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10 spots in Korea you must visit

Visit KoreaThe best place to enjoy your vacation

Hyeon Jung Kim

Visit Korea

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FlyThere are 2 major airlines and 5 low-fare airlines that Korea has. You can choose to fly relatively comfortably with wide seats that the 2 major airlines have.You can also choose to fly with one of the 5 low-fare airlines depending with the budget and schedule you have.

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AttractionsHere are the flowery spring landscapes, and quietly stunning historic sites on your Korean travel bucket list. And just in case you were wondering, they are in no particular order.Hyeon Jung Kim

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Changdeokgung PalaceThe palace is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in year 1997 for its historical significance, simplicity and subtleness.

The UNESCO committee also described the site as an outstanding example of exceptional architectural designs.Hyeon Jung Kim

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This dense bamboo thicket is located in Damyang, another "slow city" that welcomes all who are tired of hectic city life.

Eight trails around the thicket offer eight different themes to saunter through.

If you look carefully between the bamboo plants, you can spot the green tea shoots that grow from the dew that drips off the bamboo leaves, known as Jukro tea. Juknokwon Bamboo ForestHyeon Jung Kim

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Also known as the Diamond Bridge, this two-story bridge connects Suyeong-gu and Haeundae-gu and offers an astonishing view of mountains, sandy beaches, hills and city lights.

Kwang-An Bridge is not for pedestrians, but anyone can enjoy the spectacular night view of the bridge from afar; its state-of-the-art lighting system allows an exterior lighting of over 100,000 colors.

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HaeinsaTempleThe world's oldest intact Buddhist canon, theTripitaka Koreana, is carefully housed in the1,200-year-old Haeinsa Temple.

The temple's other landmarks include the oldest wooden Buddha statue in Korea (the Haeinsa Vairocana) and a UNESCO world heritage Janggyeong Panjeon ( a "storage hall of Buddhist Sutras").

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Yang Dong Traditional VillageThe nature and culture of this village remains the same as it was during the Chosun Dynasty.

One of the most recent additions to the UNESCO world heritage list, the village has featured famous guests such as Prince Charles and Ban Ki-Moon.

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Jeungdo Salt FarmThis treasure island (artifacts from the Song Dynasty have actually been found at the bottom of the sea) is famous for its clear seawater, soft beach, and salt farms.

The magical sight of huge salt farms is not the only spectacle that can be found here; the mud flat leisure town allows tourists to experience and observe the marine life of the mud flat.Hyeon Jung Kim

FoodKoreans traditionally believe that the taste and quality of food depends on its spices and sauces, the essential ingredients to making a delicious meal.Discover and enjoy various food that will stimulate your taste buds!

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BibimbapBibimbap, a bowl of rice mixed with meat and assorted vegetables, is one of the all time favorite meals of the Korean people, regardless of age or generation.

Its popularity has also grown internationally.

Even some Hollywood celebrities have praised its nutritional value and talked about how it has helped them maintain a healthy diet.

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Dating to the Shilla Dynasty (approximately 2,000 years ago), kimchi is the beloved spicy sidekick at every Korean table.

It's made by salting and preserving fermented cabbage in a bed of pepper, garlic, ginger and scallion.Kimchi

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SamgyeopsalThe best part of eating in a samgyeopsal restaurant is the atmosphere -- a rollicking party punctuated by soju shots, pork strips sizzling on a grill and shouts for one more serving, please!

Served with lettuce, perilla leaves, sliced onions and raw garlic kimchi, it's smudged in ssamjang (a mix of soybean paste called 'doenjang' and chili paste called 'gochujang') or salt and pepper in sesame oil.

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JjajangmyeonAlthough originally a Chinese dish, Koreans have taken the noodles and created a thicker, yummier version that holds only a vague resemblance to its Chinese predecessor. (Think of New Yorkers and the wonders theyve done with pizza.)

It would not be an understatement to say Korean diets would not be the same without this dish -- most Koreans eat it at least once a week, and have their favorite jjajangmyeon delivery shop on speed dial.

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TteokbokkiThis iconic red-orange street food is so popular theres an entire town in Seoul just devoted to the steamed and sliced rice cakes (tteok), cooked with fish cakes (oden) and scallions in a sweet and spicy sauce made of chili paste. Chefs have been known to put all sorts of things inside the sauce, from the black soybean paste to plain old ketchup. Call us masochists, but one thing is certain: the more pepper, the better.

LodgingLooking for a place to lodge in Korea can be confusing sauna, hanok guesthouse, hotel and resort are just a few of the commonly used terms for different types of hotels in South Korea and all mean something a little different.Hyeon Jung Kim

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Hyeon Jung KimA sauna, or jimjilbang, has a steaming circle symbol on the outside of the building.

Theyre the cheapest kind of accommodation option, (about 7,000-10,000 won) and are open 24 hours.

You will be given a pair of shorts and t shirt and sleep on the ground in a shared sleeping area.

Theyre also popular with older Koreans because of the warm floor and include access to hot baths and saunas that adjoin the rooms.

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HanokGuesthouseThese are the same as guesthouses but in a traditional Korean house, called a hanok.

Hanok are built with natural materials and have beautiful sliding paper doors. The rooms surround around a courtyard garden. The old hanok guesthouses have nicely renovated, clean bathroom. You sleep on a soft mattresses on the floor.

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HotelsGenerally, a standard room in a five-star hotel costs approximately 200,000-350,000.

However, these are subject to change depending on the season and special occasions.

Major hotels in the five-star category offer complimentary breakfast and wireless internet in addition to access to a fitness center, sauna, business center, restaurants and cafes.

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ResortsResorts are quite expensive. Theyre usually in the countryside or quieter areas.

Average prices for resorts in Jeju Island can range from 150,000 up to 600,000.

They usually include your own kitchen facilities, an indoor or outside pool and a buffet breakfast.

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