80 Amazing Pictures of Korea By Photographers

Bulam Falls Gyeongsu Temple

Korea is a beautiful place. And there’s no way better to see Korea than through the eyes of photographers. See this post for 80 amazing pictures of Korea by some really talented photographers. After you see all the pictures, let us know which photographer you liked the most!

All pictures of Korea used in this post are used with permission from the artists. We encourage you to check out their links to see more of their works. Also, many of these pictures are available for purchase for commercial use through Getty Images or through other sites. Please do not copy and steal. Remember to support these amazing photographers!!

After looking at all these photos, tell us… which picture is your favorite and who’s your favorite artist?


Romain John

From Romain John’s 500PX page: I’m a young frenchman living in Seoul, South Korea. I am a very enthusiastic cityscape/nature photographer. I spend as many evenings as possible outside to take and show beautiful views. I love nature, sport and going to new places with my camera. I also spend lots of time in front of my computer to constantly improve my post-processing. Hope you enjoy my work! 

Dude… we love your work… and France! Vive la France & la Corée! Please check out his photography and purchase any photos you think are awesome (there’s tons!): http://500px.com/romainjohn and http://www.flickr.com/people/romainjohn/

1.Mangweol Temple in Korea

2.Bulam Falls Gyeongsu Temple

3.Hantan River from Gungshin Bridge (궁신교 한탄강)

4.Cheongdam Bridge (청담대교)

5.Baekundae (백운대)

6.Euljiro Intersection (을지로4거리)

7.Gyeongbokgung (경복궁)

8.Gongdeok Intersection (공덕5거리)

9.Seoul fireworks

10.Samcheonsa (삼천사)
After looking at all these pictures of Korea, don’t forget to comment and let us know which picture is your favorite and who your favorite artist is!

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


  1. Doralis says:

    I can’t really choose a favorite… they’re all so beautiful! But I have to say that my favorite ones are Cheongdam Bridge (청담대교), Euljiro Intersection (을지로4거리), Gyeongbokgung (경복궁) and Seoul fireworks. I love the colors! This just made me want to go to Korea even more! :S Keep up the good work Seoulistic team, you’re doing great! :)

  2. Angel Lynch says:

    Wow!! I’m with Doralis! It’s almost impossible to choose. But I like the Bridge to beyond, and all of page 6 the best!!! these are beautiful and awe inspiring, thank you for sharing! Love you, Seoulistic crew!!

  3. Vanessa says:

    I’m an Architecture undergraduate. So I love buildings, specially the traditional ones. And I love nature. And photography.
    Do I need to say that this post just makes me want to go to Korea even more? hahaha
    All of these photographers are indeed great, but I must say that I was more moved by Insung Jeon here in the 2nd page. I loved almost all of your selected photos that he’s taken.
    Thank you for this post!

  4. Jenn says:

    Since you’re forcing me to pick, I’m going to choose #30, Bridge to Beyond, by Glenn Sundeen. Not because it reminds me of Korea, but because it reminds me of Myst. I badly want to go find the clues that are surely across that bridge. :-)

  5. min jee li says:

    I would still choose the Gyeong bukgung Palace (what is Korea without it); the cherry blossoms and the ancient tombs. thank you for posting and sharing all these beautiful photos of Korea. there’s always more, and one is never enough! :)

  6. Surya FebriantI says:

    Oh my god .. it’s so beautiful

    Wonderful Korea :)

  7. Chris says:

    Simon was my favourite! Great use of leading lines.

  8. kate says:

    Love the ones that show Seoul and Busan at night!!! and the ones which places I visited… want to go back to South Korea <3

  9. Keith says:

    I like Romain John. I have a thing for French people… Oh yea and his pictures are super cool 😀

  10. Sarah Shaw says:

    Great photos! I love the one of Samcheonsa.. awesome long exposure.

  11. Eric says:

    Using some as my background for my phone!

  12. Rob says:

    Nice pics. Totally inspiring me to do a random tour of the entire country now.

  13. Jacob says:

    I love the Admiral Yi photo (#52) on page 6. I think Mark Barnes and Romain John had the best overall sets… Mark Barnes touched his photos up quite nicely. Indy was awesome too, real professional feel to his photos, like I couldn’t produce those on my own. #56 Damyang-Gun by Indy is pure art.

    Pictures that made me go wow:
    1) #52 Admiral Yi
    2) #4 Cheongdam Bridge
    3) #7 Gyeongbokgung
    4) #56 Damyang-Gun
    5) #13Gwangan Bridge

  14. Ben Akers says:

    Man, Romain John, you are one talented dude (as are all the others!)

  15. Tatyana says:

    Суперские фото! Обожаю Корею!

  16. SeoulMate says:

    #7 Gyeongbok gung(=palace) is so beautiful!!!! actually that building’s exact name is gyeong hoe ru.
    it is the largest pavilion in Gyeongbok palace. This building is well-known for natural harmonization.
    it was used for holding big national events. i recommend you visit Gyeongbok gung! feel autumn in Gyeongbok gung <3

  17. Kittie says:

    Your comment…I like Duntin Cole’s portraitis taken in Gyeongbokgung. My favourite is no 45, the Engagement Photo

  18. Warren says:

    John Romain, you are taking stunning picture with unique perspective! talented! I really like it!

