9 Reasons You Should Visit Korea in Autumn

As all the seasonal trees turn red and yellow in Autumn, even the most common roads become a beautiful sight. Korea is famous for its amazing Autumn sceneries and there are way too many places you should go to experience this colourful season. We looked around and we have selected 9 sceneries which would make you itch for an impulse trip to Korea in Autumn.

1. Naejangsan, Jeollabuk-do

photo credit to visitkorea

Naejangsan is probably the best mountain to go during Autumn for its trees turn crimson red throughout most parts of the park. Walking in Naejangsan is like walking into a picture perpetually. You could visit the Baekyangsa Temple or Naejangsa Temple for its lovely scenery against the bright coloured leaves. It is merely a 3.5 hour bus ride from Seoul to get to Jeollabuk-do, so what are you waiting for?

Suggested period for 2013: 4 – 9 November

Naejang-dong, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do
전북 정읍시 내장동 , 전남 장성군 북하면 백양로

2. Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul

changdeokgung autumn
photo credit to blog.daum.net/nanhi1

Gyeongbukgung might be the most popular tourist destination, but Changdeokgung has so much more to offer in Autumn. Its exclusive Biwon, also known as Secret Garden, is covered in multiple colours in late October. Take a walk in Biwon to have a feel of how the royals lived centuries ago while breathing in the great scent of Autumn. Secret Garden tour only available upon reservation!

Suggested period for 2013: 25 – 30 October

99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 율곡로 99 

3. Namsan Park, Seoul

namsan park autumn

What could be more romantic than walking in the forest on Namsan Park during Autumn? After a romantic journey to the mountain top, you could seal your love with the famed couple locks on the railings of Namsan tower. Watching the city lights up as the beautiful autumn sun sets on the mountain top would be a memorable experience.

Suggested period for 2013: 25 – 30 October

3, Namsangongwon-gil,Yongsan-gu, Seoul-si
서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 3 (후암동)

autumn in korea banner

4. World Cup Stadium Haneul Park, Seoul

world cup haneul park autumn
photo credit to dootablog.com

If you are done feasting your eyes with red and orange leaves, then immerse yourself in the sea of golden reeds at Haneul Park. Located in the vicinity of the World Cup Stadium in Seoul, it is undoubtedly a peaceful place away from the city buzz. Once you set foot into the park, you wouldn’t believe you are in Seoul anymore. This place is perfect for some amazing profile shots or wedding photo shoot during Autumn!

Suggested period for 2013: 23 – 30 October

95, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 마포구 하늘공원로 95

5. Hyeonchoongsa Tree-Lined Street, Cheonan-si

cheonan hyeon choong sa autumn

Just an hour ride from Seoul, you could reach this beautiful road that is quite a few kilometres long, all lined with golden green trees during Autumn. Cars aren’t allowed to pass this road during this season so travellers could enjoy the best out of Hyeonchoongsa Garosugil.

Suggested period for 2013: 28 October – 4 November

113-2, Songgok-ri, Yeomchi-eup, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
충남 아산시 염치읍 은행나무길

6. Nami Island, Gapyeong-si

nami island autumn
photo credit to filmapia.com

Nami Island is beautiful in all seasons, but only in Autumn, you could walk under the falling leaves from the towering trees. With this place famous for the drama, Winter Sonata, you could make a Autumn version of it with your loved one. If you ask anyone in Korea about Nami Island, only praises would be sung. Experience Korean’s favourite place of all time for yourself!

Suggested period for 2013: 24 – 30 October

1024, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 가평군 가평읍 북한강변로 1024

7. Wiryeseong-gil, Seoul

wiryeseong gil autumn
photo credit to blog.daum.net/sunny38

If you don’t have time to travel out of Seoul, you could also take walks under these golden trees which are equally breathtaking at the Wiryesong-gil. It is one of the recommended roads in Seoul recommended for autumn. You could take the subway to Mongchontoseong station and you would reach this place conveniently after leaving exit 1. Enjoy a breeze walk through this amazing street on the way to Olympic Park, which is also famous for being a beautiful place to visit in Autumn.

Suggested period for 2013: 25 – 30 October

88-21 Bangi-dong Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea ‎
서울 송파구 방이동 88-21

8. Seoraksan, Gangwondo

seoraksan autumn
photo credit to hikinginkorea.blogspot.com

You probably heard of Seoraksan a thousand times because it is one of the top recommended place for avid explorers. Seoraksan is extremely popular for mountain climbing, especially in Autumn. You are guaranteed magnificent views of the endless mountains and ridges in the sea of clouds if you last till the peak at Daechongbong. The hike is definitely challenging, but it would be a once in a lifetime experience.

Suggested period for 2013:  18 – 25 October

Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do 
강원 속초시 설악산로

9. Suncheon Bay, Suncheon-si

suncheon bay autumn
photo credit to blog.daum.net/park7161

Suncheon Bay is a place which you would regret not going because it is one of the best scenes of Korea. In Autumn, the entire wetland is covered in golden reeds, offering an amazing view which would be unforgettable. The sunset in the background of the meandering river at Suncheon Bay is absolutely stunning. We would highly recommend this destination for an unforgettable fall in Seoul!

Suggested period for 2013:  25 October – 10 November

Seo-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 순천시 서면

Planning an impulse trip to Korea for an amazing fall? We could help you find the most suitable lodging easily amongst our reliable network of guesthouses. Simply visit www.hanintel.com/en/bnb/ to start your search now!

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