5 Scary Places to Visit in South Korea


Halloween may be over but these places are here to stay. We've gathered five scary places in South Korea that you, your friends, and ...

Halloween may be over but these places are here to stay. We've gathered five scary places in South Korea that you, your friends, and family can visit anytime.

1. Yongma Land

(Photo from One Shell To Another)
(Photo from One Shell To Another)
(Photo from One Shell To Another)
An small amusement park in Jungnang district, Seoul that was opened in 1980 but was closed down in 2011 after a young girl died because of one of the rides. It has been abandoned since then but due to its unique and spooky feel, it's a famous place for photoshoots, music video shoots, and even drama shoots! It's not as scary as you've imagined but the thought of a happy place being abandoned and possibly haunted, still can give you goosebumps.

Admission Fee: 5,000 won (236.00 Php)
To turn on the lights of the carousel: 25,000 won (1,180 Php)
69-1 Mangu-dong, Jungnang-gu, Seoul, South Korea

2. Gwangseongbo Fortress

(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
This next spooky place is another one that you can visit. The Gwangseongbo Fortress in Incheon was built in 1656 and has played an important role in protecting the country during different battles throughout the years. It has suffered a lot of deaths, as well, particularly during the war against the Americans in 1871 where a lot of Korean soldiers perished when the fortress was attacked. The same soldiers whose spirits are said to still be in the place. Several tourists have shared stories of orbs appearing on their photos taken from Gwangseongbo.

Admission fee:
Individual - 1,100 won (52.00 Php)
Group (20 people or more) - 1,000 won each (47.00 Php)
Children / Teenagers
Individual - 700 won (33.00 Php)
Group (20 people or more) - 600 won (28.00 Php)
Children below 6 years old / Senior citizen 65 years old and up / PWD + one companion
27 Haeandong-ro 466beon-gil, Bureun-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea

3. Yongin Korean Folk Village

(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
Located in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, Korean Folk Village will take you back to the Joseon era with their traditional Korean houses and way of life.The village offers its visitors a chance to experience how Koreans have lived before. It is also a famous filming site for Korean dramas like Jewel in the Palace, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and My Love from the Star. Yongin Village is also the place where the famous Korean folklore about the Gwisin/Virgin Ghost (Ghost of women who died a virgin) first started.

Hours and Admission Fee:
90 Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

4. Han River

(Photo from Reddit)
(Photo from Pixabay)
(Photo from Mike and Natalie Worldwide)
Yes! Even the famous Han River has its spooky side. The river that spans hundreds of miles has been a witness to a lot of deaths ever since the early 1900s. They call these ghosts, "Mul Gwishin / Water Ghosts" that can be war casualties, people who had been murdered and thrown in the water or people who committed suicide. There are several 'sightings' of these ghosts that lurks in the waters also. (Read here, 1 & 2)

Also read: 8 things to do along Han River

5. Dongnimmun Gate (Independence Gate)

(Photo from Robert Neff of The Korea Times)
(Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
(Photo from The Seoul Guide)
Built and completed in 1897 after the First Sino-Japanese War to represent Korea's independence against the Qing Empire of China. The Independence Gate is said to have been home to Goblins and ghosts that used to cut the topknots of Korean men passing. 



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