To go to South Korea, you will need a valid passport and a visa, unless you are a citizen of a country that has a visa waiver agreement with South Korea. You can apply for a visa at a South Korean embassy or consulate in your home country, or you can apply for an electronic visa online.
Once you are in South Korea, there are several ways to get around, including public transportation such as buses, trains, and subways, as well as taxis and rental cars.
Here are the top 20 popular tourist destinations in South Korea, along with transportation methods and activities:
Seoul – the capital and largest city of South Korea, known for its vibrant culture, historical landmarks, and modern skyscrapers. You can explore the city by using the extensive public transportation system, or by taking a tour on a double-decker bus or a Han River cruise.
Gyeongbokgung Palace – a beautiful palace located in Seoul, built in the 14th century and restored after being destroyed during the Japanese invasion. You can take a tour of the palace, watch a traditional performance, or participate in a traditional tea ceremony.
Myeong-dong – a shopping district in Seoul known for its street food, fashion, and beauty products. You can shop, eat, and try various beauty treatments.
Jeju Island – a beautiful island located off the southern coast of South Korea, known for its beaches, waterfalls, and natural beauty. You can take a tour of the island by bus, or rent a car or bike to explore on your own.
Namsan Tower – a tower located in the center of Seoul, offering panoramic views of the city. You can take a hike up the mountain to the tower, or take a cable car or a shuttle bus.
Seoraksan National Park – a beautiful mountain range located in the east coast of South Korea, known for its stunning waterfalls, temples, and hiking trails. You can take a tour of the park, or go hiking or rock climbing.
Busan – the second-largest city in South Korea, located on the southeastern coast and known for its beaches, temples, and seafood. You can explore the city by using the public transportation system, or by taking a tour.
Haeundae Beach – a popular beach located in Busan, known for its fine sand and clear water. You can swim, sunbathe, or participate in water sports.
Gamcheon Culture Village – a colorful hillside village located in Busan, known for its murals and art installations. You can take a tour of the village, or visit the art galleries and studios.
Gwangju – a city located in the southwest of South Korea, known for its art museums and cultural festivals. You can visit the Gwangju National Museum, or attend a festival such as the Gwangju Biennale or the Gwangju World Music Festival.
Boseong Tea Plantation – a beautiful tea plantation located in the south of South Korea, known for its green tea fields and scenic views. You can take a tour of the plantation, or participate in a traditional tea ceremony.
Andong – a city located in the southeast of South Korea, known for its traditional culture and history. You can visit the Andong Folk Museum, or attend a traditional performance such as the Andong Mask Dance Festival.
Hahoe Folk Village – a traditional village located in the southeast of South Korea, known for its thatched-roof houses and folk traditions. You can take