10 things To Do In Korea In 2021 once covid19 is gone and travel is allowed

South Korea is one of those places you can visit again and again without feeling bored or tired. Especially with their hipster and always improving cafes, nature spot, hiking trails and beautiful park and events just shower you with so much beauty. Here are 10 Things you can add to your future travel itinerary list.

Things to do in korea in 2021

  • Haeundae Beach Train and sky capsule
  • Museum DAH
  • Innisfree Jeju House
  • Museum Arte
  • Tongyeong Cable Car
  • Dodu-dong Rainbow Coastal road in Jeju
  • Jeonju Hanok Village
  • Boseong Green tea Fields
  • Oedo Botania
  • Songdo City

Haeundae Beach Train and Sky Capsule

Haeundae-Blueline-Park

Busan Metro Donghae Nambu Line was redeveloped to become the Haeundae Blueline Park. This line is 4.8km long from Mipo Station until Songjeong Station, which connects various attractions such as Mipo port, Cheongsapo, Dalmaji tunnel, Daritdol Skywalk, Gudeokpo and Songjeong.

Haeundae Blueline Park start operated on 6th October 2020. Actually, there is 2 railway here such as Haeundae Beach Train and Haeundae Sky Capsule, that have a really amazing view of Haeundae beach all along the coastline.

Tickets for Haeundae Bluline beach train are priced at KRW7,000 for a lighting and boarding at 1 station, KRW10,000 for 2 stations, and KRW13,000 for all 6 stations.

If you prefer to use the Sky Capsule, then it gonna priced 30,000 KRW per two pax for a one way trip.

Useful Informations

  • Operation Hours
    Low season & Winter season (November ~ April): 09.30 – 18.00
    Peak Season ( May ~ June / September ~ October): 09.30 – 20.00
    Extreme Peak Season (July ~ August): 09.30 – 22.00
  • Phone: (051) 701-5548
  • Address: (48116) 116. Cheongsapo-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Joong-dong)
  • Website: Blueline

museum dah

Museum DAH officially opens Aug. 14, is the ambitious project of digital art duo col.l.age+ (Sho Jang and Min Kim) and Kunst1, an art production company. According to Jang, the museum takes inspiration from the art nouveau movement of the late 1800s that sought to break down the barriers between fine art and applied art, defined as any object or structure that features decorations intended to be aesthetically-pleasing.

Useful Informations

  • Opening Hours
    Weekdays 10.00-19.00
    Weekends 10.00-20.00
  • Fee Adult: 18.000 won, teenager 15.000 won​
  • Phone: 051-731-3302
  • Address: Museum, 20, Centumseo-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea
  • Homepage: https://www.museumdah.com/

How to get here
By Subway
Haeundae Station (Subway line 2), exit 5 or 7. walk 500m.​

Innisfree Jeju House

Jeju Island is really like Hawaii of South Korea. If you really love nature, then Jeju Island is a must, especially it’s only take 1 hour from Seoul. You can expect to find waterfalls, beautiful sea, caves and hike volcanic craters.

If you are more into beauty and health, you can go to Innisfree Jeju House as you go to Ossuloc tea garden in Jeju Island. As we know innisfree is famous for their beauty product, yet here they also sell you some brunch such as avocado and toast Jeju Brunch, Hallasan-shaped cakes and coffee, while enjoying a swell view of the endless rows of tea plantations, similar to Boseong Green tea fields.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours: 09:00-18:00
  • Phone: +82 64-794-5351
  • Address: 23 Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Homepage: Innisfree

How to get here
By [Bus]
Take bus 150-1, 250-3, 771-1, 771-2, 784-1 or 820-2 from the city and alight at O’sulloc Bus Stop.

Museum Arte

For those who are a museum lovers, after Museum DAH in Busan, you might want to come visit museum Arte in Jeju Island. Giant wave projections aside, the museum has plenty of other exhibits in its 4,500 sq ft space, with at least 10 digital artworks available throughout the year. 

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours: 10:00-20:00
  • Price: 15,000 Won
  • Phone: 064-799-9009
  • Address: Arte Museum, 478 Eorimbi-ro, Aewol-eup, Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Website: Arte Museum

How to get here
By [Bus]
Bus No. 290-1 to Eoeum 2-ri and walk for 15 minutes to Jeju Arte Museum

Tongyeong Cable Car

Tongyeong Cable car is a real-must experience you must try as you visit Tongyeong in South Korea. The beauty of Tongyeong you can see by this cable car is totally different with elsewhere you can find.

From the peak of Mireuk mountain about 461 metres above the sea and 1.975 metres distance, this is the longest cable car all around South korea. As you reach the peak, you will feel the sensation of walking on the skywalk, offer you the beauty of Tongyeong city, Geoje bridge, ship and islands all around.

Make sure you check on my post about Full guide to Tongyeong city.

Useful Informations:

  • Address: 205, Balgae-ro, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
  • Use taxy from Tongyeong Bus terminal for 20 minutes.
  • Opening Hours: October-March: 09.30-16.00, April-September: 09.00-17.00, May-August: 19.30-18.00
  • Last admission about 2 hours before close.
  • If the weather is bad, it will be close.
  • Close during security check on 3-14 September
  • Close for maintenance every second and fourth Monday every month.
  • Phone: +82-1544-3303 (Korean only)

Click here to check on their website

Dodu-dong Rainbow Coastal Road in Jeju Island

Road trips can get pretty monotonous after a while, particularly for the driver. But it’s much less so when the journey is dotted with exciting pit stops.

