South Korea may not be the number one travel destination as yet, but it is sure making waves, with more and more people wanting to visit the ‘land of the morning calm’ each year.
Check out our 6 reasons as to why your next adventure awaits in South Korea.
Eat Korean Food!
Korean food has become more popular around the world in recent years, meaning that you can now eat this great cuisine in many restaurants, but nothing will taste as good as eating it in its homeland itself!
Korean food uses known Asian ingredients like Soy and rice, yet Korean flavors are unique, with recipes that you will not find anywhere else in the world. From the Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice with vegetables), the Kimchi (fermented cabbage) to the Samgyetang (Korean ginseng chicken soup), there is so much to try!
Strong Culture to Explore
Seoul has managed to keep a firm hold onto its Korean heritage and culture, making it a wonderful place to visit to soak it up and learn something new!
Take a visit to the village of Bukchon Hanok. Here features traditional Korean houses as well as cute local craft shops and art galleries.
A visit to the National Museum of Korea is also a must. Here you will find over 12,000 artifacts covering medieval and early modern Korean history along with arts, crafts and sculptures.
Fashion and shopping
The buzzing South Korean capital Seoul is a fashionista dream. Fast fashion means clothing is moving at pace with Korean brands becoming popular with celebrities (Justin Bieber wears the brand 99%IS).
Head over to the newer Queen Mama Market in Seoul, a 7-story concept store which includes fashion, homeware and garden products. Up on its top is a café that is a popular Instagram check in point!
Drinks with a view
Take in sweeping, elevated views of Seoul whilst sipping your favourite cocktail at one of the many roof top bars. Check out Rooftop Kloud on the 21st floor of the Mercure Ambassador Hotel where the music is a blend of house and K-pop, or head over to the Playground Rooftop Café and Bar for a trendy vibe.
Witness the pretty Cherry Blossom Festival
This is not an invite to view some flowers in a park, this is an invite to view stunning tunnels of pink cherry blossom that blanket South Korea from March to May.
The most famous place to visit at this time is Gyonghwa Station, aka, Blossom Road.
(Image Busan City).
South Korea is much more than it’s buzzing city Seoul. A trip out off the south coast will take you to Juju Island, a place of stunning white sand beaches, a dormant volcano offering hiking trails, and rapeseed flower fields as far as the eye can see.
This area has started to become more popular with tourists, and we can see why! Many beach resorts have popped up, but this does not alter your experience and gives you somewhere nice to stay for a few days whilst visiting.
Have our tips peaked your interest into discovering more about South Korea yourself? We are sure this is where your adventure awaits.
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