As temperatures soar, people dream of enjoying a relaxing vacation but dread traveling far to enjoy it.
Summer is a time for fun vacations and outings with family and friends. Wherever one’s destination in Korea may be, check out some of these fascinating summer festivals to help you forget the scorching heat.
Immerse yourself in nutrient-rich mud at the Boryeong Mud Festival, one of Korea's most popular summer festivals! The festival takes place on Korea's west coast at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do, a few hours ride to the southwest from Seoul.
Lotte World is one of the must-go places when you are in Seoul! Known to be home of one of the world’s largest indoor amusement parks, Lotte World features both indoor and outdoor facilities, known as the Adventure Park and the Magic Island respectively.
Dongdaemun is a top attraction that is constantly crowded with international visitors! Tourists who visit this area typically only spend an hour or two here, but there are so many things to do or see that you may even spend an entire day exploring.