South Korea: Let’s Gangnam Style!

South Korea is becoming a country that is gaining immense popularity and fans all over the world owing to its diverse culture. It has certainly hijacked our hearts with K-pop, K-drama, K-beauty, etc. People visit S. Korea for many reasons. It is a country where you can find both development and nature coexisting peacefully. Although it is one of the most developed countries in the world, it has not let loose its rich and beautiful culture.

South Korea has many cities but its capital Seoul is the most famous. Apart from that, there is Busan which is full of tourist places and Jeju which is a small beautiful island. Gangnam, as you might have heard from the viral Korean song Gangnam Style, is the modern hub of S. Korea.

So Many Places To Visit!

If you come to S. Korea for a vacation, you can certainly have a wholesome experience. Because it has every travel destination one can wish for and since it is a small country you won’t have to travel a lot to visit all the destinations. But if you have limited time then these are some of the must-visit places:

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Seoul Tower:
Built on the Namsan Mountain top the Seoul Tower enables you to have a 360° view of the beautiful city of Seoul. You can also visit the Namsan Village which represents the culture of S. Korea.

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Bukchon Hanok Village:
This is a preserved old neighbourhood of old-time S. Korea. One can truly relive the lives of people who used to live 700 years ago.

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Changdeokgung Palace:
It used to be a Royal residence during the Joseon Dynasty. There are many buildings here like the library or meeting rooms and even a magnificent garden. While you are at it, get ready to be mesmerized by the amazing architecture.

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You might have heard of this city from the world-famous movie ‘Train to Busan’. Busan is a city located along the coastline and has many gorgeous beaches. It is famous for its seafood.

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Jeju Island:
It is voted in the list of the new seven Wonders of Nature. It is a very good place if you are looking for a peaceful time. There are plenty of resorts which are built in a way in which you can fully enjoy nature.

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The DMZ:
It is the Korean Demilitarized Zone, which is the border of North and South Korea. You can understand the modern history of the two nations by visiting here.

Food, People & Culture

With the surging Korean wave throughout the world, people like to follow the food, cosmetics, culture, etc. of S. Korea. Korean cuisine is generally very healthy and has a huge variety. It is also not very expensive. There is a pervading culture of party and fun with Korean barbeque houses, sauna bathhouses, Karaoke rooms, and alcohol.

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People all over the world watch k-dramas and learn their culture which excites them and makes them want to visit the country. This is why there is increasing tourism in S. Korea. People visit to go to concerts, buy the merchandise and the beauty products that are becoming very famous now.

Cheap & Travel Friendly

Apart from the plane tickets, you won’t have major expenses throughout your trip to S. Korea. The food, stay and every other thing is pretty much cheap.

Stay can cost about ₹2000 – ₹3000. Food can have varying prices depending on the restaurant quality and there are plenty of convenience stores where you can indulge in a wide variety of food that is also pocket friendly. There is an abundance of cheap streets and local markets where you can buy souvenirs and gifts.

The Korean culture is formed based on giving respect to others, hence the people are very kind and welcoming.

So what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to South Korea now!