Our Korean Bucket List

Korea is a gorgeous country, and we definitely want to see it while we are here. Lately, we’ve been working on our Korean Bucket List, and I thought I’d post it up here (especially since we’ve been checking some items off the list). I wouldn’t say this list is complete, but it’s definitely a start!

1. Walk through Insadong Street in Seoul. Insadong Street is filled with Korean traditional culture, folk craft, tea, and pottery stores. (July, 2013)Seoul Insadong Street

2. Visit and hike Seoraksan National Park. The park is known to be the most beautiful place in Korea. (May ’13)

3. Go exploring on Geoje Island. Geoje is where we are living, and since it is a rather large island, we naturally want to explore and see what’s around the corner. (May ’13)

Geoje Island View

4. Experience the ever famous Korean Jjimjilbangs (public bath houses). (April ’13)


5. Walk through the Bulguksa Temple. Not only is this temple beautiful, but it is also one of the head temples in Korea. (June, 2013)

Bulguksa Tample

6. Wander through the streets of the Yangdong Traditional Village. The village is one of the few traditional villages in Korea and it is listed as a World Heritage site. (June 2013)


7. Tour the DMZ(the boarder between North and South Korea). (February ’13)

DMZ Tour 2013

8. Walk through the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. This is one of the largest and most famous palaces in Korea. (July, 2013)

Pyeongbokgung Palace

9. Go shopping at the traditional Namdaemun Market in Seoul.


10. Walk through the Green Tea Fields of Boseong. This is where the majority of Korea’s green tea is harvested. (June ’13)

Green Tea Fields South Korea 2013

11. Take a trip on our motorcycle across Korea.

Jared's Motorcycle

12. Camp on the beaches of Namhae Island. (June, 2013)


13. Try a Korean Craft Project. Do cupcakes count? (May ’13)

Cupcake Decorating Lesson in Geoje, South Korea at Cupcake Saii

14. Sip coffee at a Cat Café. After I found out that they have “dog cafés,” I decided to change this item to “Sip coffee at a Dog Café.” (July, 2013)


15. Try on Hanbok (traditional Korean clothing).


16. Go snowboarding in Muju (January, 2014)

Muju Ski Summit 2

17. Backpack across our Island (Geoje)

View of Geoje

18. Go shopping in Myeongdong, Seoul. Myeongdong is one of Korea’s primer shopping areas. (July 2013)

Shopping in Myeongdong Seoul

19. Walk through the artistic streets of Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan. (July, 2013)

20. Explore the craft mall “Busan-jin Market” in Busan again. This is my favorite place in Korea, and I want to go back!


Pohang International Fireworks Festival (July 28)

Taebaek Sunflower Festival (July 27-Aug 19)
Admission: 5,000 won

Yeongdong Grape Festival (Sept 3-7)

Andong Mask Dance Festival (Sept 27-Oct 6)

Jinju Lantern Festival (October) or Seoul Lantern Festival (November)

Gyeongju Rice Cake and Korean Traditional Drink Festival (Oct 13-17)

Gangneung Coffee Festival (October)

Buncheong Ceramics Festival of Gimhae (October)

Busan International Fireworks Festival (Oct 25-26)

Well, that’s it for now. What’s on your bucket list for Korea?



7 thoughts on “Our Korean Bucket List

  1. THAT is where you live? Talk about beautiful. And now those green tea fields are on my bucket list, if anything so I can try out some of that green tea ice cream! Looks incredible!

  2. that’s so cool that you had green tea ice cream. Mom took us to a restaurant and it had green tea ice cream too but i didn’t think it was that great. Well it was alright the only thing was the after taste so you had to eat it really fast before the after taste come but at the the last spoon full the after taste came. But I’m glade you enjoyed it.

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