Take a trip to South Korea
South Korea, a fascinating country to discover!
This country offers a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, nature and city.
Start your exploration in Seoul, the vibrant capital. Lose yourself in the lively alleys of Myeong-dong. Stroll through the gardens of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Climb to the top of the N Seoul Tower and marvel at the view.
Continue your journey to the historic city of Gyeongju, often referred to as the “museum without walls”. Explore the ancient ruins of Bulguksa and discover the cultural treasures of Seokguram Temple. And don’t miss the magnificent island of Jeju, a true natural paradise. Admire the spectacular rock formations of the Jusangjeolli coast.
Finally, enjoy an unforgettable experience in the port city of Busan, where you can relax on the Haeundae beaches.
Tour guides in South Korea
Five ideas for guided tours in South Korea
Jeju Island, in the south of the Korean peninsula, will amaze you with its varied landscapes, unique culture and diverse activities.
As soon as you arrive, let yourself be seduced by the spectacular rock formations of the Jusangjeolli coast, where immense basalt columns rise up against the ocean. Continue your exploration towards the Cheonjiyeon waterfalls. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the volcanic caves of Manjanggul, a veritable underground maze.
At the heart of the island is Mount Hallasan, where you can take one of the many hiking trails to climb to the summit.
For more details, see our the Blog article on Jeju Island.
Welcome to the fascinating city of Seoul, where tradition and modernity intertwine to create an unforgettable urban experience. Immerse yourself in the heart of this dynamic metropolis and discover its most captivating neighborhoods, each offering its share of cultural treasures and surprises.
– Jongno: Stroll through the majestic alleys of Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of Korea’s finest examples of royal architecture. Don’t miss Changdeokgung Palace, with its magnificent secret gardens. Soak up the traditional atmosphere at the Gwangjang market, where you can sample authentic Korean dishes.
– Insadong: Stroll through the narrow streets lined with art galleries, antique stores and traditional teahouses. Don’t miss the Ssamziegil, a unique shopping complex featuring local artists’ boutiques and trendy cafés.
– Gangnam: Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of modern urban life. Explore ultra-modern shopping malls such as COEX Mall, where you’ll find the fantastic Starfield COEX library. Discover Gangnam’s lively nightlife in world-famous clubs and bars.
– Hongdae: This lively district is home to numerous universities and is known for its underground music scene. Attend street performances, discover independent art galleries and explore vintage stores.
– Itaewon: Immerse yourself in a cultural melting pot by visiting this cosmopolitan district known for its culinary diversity, with a wide range of international restaurants offering flavors from all over the world.
In the heart of the majestic mountains of Gangwon province lies Seorak Park, a true natural wonder. As soon as you arrive, prepare to be amazed by the towering peaks, craggy cliffs and verdant valleys that stretch as far as the eye can see. Mount Seoraksan, the park’s highest peak, awaits you for spectacular views. At the heart of the park, Sinheungsa Temple stands proud, offering a haven of peace and serenity. Explore the traditional pavilions, admire the Buddhist statues and let yourself be enveloped by the spiritual atmosphere of this sacred place.
Let yourself be tempted by a hike to the Biryong waterfall.
Finally, don’t leave the park without visiting the magnificent Lake Cheonji, also known as the Lake of Heaven.
Busan is a dynamic city, offering a multitude of captivating places that attract travelers from all over the world. Here’s a description of the most touristy districts:
1. Haeundae: a lively, cosmopolitan beach area
Visitors flock to Haeundae to bask in the sun, swim in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the many bars, restaurants and boutiques along the promenade. Don’t miss the Jagalchi fish market, where you can sample fresh seafood and enjoy a unique culinary experience.
2. Nampodong: a shopping and dining paradise
Nampodong is the bustling heart of Busan, renowned for its lively shopping streets, traditional markets and delicious street food. Explore the narrow streets of Gukje Market and Bupyeong Market, where you’ll find a variety of local products, from clothes to handicrafts.
3. Gamcheon: a picturesque, colorful village
The Gamcheon district is a real gem, renowned for its brightly-colored houses clinging to the hills. Stroll through its winding lanes and discover street art, art galleries, charming cafés and artisan boutiques. Climb up to the “House over the Sea” for a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea.
4. The Gijang district: a natural seaside getaway
If you’re looking for a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city, head to the Gijang district. Explore Gijanghaean Park, surrounded by cliffs…
5. Sasang: the authenticity of everyday life
This lively residential district offers an authentic atmosphere, with bustling markets, small street stalls and traditional restaurants. Explore the market, where you can sample local dishes and buy fresh produce. Don’t miss Samnak Ecological Park, a lush green space where you can relax and enjoy nature.
Andong is famous for its traditional Hahoe village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you stroll along the cobbled streets lined with traditional houses, you’ll be transported back in time and immersed in ancestral Korean culture. Don’t miss the Hahoe mask, a symbol of the region, and watch captivating traditional performances featuring local dances and rituals.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be enchanted by the natural beauty of the surrounding region. Take a trip to Dosan National Park, where you can stroll along winding paths and admire the Bongjeongsa temple, located in the park.