Travel to South Korea

South Korea Destination

Located on a peninsula between China and Japan, the Korean island was divided into North and South Korea at the end of World War II.

While North Korea remains highly controversial, South Korea is a lovely destination.

A robust technology industry brings wealth and modernism to the country, with some of the highest connectivity and cell phone ownership rates in the world.

The capital city of Seoul has nearly 10 million residents, and hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics. 


Currency: South Korean won can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout South Korea, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.

Official Language: The official language of South Korea is Korean.

Health: There are a number major health concerns in South Korea for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.

Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.

Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit South Korea.

Popular foods:
Korean Fried Chicken (fried chicken coated with a sweet and spicy sauce).
Japchae (glass noodle stir fry with vegetables).
Kimchi Stew (made with pork, fermented kimchi, and tofu).
Yakgwa (deep-fried cookie; wheat, sesame oil, cheongju, honey, and ginger juice).

When to go: The spring months of April, May, and June, as well as the autumn months of September, October, and November, are widely seen to be the best times of year to visit South Korea. Days are normally sunny and dry, with good average temperatures, during these two seasons.

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