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Things To Do in South Korea

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  • Hiking Korea is a great hiking destination with many trekking possibilities due to the country’s mountainous terrain. Try Jirisan, Seoraksan, or the extinct volcano Hallasan on Jeju Island, which is South Korea’s highest mountain. They have spectacular vistas, 1-3 day trails, English signposts/maps, shelters (most of which are heated), and are simple to arrange. The leaves change gorgeous colors in the fall, therefore autumn and spring are the ideal times to visit.
  • Jjimjilbang Saunas are very popular among Koreans. If you can get over everyone being nude, this is a great way to unwind after a long day of touring – a good sauna, bath house, and somewhere to sleep for many (night) hours. There will be one in even tiny communities. This is particularly useful if you forgot to make a reservation for a hotel, everything is booked, or you need an inexpensive somewhere to stay overnight. Families are very busy on weekends.
  • Hot springs Koreans, like their Japanese and Taiwanese neighbors, are big fans of hot springs (, oncheon), and there are resorts all throughout the nation. Bathers are generally required to be naked by etiquette. Saunas are also available at several locations.
  • Snowboarding/Skiing In the winter, Gangwon province provides excellent skiing possibilities, which is especially attractive when it snows.
  • Eat Maybe you’ve had Korean BBQ in your own nation. The truth of Korean cuisine is much more varied and delicious. Every day, try something new and wonderful! (Vegetarian, meat, or seafood)
  • Winter surfing The greatest surf occurs in the winter due to local tidal conditions! You may do this in two places: Pohang and Busan.
  • Karaoke/Singing Rooms Noraebang is the same as Japanese Karaoke parlors, which are common and hard to miss in major cities.
  • Martial Arts Learn martial arts including Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Taekkyeon, which is a dance-like martial art. You may also attend to a competition or a performance – for example, traditional martial arts may be shown during cultural festivals.
  • Temple Stay Spend a few days in a Korean monastery meditating and learning about Buddhism.
  • In the Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces, water amusement parks abound, including Caribbean Bay in Yongin, Ocean World in Hongcheon, which has a more Ancient Egyptian theme, and Ocean 700 in Pyeongchang. In the summer, both tourists and residents flock to the area.

How To Travel To South Korea

By plane Although South Korea has numerous international airports, only a handful offer regular flights. Over the past decade, South Korea has been engulfed in an airport construction frenzy. Many major cities have specialized airports that handle a small number of aircraft each week. The country's main airport, Incheon International Airport,...

How To Travel Around South Korea

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Visa & Passport Requirements for South Korea

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Destinations in South Korea

Regions in South Korea South Korea is split into nine administrative provinces, as shown below. Although the biggest cities are distinct entities from these provinces, we put them under the most relevant province for visitors. GyeonggiSurrounding Seoul and near to the Korean Demilitarized Zone, which is covered with urban sprawl. GangwonSeoraksan National...

Accommodation & Hotels in South Korea

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Things To See in South Korea

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Food & Drinks in South Korea

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Money & Shopping in South Korea

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Festivals & Holidays in South Korea

Traditional Korean festivals are based on the lunar calendar and therefore occur on various days each year. The two most important, Seollal and Chuseok, are family holidays in which everyone returns to their hometowns in large numbers, causing all modes of transportation to be completely congested. It's worth arranging...

Traditions & Customs in South Korea

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Internet & Communications in South Korea

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Language & Phrasebook in South Korea

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Culture Of South Korea

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History Of South Korea

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Stay Safe & Healthy in South Korea

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