  19. Ana says:

    All the pictures are great, but I like more:
    *no. 11 and 13 from Insung Jeon
    *no. 51, 52, 53 and 55 from Mark Barnes.
    Korea is amazing! A beautiful place :)

  20. Jenny Kim says:

    Your comment…Wow~~~So Wonderful !!!!

  21. Lilian says:

    Great post! I loved all the pictures~
    My favorites are:

    7.Gyeongbokgung (경복궁) (Romain John)
    52. Admiral Yi (이순신) (Mark Barnes)
    54.Namsan Hill (남산) (Mark Barnes)
    27.Haeinsa Door (해인사) (TigerPal)
    42.Family portrait in Seoul (Dustin Cole)

    I think that would be my Top 5 haha
    I’m not a professional, but I hope to get good pictures of Seoul next month.

  22. So many great shots. When the subject matter is impressive to begin with, its the treatment of it that make the photo and the awesomeness of the result that reflect on the true talent of the photographer. All great pictures and a nice selection.
    Here are my favorites – not in order of preference :) that would be too difficult – Congrads to all!

    4.Cheongdam Bridge (청담대교) – Romain John
    11.Ancient Tombs (인왕동 고분군) in Gyeongju – Insung Jeon
    13.Gwangan Bridge (광안대교) in Busan (impressive) – Insung Jeon
    16.Lotte Department Store (울산 롯데백화점) in Ulsan- Insung Jeon
    26.Boseong Tea Plantation (보성차밭) – Glenn Sundeen aka TigerPal
    52. Admiral Yi (이순신) – Mark Barnes
    55.Bamboo Forest in Korea – Mark Barnes
    56. Damyang-Gun, Jeollanam-Do, KR (love the greyish tones – peotic) – Indy Randhawa
    63.Achasan Mountain (아차산) (like the matter contrasts where natural materials leed the way to industrial development) – ohyecloudy
    64.Yongnunioreum (용눈이오름) in Gwangju – ohyecloudy
    72. Jongmyo Shrine (종묘) – Simon_to

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  24. jaco says:

    jeju do is ominous

  25. Desssy says:

    I really can’t choose.But i can say that i like the most the historical places.
    Romain John what i can say?The comments shows that you work and how you capture the beauty of Korea is amazing.Thank you and keep in that way

  26. Henry says:

    I love the photo of Busan’s Gamcheondong. It really highlights what Korea is- history-meets-modernity, vibrant and dynamic. All of the photo’s were brilliant though.

  27. Terry says:

    I really enjoyed Thaddeus’s photos…they really spoke to me.

  28. bahi log says:

    Your comment…nice for all

  29. Sunshine says:

    just saw all the pictures…I really wanna see south korea someday ♥

  30. Danny says:

    These pictures are of South Korea, and thus can’t be representative of ‘Korea’; title is misleading.

    Just my opinion, but I think North Korea may have the more beautiful natural scenary because.. I don’t know, it is such a mysterious place!

  31. Anne Katrine says:

    Thanks for collecting these great photos. I like all of them but since Indy Randhawa really stands out with a melancholic and dramatic feel to the pictures that reflects a big side of Korea as well I’d say he’s the best. But – why aren’t there any female photographers?

  32. mike says:

    Great Photos !! Where do you recommend as the closest place to Daejeon to travel to for a weekend for some of these sights?

  33. Carissa says:

    My favorite is the #30 bridge but can anyone tell me where that is???

  34. kim says:

    I’m not sure, but I really love watching photos of old korean temples

  35. Hugo says:

    Nice pictures! amazing korea 😀

  36. farnaz says:

    Your comment…all of them are great like iran i suggest you search about iran about its natures and temples and about every thing its like korea sooo nice

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  38. Tim says:

    Where is that Golden Temple located??

  39. chopsuey says:

    Romain John – that shot with of Gyeongbokgung is just beautiful. The composition, the lighting, that reflection… I want to learn from him! 😀

    Ryan Cabal – has some serious eye for photography. Give him a couple of more years and he’s going to be a hell of a photogrpaher! Hapjeong shot is two thumbs-up!

  40. Sofia says:

    All pictures are superb. I have been to Korea many times. Love people, food, sightseeing and everything about Korea. Seoul is the best city. Want to go there again and again :)

  41. Tina says:

    my heart fluttered seeing all these pictures, they are all so beautiful, Korea is beautiful, and is going to be my future home

  42. Iyra says:

    Definitely the photo of Gyeongbokgung…..Serenity,tranquility and peace all in one place. Almost surreal…

  43. Marie France says:

    I agree with Keith. But i like everything else. Viva South Korea!

  44. Jeanne says:

    Romain – Samcheonsa. his collection of photos are really good and captivating in each of them…