I have mentioned a few times that I have a list of places that Jared and I want to visit during our stay in Korea. A few of you may have assumed that I meant I have a mental list, or a general idea of what I want to do. A few of you who know me personally know that this means I have a well-researched, organized list complete with check boxes and organized into various categories. And a list doesn’t count if it isn’t printed out so that you can physically check items off of it.
For a few reasons, I have decided to share my list with you! First, I just like sharing on here. Also, there are several readers who are here in South Korea as well (안녕하세요!), and I thought they might like to see what is available out there. Plus, I thought that if I share my list, then others with knowledge of South Korea could make suggestions as to what I am missing out on!
The activities on the list are mostly based on our two Korea guidebooks Lonely Planet’s Korea and Seoul Selection’s: Seoul, both of which we are very happy with. When possible I have linked the activity to another website (usually Wikipedia or the Korean Tourism Website) to provide more information. If we had already visited that place than I have marked it off the list (because that’s the best part of making a list), and linked it to the corresponding post. Some of the places I have visited, but not in depth enough to write about for you; therefore, I have not checked it off the list yet. I have broken the list into different sections; some items may be listed in two categories. Enjoy!
SEOUL SITES & EVENTS
STEP BACK IN TIME (Historical Sites)
UNDER THE SKY (Outdoor Spaces)
FEATURING FUN FACTS (Museums)
IT’S A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (Unique Neighborhoods & Districts)
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP (Shopping Meccas)
SEASONAL SEOUL SITES
SNAZZY TITLE FOR MISCELLANEOUS THINGS
BEYOND SEOUL SITES & EVENTS
Please feel free to comment as to what you think should be added to list. I’ll update it every few months to let you know how we are progressing on our goals; also, if you really want me to visit somewhere that sounds especially intriguing, then let me know and I’ll move it to the top! I doubt we will actually visit every place on this list, and I hope that we venture out and find places that are so off the beaten track that they don’t appear in guide books and tourism websites.
PS: My original intent was to list the restaurants we want to try also, but after I saw how long just this portion was, I decided to save the restaurants for a later post.