Destination | Korea

– QUICK FACTS –

Geographic Location: East Asia

Capital City: Seoul

Language: Korean

Currency: Korean Won (KRW) 

Quick Conversions: $1 USD = 1,100 KRW

Climate: Distinctive four seasons. Hot and humid summer. Cold and dry winter. Mild spring and fall. 

Famous for: Korean cosmetics and beauty products, Korean spa, spicy Korean food like Kimchi, K-pop, plastic surgery, video games, Advanced IT, DMZ, etc.

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is the democratic country located in the Korean Peninsula. While some people consider its neighboring North Korea as a threat, Korea is a well-developed country that is safe for international travelers.

Korea is the most wired country in the world with free wi-fi available almost everywhere. The country has been named to have the fastest Internet speed in the world for more than a decade in a row. Armed with the cutting-edge technology and highly educated population with almost no illiteracy, this small country is one of the economic powerhouses in Asia and around the world.

The capital city of Seoul is a bustling and sleepless city, offering so many things to do, see and eat for almost 24 hours a day. The political and financial center is also a cultural hot place as the birthplace of the ever-popular K-pop, K-drama and K-beauty.

Although Seoul is an urban jungle with the skyscrapers and highly dense population, the city is surrounded by numerous mountains – such as Namsan, Bukaksan, Bukhansan, Dobongsan and Gwanasan to name a few – offering plenty of nature in proximity. In fact, one third of the Korean Peninsula is covered in forest; the country’s four distinct seasons change the nature’s color palettes boasting a spectacular natural landscape each season. Korea is surrounded by the ocean in east, south and west, making it one of the few destinations to satisfy both beach bums and mountain lovers.

Jejudo is Korea’s most popular holiday destination and the New 7 Wonders of Nature.  The island was created by the eruption of volcanic Halla Mountain and features Instagram worthy landscapes, underground caves, hiking trails and beautiful beaches. Jejudo is popular for a good reason, and should be on your bucket list.