Friday, September 11, 2015

Guest Blogger: Shonna - 7 Great Tourist Spots in Korea

We're starting Guest Blogger Month off with a bang with writer Shonna giving you the top places to visit in Korea! Some of these places I've never heard of so I will have to check them out!

7 great tourist spots in South Korea

Hello to all the pink fashion ninja readers. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I do. Let me start first by introducing myself. My name is Shonna Sutton otherwise known as Shonna Sutton haha. I am from North Carolina. I have come across an interest into Asian cultures when I was in high school. My high school friends introduce me to a few manga’s and it just took off from there. When I started college that’s when I grew an interest with Korea. The language was so interesting to me so I wanted to know more about the country. I have watched quite a few Korean dramas and also listened to many kpop songs. BIGBANG ! :D
Enough of that we are here to know about my list of spots to check out anytime you are traveling to Korea. You may know these spots already or you may not know them. I have never been to Korea myself but, these are the places I want to visit. They are really cool so check them out!
  1. Namhansanseong Fortress

If you like hiking trails then I recommend Namhansanseong Fortress. It is located on Mt. Namhansan in the Gyeonggi-do Province. It was originally built as an earthen fortress during Gogureyo period, about 2,000 years ago but properly built in 1621 after many renovations. A very beautiful place with great scenery throughout the whole year.
  1. Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

The name meaning “God’s pond” comes from a legend about seven fairies serving the King of Heaven coming down to the pond and bathing in the water. This beautiful waterfall is located right on Jeju Island. The waterfall is 22m high, 12m wide. I would like to take a dive in that water.

  1. Bukchon Hanok Village

These Korean traditional houses are called “Hanoks” which goes back to the Joseon Dynasty period. It is located in the northern part of Cheonggyecheon and Jongno-gu. Some Hanoks are still own by locals but most have been turned into museums, guesthouses, and restaurants. I wouldn’t mind staying in a Hanok for a day or two to get a real experience of living in a traditional Korean house.

  1. Banpo Bridge

The Banpodaegyo Bridge (Bango Bridge) Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest fountain bridge. Located in Seoul. The fountain plays different shows from morning and into the night. The best show is during the night. There are 200 lights illuminating the fountain sending rainbow colored water in the air in sync with the music. 대박!

  1. N Seoul Tower

Have you ever wanted to get a stunning view of Seoul and the surrounding areas? You definitely should check out N Seoul Tower. It sits on Namsan Mountain at 236.7m located in Seoul. It was renamed “N Seoul Tower” because the “N” stands for new look. There is an N Grill western-style revolving restaurant and the Sky Restroom. How crazy is that!!! :D

  1. SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

This sweet aquarium has over 35,000 species of fish, algae, reptiles, and amphibians. It is spread over 3 underground levels and has an outdoor park. Located in Haeundae-gu in Busan. Walk along the tunnel and see several of sea creatures swimming above. I want to see the fishes!

Lastly, but not least is…… of course a shopping center.

  1. COEX Mall
Source: Flickr
This incredible mall is the largest underground shopping center in Asia. It is located in the Gangnam-gu area in the basement of Korea World Trade Center. There are many attractions, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment options for everyone. Is it possible for me to just live in the COEX Mall? IT HAS EVERYTHING!

So there is my list. What places do you want to visit in Korea? Let me know what you think. There are many other great tourist attractions Korea offers that I like but, I can’t write them all here haha.

Happy reading ^^v

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