If you are in South Korea from September to November, you will likely see red maple leaves that make trees look like they are burning. In some areas, leaves wear the color of the sun and cover the ground, leaving no empty spot as if the park is a yellow river. South Korea offers some of the most dramatic details that make up magical autumn scenes.
If you want the best backdrop for your selfie, here is a list of places in South Korea where you can find the majestic beauty of fall foliage:
Jirisan National Park
Daeseong-ri, Hwagae-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Head on over to Korea’s largest national park, Jirisan National Park, during late October, and witness its incredible fall foliage around Ssanggyesa Temple, Piagol Valley, and Baemsagol Valley. Book KKday’s Jirisan Mountain Autumn Maple Day Tour from Busan to enjoy a hassle-free trip to this spectacular scenery.
611-34, Sanbuk-ri, Unju-myeon, Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Embark on a Daedunsan Mountain Autumn Day Tour from Seoul and ride a cable car to reach the summit of Daedunsan Mountain.
Seokchon Lake Park
47 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Seokchon Lake Park is not only known for the stunning fall foliage but also for family-friendly amenities you can enjoy, such as restaurants, small parks, café, and areas for jogging or walking.
Naejangsan National Park
Bongdeok-gil, Bokheung-myeon, Sunchang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Be stunned by the picturesque landscapes enveloping Naejangsan National Park. Aside from the striking crimson leaves that coat Naejangsan Mountain during autumn, you can enjoy the view of Dodeokpokpo Falls, Geumseonpokpo Falls, Baekyangsa Temple, and Naejangsa Temple. You can further enjoy the hike to this heavenly piece of nature by booking KKday’s Jeolla-buk Do Autumn Day Tour: Naejangsan National Park from Busan.
68 Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
While Yeouido Park is famous for the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring, its ambiance during fall offers serenity. You can check out several attractions inside the park, like Water Light Square, Waterside Fountains, Waterfalls of Light, and the Yacht Marina.
Seoul Grand Park
102, Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Roaming Seoul Grand Park Forest Park is truly a magnificent experience. With a wide variety of flora and fauna, you can enjoy a hiking trail and the view of the Cheonggyesan Mountain.
If you’re into hopping from one park to another, book KKday’s Korean Autumn Day Tour from Seoul to enjoy Seokchon Lake Park, Olympic Park, Yeouido Park, and Seoul Grand Park all in one day. With this bus tour, you can reach the best maple viewing spots and hike up beautiful forested mountains.
424 Olympic-ro, Oryun-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Enjoy the calming effect of autumn while doing different activities inside the massive Olympic Park. Explore the Cultural Art Park, Leisure Sports Park, Environmental Eco-Park, and History Experience Park.
Woraksan National Park
Mireuksonggye-ro, Hansu-myeon, Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do 27226, South Korea
Bright red and orange maple trees are everywhere on the mountains during autumn inside the Woraksan National Park. To admire this stunning view, you can take the Autumn Day Tour from Chungcheongbuk-do.
Gayasan National Park
1805 Baekun-ri, Suryun-myeon, Seongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gayasan National Park, named after the Gaya Mountain, is also known for the stone walls near Chilbulbong Peak and Haeinsa temple. You can catch the breathtaking fall scenery here on this South Gyeongsang Autumn Maple Day Tour from Busan.
1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do
Nami Island during autumn is like an enchanted place, with its gingko tree-lined paths covered with golden autumn leaves. Explore Nami Island on a day tour from Seoul and see Garden of Morning Calm and Gangchon Rail Bike as well.
15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Bulguksa Temple, a UNESCO Heritage site, stands on the slopes of Mt. Tohamsan. There is something dramatic about the view of a sacred temple being interrupted by orange leaves. Make your fall break about experiencing unique cultures and the beauty of nature.
Jeonju Hanok Village
99 Girin-daero, Pungnamdong 3(sam)-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do
Your autumn trip to Jeonu Hanok Village isn’t just about the leaves and the weather but also about culture, history, and traditions. Experience all of these things in a single trip on Jeonju Hanok Village +Jeonju Hyanggyo 1 Day Tour.