Traveling offers many pleasures, such as delicious food, comfortable accommodations and brand-new experiences, but taking photos of precious memories can be the most pleasurable. Below are some destinations in Korea guaranteed to leave you with beautiful photos, even if you're not all too confident in your photography skills. All you have to do is take in the fantastic scenery and just snap away. If you can find yourself somewhere where there's beauty wherever you look, you know you'll be able to capture memories that you can cherish years to come.


    The Bay 101

    Dazzling night-time views that will leave you speechless

    Haeundae in Busan is famous for offering some of Korea's most spectacular night-time views. The most famous among them is The Bay 101, and it's easy to see why. The lights of the surrounding high-rise buildings are gorgeous enough already, but the lights reflecting off the coast of Haeundae are so captivating that you'll want to capture every glimmer in photos. Nurimaru APEC House across the way on Dongbaek Island is also famous for having lovely night-time views. These spots must not be missed by anyone looking to enjoy a romantic night in Haeundae.

    Location: The Bay 101, 52 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 12 am (Open year-round)

    Phone: +82-51-726-8888


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    Gamcheon Culture Village

    Flourishing with vibrance like a scene from a fairy tale

    Are views of the concrete jungle getting a bit stale? Visit Gamcheon Culture Village, lined with vibrant houses in narrow, winding alleys. Here, homes of different sizes and colors come together in harmony to create an atmosphere of charm and mystique. There won't be a moment of boredom as you discover something new each time the scenery changes in the maze-like alleys of Gamcheon Culture Village. Treat yourself to a visual feast, create your own fairy tales and capture each moment with great photos.

    Location: Gamcheon Culture Village Information Center, 203 Gamnae 2-ro (Gamcheon-dong), Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Phone: +82-51-204-1444


    Gimnyeong Beach

    Blue skies, emerald waters and white wind turbines

    Gimnyeong Beach dazzles with blue skies draped over an emerald sea, and its white sands and wind turbines add to the serene atmosphere. Before you even realize it, you'll be reaching for your camera or phone to capture the glorious landscape. Whether you're taking a slow stroll alone or enjoying a romantic walk with your partner, you'll want to capture every moment. Don't worry about picking the right Instagram filter to dress up your photos and just snap away at the natural beauty.

    Location: Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea


    Saryeoni Forest Path

    Like strolling through an enchanting fairy tale

    Saryeoni Forest Path, with its impressively lush trees and red walking trail, is a healing spot full of phytoncides, which have been said to boost the immune systems. The light peering through the trees and leaves looks fantastic on sunny days, while an enchanting foggy mist envelopes you on rainy days, leaving you wondering if you've stepped into a fairy tale. Take a slow walk through Saryeoni Forest Path while listening to the sounds of nature and return to childlike innocence. Be sure to take lots of pictures and remember every moment of this mystical forest.

    Location: San 137-1, Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm


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    Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch

    Cloud-like flocks of sheep on rolling hillsides reminiscent of the Alps

    Looking at the blue skies and flocks of white sheep on green hills, it's no wonder Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch reminds visitors of Johanna Spyri's Heidi. In sharp contrast to a bustling city, the images of sheep lazily grazing the hillsides will naturally have you smiling from ear to ear. Enjoy a relaxing day in this charming place where the rolling hillside landscape rewards you with something new in every direction. If you're looking for a spot to make new memories with the whole family, look nowhere else than Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch.

    Location: 483-32 Daegwallyeongmaru-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Winter: daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Summer: daily from 9 am to 6.30 pm.

    Phone: +82-33-335-1966


    Wondaeri Birch Forest

    An exotic forest of towering white birch trees

    Wondaeri Birch Forest abounds with soaring white birch trees, which are common in Northern Europe because they grow only in cold climates. The forest offers a bright, gorgeous atmosphere thanks to the white trunks of the birch trees, which means that just about anywhere can be an ideal photo spot. If you're lucky enough to visit when it snows in winter, you'll be treated to a whole new level of charm and mystique.

    Location: Wondaeri Birch Forest Information Center, 760 Jajaknamusup-gil, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Summer: daily from 9 am to 3 pm. Winter: daily from 9 am to 2 pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    Phone: +82-33-461-9696


    Jeonju Hanok Village

    Traditional beauty fused with vibrancy and vitality

    Jeonju Hanok Village is one of the liveliest places in Korea that stays true to tradition. There are many stylish cafes and restaurants built in traditional Korean homes, meaning that you can enjoy the traditional culture and the latest trends at the same time. It also makes for a great people-watching spot, as lots of visitors don hanbok (traditional Korean attire) when sightseeing. Jeonju Hanok Village is also home to a splendid Romanesque Catholic cathedral that's a popular attraction for people looking to take dramatic photos. It should not be missed by anyone who wants to enjoy a picturesque date.

    Location: 99 Girin-daero, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea


    Yeoncheon Horogoru Ruins

    Goguryeo-era ruins and barley fields create a remarkable landscape

    Yeoncheon Horogoru Ruins features Goguryeo-era relics that add a fun twist to a seemingly monotonous landscape. You'll be greeted by expansive meadows and barley fields at the top, and when the barley is in season, you can take some stunning photos with a backdrop of vibrant yellow barley. Winding stone steps and hillside ridges will be there for you to show off your photography skills.

    Location: 1258 Wondang-ri, Jangnam-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


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    A dazzling display of flowers in every direction

    Boromwat blooms with different flowers every season, showing a different side each time you visit. You just may find yourself gasping in awe when you see the vast fields of colorful flowers in bloom. The low-rising hills in the background perfectly match the vibe of this place. There are even some greenhouses with fantastic tunnels of flora. The hydrangea garden is full of soaring hydrangeas taller than most people and is so lovely that it's a popular spot for taking wedding photos.

    Location: 2350-104 Beonyeong-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +82-10-7362-2345


    Suncheon Bay Nature Reserve

    Unreal landscapes created by reed fields and flocks of migratory birds

    Suncheon Bay Nature Reserve is a stop for many migratory birds because it has been immaculately preserved, showing off its beauty at all times of the year. It's almost dream-like as the sun goes down, watching the reeds dance in the breeze. If you climb up to the observatory at sunset, you'll be treated to a picturesque scene in which flocks of migratory birds fly over the wetlands drenched in red sunlight. The observatory deck is a great place for a relaxing walk for the whole family and is highly recommended as a photo spot.

    Location: 513-25 Suncheonman-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 8 am until sunset

    Phone: +82-61-749-6052


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