Fall in Korea, Your 2019 Guide to Autumn Leaves & Foliage

Romantic Autumn in Korea

Being surrounded by leaves that slowly turns from green into sunshine-akin golden color, doesn’t that sound like walking into a storybook itself? 🥰


We certainly think that Autumn in Korea is a unique experience where it is impossible to be tired of. The sweet balance of not-too-cold-not-too-hot weather, beautiful scenery coupled with autumn-specific delicacies, it’s time for us to fall in love (pun intended 😜) with Korea again!

⏰ When’s the best time to catch fall foliage?

Affected by this year’s summer heat, this year’s fall foliage has been estimated to start early October and will peak by end of the October! Peak foliage refers to the time where 80% of the mountain is covered with foliage leaves, which means it’s the best time to plan your hike to the mountain then! 😄


2019 Fall Foliage Forecast

Information courtesy of WeatherI Inc & Visit Korea.
Kindly note that information above is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Top Places to See Autumn Leaves by KoreaTravelEasy! 🍂

About 70% of the Korean Peninsula is mountainous area and so hiking naturally becomes the passion of local Koreans! There are literally too many mountains to count in South Korea and we know it can be hard to make a decision when there are simply too many choices! But fret not, we have that solved for you!


Here are our Top 3 Must-Go Places in Korea (around Seoul & in Seoul) to enjoy fall foliage during Autumn! 


Around Seoul

1. Mount Naejang (san)

The name ‘Naejang’ means ‘many secrets’ in the mountain, and due to the bright crimson leaves that blanket Naejangsan Mountain’s fall scenery, the mountain is also referred to as “Geumgangsan of Honam”.


With KoreaTravelEasy, along with the mountain, you will also be visiting the famous Naejangsan Temple! The temple is said to have been built by the Buddhist monk Yeongeunjosa in the year 636 of the Baekje Dynasty with many lovely autumn leaves.


Round trip transfer, entrance ticket & breakfast inclusive tour available from October 25 – November 15, find out more here



2. Mount Seorak (san)


Recognized as a National Park with enormous nature preservation, Seoraksan stands 398.539㎢ with 30 imposing peaks. Mount Seorak is very popular and famous for the beautiful red Autumn leaves.


With KoreaTravelEasy, along with the mountain, you will also be visiting:

  • Sinheungsa Temple, one of the oldest Zen (Seon) temple in the world, literally translate to of “Spirit Arising Temple”
  • The Great Bronze Buddha
  • Biryong Falls, where it was named (Biryong means “flying dragon”) given its resemblances to dragons flying up towards the sky 


Tour available from October 14 – November 4 find out more here


3. Mount Daedun(san)


Standing at 878 meters with magnificent rock peaks, Mount Daedun(san) make it very convenient to hike up and down. What makes this tour a memorable visit is the Geumgang Bridge  suspension that links two mountains. Capture the best of the Autumn fall colours by riding the Daedunsan cable car and walk on the bridge.


With KoreaTravelEasy, in addition to the magnificent Mountain Daedu(san), you will also be visiting: 

  • Daedunsan Provincial Park
  • Daedunsan Mountain cable car and Geumgang Gureumdari Bridge


Round-trip transfer, cable car ticket & breakfast inclusive tour available from October 23 – November 6, find out more here



In Seoul


1. N Seoul Tower


Namsan Seoul Tower, or simply N Seoul Tower, is a landmark of Seoul where it acts as the perfect spot to enjoy the mesmerizing night view of Seoul while gazing out Hangang River.


Imagine walking around N Seoul Tower in Autumn, where the paths are lined with red and gold yellow foliage – how romantic is that? 🥰


Discounted entrance ticket available, find out more here!  
*2 days in advance booking required.


2. Nami Island


About an hour away from the suburbs of Seoul, you ca find Nami Island, where its popularity first soared as the shooting location of the popular Korean drama “Winter Sonata”. During autumn, the beautiful tree-lined paths is especially dreamy 🧡 Take a romantic walk at Nami Island and it will be a memory of your lifetime!


Package available on daily basis, find out more here
*2 days in advance booking required.


3. Palaces in Autumn

The big historic palaces in downtown Seoul are not left out during the autumn season! For travelers who want to experience bright yellow autumn leaves, Gyeongbukgung, Deoksungung and Changdeoksung Palaces are your best bet.


The blend of the palace architecture and the fall leaves make it a serene atmosphere that will make you fall in love with the city over and over again 😘


Worry about moving from one place to another? Private transportation is the solution!  







You’re probably familiar with the ones we mentioned above if you’re a frequent visitor of Korea! Well, not a problem! In fact, we have compiled a total of 15 best places to enjoy the mesmerizing fall scenery for you so you’ll never have to repeat any visit! 🥰

Have you been to any of the places above?
Do leave us a message below to share with us your experience! 

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