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South Korea is a land of rich history, deep-rooted traditions, beautiful sights, and ultra-modern cities. If the current global situation has forced you to stay inside and unable to fulfill your travel plans, watch these Korean TV travel shows to enjoy the beauty of Korea from your home!
Here are some of the Korean shoes that will satisfy your wanderlust for South Korea and even help you learn the Korean language.
Law of the Jungle is a household variety show in Korea that’s reminiscent of ‘Survivor’. It is much milder and this show sends guest along with the ‘Chief’ Kim Byung-man to remote deserted locations. The guests practice their wilderness skills in these locations which are not limited to South Korea. They have covered Philippines and Palawan in its episodes.
2 Days & 1 Night or 2D1N is one of the longest-running variety shows in South Korea. Since its launch in 2007, the show follows a mission format where members take on various tasks to gain rewards or punishments. If you are interested to know all about different places in South Korea, you must check out the show as it is focussed on local destinations.
The show is exclusively set on Jeju Island in South Korea. Veteran K-pop idol Lee Hyo-ri and her musician husband Lee Sang-soon have converted their home into a guesthouse. They personally accommodate guests from around the country and are even aided by other Hallyu stars like IU and Yoona. The show is about guests exploring Jeju island in form of tours. You can see all of the island’s attractions in the show that cater to all kinds of travelers – thrill seekers as well as soul-searchers.
A Korean TV show that features Korean countryside and the beauty of northern rural town in Gangwan-do. Cha Tae-hyun and actor Jo In-sung take over a local supermarket and work with celebrity part-timers. You can see K-celebrities like Park Bo-young and Nam Joo-hyuk working in the supermarket and catering the local villagers. The show takes you to Korean countryside where you can see the charm of living there as well as the beauty of Korea’s rural landscape.
Ever planned to travel in South Korea via an RV or get a camping experience by taking a camper van? Korean TV show House of Wheels takes viewers on a unique expedition around Korea. Sung Dong-il, Kim Hee-won, and Yeo Jin-go do invite celebrities in every episode and take them around in their tiny mobile homes.
Hometown Flex lets celebrity guests flex their hometowns with Lee Seung-gi and Cha Tae-hyun as hosts. The hosts are from Seoul so they take viewers on road trip journey outside Seoul to beautiful Korean cities like Busan and Jeonju.
Along with all these Korean TV travel shows, you can enjoy South Korea through virtual trips from platforms like Google Arts, UNESCO, and more.
Don’t forget to check out these other South Korea travel posts:
- Inside K-Pop – A Virtual Passport To The Magic of Seoul from Airbnb
- Feeling Stuck at Home, Now You Can Visit Jeju Island Virtually via UNESCO Media Campaign
- ‘Travel at Home’ – Virtually Visit South Korea With Your Favorite K-Pop Idol as Travel Mates!
- Did You Enjoy the BTS’s Bang Bang Con? It’s Time For Some More of Virtual Togetherness During Social Distancing