Welcome to my Complete South Korea Photo Guide. I have been living and doing photography in South Korea since 2014. I’m pleased to present you with this guide to some of the best, most beautiful locations in the country. This guide is primarily for photographers, however, other travelers, tourists, and locals may also find this guide useful for finding interesting new things to see throughout the peninsula. Without further ado, I’m happy to present you with this complete photo guide to South Korea.

The guide below serves as a brief overview of each Korean city and province. You can further explore each location through the city and province guides. The links to each guide are indicated under the appropriate heading below.

(*This guide will be continuously updated*)

My Complete Photo Activities in South Korea (11.21.2022~Current):
Photographs: 1,566
Video Footage: 6hrs 33mins 28secs

South Korea Cities

The capital and most populated city of South Korea is Seoul. It’s designated as a ‘special city’. Following this, there are 6 cities including Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon, and Ulsan which are classified as ‘metropolitan cities. In addition, there is a ‘special self-governing city’, Sejong.

Seoul (서울 / 서울특별시)

Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and being such it’s well worth spending your entire time in this city if you are only in South Korea for 2 weeks or less. If your stay will exceed that amount of time, I then recommend going out further from Seoul to surrounding areas and cities as time allows. There is so much in Seoul itself to see, explore, and photograph. To explore an in-depth view of the city along with its top sites, attractions, and a close look at all 25 districts you can further explore with our Seoul Photo Guide.

The following are the 25 Seoul Districts:

Dobong-gu

Dongdaemun-gu

Dongjak-gu

Eunpyeong-gu District (은평구)

Eunpyeong-gu (은평구) is located in Northwestern Seoul. It’s largely residential, with a mix of old neighborhoods and towns and new apartment complexes. The older buildings and neighborhoods are quickly disappearing to the later, but in the meantime, I spend a lot of time documenting these areas before they disappear forever. You may find that worthy of your time if you’re into street or documentary photography here in Seoul.

Gangbuk-gu

Gangdong-gu

Gangnam-gu

Gangseo-gu

Geumchon-gu

Guro-gu

Gwanak-gu

Gwangjin-gu

Jongno-gu

Jung-gu

Jungnang-gu

Mapo-gu

Nowon-gu

Seocho-gu

Seodaemun-gu

Seongbuk-gu

Seongdong-gu

Songpa-gu

Yangcheon-gu

Yeongdeungpo-gu

Yongsan-gu

Busan

Busan Districts

Buk-gu
Busanjin-gu
Dong-gu
Dongnae-gu
Gangseo-gu
Geumjeong-gu
Haeundae-gu
Jung-gu
Nam-gu
Saha-gu
Sasang-gu
Seo-gu
Suyeong-gu
Yeongdo-gu
Yeonje-gu

Busan Counties

Gijang-gun

Daegu

Daegu Districts

Buk-gu
Dalseo-gu
Dong-gu
Jung-gu
Nam-gu
Seo-gu
Suseong-gu

Daegu Counties

Dalseong-gun

Incheon

Incheon Districts

Bupyeong-gu
Dong-gu
Gyeyang-gu
Jung-gu
Michuhol-gu
Namdong-gu
Seo-gu
Yeonsu-gu

Incheon Counties

Ganghwa-gun
Ongjin-gun

Gwangju

Gwangju Counties

Buk-gu
Dong-gu
Gwangsan-gu
Nam-gu
Seo-gu

Daejeon

Daejeon Districts

Daedeok-gu
Dong-gu
Jung-gu
Seo-gu
Yuseong-gu

Ulsan

Ulsan Districts

Buk-gu
Dong-gu
Jung-gu
Nam-gu
Ulju-gu

Sejong

Sejong Neighborhoods

Areum-dong
Bangok-dong
Boram-dong
Daepyeong-dong
Dajeong-dong
Dodam-dong
Goun-dong
Haemil-dong
Hansol-dong
Jongchon-dong
Saerom-dong
Sodam-dong

Sejong Towns

Jochiwon-eup

Sejong Townships

Bugang-myeon
Geumnam-myeon
Janggun-myeon
Jeondong-myeon
Jeonui-myeon
Sojeong-myeon
Yeondong-myeon
Yeongi-myeon
Yeonseo-myeon

South Korea Provinces

In South Korea, there are eight distinct provinces, Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do, North Chungcheong, South Chungcheong, North Jeolla, South Jeolla, North Gyeongsang, and South Gyeongsang. Additionally, Jeju Island is classified as a ‘special self-governing province’.

Gyeonggi-do

Gyeonggi-do
Gyeonggi-do Cities:
– Ansan
– Anseong
– Anyang
– Bucheon
– Dongducheon
– Gimpo
– Goyang
– Gunpo
– Guri
– Gwacheon
– Gwangju
– Gwangmyeong
– Hanam
– Hwaseong
– Icheon
– Namyangju
– Osan
– Paju
– Pocheon
– Pyeongtaek
– Seongnam
– Siheung
– Suwon
– Uijeongbu
– Uiwang
– Yangju
– Yeoju
– Yongin
Gyeonggi-do Counties:
– Gapyeong
– Yangpyeong
– Yeoncheon

Gangwon-do

Gangwon-do
Gangwon-do Cities:
– Chuncheon
– Donghae
– Gangneung
– Samcheok
– Sokcho
– Taebaek
– Wonju
Gangwon-do Counties:
– Cherwon
– Goseong
– Hoengseong
– Hongcheon
– Hwacheon
– Inje
– Jeongseon
– Pyeongchang
– Yanggu
– Yangyang
– Yeongwol

North Chungcheong

North Chungcheong Cities

Cheongju

Chungju

Jecheon

North Chungcheong Counties

Boeun

Danyang

Eumseong

Goesan

Jeungpyeong

Jincheon

Okcheon

Yeongdong

South Chungcheong

South Chungcheong Cities

Asan

Boryeong

Cheonan

Dangjin

Gongju

Gyeryong

Nonsan

Seosan

South Chungcheong Counties

Buyeo

Cheongyang

Geumsan

Hongseong

Seocheon

Taean

Yesan

North Jeolla

North Jeolla Cities

Gimje

Gunsan

Iksan

Jeongeup

Jeonju

Namwon

North Jeolla Counties

Buan

Gochang

Imsil

Jangsu

Jinan

Muju

Sunchang

Wanju

South Jeolla

South Jeolla Cities

Gwangyang

Mokpo

Naju

Suncheon

Yeosu

South Jeolla Counties

Boseong

Damyang

Gangjin

Goheung

Gokseong

Gurye

Haenam

Hampyeong

Hwasun

Jangheung

Jangseong

Jindo

Muan

Sinan

Wando

Yeongam

Yeonggwang

North Gyeongsang

North Gyeongsang Cities

Andong

Gimcheon

Gumi

Gyeongju

Gyeongsan

Mungyeong

Pohang

Sangju

Yeongcheon

Yeongju

North Gyeongsang Counties

Bonghwa

Cheongdo

Cheongsong

Chilgok

Goryeong

Gunwi

Seongju

Uiseong

Uljin

Ulleung

Yecheon

Yeongdeok

Yeongyang

South Gyeongsang

South Gyeongsang Cities

Changwon

Geoje

Gimhae

Jinju

Miryang

Sacheon

Tongyeong

Yangsan

South Gyeongsang Counties

Cheongnyeong

Geochang

Goseong

Hadong

Haman

Hamyang

Hapcheon

Namhae

Sancheong

Uiryeong

Jeju Island

Jeju Island

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