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Underrated and Off-the-Path Tourist Destinations in Korea to Visit this Summer 2024

Tired of the usual tourist spots packed with crowds? This summer, venture off the beaten path and explore some of Korea's most underrated and charming destinations. These hidden gems promise breathtaking scenery, unique cultural experiences, and the tranquility you crave.

1. Explore Ancient History at Gochang Dolmen Sites and Gochangeupseong

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The Gochang Dolmen Sites are ancient stone burial markers set in lush green parks, often empty of crowds. Nearby, Gochangeupseong, a historic castle with a tranquil bamboo forest, offers a peaceful retreat and a fascinating glimpse into Korea's past. Enjoy hiking amidst massive stone boulders and the beauty of unspoiled nature.

📍Gochangeupseong (고창읍성): 전북 고창군 고창읍 읍내리 125-9

📍Gochang Dolmen Site (고창고인돌박물관): 전북 고창군 고창읍 고인돌공원길 74 고인돌박물관

2. Enjoy Secluded Beaches in Samcheok and the East Sea

The East Sea is known for its clear waters and white sand beaches. Drive along the coast from Samcheok to Busan to find secluded, pristine beaches, perfect for those seeking a quiet escape. Avoid the crowded northern spots and stay in a 민박 (minbak) for a quaint countryside experience. Rent a car and drive from Seoul to Samcheok (approximately 3.5 hours). Continue along the coast for the best beach spots.

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📍Bunam Beach (부남해수욕장): 강원 삼척시 근덕면 부남리

📍Wonpyeong Beach (원평해수욕장): 강원 삼척시 근덕면 매원리

3. Relax in a Mountain Retreat at Chungjuho Lake

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Chungjuho Lake offers a serene escape with its pristine waters surrounded by mountains. Outside of popular ferry docks and picturesque photo zones, determined visitors can find secluded spots around the corners of this massive lake. It's an ideal spot for glamping or camping, with plenty of rivers, caves, valleys to explore away from the crowds. Enjoy the tranquility of nature away from the bustling city.

📍Chungjuho Lake (충주호): 충청북도 충주시 동량면 조동리

4. Unwind on the Pristine Beaches of Wando

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Wando boasts a pristine white sand beach, perfect for those living near Gwangju or southern Korea. The calm, crystal-clear waters and delicious Jeollanam-do food make it an excellent spot for camping or renting a pension by the beach. This less-visited gem promises peace and relaxation.

📍Sinji Myeongsasimni Beach (신지 명사십리해수욕장): 전남 완도군 신지면 신리

5. Discover Unique Mongdol Beaches in Gyeongju

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Dotted along Korea's southeast coast are Gyeongju's round-stone (몽돌해변) beaches, with smooth rocks instead of sand, providing a cooler alternative to sandy beaches. These less-crowded spots are perfect for a relaxing beachside meal, with plenty of seafood restaurants to enjoy.

📍Hakdong Mongdol Beach (학동흑진주몽돌해변): 경상남도 거제시 동부면 학동6길 18-1

This summer, skip the crowded hotspots and explore Korea’s hidden treasures. From serene lakes and ancient sites to secluded beaches and charming countryside stays, these underrated destinations offer the perfect escape. Pack your bags, hit the road, and discover the beauty of off-the-path Korea!

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