Top things to do

Top Choice Fortress in Suwon

Hwaseong

The World Heritage–listed fortress wall that encloses the original town of Suwon is what brings most travellers to the city. Snaking up and down Paldal-san (143m), the fortification wall stretches a scenic 5.7km pas…
Top Choice National Park in Gyeonggi-do

Bukhansan National Park

Granite-peak-studded Bukhansan National Park's sweeping mountaintop vistas, maple leaves, rushing streams and remote temples draw over 5 million hikers and rock climbers annually. Even though the park covers nearly …
Top Choice Amusement Park in Everland Resort

Everland

Opened in 1976, Everland is Korea's largest theme park, with five zones of rides, fantasy buildings and impressive seasonal gardens. The lush hillside setting, 40km south of Seoul, is part of the appeal. Thrill-seek…
Top Choice Palace in Ganghwado

Goryeogungji Palace

The partially restored remains of a small palace, dating back to the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), sit on a hillside in Ganghwa-eup. The palace was completed around 1234, a few years after King Gojong moved his capital…
Top Choice Area in Icheon

Icheon Ceramic Village

This leafy cul-de-sac off a busy main road is the centre of Icheon's porcelain and celadon trade, a thriving tradition that dates back to the Joseon dynasty. Containing some 40 ceramics shops, kilns and a couple of …
Top Choice Casino in Yeongjongdo

Paradise City Casino

Put it all on black at Korea's first Vegas-style casino, featuring an enormous gaming floor where bow-tied croupiers shuffle cards and stack chips at multiple tables. If you do hit the jackpot, the resort will gladl…
Top Choice Beach in Deokjeokdo

Seopori Beach

The spectacular 2km-long Seopori Beach, located along Deokjeokdo's southern shore and backed by a thick grove of 200-year-old pine trees, is a sleepy sanctuary of pristine nature and the main island attraction for t…
Top Choice Brewery in Incheon

Caligari Brewing

One of the best spots for a beer in the Old Port area, this brewery with attached taproom slots perfectly into its old warehouse setting. A row of towering tanks faces a small bar pouring a range of craft beers, and…
Area in The DMZ

Joint Security Area

Unquestionably the highlight of any trip to the DMZ is the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjeom. An improbable tourist destination, it's here where the infamous Military Demarcation Line separates South and North…
Music in Gyeonggi-do

Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival

One of the biggest dates on Korea's music calendar is this festival held over a three-day weekend in July. Valley Rock regularly attracts upwards of 50,000 concert-goers to see huge international rock, pop and elect…