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South Korea

Travel to South Korea

Known as the Land of the Morning Calm for its serenity, South Korea is a multifaceted nation with urbanscapes and countryside - one can surround themselves by the flashing lights of Seoul or the snowy peaks of the Taebaek Mountains.

 

It offers something for travellers of all ages, from scrumptious BBQ delicacies - Kimchi, Bibimbap, and Bulgogi, to breathtaking landscapes and even a wild nightlife scene with its own culture.

 

Home to K-pop, the music of South Korea alone will cheer up your soul! The constant buzz, bustling energy, and work-hard, play-hard mindset of this country will forever awe its visitors.

 

South Korea is also a bit off the beaten track so it's perfect for those wanting to avoid heavy tourism. Some Highlights include the five grand palaces of Seoul, Jeju Island, the village of Jeonju Hanok Maeul, and Nami Island. 

 

South Korea is a country full of surprises - it’s the ultimate experience where you are challenged and constantly discovering something unique.

Key facts

  • Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)
  • Population: 51 million
  • National dish: Kimchi
  • Bottle of beer: 5,000 KRW
  • Offical language: Korean
  • Hello: Annyeong
  • Capital city: Seoul
  • Minimum wage: 9,620 KRW/hour
  • Annual temperatures: -7°C - 29°C

Culture

South Korean culture is strongly influenced by China and Japan. South Koreans are reserved, well-mannered and considered reliable and loyal to their friends and family. You’ll also notice how hospitable and willing to help they are when you travel here.


Best time to visit

Visiting South Korea is best in the seasons of autumn and spring. April - June (spring) is the most popular time for travellers, as floral arrangements explode to life and pink cherry blossoms fringe the national parks and streets, especially in Gyeongju.

 

September - November (autumn) is also a refreshing period, with pops of warm hues and pleasant temperatures. Festivals are also aplenty during this time.


Best places to visit

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