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Popular Nature Attractions in South Korea

Udo Island
South Korea
4.6/5
1,746 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Udo (literally 'cow island') is a small island situated to the east of Jeju Island in South Korea. The island was named after its shape, which resembles a cow lying down. In addition to visiting the island's summit, visitors can also enjoy spectacular views from eight different scenic spots.
Seongsan IIchulbong
Seogwipo·South Korea
4.6/5
2,209 Reviews
Mountain
UNESCO World Heritage-Natural Site
Seongsan IIchulbong is 182 meters above sea level. Atop the mountain is a volcanic crater measuring 600 meters in diameter and is 90 meters deep. Surrounded by the sea, Seongsan Ilchulbong is a popular weekend destination for many locals. They like to climb to the top of the hill to take in the stunning rural scenery and the beauty of the nearby coastline. There are great grassy lawns spread across the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong which are suitable for either strolling or horseback riding. Every year on the day before and after New Year celebration, the Seongsan Sunrise Festival is held on Seongsan IIchulbong. This is a grand celebration of unique folk culture.
Cheonggyecheon
Seoul·South Korea
4.3/5
1,200 Reviews
River
Cheonggyecheon is an artificial canal that runs through Seoul from north to south. It is a place where citizens and tourists can rest in Seoul. It forms a popular tourism area together with attractions nearby such as Gwanghwamun, City Hall, Jongno and Dongdaemun. Cheonggyecheon's night is romantic. It is a good place to enjoy the cool summer evenings and a dating site for lovers.
Dragon Head Rock
South Korea
4.3/5
2,490 Reviews
Geological Sites
Seated in the seaside of Yongdam-dong in the center of Jeju, the Dragon Head Rock is shaped like a dragon from mythology. It was formed in the sea from lava that erupted from the crater of Hallasan, and looks like a dragon's head. The part of the Dragon Head Rock above the sea surface is more than 10 meters high, and the part under the sea is about 30 meters. Not far from here is the Dragon Pool. The scenery surrounding the Dragon Head Rock at the full moon is highly praised.
Hallasan National Park
South Korea
4.6/5
1,009 Reviews
Volcano
The majestic Hallasan Mountain is located in the center of Jeju Island. It was said to be high enough to touch the Milky Way. The park contains a wide range of rare flora and fauna and geological formations. It was designated as a national park in 1970 and is surrounded by hundreds of volcanoes.
Haeundae Beach
Busan·South Korea
4.6/5
1,115 Reviews
Beach
Seashore
Located at the south end of Busan, Haeundae Beach is one of the most famous and popular strips of coastline in Korea. All 12 kilometers of Haeundae Beach are thronged with sunbathing bodies and colorful umbrellas all summer long. These pleasure-seekers are after the beautiful sun, sea and sand, as well as the diverse summer events, including the week-long Busan Sea Festival that takes place each August. Fishing enthusiasts also enjoy the beach, particularly around Dongbaek Island at Haeundae's southern end. Easily accessible from downtown Busan, the beach also hosts a number of wintertime activities. On January 1, people gather there to watch the first sunrise of the new year, and the Polar Bear Club meets there around the same time to take a dip in the frigid waters.
Nami Island
Chuncheon-si·South Korea
4.6/5
584 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Nami Island, which is famous for the popular Korean drama "Winter Sonata", is a place frequented by Koreans on weekends and vacation. Nami Island has a pleasant view all year round. In the autumn, the ground is covered with golden ginkgo leaves and red maple leaves. In the winter, snow gleams white, which makes people feel as if they are with the drama. The songs in "Winter Sonata" can be heard everywhere on the island.
Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff
South Korea
4.5/5
1,147 Reviews
Seashore
Geological Sites
Located on the coast between Jungmun and Daepo-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju Island, the Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain poured into the sea of Jungmun. They are rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes. Walking up to the cliffside, watch the towering Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff on the sea, with clear seawater beating against the neatly arranged stone pillars, stirring up white sea spray.

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