Intro To Autumn In Korea
Usually, when we talk about Autumn, most of us will think about Canada or Japan. Did you know that South Korea has one of the best Autumn foliage! Autumn is the perfect season of cooling from the summer heat, and the leaves on the trees become a bunch of pretty orange-brown. Autumn in Korea is usually from October to November (one of the ideal times to travel!)
The Autumn foliage usually appears first in rural areas (mostly near mountains) of Korea before blooming in the large city centers like Seoul or Busan.
Clothes To Wear For Autumn
Koreans like to wear their coats and sweaters during this season. You don't have to wear too thick since it might not be that cold. The temperature of Autumn in Korea (in recent years) is on average 19°-21°.
Tip: You might want to check the weather forecast before you travel. You also should bring one or two warmer clothes just in case the weather suddenly goes all crazy!
Korean Food To Eat During Autumn
Let find out what you should try next time you are in Korea during Autumn:
Remember the sweet and refreshing orange-colored fruit? The fruit is usually ripe in Autumn, and be sure to try the fruit out!
Fun fact: Persimmon is called '감'. When it is very ripe, we call it '홍시'.
Blue crab (꽃게)
For those of you who love seafood, this side is the best! Blue crabs are the most common during the Autumn and Spring seasons. It can be eaten in many ways: from marinated raw to cooked in soup!
Best Places For Sightseeing During Autumn
Some of you who have read till this part might be excited about traveling (me too!!)! Let us go through some places best to visit:
Changdeokgung Palace (창덕궁)
This is a palace built back in the Joseon dynasty. The palace is well-known for being well-preserved and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also a secret garden (비원) in the palace, which is open for visitors. The location of the palace is in Seoul city center and is easily accessible.
Address: 99, Yulgok-ro, Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Address in Korean: 서울특별시 종로구 율곡로 99 (와룡동))
Opening Hours: 9 am - 5 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Note: There are admission fees, so do check the website for more information!
Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower (남산정원 & N서울타워)
Do you want to experience the Eiffel Tower in Paris feels? The Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower have that perfect feel. This place of visit is close to the famous Myeongdong and Itaewon, so it will be an easy place to travel to!
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Address in Korean: 서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가))
Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm
Note: Namsan Park is free to visit. However, you would need to pay admission fees for the N Seoul Tower; check out the prices on the website!)
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