The cities of South Korea are characterized by natural scenic beauty, ultra modern skyscrapers, stylish restaurants and cafes alongside ancient architectural splendors. The cities have a cosmopolitan ambience and there is a whole range of attractions for visitors. The major cities of South Korea are -
Kwangju is the fifth largest city in Korea, located in the southwest of South Korea. Unlike the other cities of South Korea, there are very few traditional remains in Kwangju. Nevertheless, the city is beautiful, clean and organized with some interesting places to visit. The main attractions of Kwangju are Chomsongdae (Star Tower), royal tombs, P1unhwangsa Pagoda, Sokkuram Shrine and Kwangju National Museum.
Located in the southeast of South Korea, Pusan is the second largest city in the country. It is also the largest international port, well known for its commercial activity and delectable seafood. Pusan is a safe cosmopolitan city an ideal place for people looking for peace and quite. The city also has an active night life around Pusan National University area.
The main attractions Pusan include Chagalchi Fish Market, Taejongdae Park, Pomo-sa Temple, Pusan Tower, Yongdusan Park, Haeudae Beach Resort, and Tongnae Hot Springs.
Seoul is the capital as well as the largest city of South Korea located in the north west of the country. The city is the hub of Korean politics, culture, education, and entertainment. Seoul has gained international reputation since the 1988 Olympics. Having an interesting combination of traditional past and cosmopolitan lifestyle, Seoul is a great city to live in.
The city is also great for shopping specially in Tongdaemun (east gate) and Namdaemun (south gate). Another interesting place is the Insadon-gil, a street in north Seoul, which features folk crafts, antiques, art galleries, and some fine restaurants.
The main attractions in Seoul are Nam San Tower, Kyongbok Palace, National, Chogysea Temple, Folklore Museum, Lotte World and the War Memorial Museum.
It is South Korea's third largest city, located midway between Seoul and Pusan, east of Togyu-san and Kaya-san National Parks. Taegu is situated at the junction of three major Korean highways- the Kyongbu Expressway, the Kuma Highway, and the 88 Olympic Expressway.
Travelers usually spend only a single night in Taegu on their way to visit one of South Korea's most famed temples called Haein-sa.
Main attractions in Taegu are Kaya-san National Park, Togyu-san National Park, and P'algongsan Provincial Park.
The other major cities of South Korea are Taejon, Incheon, Ulsan, Pucheon, Suweon, Anyang, Cheonju, Koyang, Ansan, Pohang, Masan, Chinju, Kumi, and Tonghae.
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