Known as the “Land of the Morning Calm”, South Korea’s cityscapes are a fusion of ancient and modern architecture, while its culture influences worldwide trends. Travelers will enjoy majestic mountains, Confucian traditions, and amazing home-grown teas. Book your flight to South Korea with LATAM today and enjoy award-winning in-flight entertainment aboard one of the world’s most sustainable airlines.
Things to see in South Korea
- Stroll through the Secret Garden at Seoul’s Changdeokgung Palace. Climb the steps to the Juhamnu Pavilion where you’ll find Jung Jeongjo’s reading room. If you stop by Buyongji Pond from May through mid-July, you’ll find brilliant pink and white lotuses in full bloom. Then go to the Yeongyeongdang Complex and see the audience hall. Afterward, find a bench near the Changdeokgung Chinese juniper, a 750-year-old juniper tree, and rest your legs.
- Visit the National Museum of Korea in Seoul and explore 5,000 years of Korean history, exquisite artwork and artifacts. Start your journey at the Prehistory and Ancient History Gallery and witness South Korea’s earliest days. Then continue to the Medieval and Modern History Gallery and immerse yourself Korea’s dynasties and the glory of the Korean Empire. Afterward, spend a few hours exploring traditional Korean artworks at the Calligraphy and Painting Gallery.
- Spend a day browsing the shops around Ewha Women’s University and Hongik University. You’ll find everything from traditional Korean Hanbok dresses to the latest fashions and even seamstresses who can help you create your unique look. Afterward, take the metro to Noryangjin’s fish market and try the sashimi.
South Korea Tourism
Visit South Korea during the autumn. Starting in September, the summer heat dies off and the rains depart while fall paints the mountains in reds, golds, and oranges. South Korea offers nation-wide public transit. Get a T-money card. These are usable throughout the country and are even accepted by some taxis.