If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, this is the list your Instagram feed needs.
1. Hangang River, Seoul
The Hangang river is famous for fun activities and beautiful sights like Mapo Bridge of Life, which is lit up with meaningful words and pictures to promote anti-suicide awareness.
Most instagrammable spot: Banpo Hangang Park is super charming at any time of day.
2. Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul
Designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid, Dongdaemun Design Plaza or DDP is an Instagrammer’s playground — it was the most Instagram tagged location in Korea in 2015.
Most instagrammable spot: Literally everywhere. Get your camera ready to play in the Art Hall, Museum, Design Lab, Design Market, and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park.
3. Jeju Island
The picturesque island of Jeju has many lovely photo spots, but you can’t miss out on the brand new Jeju Shinhwa World featuring the Shinhwa Theme Park, Shinhwa Water Park, and YG Republique.
Most instagrammable spot: The natural beauty of Jeju Island is a force to be reckoned with, especially the gorgeous view from Hallasan Mountain.
4. Digital Media City, Seoul
The home of several broadcasting studios make Seoul look like a city from the future, and you can get closure to South Korean TV and film culture at MBC World and the Korean Film Museum.
Most instagrammable spot: Just stick around for sunset and watch the magic happen.
5. University Area Tour (Hongdae, Sinchon, Ewha), Seoul
These three universities are all one train station away from each other and offer a lot of incredible photo ops.
Most instagrammable spot: Walk around the Hongik University (Hongdae) neighborhood and find amazing cafes like this on your way.
6. Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi Province
Located just 40 minutes outside of Seoul, Gapyeong County has a lot of picturesque surroundings like Nami Island of Winter Sonata fame and Cheongpyeong Lake where one can enjoy plenty of water activities.
Most instagrammable location: Visit Petite France to learn more about French culture, see famous K-drama filming locations, and to snap a romantic photo!
7. Gwanghwamun, Seoul
The area around Gwanghwamun Square is a historic space that harmonizes with the beautiful scenery of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukaksan Mountain.
Most instagrammable spot: Make sure to rent a hanbok just next door to Gwanghwamun to guarantee your free entrance to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Then spend the whole day as royalty!
8. Busan Metropolitan City
Home to majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, and fantastic seafood — South Korea’s second-largest city is overflowing with tourist hot spots.
Most instagrammable spot: Head to the Gamcheon Culture Village for #wanderlust paradise.
9. Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul
Just beside the Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun lies an area filled with feed worthy spots.
Most instagrammable spot: Head to Samcheong-dong Road to experience cafes within traditional Hanok houses and keep an eye out for lovely wall art.
10. Incheon Metropolitan City
Incheon has much more than the airport! Be sure to check out Songdo Central Park and the only official Chinatown of South Korea.
Most instagrammable spot: Wolmido’s got an exciting theme park on one side and a gorgeous view of the ocean on the other!
11. Gangneung, Gangwon Province
Once you’ve visited the western coast of SK, you’re due for a visit to the eastern coast as well!
Most instagrammable spot: Head to Jumunjin Beach to recreate the poster for Goblin or the cover for BTS’s “You Never Walk Alone” album.
12. N Seoul Tower, Seoul
A trip to Seoul is never complete without at stop at the famous N Seoul Tower (often referred to as Namsan Tower).
Most instagrammable spot: Be sure to get a snapshot of yourself with the love locks and the gorgeous view of Seoul!
13. Starfield COEX Mall, Seoul
Not only can you shop till you drop, you can also visit the COEX Aquarium within the Mall. The famous SMTOWN@coexartium is right next door as well.
Most instagrammable spot: A photo in the Starfield Library will be sure to rack up a high number of likes!
14. COMMONGROUND, Seoul
COMMONGROUND, Korea’s first pop-up store made of container boxes, is filled with young brands, food trucks, exhibitions and photoshoot locations.
Most instagrammable spot: Trek to the rooftop at sunset for the perfect shot.
15. Korean Demilitarized Zone
The DMZ is the buffer zone between North and South Korea, and an ideal place to show off your Korean vacation on IG. Make sure your camera is ready to capture the moment you take a look into North Korea!
Most instagrammable spot: Grab a picture with the deeply meaningful and beautiful peace ribbons. Be sure to get permission from your tour guide before doing so!
16. Your Bias’s Concert
Don’t forget to snap an aesthetic photo of your concert experience while you’re in Korea!
Most instagrammable spot: A photo of your favourite group will certainly get lots of likes and comments!
17. Suncheon, Jeolla Province
Escape to the peaceful and lovely Suncheon for a healing trip filed with picturesque nature and temples.
Most instagrammable spot: Check out the very cool Suncheon Bay Ecological Park for gorgeous views.
18. Hyehwa-dong, Seoul
Once the capital of Seoul’s art and music scene, present-day Hyehwa is still bursting with creativity and youth culture. Capture your walk through Ihwa Mural Village on your way to a musical at Korea’s theatre district — Daehakno.
Most instagrammable spot: Naksan Park is the best place to get photos with a view of the entire city!
19. Hapjeong-dong, Seoul
This area is spilling over with trendiness, coffee shops, and cultural spaces that are perfect for your feed. Even the subway station itself (pictured below) is super #aesthetic.
Most instagrammable spot: Zapangi Cafe has got you covered with not only IG-worthy treats but an entrance that looks like a pink vending machine!
20. Jeonju, North Jeolla Province
Jeonju is an incredibly popular destination thanks to its historic architecture, growing art scene, and buzzing food scene.
Most instagrammable spot: Stop by the Jeondong Cathedral for a different kind of historical vibe on your feed.