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With a history that dates back to the year 2,300 BC, holidays in South Korea will feature a number of ancient ruins, historical sites and a deep-rooted culture. The country’s excellent public transit system, fast-paced lifestyle, futuristic architecture and compact size also makes it easy to explore its various attractions. Plan a trip to South Korea for unique and off-the-beaten-path adventures in those remote islands, rustic hanok houses and serene villages.
- Travel to Seoul to visit the royal residences of Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokung, walk along the Han River and enjoy shopping in the Myeong-dong district.
- Explore the National Folk Museum in Seoul in order to understand Korean history and culture.
- Take a guided tour to the Demilitarized Zone from Seoul. You will see a heavily-fortified border between North Korea and South Korea featuring bunkers, land mines, tank traps and much more.
- Stop by in Gyeongju, the cultural capital of South Korea, to see many archaeological sites, temples and rock carvings. Don’t miss to visit the Gyeongju National Museum, which displays jewelry, weapons and other ancient artifacts.
- Appreciate outstanding natural beauty of the Seoraksan National Park embodied through striking rock formations, dense forests and hot springs. Additionally, Seoraksan supports rich wildlife and boasts old temples.
- Write down the name of your intended destination when you inquire about the directions to the locals.
- Pay attention when you cross and walk along the streets in Seoul since drivers are generally aggressive.
- Stay away from protests and other large gatherings.
- If you travel at night, use only registered taxis and the public transport.
- ATMs are ubiquitous in major cities, and not all of them accept foreign credit cards.