In addition to the great cuisine, in Seoul, visitors may enjoy a cooking class and learn all about preparing bibimbap. Enjoy visiting Bongeunsa Temple and Bukchon, a traditional village, and observing the changing of the guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace and exquisite Changdoek Palace. Shoppers will delight in the underground shopping areas with more than 1,000 specialty stores. A daytrip to visit the DMZ, the zone between North and South Korea, is almost a must.
In Busan, the main temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, Beomeosa Temple, is worth visiting as well as the Iljumun Pagoda. A highlight here, no doubt, may be spending some time at the local hot springs. Being a port city, seafood is king in Busan, and visiting Jagalchi Market, Korea's largest seafood market, is a fun activity.
At Jeju Island, one of the best botanical gardens in Asia, Yeomiji Botanical Garden, should be on your itinerary. The highlight may be Manjanggul Cave, which is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Seongeup Folk Village, with its Confucian shrines and fortress ruins, is worth a stop. You'll also want to admire "The Pond of God," Cheonjeyeon Falls. There's also the Bonte Museum, featuring local handiwork, and the O'sulloc Museum, where you can learn about Korea's traditional tea culture.
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