Sunday, 8 April 2018

Travel Inspiration | South Korea

     So despite the fact that I didn't have the best of times while living in Korea, leading me to cut my year short, I do still think it is an interesting and beautiful country to visit. In the time I lived there, I was based in Busan, and I wasn't able to see as much of the country as I'd initially planned, but still managed to get around a few different places. Korea has a bit of everything, from cosmopolitan cities to stunning natural scenery, from historic traditions to its quirky, modern culture. So, here's my collection of photo highlights from the places I saw there!

Busan, South Korea


Busan, South Korea

Book alley, Busan, South Korea

Wet market, Busan, South Korea

Busan Tower, Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea

Gwangan bridge, Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea

Gamcheon, Busan, South Korea

Gamcheon, Busan, South Korea

Gamcheon, Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea

Smaller than Seoul, but no less eclectic, Busan has a bit of everything. Its streets are full of markets, selling food or crafts, and the walls around the city are painted in street art and murals.

Haeundae beach, Busan, South Korea

Taejongdae, Busan, South Korea

Taejongdae, Busan, South Korea

Taejongdae, Busan, South Korea

Taejongdae, Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea

Green tea field terraces, South Korea

Bamboo forest, South Korea

It's easy to get away from city streets in Busan, and the southern part of Korea in general, with numerous beaches, hiking opportunities, and scenic locations like the green tea terraces or the bamboo forests.

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

Hanboks, Seoul, South Korea

War memorial, Seoul, South Korea
 
Folk village, Suwon, South Korea

Folk village, Suwon, South Korea

Folk village, Suwon, South Korea

Suwon, South Korea

Suwon, South Korea

Seoul is a big, cosmopolitan city - I didn't spend much time in the nightlife areas, instead seeing more of the historic, traditional sights, including temples and palaces in the city centre, as well as the folk villages and ancient towns in the surrounding Gapyeong region.

Gapyeong, South Korea

Gapyeong, South Korea

Gapyeong, South Korea

Gapyeong, South Korea

Gapyeong, South Korea

Nami Island, Gapyeong, South Korea

Nami Island, Gapyeong, South Korea

Nami Island, Gapyeong, South Korea

Nami Island, Gapyeong, South Korea

Gapyeong, South Korea

Gapyeong is home to some stunning natural scenery, including lakes, waterfalls, hills, gardens, and the famous Nami Island, with its quirky art installations amongst the trees and flowers.

Korean Folk Village

Queen's Banquet traditional dance, Busan, South Korea

Jinju Lantern Festival, South Korea

Jinju Lantern Festival, South Korea

Busan Fireworks Festival, South Korea

Finally, Korea has no shortage of festivals, events, and traditional celebrations, showcasing the culture of the country, from crafts and dancing, to lanterns and fireworks.

For more posts about Korea, take a look at my archive here.

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