Fall is definitely a beautiful season in South Korea, with gorgeous colors and lovely weather. Have you ever experienced the fall season in Seoul? You can enjoy all the nature-related activities like trekking and hiking in autumn. And if you aren’t too much into that, you can skip the hike and enjoy the picturesque fall foliage around Seoul.
You can enjoy the comforts of city life while appreciating the beauty of mother nature in the most brilliant hues. There are so many amazing places around Seoul, including Nami Island and Gyeongbokung Palace, where you can see the brilliance of nature. It’s the perfect time to go soul searching in and around Seoul while you observe the changing seasons and discover the best fall in South Korea!
5 Places and Activities to Enjoy Around Seoul During Autumn
Appreciate the Fall-tastic view of Seoul and N Seoul Tower
You can head over to the iconic Namsan Mountain, the highest point in the city, to catch the sight of warm-colored Ginko trees and maple trees. While you take a stroll on the walking trail, you can encounter lovely stops like Palgakjeong (octagon hall), cafes, and even Namsan Library.
You can also take the cable car to the N Seoul Tower on the top of the mountain. While you enjoy the cable car ride, you can delight in the gorgeous panoramic views of Seoul. You can see the rich fall colors ranging from plum to crimson accented with green and gold.
Enjoy the Amazing Scenery at Insa-dong
Insa-dong, the village built for aristocrats and officials in the Joseon Dynasty, is only a short walk away from the Bukchon Hanok Village. There are hundreds of galleries in the village where you can enjoy a blend of both traditional and modern art.
During the fall, you can enjoy the local stalls and galleries in the backdrop of fantastic looking yellow Ginko trees.
Enjoy a Royal Experience with Fall Foliage at Gyeongbokung Palace
A visit to the Gyeongbokung Palace will feel like you’ve stepped inside a beautiful painting. Being the main palace of the Joseon era, the spectacular views of the palace during the fall season do not disappoint.
Everywhere you see, you’ll get an eyeful of gorgeous fall colors. There are many things to see and explore around the palace like the Imperial Throne Hall, Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, and even the royal guard changing ceremony.
Pedal Along the Nami Island
Nami Island is famous for a lot of things like the filming location of “Winter Sonata”, the Korean drama. The island just looks magical, especially during fall, with its gorgeous colored trees lined on the pathway.
Take a picture under the canopy of vividly colored maple trees and along the riverside reed beds. You Insta followers are sure to fall in love with these superbly gorgeous pictures.
Explore Bukchon Hanok Village and Wear Hanbok
Although you can enjoy the traditional Korean housing in Bukchon Hanok Village during any season, there’s something to be said about the views with a sprinkling of yellows, oranges, and gold hues. You can revel in the ambiance of the traditional roof-tiled houses from the Joseon Dynasty.
To elevate your experience and boost up your Instagram game, dress up in a classic hanbok, and strike a pose! You will blend seamlessly into ancient Korea in a backdrop of some gorgeous colors.
Are you ready for a fall experience that you’ll never forget? Plan your trip to South Korea to fall in love with the amazing sights and views, even without trekking or hiking!
You can also check out suggestions from Imagine Your Korea, the official website of Korea Tourism Organization.
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