South Korea, also known as the Republic of Korea, is situated at the southernmost part of the Korean peninsula. It’s a complex and fascinating nation – on one hand, it has modern and flourishing megacities that are as urban as they come, and on the other, a remarkable and rich culture and history, which dates back to 2333 BC.

    One of the 4 ‘Asian Tigers’ (which includes Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore), South Korea is a major economy in the world with a very high standard of living. It’s also a major tourist destination in Asia, offering a variety of attractions, from serene temples, royal tombs and unspoiled fishing villages, to picturesque mountains and volcanic landscapes. 

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    South Korea is a remarkable tourist destination that has something for everyone, be it those who love nature, visiting megacities, or history buffs who enjoy learning about the cultures of the world. When it comes to sightseeing, South Korea has pristine temples, royal palaces and traditional villages dating back to ancient times. If you’re interested in outdoor activities, there are plenty of hiking spots and caves to explore, most of... Read more

    Where & what to eat in South Korea

    Dining out is most definitely one of the highlights when travelling in South Korea. From the bustling and international kitchens of Seoul to quieter and more traditional regional restaurants, travellers can expect a culinary feast. Korean food is often described as savoury, spicy, hearty and nutritious delights that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. South Korea is one of the best places to enjoy affordable and tasty... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in South Korea

    South Korea has a thriving nightlife scene. You will find a number of traditional tea houses, coffee shops, theatre shows, discos, fashionable nightclubs, trendy pubs, and exclusive bars. For a tourist, this is the perfect way to welcome the night, as it provides a great opportunity to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of sightseeing. Nightclubs and karaoke bars are also quite popular in South Korea, but if you’re... Read more

    Useful information

    Our Seoul information page gives a quick rundown of all the important facts that every first-time visitor needs when planning a trip to the capital of South Korea. As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Seoul is home to both modern and traditional cultures, historical sites and urban spaces, as well as ample dining and shopping opportunities. This section covers unique particulars about Seoul, including what to... Read more

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