Planning a romantic getaway with your significant other? We got you!
Instead of a day trip to another state, might we suggest going to South Korea? The breathtaking sceneries and romantic activities only South Korea is able to offer are something you and your loved ones should experience at least once in a lifetime.
Those incredibly romantic scenes from famous K-Dramas could be yours to create with these stunning places all around Korea, come take a look:
-- Garden of The Morning Calm --
Deemed a botanical paradise, it is a lush garden full of South Korea’s best horticulture fenced around gorgeous mountains. A perfect destination no matter which season you choose to visit, but we recommend springtime if you wish to see the garden in full bloom.
Festivals are held in every season here anyway, so there's always plenty to see anytime of the year! Here are some of the festivals you can look forward to:
Summer: Iris Festival, Hydrangea Festival, and Exhibition, Rose of Sharn Festival and Exhibition
Autumn: Wild chrysanthemum Exhibition, Chrysanthemum Exhibition, and Maple Festival
Winter: Lighting Festival
Spring: Wild Flower Exhibition and Spring Festival
Look out for these five must-see spots all throughout the garden you probably shouldn't miss:
-> Hometown Garden
-> Rose of Sharon Garden
-> Millennium Juniper
-> Pond Garden
-> Conifer Garden
There are also other places of attraction nearby the Garden of the Morning Calm, such as the Alpaca Nature and Nami Island, for example. The best thing is, all these destinations can all be explored in just a day! Speaking of, Klook.com provides a tour of the Garden of the Morning Calm, the Alpaca Nature and Nami Island for less than RM300. That's a steal! You can find out more through this link.
-- Nami Island --
An iconic location for die-hard K-Drama fans (Winter Sonata, anyone?), Nami Island looks like it's straight out of a fairytale. Aside from its ethereal views, there's a lot you can do here with your loved ones!
-> Take a romantic walk along the famous Tree-lined paths (The Central Korean Pine Tree Lane, Ginkgo Tree Lane, Metasequoia Lane)
-> Ride a bike hop on an electric tour car along the Nami Island trails
-> Take a photo with the statue of the main characters of the K-Drama Winter Sonata
-> Hop on the Gangchon Rail Bike if you’re in the mood for a romantic set up, which you can book online here
If you feel like making a round trip from Seoul to Nami Island, Klook.com has got just the right package for you! Click here for more.
Also, while you’re in Gangwondo, make sure to check out the Anmok Coffee Street especially if you’re a caffeine aficionado! The easiest way to get there is to book the Gangneung Tourist Taxi, which you can find out more here.
-- Haedong Yonggungsa Temple --
If you are into a spiritual exploration or relaxing experience, you’ll definitely love a slow walk at the oldest beachside temple in Busan and get ready to be amazed by this stunning fusion between landscape and architecture. Feel the calmness and peacefulness while enjoying the view from this ancient temple and as the wind breezes.
-> Climb up the 108 stone stairs to reach the pagoda and also the best sunrise spot!
-> Every single corner of the temple is photo-ready.
-> Visit the nearby markets for some local street food that’ll make you drool and crave for more.
If you love knowing more about the historical background of the place or the interesting facts about the temple, you should get a guided tour from Klook.com. Understanding the place sometimes helps us to appreciate the place even more.
-- Pocheon Art Valley --
If you're into nature and art performance, you'll feel right in your elements at the Pocheon Art Valley. Once a forgotten stone pit, Pocheon Art Valley is now a popular date spot for the romantics. Other than that, the crystal clear lake against the majestic rocky cliffs is simply an unbeatable experience to witness in real life.
Here are some activities you can do here:
-> Watch the live performance at the outdoor theatre
-> Take pictures of the various statues surrounding the park
-> Explore the space museum (free entrance!)
You could also bask in the view of the majestic mountains and maybe enjoy a romantic picnic here!
-- Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak --
This geologically-rich spot in Jeju island has been listed as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage in 2007. If you are a nature lover, then the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak is definitely for you. From Jusangjeolli Cliff to Cheonjiyeon Falls, from Woljeongri Beach to Manjang Cave, this place is packed with countless natural wonders.
-> Enjoy the South route to hike up Mt. Halla and visit the Jusangjeolli cliff and Cheonjiyeon falls
-> Take the East route and hike up Seongsan Sunrise Peak to reach sites of interest including Manjanggul Cave and Woljeongri Beach
There’s so much to explore here and you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of it. It is best to prepare your schedule before visiting the place. Or…skip the hassle and just book a day trip (or two) with Klook.com.
Planning a vacation can be stressful, but not if you plan much ahead! Klook.com makes your vacation much easier as they provide convenient travel essentials such as SIM cards, your very own Seoul Pass, and many discounted deals to ensure you won't have to spend more money than you actually need!
For muslim travelers, it is relatively easy to find muslim-friendly eateries all around Korea. You’ll be surprised at how many halal restaurants there are in the country! Here’s a quick guide to halal restaurants in Korea. Prayer rooms are also widely available. Find their locations HERE.
All in all, go visit Klook.com for more information on your future travel essentials!
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