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11 of Korea’s best autumn hiking spots

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Korea: mild weather, festivals galore, and most importantly, stunning foliage. Every year around September, a foliage forecast is released to enable both residents and visitors to plan visits to the nation’s top leaf-peeping spots at the best possible times. However, with a total of 22 national parks on offer in Korea, each with Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization launches international marketing campaign starring K-Pop supergroup EXO

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea and the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) have produced 21 new videos designed to promote Korea to a wide range of international tourists. The marketing campaign introduces the country’s unique experiences from the perspective of foreigners by posing viewers with the question, ‘Korea asks you, have you ever…?’ Focusing Continue Reading . . .

[Telegraph] 10 of the world’s most magical autumn escapes

From late September, waves of colour sweep south through the Korean peninsula. The most renowned leaf-peeping hotspot is Seoraksan National Park in the north-east – and on Regent Holidays’ 11-day Classic South Korea Group Tour you can roam its hiking trails, as well as exploring Seoul, browsing Busan’s fish market, visiting historic Buddhist shrines and tombs, and experiencing the serenity Continue Reading . . .

[Vanessa’s Story] How to Spend Free Time in Seoul

Three months are not enough to explore a city as big and vibrant as Seoul and I have only been able to scratch the surface, but here are my favourite spots and things to do in my free time. Café hopping The amount of coffee shops that open (and close) in Seoul is astonishing. There are tons of coffee shops Continue Reading . . .

[Vanessa’s Story] Study Tips

When I first arrived in Seoul, despite having studied Korean for quite some time by myself and with a private teacher, my level was too low and I did not even have the courage to speak out loud. Coming to Korea definitely changed everything and I can now have small conversations with locals and understand what is going on around Continue Reading . . .

[Vanessa’s Story] Choosing the right accommodation in Seoul

Seoul offers many options for accommodation, but which is best? Students often choose between goshitels (one-room accommodation), guesthouses/hostels, or rooms in local families’ houses. Despite being cheaper, I decided to avoid goshitels: rooms are extremely small and you live in a building with many other people who can be very loud. I might try in the future, it is a good Continue Reading . . .

[Lonely Planet] Busan Crowned Number One Destination in Asia for 2018

In repose between mountains and sea, Busan is a stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine. It’s long been domestically lauded as the country’s best beach getaway, but South Korea’s second largest city packs an eclectic offering of activities to suit all travellers: hike hills to Buddhist temples, settle into sizzling hot springs and feast on seafood still a-wriggle at Jagalchi, the country’s largest Continue Reading . . .

#VisitKorea Competition Winners!

A big thank you to everyone that entered our competition for making it such a success. We received thousands of entries, and it was wonderful to be able to read all of the reasons why you want to #VisitKorea! We wish we could send all of you there, but unfortunately we only have a limited number of prizes, so please Continue Reading . . .