When I first came to Korea, I didn’t know much about the places.
처음에 한국에 왔을때 아무것도 몰랐다.
Then I bought a book called “This Is Korea” which explains about almost everything people want to know about Korea.
그래서 나는 “This Is Korea”라는 책을 샀다. 그 책안에 한국에 대한 재미있는 것이 많다.
The book was interesting. It gave me ideas about where to go, how to go and why to go. During my vacations, I traveled to few places which were described in the book and I would to share it.
책은 재미있었다. 그 책은 어디 가는지, 어떻게 가는지 그리고 왜 가는지 가르쳤다. 방학때 나는 책에 있는 곳이로 여행을 했다.
This is Namsan Seoul Tower. It is voted as the best tourist attraction place in Seoul. I visited it twice. It was a great experience seeing the panoramic view of Seoul city. There is a teddy bear museum, restaurant, observatory inside the tower. It is a must-visit place if you are planning to travel to Korea.
I really like this place because it gives you a feel of nature when you are bored with the concrete jungle of Seoul. This place is called Cheonggyecheon Stream. In the past, it was a dumping site but now it is a place where people come to take a break from their busy life. The water is clean and you can see Koi fishes here. It is a great example of mankind’s contribution to nature.
This is the Bongeunsa Temple. It is only temple located inside Seoul city. Basically, temples are supposed to built in mountains and forests but Bongeunsa temple is a bit different. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to visit the temple. Anyone can visit and learn about Buddhism In Korea. It is a peaceful experience. The atmosphere inside the temple is different from that in Seoul.
If you want to do shopping in Korea, then Myeongdong is the place to be. You can find almost every thing you want. The prices are not too much. If you are good bargaining, then you might save a lot of money. There are many big stores in Myeongdong like H&M, Uniqlo, Gap, etc. I personally go to Myeongdong to buy stuffs. If you visit Korea, don’t forget to buy something from Myeongdong.
Jeju Island is a beautiful island, located in the southern part of Korea. It is popular among the tourists. There are many places to visit in Jeju. They call it “Hawaii of South Korea” here. Jeju oranges are very famous in Korea. I bought a lot of orange chocolates for my teachers when I visited Jeju last year.
There is no Disneyland here In Korea but there is Lotte World. It is not just for kids but for the whole family. There are so many rides to try. My personal favorites are Gyro Drop and Gyro Swing. It is the biggest amusement park in Seoul. It is a great place to hang out with friends or family.
Han River is the biggest river in Seoul. It has contributed to the economic development of Korea. It freezes in winter but in summer it is the place to cool off your hot head. The river bank is crowded with people in summer. I went with my friends to play in the water. It sounds childish but it was fun. Once in a while, we need to free ourselves to enjoy those funny moments. When you visit Korea in summer, don’t forget to play in the water.
There are other places that I would like to mention: Busan (one of the big cities of Korea and popular for beaches), Gyeonju (place to experience ancient Korean civilization), Nami Island (where the drama “Winter Sonata” was shot), Everland (the steepest wooden rollercoaster in the world is there), etc. It will require me to write a book to describe all the cool places in Korea. There are still many places in Korea, worth visiting and every place has a different story to tell.