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SOUTH KOREA

An extraordinary country filled with beautiful beaches, thriving cities, ancient temples and remarkable natural scenery 

South Korea Attractions

Gamcheon Culture Village

Gamcheon Culture Village

Witness the Eye-catching street murals and boutique stores of Busan Gamcheon Culture Village. The village is dubbed as the Machu Picchu of Busan. Here, you will be able to see and walk along the vibrantly-coloured houses built in staircase-fashion.

Escape to Jeju Island

Escape to Jeju Island

Jeju Island is the youngest volcanic island in Korea and various volcanic landforms are well preserved such as lava tube caves, small volcanic edifices, volcanic shield, etc. It provides various magnificent landscapes from alpine plants of Mount Hallasan to colorful soft temperate corals under the sea. For those looking to get out of the major cities on the peninsula and to experience a unique locale in South Korea, Jeju Island provides great accommodation options, stunning nature & great food.

Visit the Gangnam District

Visit the Gangnam District

Gangnam is known as one of the richest districts in South Korea and is home many department stores, underground shopping centres and malls. This is where you would find Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Versace and other designer stores. Explore COEX Mall, walk along K-Star road or snack at Bora cafe.

Spend a day at Lotte World

Spend a day at Lotte World

Lotte World Adventure is the world's largest indoor amusement park, complete with top-of-the-line rides, fantastic parades and performances, and food from around the world. The Folk Museum displays miniature models of Korea throughout 5,000 years in history. You can shop till you drop, while you appreciate Korea's culture and enjoy the thrilling rides.

Enjoy the view from Seoul Tower

Enjoy the view from Seoul Tower

Enjoy breathtaking view from The Soul Tower, which is a symbol of Seoul now and was established at the highest point to glance at the most beautiful images of Seoul. It is also Korea's first general radio wave tower from 1969, delivering TV and radio broadcasting in the metropolitan area. You can enjoy light shows like "Shower Of Light" and "Reeds Of Light." It continually changes its pattern and colors according to seasons, making it a magnificent destination for visitors.

Visit the Gyeongbok Palace

Visit the Gyeongbok Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces. The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919). At the Gwanghwamun Gate, you can see soldiers, costumed in red robes, performing the changing of the guard ceremony.

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Experience serenity and rejuvenation by dipping your feet in Cheonggyecheon Stream, which runs through downtown Seoul. It is an eleven-kilometer-long stream that starts from Cheonggye Plaza and passes under twenty bridges before flowing into the River Hangang.

Changdeokgung

Changdeokgung

Changdeokgung is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers visitors a glimpse into the royal history of Korea.

Mount Namsan Cable Car

Mount Namsan Cable Car

The ride takes around 3 minutes and offers brilliant views all across the North side of Seoul. Appreciate the breathtaking views from the top, and walk down the beautiful mountain along a well-marked trail.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village has a lot of cultural centers and museums that showcase the culture of the Joseon Dynasty. It's a unique display of the dynasty architecture and way of life. One of the main attractions in Seoul it also offers juxtaposition between modern and traditional aspects of the city. Walking around, you will see many women strolling around in their traditional Korean outfits. It also has a well-preserved museum where you can learn more about Korean architecture and culture.

Gyeongju

Gyeongju

Gyeongju is a historic city located in the southeastern part of South Korea. Often referred to as the "Museum Without Walls," Gyeongju is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, ancient historical sites, and stunning natural landscapes.

Museum Kimchikan

Museum Kimchikan

Try your hand at making Kimchi at Museum Kimchikan where you can go to learn about the many varieties of kimchi in the world. See real examples of different kimchi varieties and take part in fun activities! Museum Kimchikan is located in Insa-dong. Book your slot in advance to avoid disappointment.

Han River Sunset Cruise

Han River Sunset Cruise

Cruise along the Hangang River in a luxury cruise. It is the best way to discover Seoul and witness the city's beautiful scenes. Spend a little over an hour on the cruise and enjoy the mesmerising views. Enjoy a live guitar & jazz performance which will keep you entertained during the whole experience.

Busan Sky Walk

Busan Sky Walk

Songdo Beach Skywalk, Oryukdo Skywalk, and Daritdol Skywalk are all a great way to sightsee and make the most of your visit to Busan. Fantastic views of the blue sea and beach area will be there for you at Songdo Beach Skywalk. You can walk over the ocean if you venture out on the Songdo Skywalk. It is so beautiful! Every so often, there is a grating under your feet.

Itaewon

Itaewon

Itaewon is a popular neighborhood located in the Yongsan District of Seoul, South Korea. Known for its international and diverse atmosphere, Itaewon is a melting pot of cultures, offering a unique blend of entertainment, dining, shopping, and nightlife experiences.

Myeongdong

Myeongdong

Myeongdong is a popular shopping district and vibrant commercial area located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. Known for its bustling streets, diverse shopping options, and lively atmosphere, Myeongdong is a favorite destination for both locals and tourists. The district offers a mix of shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural experiences.

Family Time at The Grand Park

Family Time at The Grand Park

You cant say you have been to South Korea if you don't explore the Seoul Grand Park, the largest and the first theme park in Korea with a botanical garden, a concert hall, and a zoo. It's situated in the city of Gwacheon at the foot of Cheonggye mountain and has various hiking trails. An entire day isn't enough to complete the entire park. So plan accordingly.

Sightseeing on Hop on Hop Off

Sightseeing on Hop on Hop Off

Get on a hop-on and hop-off bus at your own accord and visit your planned locations according to your itinerary. You cannot miss the unbounded fun and joy of this informative tour, accompanied by the multilingual audio guides.

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Best Time To travel

Spring Season - April to June

Spring is one of the most popular times to visit South Korea. The weather is mild and pleasant, and the country is famous for its stunning cherry blossoms (usually in early April) and colourful azaleas. This is a great time for outdoor activities, sightseeing, and enjoying cultural festivals like the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival.

Summer Season - July to August

 Summer in South Korea can be hot and humid, especially in July and August. This is also the monsoon season, with heavy rainfall. However, this is a good time to enjoy beach destinations like Busan, and there are various summer festivals and events, including Boryeong Mud Festival.

Autumn Season - September to November 

Autumn is another favourable time to visit South Korea. The weather is comfortable, and the fall foliage is breathtaking, especially in October. This is a great time for hiking, exploring national parks, and enjoying traditional cultural experiences. The Andong Mask Dance Festival and the Gwangju Biennale are popular events during this season.

Winter Season - December to February

Winter in South Korea can be cold, especially in January and February. However, if you enjoy winter sports, this is a good time to visit ski resorts like Yongpyong and Alpensia. The winter months are also an opportunity to experience unique cultural events like the Seollal (Lunar New Year) celebrations.

 

Currency

South Korean Won (KRW)

 

Time Zone

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+9)

 

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