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Seoul is the capital of South Korea and is the heart of South 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.


Incheon is the major gateway to South Korea. It is home to Incheon International Airport and Songdo, one of the smart and sustainable cities in the world.


Busan is South Korea’s largest port city, filled with endless excitement and pleasant surprises. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country and around the world flock to the city's many beaches to relax or to attend festivals.


Jeju 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.


Gyeonggi-do is home to a large variety of tourist destinations, including cultural heritage sites, theme parks, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and nature conservation sites.


Gangwon-do is blessed with beautiful mountains like Seoraksan Mountain and clean beaches that offer some of the best sceneries and vacation spots throughout the year. Winter in Gangwon-do is heaven for winter sports enthusiasts, as the province gets a lot of snow. There are many ski resorts in Gangwon-do. Some of the resorts even served as official venues for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.


Gyeongsangbuk-do has long been the religious home of Korea. The city of Gyeongju, the old capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD), is especially well known for Buddhist cultural heritage sites, as well as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. National and provincial parks, as well as coastal walking trails, offer scenic views of nature.