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Tips for travelling to Korea!

2023-08-31


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1. "Culture Day" on the last Wednesday of every month


South Korea is full of events and festivals where you can enjoy and experience culture. The last Wednesday of the month is Culture Day, which provides visitors to 2,000 cultural events and attractions in South Korea with discounted or free admission. Free admission allows visitors to enjoy a variety of exhibitions and performances at national museums and art galleries. Additionally, you may immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture by donning a hanbok and taking tea in a stunning hanok, which is a memorable experience.


 

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South Korea is full of events and festivals where you can enjoy and experience culture. The last Wednesday of the month is Culture Day, which provides visitors to 2,000 cultural events and attractions in South Korea with discounted or free admission. Free admission allows visitors to enjoy a variety of exhibitions and performances at national museums and art galleries. Additionally, you may immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture by donning a hanbok and taking tea in a stunning hanok, which is a memorable experience.



 


3. Convenience stores with a wide variety of food and items


Korean convenience stores are internationally renowned for their variety and innovation. Open 24/7, they offer a wide range of products, from quick meal replacements to a variety of drinks, daily necessities, cosmetics, and more. You can pick up everything from daily necessities to party supplies, even home delivery, and enjoy a quick coffee or smoothie at the convenience store's in-house café. South Korean convenience stores redefine "convenience" and are a must for travelers looking to experience the local culture.


 


4. Summer and winter in South Korea


South Korea is a country that experiences a wide range of climatic variations, and both summer and winter have their own charms. Summer in South Korea runs from June to August, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C on average. Summer is renowned for its clear skies and blue waters, with beach areas and islands shining at their best. Summer festivals are plentiful and include activities such as water gun fights and folk games, and Seoul's Han River Park offers picnicking and cycling.


Winter in South Korea runs from December to February, with temperatures typically ranging from -10°C to 3°C. Winter is a particularly popular time for traditional festivals such as Lunar New Year (a Korean holiday). When it snows, South Korea's ski resorts are popular for skiing and snowboarding. Winter in South Korea offers the opportunity to enjoy hearty meals like warm noodles and tteokguk. The cool, not too hot, climate is great for holiday celebrations, and you can also experience the Christmas atmosphere filled with colorful lights and decorations. Both seasons offer opportunities to discover the colorful charms of South Korea.


 


5. Public transport in South Korea


South Korea's public transportation is affordable, clean, and secure. Traveling in Korea is convenient and economical because of the availability of transportation options such as subways, buses, taxis, and other means of transportation. In Seoul, the cost of a bus or metro ride begins at merely 1250 won.


Utilizing the transport card system is convenient. Travelers may easily purchase and top off their transportation cards so they can utilize the subway, buses, cabs, and more. Foreign visitors may easily find their way around because several forms of transportation and stations have signage in both English and several other languages.


Fast travel and connectivity are very convenient for travellers. South Korea's public transport system efficiently connects inter-city and intra-city travel, and high-speed trains and subways allow you to explore various attractions.


Plus, there are plenty of discounts available. Cards and passes for international travellers offer discounts when using public transport, and you can enjoy a wide range of attractions and benefits.


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