Friday, July 21, 2017

Millions Have Travel to Korea: Why Not You?

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Great Reasons for Visiting South Korea

South Korea is beautiful, relaxing and tourist friendly.  There is approximately 94 Hotels ranging from relatively inexpensive to extravagant.

Finding something to do on in South Korea a land of about 38, 486 sq miles is no problem.  North Korea stretches 48, 526 miles. It is one of the most traveled countries in the world.  The population in South Korea is 59 Million.  

A little known history: South Korea is under a Democratic government and North Korea is Communistic.  Seldom do the people go in out of each others country; if at all.  

Job Market

South Korea is an Industrialized country and most of the jobs you find in other industrialized countries you will find there too.  

Transportation System

They have airlines, bus, trains and plenty of taxis.   It is said there is almost no need to rent a car because transportation is so readily available and cheap.  

Monetary System

The monetary system is the same as in North Korea called Won.   1 won is currently about 0.000097 to the American dollar.  Conversely, this means that 1000 won is about 97 US cents.   Korean notes come in 50,000 (yellow), 10,000 (green), 5000 (red) and 1000 (blue). The coins are 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1. In practice, the 5 and 1 won coins are very rare- in Korea, it’s considered very good luck to get a 1 won coin. 

Travel Time From US To South Korea

Flight hours from Washington, DC to Seoul, South Korea is about 14 hours.   It is approximately little less than 7000 miles to reach South Korea from US.  

Winters in Seoul can be especially bitter; temperatures can dip well below 19 degrees Fahrenheit in January! The ideal time for travel to South Korea is in the cooler Fall after temperatures have dropped and the rain has stopped.

You can travel to Korea and stay up to 90 days any longer you must apply for a alien registration card with the consulate. 

Language

While you will find quite a few English speakers in Seoul, many signs, booking websites, and services are only available in the Korean language. Seoul maintains a hotline to help travelers with translation and language issues.

Nine Reasons To Travel to South Korea:

1.  Cheju Island -

2.  Climate

3.  Korean Demilitarized Zone

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4.  Festivals and Special Events

5.  Historical and cultural tours

6.  Nature tours 

7.  UNESCO World Heritage sites

 8.  Beach Resorts

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9.  Water sports

Everything in this resort island is sure to rekindle your love of the beach with its breathtaking waterfalls clear blue water, black sand, and other natural attractions. It is also perfect for honeymoons, water sports, and hiking.

Cheju is the biggest island in Korea and known as the place of mystery or fantasy.

Climate - The climate in Korea is temperate, which is divided into four distinct seasons. The most tourist-friendly seasons in the country are spring (April and May) when the cherry blossoms bloom as well as autumn (from September to November) when the skies are clear and sunny and the weather is warm. Winter months in Korea, which starts in December until February, are perfect for skiing.

Korean DMZ - A Korean tour is never complete without dropping by the Korean Demilitarized Zone, more popularly known as DMZ. It is where you can find some of the endangered creatures in Asia such as wildcats, river otter, and musk deer.

Festivals and Special Events – Korea has a rich culture and long history, and you can be a part of celebrating them by joining various religious festivals and special events such as Buddha’s birthday.

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Historical and cultural tours – Foreign visitors can take a tour of the Buddhist monasteries and temples to be able to witness the Buddhist heritage in Korea.

Nature tours – Are you a nature lover? Then grab the opportunity to take a nature tour in Korea. Among the most famous itineraries are the flower villages, birdwatching, mountain trips, and cherry blossom trails in various parts of Korea.

Seoul – This Korean capital, which is essentially a lively commercial district, is the top tourist destination in the country. Among the must-visit landmarks in Seoul are the royal residences, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Pusan - For beachgoers, Pusan is nothing but a paradise. It is popular as a beach town resort, with many beautiful beaches to choose from. The Song Jung beach, for example, is a peaceful swimming spot with clear blue waters.

Water sports - If watersports is the name of your game, then you will be delighted with the numerous facilities that island and coasts in Korea offer to its millions of tourists. You have plenty of choices: paragliding, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, swimming, boating, windsurfing, and water skiing, among others.

To sum it up, Korea caters to practically every type of tourist—adventure seekers, sports buffs, arts and culture lovers, sightseers, and others. So, if you want to escape the stressful city life for a while, then one of things to consider for your much-deserved holiday vacation is, of course, a travel to Korea.

 

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