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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South Korea

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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Best Things to Do

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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Things to Know

Before your trip to this cultural powerhouse, read our tips for navigating the etiquette, transportation options, safety concerns and more in South Korea.

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Here’s everything you need to know about transportation cards, accessible travel and taking planes, trains and buses.

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Visa Requirements

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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Best Road Trips

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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