Sights of South Korea
Korea with its picturesque nature, mountains, beaches and rivers, with rich cultural and historical heritage, is one of the most interesting in the tourist plan of the countries of Southeast Asia. Here you can see the ancient Buddhist monasteries, the royal palaces, sculptural monuments, pagodas, archaeological attractions, fortresses, folklore villages and numerous museums. And picturesque nature and carefully saved habitat give the country a special charm.
Seoul is not only the administrative capital of the Republic of Korea, but also the largest historical, political, economic, cultural and educational center of the country.
Many interesting places are concentrated in the vicinity of the capital – Gigantic Bronze Age Dolmen, Park Museum "Korean village" ("Hanguk Minsokchon"), Half’s fortress (entered the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List) and the complex of entertainment parks "Everlend" v Suvona, Fortress Namchansanson and Puusanson, Dynasty Dynasty Tombs on the territory of the State Arboretum in Kwannne, Lake Chunchukho and DR. Folklore Village "Namsangol Khanok Mayl" (50 min. driving from Seoul), spread out on the territory of 7934 kV. M. and offers tourists all that is associated with the traditional lifestyle of the country, and also demonstrates traditional houses typical of various Korean provinces "Khanok". All sorts of street performances, wedding ceremony, funeral processions, circus numbers, contests for the launch of air serpents, folk dances, competitions in traditional sports and ties are arranged in the village. D.
Island Kanbawado In the yellow sea (58 km from Seoul) is known for its historical monuments and magnificent nature. Among the main attractions of the island should be called Altari Chamasonan, Sunöhonnjon and Chonnyandan, the fortress walls and the forts of the royal residence of the XV-XIX centuries., Ancient stove XIII in. For the production of Seldon, Monastery Chondins, Dolmen Coinol, Fortress Namchanson and Samnaniss, Pickmox Temples, Kukchhons, Man Wall and Chondus. The beaches of the eastern coast of the island, located along the shallow water with weak coastal currents, are considered the best in Korea.
Eastern regions of the country are considered the main "Beach" District of the country – here are some of the best beaches of Kenptae and Naxane. Classic National Park Saraksan, located on the coast of the Japanese Sea (approximately 200 km. east of Seoul), in the territory of the Mountains SAKSAN (included in the ridge Kymgansan or "Diamond Mountains") is considered one of the most picturesque places in the world. Mountains SAKASAN Famous the pristine beauty of their landscapes, "Wild" Stony Plain Pisondue, Mineral Sources of Ocek and Temple of PaintTam. Thanks to winter sports, this area has turned into a resort operating all year round. In addition to the ski ski, the most popular sports – swimming in summer and mountaineering in autumn.
Odeacean National Park is located south of Sabsana and famous for the temples of Volchzhons and Sanvons – this is one of the oldest temples of the Kingdom of Silla. Enpane resort ("Dragon Valley") Lies south of the Mountain Arrays of Odea and known for beautiful ski slopes. It is worth visiting the water park "Sorak Waterpia" With hot (+49 c) sources, one of the largest in Asia limestone cave Hwansongul, Chhat’s National Park, the most beautiful island of Ullyndo, as well as the Kosaka Tower of Reunion and Hanmen Zone and "Iron triangle", Where passed the largest battles of the Korean War.
Central regions are famous for the abundance of historical monuments and picturesque landscapes. Near Tuchon Located huge "Expo Park" (area of about 627 thousand. kv. M.), Kerensan National Park with the temples of the Cape and Tonhax, the State Museum in COZH With a luxurious collection of treasures from the tomb of King Muren (VI in.), State Museum and Fortress Pusosaisson in PUE, Kwacchoks Temple with the famous Buddha statue – YNchzhinmiyk (19 m.) about Nonsana, Hot Sources of Onyang and Hungkhones Sanctuary near Asana and the Korea independence museum about Chonana.
The famous cave Kosh (1.5 km from Tanyan) amazing the imagination to the stalactites of various shapes and sizes. Voraksan National Park will coax excellent landscapes and Temple Tokchus, and Sonnisan National Park with Pophus Temple (553 g. N. NS.) is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the central part of Korea.
The southeastern regions of the country of Icestari were the center of the formation of the nation, so the abundance of historical monuments here is just huge. The largest number of ancient monuments are concentrated in Gyeongju – ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 – 935 years. N. NS.). Here is the oldest Buddhist temple of the country – Pulguks ("Monastery Kingdom Buddha", 751-774.) with the world famous emill bell (3.78 m in height and two with a small meter in diameter), chief pavilion Tehundjon, as well as the accumulation of royal burials Silla period "Three states" – Park Tumuli, Onyn ("Five grabs"), Cheomseongdae (the oldest of the surviving observatories), Gyeongju National Museum, the tomb of General Kim Yoo Sin, and Mount Namsan with pagodas and monasteries in ruins, a three-tiered pagoda temple Bunhwangsa, one of the most famous temples in Korea – Bulguksa (535-752 gg. N. NS.) and the Cave Church of Sokkuras (included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monuments), as well as a resort complex on Lake Pomong.
A considerable number of other treasures of history is concentrated around Kongju. In the Hains Monastery in Kaysan National Park (Kensan-Namdo Province) is kept "Coreana truck" (The most complete assembly of Buddhist Scriptures in East Asia). These buildings in the early period of Coson are noteworthy not only by their grace, but also with their unique design – their creators managed without any special devices to provide optimal ventilation in buildings, so that printed boards are perfectly preserved after many centuries. V Andone You can see the vintage houses of Korean nobles "Yanba". On the territory of the Ponclhons temple there is ancient wooden structure on the territory of Korea. In the village of Museum Hahwe You can see traditional Korean houses and watch theatrical presentations with masks "Hahwe Pelsingut Txhalia". On the slopes of the mountain between Gyeongju and Busan stretches one of the largest temples in Korea – Tongdosa, famous for its many fine sculptures and the temple museum with a good collection of works of art. V Jinju worth a visit Jinju Fortress, Chhoksonnu hall and sanctuary Nonge.
Busan – Chief Sea Port of Korea and the second largest city.
Hallo Marine National Park, better known as "waterway Hallosudo", This 150-km water area, stretching from about. Kochzhedo to Yeosu. In the park is located about 400 islands and islets, many of which are uninhabited and rugged coastline has created a lot of unusual rock formations and caves.
South-western regions considered "breadbasket" and one of the most beautiful areas of Korea – flood rice fields down here to the very coast, indented with numerous small bays. In the area of interest Provincial Park Maisaia ("Mountain Horse ears") The temple Thapsa National Park Naejangsan and Kymsansa Temple (32 km southwest of Jeonju), "culinary capital of the country" – Gwangju with its State Museum and "tea mountain" Mudynsan, "bamboo capital" Tamyan with it the world’s only bamboo museum, Jirisan National Park – the best place for country trekking and mountaineering, founded in 554 g. N. NS. Hwaeomsa temple (restored in 1606 g.), One of the largest in the country Songgwangsa temple (southeast of Gwangju) and "temple of thousands of pagodas" Unchzhusa (30 km south-west Hwasun), As well as the picturesque island Hondo and a unique site near the village of fossils hoot.
About 100 km from the southern coast of the peninsula is the island Jeju (Jeju) – One of the best resort areas of the country. The island has a mild tropical climate and its vegetation and landscape are very different from mainland Korea. The main attraction – Mount Halla or Halla, the highest on the island (1950 m.), Which is an extinct volcano with a crater lake on top Pennomdan. The streams of frozen basalt lava were formed on the slopes a variety of tunnels, pillars and other bizarre formations, as well as numerous volcanic caves. No less interesting fancy rock of the Jewhead, a unique landscaped garden "Tamna Moksokvon", Ethnographic Museum of the city of Chechju (Jeju), Sonzhip Museum Village, Kvanokulen Pavilion (1448 g.), Menclushang Cave, Ioo Beach with black sand, Khallim Park with Grotto Höpchugul, Park Chhondzhenphokhokho with a picturesque Cascade of Waterfalls, Botanical Garden, Yimiji, Rocky Temple of Sanbaguls, as well as Waterfalls Chondzhyun and Chonban near Sughvipo. There are many dive and fishing centers on the island.