Unusual Places to Visit in South Korea

South Korea is leading as the world’s most popular tourist destination these past few years. And with good reason, it offers natural wonders along with so many attractions; visitors are spoilt for choice to tease their minds and taste buds.

These unique quirky places interest tourists, sometimes more than the regular tourist spots that the country has to offer. Finding affordable airline tickets has become easier, so go visit South Korea.

The best way to book a flight is to simply visit and we’ll do the rest for you.  From the themed cafes and game rooms, to toilet museums and eating beondegi, it has no shortage of mind boggling experiences to offer.

Here are some of the quirkiest places to visit in South Korea. Go on and read about them.

1) Themed cafes 

Themed cafes range from interacting with animals while having your regular decaf, to dressing up in costumes and playing princess. If you’re interested in cat cafes, visit Godabang cat café in Seoul for cuddles with the kitties.

Visit dog café at Bau House, with the pups well trained, and looking to lick your face, it is well worth a visit. 

If you’re feeling more adventurous, stop at the raccoon café at Blind Alley and play with the raccoons there. If you want to visit a themed café without animals, go for the Hello Kitty café where everything is pink with Hello Kitty art.

Or try wearing a ball gown or traditional Korean hanbok at the Princess Diary café of Seoul.

2) Trick Eye Museum 

Trick Eye Museum is great at making visitors feel like they’re a part of world’s greatest art pieces like Da Vinci’s Monalisa, or Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

Pose however you want with the trompe l’oeil paintings, which is a classical art technique where the artist creates 2D paintings that look like 3D.

The museum is a celebration of the interactive optical illusions filling the space. People get all sorts of goofy pictures, from silly to downright whimsical.

3) Yongma Land 

Yongma Land was a thriving theme park in the 1980s run by a family. After 2011, it couldn’t hold on its own.

So instead of letting the run down figurines of Sailor Moon turn into waste, owners opened her up for a really small fee.

And it hit the spot with the visitors, from the big shots of the entertainment industry making it a backdrop for music videos and movies to the Instagram lovers who’d love to take a pic against the decrepit backgrounds.

4) Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital 

Renowned for being a haunted place, the Hospital has been abandoned for the last few decades due to rumors about the owner being insane and keeping the patients as prisoners.

The patients had unexplained causes of death, causing the owner to flee to America in 1996. There are the old filthy mattresses, medical debris lying around, dark passages and cobwebs at every turn. 

The hospital was also rumored to be closed due to unsanitary conditions, improper sewage disposal system and the economic decline.

While the hospital is officially closed for visitors and locals don’t take kindly to trespassers, around 1000 people break in every year to satisfy their daredevilry.

5) Mr. Toilet House 

It is a free attraction, opened to the public in 2010 and named after its owner Sim Jaedeok’s nickname.

Made specifically for people who want to ‘relieve one’s concerns”, it offers everything based on toilet and poop.

It was built to promote sanitation in the town to commemorate World Toilet Association.  

6) Safetown Amusement Park 

This amusement park offers unusual experiences like experiences of earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and other natural disasters first hand.

The visitors are encouraged to go through the experiences so that they’d know how to react in cases of emergencies.

7) Walk Across the Ocean 

The Miracle Sea Road festival takes place in April; the phenomenon is caused with perfect weather conditions which allow rocks, sand and pebbles to protrude from the sea’s surface and create a path to walk on from island to island.

Many activities are offered for the visitors during this time. 

8) Teamlab World 

Teamlab World is in Seoul, offering the visitors to play, dance and learn together.

It is an interactive art exhibit and the technologists are a team of programmers, animators, artists, architects and other creative people that build the dynamic art displays.


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