Pavilion in the pond at Gyeongbokgung Palace with autumn foliage and mountain at background while crimson maple tree in the upper foreground, Seoul, South Korea, 2014

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From Seoul's glittering nightlife to Seoraksan National Park's vertiginous hikes, South Korea offers the traveler a dazzling range of experiences, beautiful landscapes and 5000 years of culture and history.


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Exciting South Korea has endless things to do, see, experience and eat. Here are the must-do experiences in South Korea.

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Before your trip to this cultural powerhouse, read our tips for planning, navigating etiquette, health and safety concerns and more.

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With some of the best public transport in the world, South Korea is a gift to travelers. Here's what you need to know about getting around when you arrive.

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Do you need a visa to enter South Korea? Read our guide to find out.

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Money and Costs

If you’re looking to travel to South Korea on a budget, follow this money-saving guide, from advice on SIM cards to tips on transit.

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South Korea might not leap out as the obvious place for a road trip, but the back roads reveal a different side to the peninsula. Here are our top trips.

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Two young women, from Poland and Israel, pause for a selfie while hiking the Gwaneumsa Trail in Hallasan National Park. Located on Jeju Island, Hallasan is the highest mountain in South Korea.

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