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Imagine Korea - KTO's new global brand

An Exciting New Brand for Korea Tourism

We have developed a new brand for Korea tourism to better express Korea to enthusiasts around the world and use this momentum to usher in a new era of Korea tourism with the vision of reaching 20 million visitors.

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Read what the press are saying about holidaying in Korea in our online press library.

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The Luxurious Heart of Seoul

Amid the frenetic pace and ultra-modern architecture, Jeff Mills discovers pockets of calm and unwavering traditions in South Korea’s capital city, Seoul.

Land of Dragons

Skiing in South Korea and Japan Nick Dalton of the Daily Express reviews the wonders of winter time Korea.

Flying the Flag

Katie McGonagle of Travel Weekly, one of the UK's leading travel industry publications writes about how Korea is the up-an-coming star in Asia.

Seoul - South Korea

Seoul makes the Guardian's Hot List of where to go on holiday. You need to scroll down the list to read their piece on how the South Korean capital gives Tokyo a run for its money.

10 reasons why you should visit South Korea

Henry Wong of the London Evening Standard reports on South Korea's unexpected mix of high fashion, awe-inspiring history and Instagrammable scenery.

Return of the Mermaids

National Geographic Magazine reports on the mermaids of Jeju Island.

Read what the press are saying about holidaying in Korea in our online press library.

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Korea Metro Guide Graphic

Korea is quite rightfully proud of its amazing metro system that serves Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon, Busan, Daegu and Gwangju.

Not only is the Metro system fast and safe, but there are no less than 50 Essential Tourist Attractions within 10 minutes' walk from metro stations. All you need is a metro ticket to travel around Seoul and other regions in Korea, where the traditional and modern, city and nature, and day and night entertainment coexist.

It's an easy and convenient way to visit the country's major tourist sites, including cultural heritage sites, shopping streets, theme parks, traditional markets, and more.


Understanding the extensive national network is as easy as taking a look at at our English language Metro Guide, complete with maps; to get started just click in the centre of the Guide below for it to fill the screen and allow you to turn pages. Once finished just click your escape key (esc) to return to this page.



Alternatively you can download and read the guide offline offline by downloading the Korea Metro Guide as a PDF (Please note this is a large file of 9.3 MB).