South Korea in a week for the first time

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If this is your first visit to Korea, and your time is limited, we advise you to book 3-4 days in Seoul, the capital, as it gives a good overview of the country

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<p>Change of the Royal Guard at Deoksugung Palace.</p> <p>Seoul.</p> Temple of Bulguksa. <p>Temple Haeinsa.</p>

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Steps

  • Seoul
  • Daegu
  • Parc National Gayasan
  • Andong
  • Gyeongju
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Details of the stay: South Korea in a week for the first time - 7 days

Day 1 : Seoul and its imperial palaces

Start by visiting one of the palaces in northern Seoul: Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Deoksugung as a priority and in order. Then, continue with a walk in Myeong-dong and Namdaemun market, which is certainly smaller but much more typical than the famous Dongdaemun market.

Day 2 : Seoul and its folk village

Continue your discovery of the capital by visiting the folk village of Namsan, followed by a walk in Apgujeong-dong.

Day 3 : Seoul and its hanoks

Stroll through Insadong (preferably on Sundays when the street is very busy) and the adjoining district of Bukchon filled with its traditional Korean houses, the hanoks. And end your day with a trip to the student districts of the West.

Day 4 : Historical and cultural break in Andong

Spend a good morning in Andong (about 4 hours train) to see its folk village and Confucian academies, including Dosan Seowon.

Day 5 : Gyeongju, the historic capital of Korea

Continue with a day in Gyeongju where you can admire the remains of the kingdom of Silla, including the Bulguksa temple and the Seokguram cave.

Day 6 : Haiensa, a spiritual break

Following your visit to Kyeongju, go to Haïensa. Located near Daegu, it is one of South Korea's most important Buddhist temples.

Day 7 : Return to Seoul

It's time to go back to Seoul and prepare his departure, thinking about a return next.

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