South Korea in a nutshell

South Korea

South Korea is a modern country with deep historical traditions that permeate today's society.

Although Korea often stands on the sidelines of tourist interest and lies in the shadow of more famous countries such as Japan or Thailand, it certainly has a lot to offer for short and long trips.

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Visit the giant and vibrant cities of Seoul or Busan, hike the hundreds of kilometres of marked hiking trails or experience hiking combined with swimming in the sea on the beautiful island of Jeju, known as Asia's Hawaii.

Population Area Name Korean / English Time zone
52 000 000 100 410 km2

대한민국 / South Korea

UTC +9

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Whether you’re visiting South Korea for the first time or repeatedly, check out our handy tips and recommendations: