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The 10 Most Haunted Places in South Korea You Must Visit

The prime automotive manufacturer and the city of K-dramas have a primitive history. Old haunted stories about and place haunt the listener in their dreams. South Korea also has countless psychic spots and spooky places that make this place uncommon for local people. If you are unaware of these stories or are brave enough to listen to them without getting frightened then you should visit South Korea to see actually how brave you are. This haunted place in South Korea enshrouds so many spooky tales that often scare people roaming around that place. 

We have accumulated a list of the top 10 haunted places in South Korea that always remain in news for some reason. From former hospitals to Cobalt Mine or theme parks to restaurants we have mentioned everything in this list. 

List of Famous Haunted Places in South Korea 




1. Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital

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Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital

Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital in South Korea is indeed a haunted place. Though it is a hospital, the haunted story behind this hospital is quite scary. Also, there is a movie based on this place named ”Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” that is completely based on the true story behind this haunted hospital in South Korea. Currently, this hospital is not in operation because of the frequent ghostly activities happening in the hospital. Before the hospital was built, there was a prison at this place. The place is haunted because hundreds of people in that prison died due to unknown reasons that were later found haunting local people. 

Located in: Gyeonggi Province

Haunted for: Many inmates had died in the prison, Mental director of the hospital hostage patients and cause them deaths

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2. Neulbom Garden Restaurant

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Neulbom Garden Restaurant

There are so many haunted stories behind the spooky Neulbom Garden Restaurant in North Chungcheong. However, the first and the scariest one was the death of the disabled daughter of the restaurant owner. One day she was hit by a car in front of the restaurant that caused her on spot death. Later her shattered father commit suicide hanging himself in the restaurant and her mother also get died due to depression. Afterward whenever someone tries to reopen the restaurant the spooky vibes of the place stop them to set this palace in motion. 

Located in: Jecheon, North Chungcheong.

Haunted for the gloomy and unfortunate death of the owner’s disabled daughter.

3. Yeongdeok House

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Yeongdeok House

The Yeongdeok House in North Gyeongsang Province has buried so many cursed stories behind it. The famous psychic spot is said to be haunted as nearly 400 Korean soldiers were killed and buried at this place during the Korean war. Later so many people tried to renovate this palace and set-up their business but were not able to open it due to the continuous eerie incidents. Even a shaman and Ghost Busters also try to occupy this house but later leave due to abnormal changes in their health. As per these people, this all was happening as the soldiers did not want anyone to occupy this place. 

Located in:  Jangsa Beach, Yeongdeok County, North Gyeongsang Province

Haunted for: The ghost of 400 young soldiers still haunts the Yeongdeok House that was killed and buried at this place during the Korean War. 


4. Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park

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Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park

The over-decorated Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park has now been turned into a ghosty place after the incident of 2011. In 2011, a little girl died on a ride in this park resulting in the immediate closing of this park. As per local people, they have heard the phantom voice of that girl echoing near the park. 

Located in: Yongmasan, Jungnang District, South Korea

Haunted for: Wailing sound of the little girl who died on the ride of Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park makes this palace haunted. 

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5. The Han River

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The Han River

The most celebrated Han River in South Korea is a famous picnic spot for people before the rinderpest. People come here and spend most of their evenings strolling and playing their favorite games. But since the merchant ships were hijacked in this Han river and innocent people and staff were disposed of in this river, people listed this among the haunted spots in South Korea. Anotheassocated with the Han river is about the famous water spirit”mul gwishin” who luke around the river. This water spirit has killed so many innocent lives including a little girl. 

Located in: South Korea

Haunted for: A water spirit “mul gwishin” luke around the Han river and kills people.

6. Yeonpyeong Island

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Yeonpyeong Island

Yeonpyeong Island in South Korea is located between Incheon and Hwanghae Province. After the outbreak of war in 1950 Yeonpyeong Island has witnessed massive bombing. This incident kills lots of people and the government orders the rest inhabitants to flee the island which makes the island barren. After the bombardment, many spirits roam around the island to take revenge for the innocent civilians who lost their lives on the island years ago in the war. 

Located in: Hwanghae Province, North Korea.

Haunted for: Spirit of innocent people roam on the Yeonpyeong Island for revenge 


7. Saebyeol Oreum Circus (Jeju Island)

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Saebyeol Oreum Circus

Jeju island is formerly a tourist spot for globetrotters because of its implicit beauty and panoramic coastline view. But now it has been turned into the freakiest place in South Korea. There are numerous haunted stories associated with the place, the famous one was the death of countless innocent people at the time of the communist movement on Jeju Island. There is no counting how many people have lost their lives at that time while saving themself from the brutal beating of the government. Their spirits still haunt the island and don’t allow people to stay there at night. 

Another story linked with Jeju island is about the Saebyeol Oreum Circus. No one knows the exact story of the haunted Saebyeol Oreum Circus but people have reported that they have listened to the spookiest souls nearby the circus.

Located in: Jeju Island

Haunted for: Souls of unnumbered residents still wander on the island who were Massacred at the time of the communist movement on Jeju Island.

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8. Paldang Haunted House

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Paldang Haunted House

Paldang Haunted House on the Geomdan mountain is listed among the haunted places in North Korea because of the numerous ghosty stories behind it. It has been said that many people have lost their lives falling down from the steep slopes of Geomdan mountain. Therefore the local public is prohibited to hike the mountains even in the daytime. Moreover, the spooky and ghastly interior of the Paldang Haunted House makes the local people think that it could be a spot for some supernatural power.

Located in: Mt. Geomdan, Hanam city, Gyeonggi Province.

Haunted for: The spooky and ghastly interior of the Paldang House makes this a haunted place to visit.

9. Gyeongsan Abandoned Cobalt Mine

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Gyeongsan Abandoned Cobalt Mine

Gyeongsan Abandoned Cobalt Mine was abandoned by the laborers when it got dry after the formulation of Japanese occupation. Also, many people during the Korean war were killed and buried in this mine. Since then the place has been listed as a haunted spot of South Korea. Later many people try to establish their business nearby the Gyeongsan Abandoned Cobalt Mine and try to occupy the space for good purpose but all of them committed suicide under suspicious conditions. Hence, now people count this place as a haunted space and avoid going there or renovate this place for another purpose. 

Located in: Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang Province.

Haunted for: Ghost of 3,500 people who were brutally murdered here makes this place uncanny. 


10. Naju Haunted House

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Naju Haunted House

Surrounded by numerous bogus stories, Naju Haunted House is the final haunted place in South Korea with no solid evidence. It has been said that the place is occupied with spirits and they never want to hand over this place to the local public. Whoever wanted to make a house at this place died a sudden death or suffered from an untreatable disease. Moreover, a large amount of water under the Naju Haunted House is home to all spirits. You can also experience gruesome voice while passing nearby this house

Address: 19 Haengamdodong-gil, Sangam-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju, South Korea

Haunted for: Spooky voices around the Naju Haunted House freak the passerby.

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Most of these haunted places in South Korea no longer exist or have been closed considering the safety of local people. So you might not get a chance to visit these places personally. However, you can talk with local people regarding this matter. They will tell you exactly what incidents make these places counted among the spookiest spots in South Korea. Remember to not get frightened by listening to the uncanny stories and paranormal activities happening at these places. 

Ritu Singh

Hello everyone,
I am Ritu, a Travel guide at Adequate travel. Here I am sharing my personal experiences which can be helpful to you while planning your trips.

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