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South Korea Travel Wiki

Easy travel guide
Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to South Korea

The Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea, is a highly urbanized nation. Encompassing the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, over 90% of the nation is currently urbanized.  This means life is concentrated in the cities, allowing you to experience an energetic, bustling atmosphere every day.

Despite the emphasis on city life, there are 12 World Heritage sites and 19 Cultural Heritages of Humanity that are available to explore in South Korea. This means there are temples and palaces to explore, sometimes just a short walk down from the hotel where you’re be staying.

There may be an emphasis on urbanization, but there are also plenty of destinations outside of the city to enjoy as well. Seorak-san National Park is absolute perfection in Autumn, with the colors dotting the mountains creating a unique and beautiful sight amongst the jagged summits. Jeju Island is another popular destination to add to the itinerary, with its lava tubes and tropical temperatures.

Organized groups are sometimes allowed to visit Mount Kumgang in North Korea as well when special permission can be obtained.

Whether you want to go sightseeing in Seoul or you want to experience the beaches and atmosphere of Busan, South Korea is a nation that combines an energetic culture with warm hospitality to create an experience that is fully unique. Whether you stroll the city streets to enjoy this energy or you take time to stretch out on a beautiful beach, you’ll discover that this country has much to offer every single day.

City Guides

Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see and do in the city.


Busan Travel Wiki Travel to Busan Located at the southern end of the Korean peninsula, Busan serves as South Korea’s largest industrial area. It’s a hard-working city with one of the world’s busiest seaports.  It is also a unique opportunity to explore and relax in a place that isn’t always on the radar of the international traveler. There are six beautiful beaches to enjoy in Busan and this is where the life of the city tends to be. Gwangalli Beach tends to...

Seoul, capital of South Korea

Seoul Travel Wiki Travel to Seoul Seoul has gone by many names over its history, but its influence in the region has always been dominant. Home to more than 50 million people within its Capital Area, more than half of the country’s population calls this city home. The Capital Area is a dense conglomeration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Each location deserves a full day of exploration to appreciate it. Start with the Hwaseong Fortress, then make your way over to the...


Sokcho Travel Wiki Travel to Sokcho Until the end of the Korean conflict, Sokcho was in North Korea. It was an area designated to help with refugees and its location next to the Korean demilitarized zone makes it a unique tourist attraction. It is one of the view places in the world right now where you can peer into North Korea without the extra time and cost of traveling there personally. Abai Village is still the home of numerous North Korean refugees...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Biggest City South Korea

Facts about South Korea, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city South Korea, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Geography and facts, South Korea

South Korea, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work. Discover South Korea A proud East Asian nation with an incredible culture, rich history, and vibrant arts, South Korea is a top vacation destination. Beautiful beaches, dense jungles, stunning mountain...

Money South Korea, Local Currency, Won

Money in South Korea (notes and coins) South Koreas legal tender is called Won (KRW). 1 Won = 100 jeon. Coins in circulation: ₩1, ₩5, ₩10, ₩50, ₩100, ₩500 coins Notes in circulation: ₩1,000, ₩2,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000, ₩50,000 notes. South Korea National Bank

South Korea Holidays

South Korea Public Holidays See the calendars for national South Korea holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about South Korea holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

January 1New Year's Day
VariableLunar New Year1st day of 1st lunar month
March 1Independence Movement Day
May 5Children's Day
VariableBuddha's Birthday8th day of 4th lunar month
June 6Memorial Day
July 17Constitution Day
.August 15Liberation Day
VariableChuseok15th day of 8th lunar month
October 3National Foundation Day
October 9Hangul Day
December 25Christmas
VariableElection days for elections on the termination of terms
South Korea

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country