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A love story of a handsome soldier and a beautiful lady doctor, “Descendants of the Sun” is the latest hit Korean drama and talk of the town. As the popularity of this television series continues to soar with record-breaking viewership ratings, the viewers are also gaining more interests in its filming locations.
Among Seoul’s numerous attractions, the sites that continually draw in tourists are none other than the four palaces of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace and Deoksugung Palace, as well as Jongmyo Shrine.
Seoul has a great number of downtown areas across the city. In particular, university streets or so called ‘towns’ designed near the schools are full of liveness and energy, owing to the vast number of young people crowding.
Chuncheon, well-known as a lakeside city, is a romantic travel spot. To reach the city from Seoul, get aboard the ITX-Cheongchun Train at Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul.
In Korea, those looking for a picturesque mountain adventure are often faced with a choice between rubbing shoulders with a few hundred brightly dressed hiking enthusiasts, or venturing off the beaten path and exploring distant peaks that are usually only accessible by car.
Cool temperatures and colors change from the vibrant greens of summer to a rich palette of red, orange and yellow, signaling the arrival of autumn.
Located in various suburbs of Seoul, mega shopping malls are reinventing themselves through continued innovation to keep pace with the ever-changing tastes of domestic and foreign consumers.
Just after lunch, young artists begin to arrive at Yeonnam-dong’s Dongjin Market to set up stalls for their crafts.
A top attraction that is constantly crowded with international visitors, Dongdaemun! Tourists to this area typically only spend an hour or two here, but there are so many things to do or see here that you may even spend an entire day exploring.
A great attraction for international tourists to visit when in Korea is the nation's many markets.