South Korea

The increasingly popular destination of South Korea effortlessly combines modernity with a proud historical heritage to provide a captivating destination for your holiday in Asia. The global city of Seoul is at the cutting edge of electronic technology, giving you the opportunity to browse the latest gadgets at one of the city’s superstores. Use the efficient public transport system to explore the city, taking in the temples and the K-Pop culture in between sampling delicious Korean barbecues. Further afield, the Korean countryside offers a glimpse at a more relaxed lifestyle to contrast with the buzzing cities, whilst a day trip to Panmunjom on the northern border is a sobering, but fascinating way to understand more about the politics of the Korean peninsula.


What you’ll love most about South Korea

  • Visit the bustling capital city of Seoul and explore its historical landmarks such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Try Korean cuisine such as kimchi, bulgogi, bibimbap, and Korean barbecue
  • Explore the ancient city of Gyeongju, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto
  • Take a hike up Seoraksan Mountain, one of Korea’s most scenic natural wonders
  • Visit the coastal city of Busan and enjoy the beaches, seafood, and the famous Jagalchi Fish Market
  • Relax at a traditional Korean spa (jjimjilbang) and experience Korean sauna culture

Where to Book

  • Autumn morning scenery of Oksunbong Peak - Korea Tourism Organisation/Lee Sung Hwan

  • The Mysterious Maisan Provincial Park - Korea Tourism Organisation/Lee Geun Wan

  • Soesokkak Estuary - Korea Tourism Organisation/Park Heungsun

  • Jomoonguk Historical Site - Korea Tourism Organisation/Lee Okpyo

  • Bamboo Garden - Korea Tourism Organisation/Kim Jiho

  • Autumn on Oksunbong Peak - Korea Tourism Organisation/Heo Heung Mu

  • Fall Cloud Bridge, Mount Daedunsan - Korea Tourism Organisation/Kim Ojung

  • Unamsan Mountain - Korea Tourism Organisation/Lee Subin

  • Last cherry blossom - Korea Tourism Organisation/Lee Jun Mo

  • Wonang Falls of Donnaeko in Jeju - Korea Tourism Organisation/Kim Jiho

  • Naejangsan Mountain - Korea Tourism Organisation/Ha Nam Gi

  • Bomunjeong Pavilion - Korea Tourism Organisation/Jeong Eun Yeong

  • Hongdo Island - Korea Tourism Organisation/Cheon Gicheol

  • Seokchonhosu Lake, Seoul - Korea Tourism Organisation/Yoo Gyejeong

  • Mount Daedun - Korea Tourism Organisation/Han Gyeonghui

  • Seonbawi Rock - Korea Tourism Organisation/Byeon Yang Ok

  • Lotte World, Seoul - Korea Tourism Organisation/Park Myeongsuk

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 10
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  • 3

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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