A trip to South Korea is a trip to a lovely country with a beautiful and varied nature and an interesting history. It is also a meeting with Korean culture and the tasty Korean cuisine. With the country's relatively small size and efficient infrastructure, you can easily visit the country from the capital Seoul and enjoy beautiful scenery along the way of your journey.

Seoul is a beautiful encounter with ancient Korean culture, and at the same time you can feel that you are in one of Asia's modern metropolises all over the city. The South Korean capital, among other things, is a cornucopia of large palaces surrounded by green parks, and here you can feel the elevated tranquility and balance that comes with the beautiful building complexes that the palaces are.

Seoul is not far from the border with North Korea, and trips to the demarcation line between the two countries, called DMZ, are very popular. The tours give an impression of the area of ​​recent history and the relationship between South and North Korea, which you can even enter in a pavilion on the border itself.

Southern South Korea offers great travel options. The big city of Busan is the country's second largest city with a number of sights, and you can also go to Jeju volcano, which has a mild climate all year round. Korea also offers sandy beaches and breathtaking mountains.

Biggest cities
  • Seoul / 서울시: 9,904,312
  • Busan / 부산시: 3,448,737
  • Incheon / 인천시: 2,890,451
  • Daegu / 대구시: 2,466,052
  • Daejeon / 대전시: 1,538,394
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  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • Date varies (3 days off): Korean New Year
  • March 1: March 1 movement day
  • May 5 (May 6, if May 5 is a Sunday): Children's Day
  • Date varies: Buddha's birthday
  • June 6: Memorial Day for the Fallen
  • July 17: Constitution Day
  • August 15: Liberation Day
  • September 13 (3 days off): Autumn festival
  • October 3: National Founding Day
  • October 9: Korean Alphabet Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day
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Seoul, South Korea

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  • Official name: Republic of Korea / 대한민국
  • Capital: Seoul / 서울시
  • National anthem: Aegukga / 애국가
  • Language: Korean
  • Population: 51,446,201 (2017)
  • Primary religion: Christianity, Buddhism
  • Currency: Korean Won (KRW)
  • Drives in: Right side
  • Domain: .kr
  • Phone code: +82
  • Time Zone: KST (UTC + 8)
  • Power and plugs: 220 V / 60 Hz, plug type C, F
  • Area: 100,363 km² / 38,750 sq mi
  • Highest point: Hallasan / 한라산, 1,947 m / 6,388 feet
  • Longest river: Nakdonggang / 낙동강, 510 km / 317 mi
  • Largest lake: Chungju / 충주시, 51 km² / 19.7 sq mi
  • Largest island: Jeju / 제주도, 1,826 km² / 705 sq mi
  • Boundaries: North: North Korea. South: The Korea Strait. East: The Japanese Sea. West: The Yellow Sea.
  • Kim Dae-jung: President, 1924-2009
  • Park Jae Song (Psy): Singer, 1977-
  • Jun Ji-hyun: Actor, 1981-
  • Park Ji-sung:  Football Player, 1981-