Why Korea

Are you searching for a new country to explore? Or are you simply itching to go on a holiday?

South Korea is an emerging popular destination for Aussie and Kiwi travellers. Whether it’s discovering new sights or trying local authentic food, South Korea offers unique experiences for all types of travellers.

HERE ARE FIVE THINGS WHY WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT
TRAVELLING TO SOUTH KOREA

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

#History #Traditional #Cultural

South Korea is a country with 5,000 years of history, bursting of traditional culture. Alongside its speedy developments, you can enjoy immersive activities and unique architecture. Visit ancient palaces and watch the Royal Guards Changing Ceremony. Wear a colorful hanbok and stroll along Bukchon Hanok Village. Go further to explore Andong Hahoe Folk Village and experience a traditional tea ceremony.

EAT, RELAX AND WANDER

#Food #Wellness #Nature #Templestay

From bibimbap to Korean bbq, Korea is a destination for flavourful culinary delights. What are other ways to pamper yourself other than food? Serene, breathtaking landscapes. So, go and enjoy a street food spectacle or fill your stomach with Hanjeongsik, a Korean full course meal. Hike or ride a cable car to reach the peak of Mount Seoraksan. Relax and meditate with monks inside a temple.

APPRECIATE KOREAN POP CULTURE

#Hallyu #Kpop #Beauty #Shopping

The contemporary pop culture is the biggest drawcard for many visitors in South Korea. Hundreds of thousands of k-pop and Hallyu fans visit Korea reliving scenes from their favorite dramas or hoping to get a glimpse of their idols, Korean artists. Needless to say, Korea is a hub for beauty and skincare essentials. Apart from teaching us how to get glass skin, Koreans have led the fashion walkway.

Sing your heart out at hologram k-pop concerts. Explore popular movie sets. Shop til you drop in 24 hour retail stores!

CELEBRATE ALL YEAR – ROUND

#Festivals #SeasonalActivities #CherryBlossoms

South Korea is packed with tons of festivals celebrating life, seasons, and even popular culture all year round. You can participate in cultural practices passed down from generations such as the Jeju Fire Festival, where you will witness the locals ablaze a bonfire as grand as a mountain.

You can also choose to see Korea differently in every season - feel the thrill of exploring dream-like landscapes at Jinhae Cherry Blossoms Festival or catching trouts in the middle of a frozen river at Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. If you’re looking for something bizarre, Boryeong Mud Festival will surely make you feel young, metaphorically and literally (as mud masks are believed to make your skin better!). Finally, music and dance are the life of a festival - and South Korea is abundant of it.

Add color and fun in your trip by checking our calendar of festivals.

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES AND DMZ

How would you like to stroll in a museum without walls? You will see an ancient observatory or royal tombs, enter grand palaces - these and other remnants scattered across the city of Gyeongju, Korea’s ancient capital way back 57BC, for your travel pleasure. If you’re up for an unforgettable outdoor adventure, head over to Jeju Island. Challenge yourself by hiking Mount Hallasan, the highest mountain of South Korea or diving without oxygen or gears with Haenyeo women divers. If you think that’s exciting, spare some time to visit DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).

South Korea values history, tradition, culture, and nature. Without a doubt, this country holds 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1 Natural Heritage, and 20 intangible cultural heritages. Now is a great time to discover it, before everyone does.