What is the best time of year to visit South Korea?

Best time to visit South Korea

Korea has four very distinct seasons.

,Winter & SummerThe winter can get very cold, especially in Seoul, and the summer can be extremely hot and humid.

I would probably avoid visiting Korea during this times, as it limits the number of outdoor activities you can do.

,Winter in KoreaSpringThis leaves spring and fall as the best times to visit Korea.

In spring the weather is very nice, the flowers are blooming, and there are beautiful cherry blossoms everywhere.

However in spring along with the flowers, comes pollutionu2026Iu2019m not sure why exactly, but pollution in Korea can be pretty bad at times in the spring.

Spring is a good time to visit, but in my opinion its not the best season in Korea.

,Spring Cherry blossoms in KoreaFall (in love with Korea)If I had to pick the best season to visit Korea, I would probably pick the fall.

The weather is awesome, and there is little rainfall.

This is Koreau2019s most beautiful season as the trees all around the country change to beautiful shades of red and orange.

If you like hiking, this is prime hiking season in Korea.

Naejangsan, Jirisan, and Seoraksan National Parks are absolutely stunning this time of year.

,One thing to keep in mind is that Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, occurs during the fall.

This is a huge holiday with many people booking planes and trains to travel.

I would avoid visiting Korea this week as the air fare will be really expensive, and the traffic will probably be bad.

,Korea is beautiful in all seasons, I definitely recommend you come see for yourself! Feel free to ask me anymore questions about Korea.

South Korea itinerary 14 days

Now that there are 45 new local COVID-19 cases in Beijing, can someone explain whether this is going to affect the rest of the world?,This is actually significant.

The reason is that this may be proven a clear case of cold-chain food trade-disseminated contagion.

,Before the 1st case was discovered Beijing on June 10, Beijing had gone through 56 days without a single case.

Totally clear.

So when the contact tracers went through with the first patient, and published the patientu2019s 14-day-prior itinerary, the reaction was that u201cno way, how could he have gotten it if he never left Beijing?u201d,The next day, two more cases were discovered.

Food inspectors.

The common factor among all 3 cases was that theyu2019ve all been to Xinfadi, which is the biggest grocery wholesaler/retailer in Beijing.

Wholesale before 7 am in the morning.

Retail after 7 am.

Prices published online everyday, usually somewhat cheaper than everywhere else, because they sell stuff by the case.

,So the local CDC swamped the place on June 12, collected ~ 5,000 material samples, and tested ~ 2,000 people.

45 people tested positive, and the processing equipment for imported frozen salmon tested positive.

The virus was isolated, sequenced, and IDu2019ed as the European variety.

The top 3 salmon importers to China are Denmark, Norway, Chile.

,Overnight, all Beijing grocery chains took imported salmon off the shelf.

9 neighborhood districts went into complete quarantine, local highways are cut off, and over 10,000 people are being tested and quarantined.

All cold-chain food trade was suspended.

All food distributors are temporarily closed for inspection and test.

Of the six food wholesalers in Beijing, Xinfadi has 45 people tested positive, a second wholesaler had 1 person tested positive (who is also a close contact of one of the existing cases), the other 4 all tested negative.

,You see, viruses can be killed at high temperature and preserved at low temperature.

-20 degrees can perfectly preserve the virus for years.

On normal surfaces, the virus can only survive for hours, or even days, but in cold freeze, you are talking years.

In March, South Korea had a mysterious Covid-19 outbreak in their fishery department.

In April Chile had a fishery outbreak.

In May Ghana had a huge outbreak in their fish processing plant that accounted for over half of their total national count.

A Fish-Factory Worker Infects 533 People With Covid-19 in Ghana The US just had its first major fishery outbreak.

A Seattle fishing company has had more than 100 COVID-19 cases on its ships.

Theyre heading to Alaska this summer.

- Alaska Public Media Additionally, the US has a massive number of meat processing plants workers and food inspectors died from Covid-19.

Fourth USDA Inspector Dies Amid Meat Plant Virus OutbreaksIn the Wuhan outbreak in late Dec - early Jan, the very first batch of infected patients were also from the local food wholesaler, the Huanan Seafood Market.

The material samples collected at the site showed positive samples on food processing equipment but not on any of the live animals there.

So now people have to seriously consider if cold-chain storage and transportation maybe the source of both outbreaks.

What if there was never any problem with the live animals, but the problem is with the frozen food.

,What I think is going to happen is that food safety will become a big issue, and food processing plants, especially those using cold-process, will be required to certify that their plants and their workers are virus free before they can sell their products to China again.

A lot of other Asian countries will follow suit, because they all, like China, managed to contain the virus domestically so they will be very much on guard to imported cases.

Real-time health monitoring of food workers will almost certainly become the new normal in Beijing.

