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Best 5 places to spend Chuseok holidays in South Korea

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Best 5 places to spend Chuseok holidays in South Korea

 Chuseok or Korean thanksgiving day is a one of the major annual festivals in South Korea. It’s a festival of abundance & full harvest celebrated throughout the country. Every place its own activities and ways of bring in the harvest festival. Therefore , we have picked the best 5 places to spend Chuseok holidays in South korea.

Family & friends come together to celebrate it with traditional food, dance & memories. Ancestors are remembered and families are chderished on this festival. Songpyeong or rice cake is a traditional dish that represents chuseok. Family member prepare & relish it together.

Chuseok Holidays date 2018 -> Sep 23 – sep 25 2018

Best 5 places to spend Chuseok holidays

Seoul

 

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Seoul is bustling with activities during the holiday seasons. There is so much to do around the place. Apart from shopping ( which is on top of everyone’s list), there are so many other activities to immerse yourself in.

Some places allow you a free entry if you are wearing traditonal korean attire ‘Hanbok‘  during chuseok

 

Daegu

 

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One of the most vibrant cities in South Korea, Daegu is a perfect amalgum of traditional  & modern world. While the famous Aspan park & Donghwasa should be on your to do list but do not forget to check out Seomun Market for chuseok special products.

 

Holiday season is usally very busy. it is advisable to make the bookings, including trains & buses, in advance

Busan

 

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The second largest city of South Korea and one of my to go place, Busan will never disappoint you. Here is a list of things you can do during chuseok

Must visit Oryukdo Skywalk

Family friendly places to spend chuseok holidays

Jeju

 

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The paradise island is simply awe-inspiring. During my visit,  i tried many awesome things in jeju island. Apart from the stunning scenes, breathtaking beaches, waterfalls, jeju island has beautiful temples, quirky museums & entertainment arcades. There is something for everyone.

 

Gyeongju

 

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This traditonal city of south korea is a great option to explore during a long chuseok holiday. Visit the traditonal folk villages, museum & temples to experience the culture & tradition of South korea.

Things to  do/places to explore during Chuseok holidays

Althogh many small establishments remain close during the holiday, big malls & amusment parks are usually open during the holidays.Here is a list of things/places you can explore during chuseok holidays

  • Palaces & museums
  • korean folk village
  • live music & dance shows
  • local market for suvinors & local items
  • Amusment Parks
  • Games
  • Traditonal korean games

(* The information provided here is best to our knowledge. However, it is advisable to check the schedule for any changes.)

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