It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day, the time of love. On this chilly day of February, singles sit indoors with Netflix and food for company while the couples come out to shine. In spirit of this romantic holiday, here is a list of some lovely places to visit and things to do with your loved one on Valentine’s Day if you are in Korea. If you’re alone like me this year, why not give it a read anyway, and make some plans for your future boo.
Han River Cruise
The Han River is a beauty to begin with, and taking this cruise with that special someone is a perfect way to see the admirable views of Seoul's colours and the fast paced life there. Taking this cruise at night is definitely more satisfying, being able to see all of the city lights illuminate the edges of the river and admiring them glistening in the reflection on the water. The ambience is calming and the perfect place for you to let your loved one know how much they mean to you. While you’re at the Han River, why not give a quick visit to Banpo Bridge, where a lovely, small fountain show is put on display.
N Seoul Tower
Another way to show your other half how much they mean to you is by visiting Seoul Tower. Not only will you find some stunning views of the city that lies beneath, but there is also the opportunity for you to write a message on a lock and attach it to the metal fence at the bottom of the tower. The perfect place for you to hang with your favorite people.
It seems to me that the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day is just chilling with your most favourite person, and Suwon Fortress is another great place for that. Strolling along the fortress walls that line the outskirts of Seoul, taking in the gorgeous natural scenery that surrounds you while having a bit of history lesson and just chatting with one another makes for a lovely time spent together.
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복원 공사로 올해는 담을수 없었던 수원화성 동푹포루 근처의 철쭉언덕. Blooming flowers along the hills of Suwon Hwasung Fortress. #nightscape #nightview #nikon #photography #suwon #koreatrip #landscape #cityscape #야경 #수원 #수원여행 #수원야경 #landmark #수원화성 #국내여행 #여행 #trip #travel #철쭉 #suwontrip #suwonhwaseongfortress #suwonfortress
This stream truly is admirable, with more than twenty beautiful and decorative bridges that cross it, each section with a different design. It lies amidst the buzzing city and stretches for 10.92km, so no matter where you are in Seoul, you’ll never be too far from part of it. It is also surrounded by beautiful nature that adds a sense of peace to the hustle and bustle of the busy city lifestyle. So when you’ve finished Valentine’s shopping, or just had your romantic meal, why not take a gentle stroll along the Cheonggyecheon Stream?
Whether you’re in Korea this Valentine’s day, or plan on going in the future, don’t hesitate to give these places a visit!