South Korea

Welcome to South Korea

 

South Korea offers a dazzling range of experiences, beautiful landscapes and 5000 years of culture and history. A country with four distinct seasons, each offering unique and beautiful landscapes.

In the Spring, forsythia, cherry blossom, azalea and many other flowers are in full bloom; in the Summer, enjoy visiting the coasts and the beach; during Fall, the mountains are coated with beautiful crimson leaves; and in the Winter, the land is covered with white snow.

 

Seoul

Seoul is the capital and the largest city of South Korea, that is filled with stark contrasts. It is one of East Asia’s financial and cultural epicentres. A fascinating blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge digital technology, home to endless street food vendors and serene temples, a trend-setting youth culture.

Whatever you want from K-Pop to Fashion and Technology, at any time of day or night, Seoul can provide. This dynamic city is also deeply traditional with temples, palaces, and mountain trails. More…

Busan

Busan is a seaside town and is the second largest city in South Korea. Bursting with a plethora of beaches, mountains, seaports, hot springs, seafood and more. Travellers often come to this region to hike and to visit the Buddhist Temples located deep within the region’s mountains. Busan is a good destination for those seeking a more laid-back atmosphere. More…

Jeju Island

Jeju Island (Jeju-do) is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula and is also known as the “Island of the Gods”. The island lies in the Korea Strait, south of South Jeolla Province and has long been a favourite domestic holiday destination thanks to its beautiful beaches, lush countryside and seaside hotels designed for rest and relaxation. The island contains the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.

Jeju Island has two major cities; Jeju City the capital which is located in the central northern part of the island; and Seogwipo located in the southern part of the island, and close to a wide range of tourist sites. More…

 

Gwangju

Gwangju, Korea’s sixth-largest city, may look like any other city but its history sets it apart. In 1980 a peaceful pro-democracy demonstration, known as the May 18 Democratic Uprising, was put down by the then military government and remains a strong part of the identity here.

Gwangju has a thriving youth and art culture that shines through at every turn. Further to this, the city has numerous art galleries and hosts a biennial Biennale. The city has an interesting claim to fame as having the largest and most modern bus terminal and possibly the largest single pedestrian drinking, dining and clubbing district in the country.

Gwangju is famous for its cuisine as the entire area is considered the breadbasket of Korea. On the practical side, food is generally tastier and easier on the wallet throughout this province. More…