Welcome to South Korea

Split by a hair-trigger border, the Korean Peninsula offers the traveller a dazzling range of experiences, beautiful landscapes and 5000 years of culture and history.
Here are a few thing to know before you visit South Korea

Prepare for the weather

"It gets cold! I was there in December and it dropped to well below freezing. While I'm used to cold weather, I hadn't packed the right clothing with me, so I didn't enjoy South Korea as much as I could have, so carefully think through your packing list."

Try the Public Transport

"Korea has a very good public transport system, so grab a bus or subway map and ride with the locals for a day!"

Look Out for Public Demonstrations

"News listings about demonstrations should be checked, especially near US Military bases. Demonstrations do tend to turn more violent then not."

Learn the Local Lingo

Yes: YE No: A-NIM-NI-DA Hello: AHN-NYUNG HA-SEH-YO Goodbye: AHN-NYUNG-HEE GA-SEH-YO Thank you: GAM-SAH HAM-NEE-DA It is nice to meet you: BAN-GAP SUP-NEE-DA Take me to my hotel: HOTEL-LO GAP-SEE-DA

Introducing South Korea

Enjoy the Experience

Seongsan Sunrise Peak

Hydrovolcanic eruptions formed this majestic volcanic crater 5,000 years ago on Jeju Island. A UNESCO world heritage site, the peak is famous for many things, including numerous rare plant species, but is best known for the magnificent sight of the sun rising over it (hence the name). The climb up the peak's northwest side ridge (its other sides are steep cliffs) to the 180-meter highest point takes 30 minutes.

Top experiences in South Korea

Changdeokgung

Pyeongchang

Boryeong Mud Festival

Hwaseong Haenggung Fortress