One of the largest emerging aspects of the South Korean economy is itstourism. In fact, today, it is truly one of the hottest destinations in the world, and very popular with Americans who want to discover the beauty of this Asian country. It has gained much popularity ever since it started progressing economically. Some famous attractions include:
1. Jeju-Do"" this place has become a popular destination especially for honeymooners. The people of Jeju have maintained a long list of traditions that have long disappeared from the mainland of South Korea. The climate in the Jeju Island is relatively warmer and more humid than the rest of South Korea.
2. The Korean Folk Village"" this place gives tourists a complete view of theKorean folklore, ideal for those who do not have much time to explore the whole of South Korea. It has a Buddhist temple, a Confucian school, blacksmiths and traditional farmhouses, weaving and pottery workshops.
3. Kyongju"" this is a museum without walls, and was designated by theUNESCO as one of the 10 most historical places in the world. Many traces of early temples and palaces still remain in this destination.
Besides being the commercial and administrative capital of the country, Seoul is also the most favourite tourist destination in South Korea. This city is houses numerous historical sites that have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Changdokkung Palace, Chongmyo Shrine and theSecret Gardens are some of the well-preserved remnants of the culture and art of the Joseon Dynasty.
Nature lovers will love the untouched beauty of the hills, forests, beaches and other geographical landmarks in South Korea. The Pukansan National Park is a great place where nature lovers as well as those fond of adventure sports can enjoy themselves. The eastern part of the country is blessed with picturesque fishing villages, sandy beaches, lofty mountain peaks and so forth.
Pusan, the largest seaport in the country, has several places of tourist attraction such as Pornosa Temple, Kumjongsansong Fortress, natural hot springs and much more.