9 Romantic Things to Do in South Korea in Autumn

South Korea is possibly one of the most romantic places in Asia. With its beautiful forests and parks, enchanting islands and unique culture, South Korea is the perfect place to visit in autumn to rekindle the romance in your relationship. Read on for 9 romantic things you can do in South Korea to help fan the flames of love.


1. Go “Forest Bathing” at Seoul Grand Park Forest Bathing Park

Forest bathing or “sanlimyok” is akin to natural aromatherapy which is basically to take a leisurely visit to a forest to relax with fresh air and enjoy the beautiful sights. And Autumn is the perfect season to go forest bathing to enjoy all the wondrous russet shades of the season. At Seoul Grand Park Forest Bathing Park are several trails for visitors and lovers to choose from including a 450 meter long “barefoot trail” where you can step on the yellow soil barefooted. This enchanting Forest Bathing Park is the perfect place for couples to get some alone time in a beautiful natural setting.

2. Catch the Banpodaegyo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain show

Every night, at scheduled times, the Banpodaegyo Bridge located in Banpo Hangang Park puts on a spectacular fountain show  of water jets, dazzling lights and majestic music. Watching this magical fountain show at the longest bridge fountain in the world, according to The Guiness Book of Records, will surely ignite the flames of love for any couple.

3. Make kimchi

Couples who cook together, stay together! Experience the art of making the most widely eaten dish in Korea – kimchi! Head on to Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as “A Village of Traditional Houses in Namsan Valley” where you can experience traditional Korean culture and learn how to make this uniquely Korean dish.

4. Take a romantic stroll on the banks of the Cheonggyecheon Stream

As part of a massive urban renewal project, the once forsaken Cheonggyecheon Stream located 15-ft below street level has now been beautifully restored and transformed into a haven of natural beauty and serenity in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Seoul city. With the Rhythmic Wall Stream, more than twenty beautiful bridges and assorted wildlife, there’s much to see and admire as you stroll along the banks the Cheonggyecheon Stream hand in hand with your partner.

5. Explore quaint and artsy Samcheongdong-gil Road

If you’re getting lost in a city, choose to get lost in Samcheongdong-gil Road – the quaint and artsy neighbourhood in Seoul where the old meets the new. Nestled between Gyeongbok and Changdeok Palace, this charming neighbourhood is a popular dating spot for locals. The street is lined with hanoks (traditional Korean houses) that have been turned into cozy cafés, art galleries and antique shops. It is believed that if you visit Samcheongdong-gil Road with your partner, you’ll surely be tying the knot.

6. Retrace the romantic footsteps of “Winter Sonata” on Namiseom Island

The highly acclaimed 2002 Korean drama titled “Winter Sonata” starring Bae Yong-joon and Cho Ji-woo is commonly considered to be one of the catalysts for the second “Korean Wave” throughout Asia and the world. The romantic drama series was mainly filmed on the resort island of Namiseom Island and Seoul. Many fans of the series make their pilgrimage to this half-moon shaped island in Chuncheon to visit the various spots the series was filmed. Even if you’re not a fan of the series, Namiseom Island is still worth a visit where couples can enjoy the beautiful tree lined roads and the natural surroundings. 

7. Ride the Namsan Cable Car to the top of majestic Namsan Mountain

Get a panaromic view of the city of Seoul day or night on a scenic ride up to the top of Namsan Mountain in the Namsan Cable Car. 

8. Proclaim your love on the “Love Lock Wall”

Declare your love for your partner on the “Love Lock Wall” at the base of N Seoul Tower. Unlike the love lock gates and fences in New York and Paris, N Seoul Tower doesn’t cut down the love locks but instead encourage people to leave these declarations of love in specially designated areas.

9. Discover the cultural side of Korea through the many Autumn festivals

With the onset of Autumn, South Korea celebrates the season with an array of festivals, namely the Harvest Moon Festival, the Andong Mask Dance Festival which showcases folk dancing and dramas, and the Kimchi Festival where the best of the regions kimchi makers flaunt their wares.
Even if you’re not in a relationship, South Korea is absolutely beautiful and incredibly scenic during autumn with the stunning fall foliage as the main attraction. Plan your trip to South Korea this autumn with Summit Holidays to experience the most magical and beautiful time of the year in this land of K-Pop, K-dramas and Kimchi.

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