3 secret Instagram hotspots in South Korea

Aside from the typical tourist attractions of South Korea, many people are beginning to claim these three spots as must-visit, photo-op focal points!

From Gwanghwamun to Gyeongbokgung, from N Seoul Tower to Everland, there are many locations in South Korea that attract hundreds, even thousands, of tourists every day.

It’s safe to say that almost everyone who has visited South Korea has, at some point, made plans to take snapshots of all the places they go. And although photos of the brightly-lit, colorful nightlife of Seoul or the glistening, sunny photos of Haeundae beaches are great, sometimes they can be mundane as so many tourists only visit the same spots time and time again.

However, in the recent summer months of 2016, many tourists visiting South Korea have discovered three fairly unknown attractions located throughout the country, claiming that they are the must-visit places, especially if you are looking to take unique selcas, or “selfies”, to share onto your social networking platforms such as Instagram.

The three locations are:

  • Meta Provence – located in Damyang county of the South Jeolla Province.
  • Swiss Village – located in the town of Jocheon on Jeju Island.
  • Bicycle Park – located in Jeungpyeong county of the Chungcheong Province.

Tourists from all over the world claim that the vibrant colors and unique structures of the buildings and attractions result in aesthetically-pleasing, artsy photos that are difficult to take in other parts of South Korea. They say that a European vibe is infused with the Korean architecture of the attractions, which makes for a wonderful backdrop for many great photos.

Check out some of the photos below!

Meta Provence

Photo of a couple in front of a warm-colored camouflage schemed building at the Meta Province in Damyang. / Dispatch
Photo of a couple in front of a warm-colored camouflage schemed building at the Meta Provence in Damyang. / Dispatch

Alley between two buildings at the Meta Province in Damyang. / Dispatch
Alley between two buildings at the Meta Provence in Damyang. / Dispatch

Colorful windows on a Meta Province building that is deemed as one of the best photo-op sites for female tourists. / Dispatch
Colorful windows on a Meta Provence building that is deemed as one of the best photo-op sites for female tourists. / Dispatch

Main "street" of Meta Provence filled with European-style restaurants and bakeries. / Dispatch
Main “street” of Meta Provence filled with European-style restaurants and bakeries. / Dispatch

Resting and dining area at the Meta Provence calls for an elegant photo-op session! / Dispatch
Resting and dining area at the Meta Provence calls for an elegant photo-op session! / Dispatch

Swiss Village

Main entrance and street of Jeju Island's Swiss Village. / Dispatch
Main entrance and street of Jeju Island’s Swiss Village. / Dispatch

Couple walking through the colorful mini-windmill path at the Swiss Village in Jeju Island. / Dispatch
Couple walking through the colorful mini-windmill path at the Swiss Village in Jeju Island. / Dispatch

Bicycle Park

Two friends standing in front of an adorable, Candyland-esque building at the Bicycle Park in Jeungpyeong. / Dispatch
Two friends standing in front of an adorable, Candyland-esque building at the Bicycle Park in Jeungpyeong. / Dispatch

Tourist standing in front of another "street" of adorable, mini town buildings at the Bicycle Park in Jeungpyeong. / Dispatch
Tourist “crossing the street” of adorable, mini town buildings at the Bicycle Park in Jeungpyeong. / Dispatch

Tourist "looking up" at a mini-tall building at the Bicycle Park. / Dispatch
Tourist “looking up” at a mini-tall building at the Bicycle Park. / Dispatch

Three women jumping and posing in the vibrant streets of Bicycle Park on a sunny day. / Dispatch
Three women jumping and posing in the vibrant streets of Bicycle Park on a sunny day. / Dispatch

Would you be willing to travel to these places when you visit South Korea?

Source: Dispatch