Located right next to the Jeju International Airport, is the colourful Dodu-dong Rainbow Coastal Road, a convenient attraction to hit up once your plane hits the tarmac. If you’re up for a coastal walk, a stroll from tip to tail takes you about 10-15 minutes. Else buy a drink from the nearby 7-11, and take a seat on your favourite coloured block, to enjoy the scenery and sea breeze.

Useful Informations

  • Address: 1688-8 Dodu-dong, Jeju City, Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Homepage: Visit Jeju

How to get here
By [Bus]
Take Bus 445 to Coastal Road

Jeonju Hanok Village

Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. There are 735 traditional Korean hanok houses. While the rest of the city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions.

The charm of Jeonju Hanok Village lies in the hanok buildings’ unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky. Hanok houses are generally divided into two sections, anchae and sarangchae. Sarangchae is where the men dwell. Because men and women had to remain separated, anchae is situated deep inside the house so that it is secretive and quiet.

Another trait of hanok is that all the houses are heated with ondol, a unique floor heating system. Since Koreans enjoy sitting, eating, and sleeping on the floor, it needs to remain heated. To experience what hanok is like, visitors can either book a hanok accommodation or visit the Hanok Life Experience Hall.

Useful Informations

  • Tour Course Information
    [Half-day Tours]
    – Exploring hidden gems of Hanok Village Course
    – Experience alleys of Hanok Village Course
    – Leisure walk Course
    – Jeonju Hanok Village slow tour Course
    – Joseon dynasty’s King Taejo history tour route (KBS drama “Jeong Do-jeon (2014)” filming sites)

    [Hanok Village & Nearby Attractions Tour]
    – 1 day Hanok village and vicinity tour
    – 2 days Hanok village and vicinity tour
  • Address: 29, Eojin-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
    전라북도 전주시 완산구 어진길 29 일대
  • Phone: +82-63-282-1330
  • Homepage: hanok.jeonju.go.kr

How to get here:
By [Train + Bus]
From Jeonju Station, take Bus No. 12, 60 ,79, 109, 119, 142, 508, 513, 536 or 542 and get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village) Bus Stop.

Boseong Green Tea Fields

Boseong Green Tea Fields located in the southern Jeollanam-do Province. This gorgeous fields of Daehan Daewon Green tea plantations in Boseong is definitely one of the best place to dive head-first into Korean tea culture. More than that, they serve up sscintillating vistas that are hard to beat other than provide you an immerse tea experience.

Arriving at the entrance,  you’ll be greeted by towering pine and bamboo trees that create a really lush canopy above your head. Taking a walk up hill, you’ll find a lot of beautiful landscape as well as signage pointing out some famous korean dramas which have been shot here.

The plantations itself provides a really great visual for travelers and locals. With a steep, unending rows of tea bushes right next to each other on the hills, you must be well prepared with your camera.

Make sure you check on my Full guide to Boseong Green Tea Fields.

Useful Informations

  • Address: 763-65, Nokcha-ro Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
  • Cost: 4,000 KRW (~$4)
  • Open: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (summer), 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (winter)

Oedo Botania

Image by Steve46814 through Wikimedia

Oedo-Botania is a marine botanical garden located on an island in Hallyeohaesang National Park between Tongyeong and Geojedo Island. What started over 30 years ago as a private garden has expanded to cover the entire island in a plethora of plants in European-style gardens, accented by scultures and statues. The garden blooms in a riot of flowers in April, and visitors can walk in the cool shade of the forested trails in summer. Recently, dinosaur footprints were found on the island, adding to its value. The island’s cafe offers drinks and light snacks, along with a fantastic view of Haegeumgang Island and the surrounding blue sea. Oedo-Botania is only accessable via a ferry tour, and there are no accommodations on the island.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    Winter 08:30-17:00
    Summer 08:00-19:00
  • Admission Fees
    Individuals – Adults 11,000 won / Teenagers 8,000 won / Children 5,000 won
    Groups – Teenagers 6,000 won / Children 4,000 won
  • Address: 17, Oedo-gil, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
    경상남도 거제시 일운면 외도길 17
  • Phone: +82-55-681-4541
  • Homepage: www.oedobotania.com
  • Tour Course Information
    Main gate – management office – Cactus Hill – Venus Garden – Lee House – Benvenuto Garden – Bamboo Road – Panorama Observatory – Sculpture Park – Eden Church – Hill of Love Observatory – Stairway to Heaven – gift shop – Geojedo Observatory – Breakwater/Lighthouse of Hope
  • Available Facilities
    Themed gardens, observatory, rest area, walking paths, gift shop, etc.

How to get here:
By [Bus]
From Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Geoje via Jangseungpo and get off at Jangseungpo Terminal.
Take a taxi or a local bus to the ferry dock.

Songdo City

A new city was built literally from scratch, called Songdo City. Songdo Central Park located at the center of Songdo internatinoal business district within Songdo international city, Incheon, South Korea. The main function of this park is actually to reuse rainwater and reduce heat island effect. You can try many other things while you visit Songdo Central Park or Songdo city, such as G Tower songdo,Tribowl songdo, NC cube canal walk, compact smart city songdo museum, hanok village songdo, canoes boats and bikes, songdo convensia and you can also play water sports like kayaks here. Check out 6 things to do in Songdo City!

How to get here:
By [Subway]: Incheon Station (subway line 1), exit 3.​

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