Travelling to Korea this holiday but really wishing you were in Europe instead? Lucky for you Korea has these spots for you to experience that little bit of European magic – indulging yourself in the sights as if you were seeing the real thing! On top of that, these places are picture perfect spots; great for #travelgram #OOTDs, perfect memory.
So if you’re headed to Korea this holiday season (or in the coming new year), here are 3 must-see places to add to your itinerary to feed your Europhile soul.
1. Blue Crystal Village (지중해 마을)
Transport yourself right into the heart of Greece, Santorini at Jijoonhae Village! It’s just a subway away from Seoul and this beautiful village is inspired by the traditional architecture of Santorini, the famed low lying cubical houses with whitewashed finish and different colours on their tops. The village is also modelled after the Provence region of France.
This “village” has quaint cafes, craft shops and some international brands like Michael Kors. It is also a village concentrating artist studios and other residences. At night the streets light up faintly and romantically and you might even catch street performances here during the weekends!
Getting there: Take the Seoul metro Line 1 to Asan Station (아산역), exit through Exit 2.
From the bus stop opposite exit 2, take bus number 777 and stop at Tra Palace stop (트라펠리스정류장) [10 stops, approx. 30mins]