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Introduction to South Korea
A country of great natural beauty with volcanic peaks and white-sand beaches, South Korea’s modern cities coexist with ornate Buddhist temples and palaces. IHG’s collection in South Korea includes luxury and affordable hotels in Seoul and Pyeongchang ski resorts.

Currency
South Korean won (KRW)

Official language
Korean

Climate
Cold winters and warm, humid summers. Highest rainfall Jun–Aug

Arriving from Incheon Airport
Airport is 63km west of Seoul city centre. Fastest journey time 43 minutes by express train (₩9,000)

Getting around South Korea
Buy single-use tickets or rechargeable transportation cards valid for public transport in several cities nationwide

  • Underground metro systems in main cities
  • Overground rail network
  • Local and intercity buses

Top South Korea sightseeing

  • Seoul’s 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Hapcheon’s Haeinsa Temple, founded in 802
  • The mountainside Buddhist Bulguksa temple complex in Gyeongju
  • UNESCO-listed Yangdong Folk Village
  • Seoraksan National Park’s rock formations and waterfalls

Top experiences

  • Beaches on islands near Incheon
  • Tasting specialities like bibimbap and tteokbokki and buying cosmetics in Seoul’s Dongdaemun and Myeong-dong shopping districts
  • Photo-shoot tour in a rented traditional hanbok dress
  • Skiing in Pyeongchang county
  • Guided tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone

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