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South Korea

Country Facts

Located in Southeast Asia, South Korea is warm and welcoming with a rich heritage and culture. It is a traveler's paradise offering a wide variety of experiences, breathtaking landscapes and history. Come, discover numerous national parks, mountain ranges, gorgeous ski slopes, remote islands and rural villages.

Korea is often referred to as the "Land of the Morning Calm," though its capital Seoul is a busy metropolis!

  • Capital: Seoul
  • Official Language: Korean
  • Government: Liberal Democracy – Presidential System
  • Currency: South Korean Won
  • Time Difference: 3 hours 30 minutes ahead of India
  • Electricity: The electrical current is 220V supply voltage and 60Hz

When To Go

Best time to visit: All year round, but the best time to visit is in spring (March to May) or fall (September to November). To enjoy water-related activities or swim at the beach, summer (June to August) can also be a great choice.

What To Do

Situated in South East Asia, South Korea is warm and welcoming with rich heritage and culture.

What to eat and drink

Rice dishes and kimchi are staple Korean foods. In a traditional meal, they are accompanied by both side dishes (banchan) and main courses like juk, bulgogi or noodles. Soju liquor is the best-known traditional Korean spirit. Korean cuisine is known for its spicy dishes, with many of them featuring gochujang (red pepper paste), gochugaru (red pepper flakes), or other hot peppers. Fermentation is a big part of Korean cuisine, with many dishes featuring fermented vegetables as a side dish.


Shopping in Korea is diverse, accessible, and reasonably priced. From Duty Free outlets and department stores to select shops, there are shopping locations that suit different needs and preferences. Look for popular shopping attractions and unique items in each region. Shop at traditional markets, electronic stores and underground shopping centers, luxury department stores, designer shops, and trend-leading large malls in Seoul and the neighboring regions.


As the sun goes down here, there are a plethora of bars, clubs, and night markets to let you indulge in Korean nightlife for a different experience altogether. 10 best places to experience nightlife at its best is Club Octagon, All That Jazz, Su Noraebang, Han River, N Seoul Tower, Paradise Walker Hill Casino and more.



Travel Tips

  • WiFi is everywhere you really don’t need to buy local SIM when in South Korea.
  • Tipping is not necessary.
  • Bring your passport if you intend to tour the Demilitarized Zone from Seoul.
  • Bank Cards are widely accepted.
  • Get ready to be bombarded with beauty products left right and center! The South Korean beauty industry is one of the biggest in the world.
  • Soju is a fermented spirit and the national drink of South Korea. It’s considered offensive to refuse a shot.
  • Accept things using your 2 hands and take off your shoes before entering someone’s house.
  • Don’t take pictures of someone without their permission.

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