Flight tickets from Lanseria to Sokch'o

Welcome to the fascinating country of South Korea! As a vibrant and dynamic nation, South Korea offers the perfect blend of ancient traditions and modern advances. Its cities are filled with unique cultural experiences, stunning natural beauty, and endless opportunities for exploration. From bustling Seoul to bustling Jeju Island, you'll find something to love in South Korea. Whether you're interested in Korean history, Korean food, or Korean entertainment, you won't be disappointed. Come explore the intriguing culture and sights of South Korea!

Getting to Know South Korea

South Korea is a small Eastern Asian country located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. As of 2019, South Korea has a population of 51.54 million people, making it the 26th most populous country in the world. South Korea is in the Korea Standard Time Zone, which is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT 9). South Korea is officially a bilingual country. Korean is the official language, based on the Hangul alphabet and spoken by the majority of the population. A considerable minority of the population speaks English as a second language, mostly those living in and around Seoul. The national currency is the South Korean won (KRW). 1 KRW is equivalent to 0.0008 US dollar. South Korea is one of the G-20 major economies and seen as a rapidly growing tiger economy.

Climate and Weather

The climate of South Korea is mostly temperate, with four distinct seasons. Winters are usually long and cold with temperatures below freezing from November to March across the entire country, while summers are hot and humid, with high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Spring, from March to May, is a time of transition between the cold winter and hot summer, with temperatures gradually climbing and sporadic rain showers. Summer, from June to August,experiences the highest temperatures and highest levels of humidity in the country, often reaching into the high 30s Celsius (around 95F). Autumn, from October to November, is generally mild and pleasant, as the temperature gradually drops, and the humidity decreases. Overall, South Korea has a warm and humid subtropical climate with marked seasonal changes. Rainfall is common throughout the year, but more so during the summer months.

Touring South Korea: Airport and Transportation

There are around 17 major airports in South Korea, and the most popular ones are the Incheon International Airport (ICN), Kimhae International Airport (KPO), Gimpo International Airport (GMP), Jeju International Airport (CJU), and Cheongju International Airport (CJJ). You can get from the main airport to downtown in South Korea by taking a limousine bus or taxi. The limousine buses cost around 15,000 KRW (approximately $13 USD) and the taxis cost around 55,000 KRW (approximately $45 USD) depending on the location. You can change money at the South Korea airport, either at the currency exchange counter or at the ATM. The currency exchange counter will offer the best rates, but the ATMs will be more convenient.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of South Korea

  1. South Korea has a rich cultural heritage with an influence of both traditional and modern customs. Tourists often get to experience its unique artifacts, architecture, art and food
  2. South Korea is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Changdeokgung Palace Complex and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
  3. Dubbed the "Land of the Morning Calm", South Korea is deeply entrenched in Confucian culture which values respect, diligence, and humility

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