Best Photo Spots in South Korea


This palace is closed at night except for twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring. Needless to say, it gets incredibly crowded. Good time to go is around 8:30 PM, 30 minutes before closing. By then many of the people have already come and gone.

Hapcheon Haeinsa

This temple houses the famed Tripitaka Koreana, which is a collection of Buddhist scripture carved onto 81,258 wooden printing blocks in the 13th century. It is the world’s oldest and most comprehensive surviving version of the Buddhist canon carved in Traditional Chinese. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Cheonggye stream (Cheonggyecheon) is a revitalized stream/river that was once paved over during the rapid development of Seoul after the Korean War. After relocating the multiple merchants who have previously occupied the space, the area was restored to offer an escape from the bustle of city life for the citizens…

Southern Jeju Island

Just at the corner of Jungmun there is Cheonjeyeon Falls, a beautiful park with three sets of waterfalls with each location accessible by paved trails. The trails themselves can get crowded during peak hours but there is room at nearly all of the waterfalls to set up even a large…