Look around any mock itinerary in Korea and what do you see? Travel in Korea: Four days in Seoul, two days in Busan. Some may get crafty and add Jeju. Boring! Seoul definitely has a TON to offer, so I wouldn’t really fault any traveler for being so capital-centric. Alas, the Busan bit will forever baffle me, but I’ll spare you my anti-Busan rant. Instead, I’d like to introduce five towns to get off the beaten path in Korea. It will definitely get you off the Seoul-> (train to) Busan bandwagon.
Naganeupseong Walled Town in Suncheon
Naganeupseong is one of those places that I heard about here and there, but never got around to visiting. Every time I’ve been to Suncheon, I’ve never had a car so I was always just rushing to see the highlights. That usually meant revisiting the famed Suncheon Bay (which I did again and it was awesome again). This time, however, it was the walled town of Naganeupseong which was the highlight, but keep reading because there were a LOT of honorable mentions. Read more