Top things to do

Top Choice Korean in Icheon

Deokjegung

On a hillside outside town, this traditional restaurant serves a wonderful assortment of courses among the paper screens, floor seating and floral-wallpapered walls. It's a treat worth the taxi ride out here – about…
Area in The DMZ

JSA (Panmunjeom)

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…
Museum in Gyeonggi-do

House of Sharing

An hour’s journey south of Seoul is this retirement home and museum. Here live a handful of women, now in their late 70s or 80s, who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels across Asia before and during WW…
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…
Tomb in Donggureung

Donggureung

The largest and most attractive of the World Heritage–listed royal tombs scattered around Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, Donggureung is the burial place of seven kings and 10 queens from the Joseon dynasty. Located 20km nor…
Brewery in Gyeonggi-do

Sansawon Brewery & Museum

If you're the kind who's impartial to a day out at a winery, brewery of distillery, mixed in with a bit of culture amid nature, then a day trip to Sansawon Brewery & Museum is a must. A producer of traditional K…
Cultural Centre in Suwon

Korean Folk Village

Showcasing traditional Korean culture, this 245-acre folk village comprises thatched and tiled traditional houses and buildings from around Korea. It takes at least half a day to wander the picturesque grounds where…
Museum in Suwon

Mr Toilet House

A contender as Korea's wackiest museum, Mr Toilet House is the former residence of Suwon's mayor, the late Sim Jae-duck – appropriately designed like a toilet. As well as hilarious poo-related exhibits and a sculptu…
Palace in Suwon

Hwaseong Haenggung

Sitting at the base of Mt Paldal, King Jeongjo’s palace was built in the late 18th century as a place for him to stay on his visits. It's been meticulously reconstructed after being destroyed during the Japanese Occ…
Museum in Seoul Grand Park

Gwacheon National Science Museum

While aimed at kids, this interactive science museum can be enjoyed by all. Set within a gigantic futuristic building, there are plenty of entertaining, hands-on exhibits that cover all aspects of science and techno…