Gyeongbokgung palace with cherry blossom tree in spring time in seoul city of korea, south korea.

South Korea

Known for its K-Pop, fashion, cosmetics, Buddhist temples, South Korea is a beautiful country with a hilly and mountainous landscape, dotted with cherry trees. It's also a safe and relatively accessible country to visit - just be prepared for limited amounts of English.

Influenced by Chinese and Japanese cultures, South Korea is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It's also home to some great food which is now making its way onto the radar of Westerners - think kimchi, bibimbap, bulgogi and Korean fried chicken.

Downtown skyline of Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea: know before you go

No matter if you are planning to spend a few days in Seoul, South Korea or even a longer vacation exploring the country, there are certain things worth knowing before you visit.

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