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South Korea Destination Guide

Explore one of the most fascinating countries in Asia when you travel to South Korea with 1Papaya. Sample extraordinary cuisine, delve into the history of the Korean War and learn about the influence of Buddhism on the country as you enjoy insider experiences and a host of extraordinary moments on one of our South Korea luxury tours.

In Seoul, learn about South Korean culinary customs as you journey through the streets of the capital city. Explore the bustling district of Jongno-gu and visit several different food stalls and restaurants to try a variety of Korean foods. Visit beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace. Stop at the National Folk Museum, and then meander down Insadong Street, a center for the arts. Pay a visit to Jogyesa Temple, a Zen temple located in the middle of the bustling city. Discover Namsangol Hanok Village, home to five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion and a pond.

Venture out of the city to visit the only portion of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where South and North Korean forces stand face-to-face. Learn about the history of the conflict and the contemporary relationship between the two nations.

Throughout your travels in South Korea, we’ll be right there with you, making sure your journey is authentic, innovative and utterly unforgettable.

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Seoul
Seoul is the capital of Korea and is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economy. Seoul is home to many historic sites and places of traditional culture. The shopping and entertainment districts also draw a large number of tourists every year. The Hangang River, which runs through the center of the city, is a distinctive landscape of Seoul that offers a myriad of resting areas for citizens.

Jeju-do
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is a premier tourist destination, boasting mild weather and scenic beauties of beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves. Some of the top tourist sites include a national park with diverse flora and fauna, breathtaking views, and the world’s longest lava tube, registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage.

Busan
Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.5 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 770.04km² which is only 0.8% of the whole landmass of the Korean Peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a harmonious relationship of mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline featuring superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views with hot springs scattered throughout the city. Busan enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold.

Busan is the second largest city in Korea. Its deep harbor and gentle tides have allowed it to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the fifth largest in the world. The city’s natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan’s increasing reputation as a world class city for tourism and culture, and it is also becoming renowned as a hot spot destination for international conventions.

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