With more than five millennia of culture, breathtaking landscapes and a unique cuisine South Korea is a true one off. You also can’t fail to be impressed by the politeness, friendliness and helpfulness of everyone you meet.
The year is split into four distinct seasons, with spring generally considered the best time to visit. The temperature warms up, trees burst into blossom and a range of festivals take place across the country. It’s also easier to find affordable flights to South Korea at this time of year, with accommodation options also generally cheaper than peak summer season.
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There are regular departures to South Korea from a choice of UK airports.
The four main international airports in South Korea are Incheon and Gimpo, both located in the capital Seoul, Jeju and Gimhae. Incheon is by far the largest with around 57 million passengers flying in and out every year, making it one of the busiest in the world. As well as the major international hubs, there are also a number of smaller domestic airports including those in Gwangju and Wonju.
There is a choice of airlines offering direct and indirect flights to South Korea from the UK, including:
South Korea is well connected by various means of transport and you can get around quickly, especially if you fly. There is a good network of domestic flight routes connecting most of the major cities. The Korail company also link major cities with a modern and efficient train network. A KR pass will allow unlimited train travel within a certain time period.
It’s hard to ignore Seoul as a destination and no visit to South Korea is complete without a visit to its bustling capital. The other major city is Busan, with its beautiful beaches reminiscent of the south of France.
History lovers can visit the Demilitarised Zone, or DMZ, a stretch of border they share with estranged sibling North Korea. And if you’re looking for a more laidback slice of South Korea, take the short flight over to the island of Jeju.
British Citizens can visit South Korea without a visa for periods of up to 90 days. They use the won as currency and are nine hours ahead of the UK.