South Korea

South Korea is a modern country of spectacular natural scenery, a place where ancient temples stand side by side with towering skyscrapers and where the people are proud to retain their own unique traditions and cultural identity. The largest and most important city in South Korea, Seoul is a captivating blend of royal palaces, lively restaurants and bustling markets. To the north is the DMZ and North Korea whilst to the south-east of the country is Gyeongju, capital of the Shilla Kingdom, and Busan, South Korea’s second largest city and major port with popular beaches, good restaurants and a vibrant fish market. Off the southern tip of the peninsula lies Jeju – a subtropical, volcanic island dotted with enticing beaches, waterfalls, dramatic volcanic rock formations and dense forest. With our knowledge and experience we can help to create a unique holiday to South Korea that is tailored exactly to your requirements.

Essential Information

Capital: Seoul

Main Language: Korean

Time Zone: GMT + 9

Currency: Won (KRW)

When To Go

This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Key :

 Best

 Good

 Possible

 Not recommended

Explore The Cities of South Korea

Customer Testimonial

“I would like to thank you for organising everything for the visit to South Korea around the International conference. It was a fantastic experience visiting South Korea and the two guides were absolutely excellent”

DR - Korea - August 2012

Related Blog Post

Experts in Private Guided Journeys

For over 27 years Pettitts has led the field in arranging unique tailor-made journeys. Our expert well-travelled team have first-hand knowledge of our destinations and no two itineraries we prepare are the same. Please call us for more information or complete our enquiry form to request a quotation.

01892 515 966 Request a Quote