If you are in Seoul you should definitely grab a chance to visit wonderful nearby destinations that you can visit in a day! From K-drama filming locations, historic sites, shopping malls, to natural wonders, there are various places to explore based on your personality. Check out the list below and book the hassle-free 1-day tours via Trazy!

For K-Drama Addicts


1. Nami Island

  • Address: 1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Nami Island is in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do and it’s an absolute must-visit destination when visiting Seoul. You can enjoy the best of all seasons at Nami Island by walking along the pristine trails and get to stand at some K-drama shooting spots. It became more famous after being featured in the K-drama called “Winter Sonata”.

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2. Petite France

  • Address: 1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

 

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Petite France is a France-themed village located in Gapyeong. It’s better known for the filming location of the popular K-drama “My Love from the Star”. During the daytime, you can take pictures in front of the colorful European-style architecture, and during the nighttime, you can be surrounded by dazzling lights!

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3. Garden of Morning Calm

  • Address: 432, Sumokwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

 

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The Garden of Morning Calm is a beautiful garden located in Gapyeong founded by professor Sang-Kyung Han to embrace the natural and elegant beauty of Korea. It brings a different festival every season that is worth visiting. The most renowned festival is the Lighting Festival, which boasts over a million lit-up trees and plants and offers a spectacular night view in winter. This garden was also featured in the drama “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”, starring Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung!

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4. Pocheon

  • Sanjeong Lake: 89, Sanjeonghosu 411 beon-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Pocheon Art Valley: 234, Artvalley-ro, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Pocheon Herb Island: 35, Cheongsin-ro 947 beon-gil, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Located about 2 hours away from Seoul, Pocheon is a mountainous city in the northeast of Gyeonggi-do province. It boasts great natural scenery with a picturesque lake and mountain view. The most popular spots include Sanjeong Lake, Pocheon Art Valley, and Pocheon Herb Island.

Pocheon Herb Island is a huge park comprised of various themes, such as Santa Village, Herb Museum, and Venice Village. It’s also a shooting spot of the Korean TV Show, “Running Man”. Pocheon Art Valley is known as a filming location of 3 K-dramas, “The Legend of the Blue Sea & Moon Lovers”, “Scarlet Heart Ryeo”, and “Hwayugi”.

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For Nature Lovers


1. Seoraksan National Park

  • Address: Hangye-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do

 

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Seoraksan Mountain is the ultimate must-go mountain in Korea loved by many locals and tourists alike. You can admire the distinct four seasons of Korea while enjoying hiking! In spring, you can enjoy pink cherry blossom trees, and in summer you can walk along with the lush green forests. In Autumn, it boasts stunning reddish foliage, and in winter the snow-capped mountain scenery is something you don’t want to miss out on.

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2. Rail Bike

One of the best ways to appreciate the beautiful nature in Korea is to take a rail bike! There are 2 most popular rail bike destinations from Seoul that you shouldn’t miss out on.

1) Gangchon Rail Park

  • Address: 1383, Kim Yu Jeong-ro, Sindong-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

 

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Gangchon Rail Park, located near Nami Island and Petite France, is a great place to enjoy the natural scenery of eastern Korea by taking a rail bike. You’ll get to follow the 8km rail track that has an amazing landscape every season. It also appeared in the famous Korean TV Show “Running Man”.

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2) Gapyeong Rail Park

  • Address: 14, Jangteo-gil, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Gapyeong Rail Park is one of the best places to see the pristine natural scenery of Gapyeong. You will get pedal across a 30-meter high bridge over the river and ride through an area where tree branches create a romantic tunnel. A beautiful river and countryside view will greet you and give you a healing time.

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For History Enthusiasts


1. DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a piece of land that runs across the Korean peninsula between South and North Korea. By joining the DMZ tour, you’ll get to learn more about the Korean War and experience one of the deepest tragedies in Korean history. The must-visit places include Dora Observatory, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dorasan Station, and Unification Village.

Dora Observatory overlooks North Korea and you can see many locations across the DMZ. Dorasan Station is a station near the border that stands as a symbol of hope for unification. The 3rd tunnel is a tune that was capable of sneaking 30,000 soldiers into South Korea.

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2. Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

  • Address: 320-2, Yeonghwa-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do

 

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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress was constructed in Joseon Dynasty and the unique layout of the fortress makes it one of the most elaborate oriental fortresses in Asia, as it’s designated as UNESCO World Heritage. You can walk the whole thing in about 3 hours although you’ll probably want to spend an entire day exploring. It has a cute hot air balloon, which you can take, and it’s also very famous for having a breathtaking night view with the lights.

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For Incheon Explorers


Incheon is an underestimated day trip destination from Seoul, usually only known for Incheon International Airport. It has more trendy places than you imagine with the harmony of past and present. Also, it has both stunning coastal and mountain views that will give a perfect getaway from busy city life!

1. Wolmi Island

  • Address: Bokseong-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon

Wolmi Island is a small islet that offers a marvelous view of the sea with lots of Instagrammable spots. Wolmi Theme Park and Wolmi Culture Street especially give you a fun time to enjoy taking pictures at famous photo spots. Wolmi Theme Park & My Land also have iconic rides, such as Ferris wheel, Disco Pang Pang, and Viking, that are worth trying out!

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2. Songdo

  • Songdo Central Park: 160, Convensia-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

 

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Songdo is a recently established international city in Incheon where you can see the stunning contemporary architecture. Songdo Central Park is particularly well-known for its night scene with the sparkling lights of skyscrapers that surround the park. Riding the moon boat along the lake inside the park is highly recommended! Also, don’t forget to take photos at the Tri-Bowl installation, one of the most famous night views of Songdo.

Songdo is a popular shooting spot for many K-dramas as well, such as “Goblin”, “Itaewon Class”, and “Crash Landing on You”. You can visit these shooting spots and recall the highlight scenes!

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3. Muuido Island

  • Address: Muui-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon

 

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Muuido Island is an emerging trekking destination in Incheon where you can see the panoramic view of the ocean and the fishing village. You’ll get to follow the Muui Bada Nuri-gil trail and refresh your body and mind by taking in the peaceful vibe of the island. You’ll also encounter Hanagae Beach, a local beach widely known for mud experience and zipline.

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4. China Town

  • Address: 12, Chinatown-ro 59 beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon

There is a famous China Town in Incheon where you can walk through the streets and experience the Chinese influence on the city. You can also try some Chinese food, such as candied fruits (tanghulu). The main gate of the town is a spot that represents Incheon China Town. It’s within walking distance to other famous attractions including Open Port Area and Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village.

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5. Yeongjongdo Island

  • Address: 671-3, Unnam-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon

Yeongjongdo Island is a lovely island that boasts serene ocean views of the West Sea. It’s also famous for having Yeongjongdo Seaside Park where you can spend a romantic day feeling the cool ocean breeze while hopping on a rail bike. You can also stop by Masian Beach, a relaxing beach in Yeongjongdo Island with a fantastic ocean landscape.

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For Shopaholics


1. Paju Premium Outlet

  • Address: 200, Pilseung-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

 

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If you love shopping, Paju Premium Outlet is definitely a must-visit. It’s Korea’s second luxury premium outlet with more than 165 shops and 21 restaurants & cafes where you can have an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience. Paju also has many other famous attractions to visit, such as Heyri Art Village, a very unique village with fun & artsy atmosphere, and Provence Village, a French-themed village styled after the Provence Town in France.

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2. Yeoju Premium Outlet

  • Address: 360, Myeongpum-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Located about 1.5 hours away from Seoul, Yeoju Premium Outlet boasts the ultimate selections from world-class international bran labels to renowned Korean brands. Right next to Yeoju Premium Outlet, there is 375 Yeoju Outlet that offers more masstige brands and sportswear and Orange Factory Outlet that offers Korean local fashion brands.

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