It's finally June, and summer is around the corner. Since this will be my last summer in Korea I have compiled a bucketlist of things I want to do. Some of these things I can do other seasons as well but won't look as nice as the summer. Some of these things I should have already done, it makes me think "what the hell was I doing last summer!" Anyways here is my list.
I really wanted to go to Busan last summer for a number of reason but couldn't find anyone to come with me. But this summer I am going, regardless if I have to go alone. There are so many things to do in Busan, from palaces along the ocean, to mural villages to markets and of course the beach.
Muju Firefly Festival
This is another event I missed out on last year because I had no one to go with. But I've never seen fireflies before and I really want to do the paper lantern release. This year it's at the end of August/September, so hopefully its still warm.
Boseong Green Tea Plantations
This is one of the places I mentioned in my other post about top things to do in the summer. I've been wanting to go here since I found out about it. I love green tea anything and the fields are really beautiful.
I've been in Korea for awhile and have always wanted to visit Jeju. Jeju is a beautiful island in the south of Korea. I've seen pictures and it looks very tropical. You may remember it from the Sewol ferry accident there. But flying from Seoul is cheap and quick. There are tons of things to do there. Jeju is known for their oranges and penis park hahaha. They have beautiful waterfalls and great beaches which is why sometimes flying there around Korean holidays can cost you about $500.
You have all seen my love for cultural villages which is why I need to go to the German village. This one was also mentioned in my summer post.
Boryeong Mud Festival
I've been so torn with this one. Last year I wanted to go then decided not to go to the festival after mixed reviews. Then I thought about it and wondered why I let other people's opinions change my own. So next month I will be going to the Boryeong mud festival with my co-workers. I enjoy myself everywhere so I think I will have fun.
It's hard to find a tour group that goes to the DMZ on the weekend. Most trips are on a weekend unless you go with big tour groups which I'm not too keen on. But who doesn't want to get a view of North Korea. I think that should be included in top things to do in Korea. But also, you need to make sure you have your passport or you cannot go.
Incheon is the located of Korea's largest airport. They also have a really nice park with kayaking and other water activities. Some of Psy's "Gangnam Style" video was shot there as well, which has made it even more popular. One of these weekends coming up I will be checking it out.
I randomly stumbled on this in the Visitkorea app. If you are in Korea you need this app. This is where I find all these cool things to do! Gosu caves is a natural limestone cave. It looks really interesting so I want to check it out one of these days. The cave is located in Danyang about 3 hours from Suwon. I have read good reviews about it which makes it even better to visit.
I've been to Everland, which wasn't all that, but still have never been to Lotte World. Lotte World is Korea's Disney World. It ever has a similar castle theme to it. But half of the park in inside and half is outside. Inside they have a waterpark, rides, skating rink and you can ever ski in the winter.
There's really only 1 reason I want to go to Jeonju, and it's to see the pagoda with the lily pads surrounding it. I saw this photo on the VisitKorea site, it looks so beautiful. There are also palaces near by, a popular park and traditional mall.
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