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The ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST – 50 Things to do in Korea!

Hooray! You’ve booked your flights to Korea, and maybe even your accommodation too. Now for the important part – what to do! Whether you’ve got a few things in mind or are absolutely clueless, we’ve got you covered. Just take a look at our bucket list below!

  • Take a trip to the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ)
  • Fly over to Jeju Island
  • Visit a Palace or two
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  • Walk up the Namsan Tower and gape at the breathtaking views
  • Attend a Cherry Blossom Festival (if you’re visiting in Spring Time)
  • Walk through the Bukchon Hanok Village and stay in a Hanok overnight
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  • Relax in a Hot Spring/Jjimjilbang
  • Shop ’til you drop in Myeongdong
  • Rent a Hanbok for a day and walk around town
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  • Unwind at a traditional teahouse in Insadong
  • Scream yourself hoarse at Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor theme park
  • Sing into the small hours at a Noraebang
  • Catch some sun, sea and sand at a beach in Busan
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  • Grab as many free food & beauty samples in one day as you can
  • Be amazed by the traditional dances at the Andong Mask Festival
  • Join a cookery class to learn how to make kimchi
  • Write on the walls of a Korean restaurant
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  • Strike a pose at the Trick Eye Museum
  • Watch the sunset on Incheon bridge
  • Take a break at a trendy café
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  • Party the night away in a club or bar in Hongdae
  • Have fun at an exhibition at BEXCO in Busan
  • Eat chicken and beer (known as chimaek) at a baseball game
  • Ride a tandem bike with a friend or partner
  • Haggle for something you want to buy at a market
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  • Pitch a tent and camp out overnight by the Han River
  • Marvel at the bright colours of the Gamcheon Cultural Village
  • Try Korean favourites like tteokbokki and sannakji (live octopus!) at a street stall
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Image Source: © Inspire Me Korea, 21.05.17, www.inspiremekorea.com

  • Go shopping in the early hours at Dongdaemun Market
  • Take a tour through Daegu’s Modern History Streets
  • Wander through a living folk village in Gyeonggi
  • Explore the city of Gyeongju and its many tombs, temples and other historic sites
  • Order food from a restaurant in Korean
  • Watch a street performance in Hongdae (and sing along if you can!)
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  • Hike up to the top of Bukhansan Mountain
  • Admire the beauty (and take lots of pictures!) at Paraeso Falls in Ulsan
  • Try traditional Hansik with as many side dishes as you can!
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  • Watch a live K-Pop concert
  • Indulge yourself in delicious desserts in the international neighbourhood of Itaewon
  • Embrace your inner child at the Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village
  • Go souvenir shopping in Insadong

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    Image Source: © Inspire Me Korea, 21.05.17, www.inspiremekorea.com

  • Have your fortune told by a Korean fortune teller
  • Learn some Korean phrases from the locals you meet
  • Feel cultured by watching a performance at the Seoul Nori Madang
  • Enjoy Korean BBQ with your friends and keep the Soju flowing
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  • Visit the Damyang Bamboo Forest
  • Browse Busan’s Archaic Bookstores
  • Take a day trip to Wolmido Island and have fun on the Viking ride
  • Have one of Korea’s ‘Goodwill Guides’ show you around the city

We hope this has given you a few ideas of things you can do in Korea, whether you’re staying just in the capital or travelling all over this unique country!

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Natalie Mierswa

Writer and dreamer. German mind, American heart and Asian soul. Member of Kim Jongdae Appreciation Society and proud donator to the Park Jimin Jams Fund.

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