In the meantime, consumers need to step up their food safety practice too, i.


, wash hands after touching cold-stored food, cook food thoroughly, sterilize their utensils and cutting boards after each use, etc.

,,PS: June 15th update: 106 diagnosed now.

1 wholesale distributor u2192 3 grocery retail markets u2192 5 restaurants.

The chain of transmission is very clear.

South Korea trip budget Philippines

China uses its tourists as an economic bomb.

Palau is one of the few nations in the world which has diplomatic relations with Taiwan and hence they dont have diplomatic relations with China.

In 2017 China effectively banned Chinese tour groups to tropical archipelago, branding it illegal destination.

Western Pacific Ocean island country Palau is closer to China than Indian Ocean tropical archipelago Maldives.

Despite distance, around 3 three lakhs (3 hundred thousand) Chinese tourists visit Maldives each year which developed special economic ties with China under Abdulla Yameen government (2013 - 2018).

This is how China treats friends and foes - by using tourism bomb.

,Due to Chinese blacklisting of Palau, hotel and restaurants stand empty, travel agency business at standstill, tourist bus and boats are idling.

All people are paying the political price of standing upto Asian bully China.

China also played dirty tricks with India in neighbouring country of Fiji.

First it fomented tension between ethnic Indians and native Fijians.

Ethnic Indians were more than 50% in Fiji in 1987.

In 1987, shortly after a coalition government was formed that represented both communities, two military coups were staged by low-ranking Fijian officers that aimed at sidelining the Indian community in politics.

A dictator government was formed and Fiji was expelled from Commonwealth.

The constitution was re-written preventing ethnic Indian to top political job.

Under the dictator Fijian government, China brought its cheap products flooding the market.

Many Indian businessmen lost business and they slowly migrated to Australia, New Zealand and USA.

This is what some Fijian and Chinese politicians wanted, dilution of Indian influence in Fiji.

Former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry once expressed alarm at the high rate of emigration of educated Fiji-Indians.

If the trend continues, Fiji will be left with a large pool of poorly educated, unskilled work force with disastrous consequences on our social and economic infrastructure and levels of investment,.

,Same thing happened in Maldives three decades later.

Abdulla Yameen became President by dubious means in 2013 in a controversial election, got promise of Chinese unlimited easy money to buy island and develop infrastructure, bring in tourist traffic, thrown out Indian business and corporates (GMR airport project for example), restricting visa to Indians, signed a free trade agreement and executed in a hush-hush way by Maldives government to dump cheap Chinese products into Maldives and smuggle Chinese products into neighbouring huge Indian market.

China rewarded Yameen with huge Chinese tourists.

,306,000 Chinese tourists visited the Maldives in 2017 from nearly zero before 2013.

But Abdulla Yameen lost 2018 Presidential election by a big 12 percent margin and rejected his dictatorial policies and Chinese economic dole out.

New President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is not so kind to Chinese encroachment of Maldives business.

Does this mean Chinese tourist boom which happened during Yameenu2019s period will end up in bust under Solih? Yes.

China always uses its international tourists as economic bomb.

Just keep track of Chinese tourist data in Maldives in 2019 and 2020.

,Beijing used economic coercion against Seoul in response to the decision to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) antimissile system in South Korea in 2016.

Beijing saw THAAD as targeting China, rather than as a way to deter or curb North Koreau2019s nuclear ambitions.

Chinau2019s leadership felt the weapons compromised the countryu2019s national security by monitoring its military activities.

China then embarked on an aggressive but unofficial campaign to suspend its tour groups from travelling to South Korea.

As of December 2018, the Chinese boycott had cost South Korea 7.

5 trillion won (US$6.

8 billion), according to the South Korean national assemblyu2019s budget office.

,The Chinese government also targeted the Seoul-based multinational conglomerate Lotte u2013 which had agreed to provide land for THAAD u2013 by fining it for its advertising practices and shutting down a large number of its supermarkets in China for fire regulation violations.

China has also intensified its customs inspections of South Korean companies.

,It banned certain imported products from Dongwon, Samyang and L&P Cosmetics.

It also limited the distribution of South Korean content, including movies and shows, according to a report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

South Korean celebrities also disappeared from Chinese television.

,Insult China or its people, and you will pay for it.

That is the message to all nations that stray over Chinau2019s red lines, both in official policy and in unofficial treatment of its citizens.

,Falling out of favour with China was Sweden in September 2018.

Chinau2019s embassy in Stockholm rejected multiple apologies for a Swedish television programmeu2019s portrayal of Chinese tourists.

,The programme, Svenska Nyheter, had lampooned the case of a man and his parents who were removed from the Generator Stockholm hostel after arriving a day early for their reservation.

,In the days that followed, Gui Congyou, the Chinese ambassador to Sweden, claimed the tourists had been maltreated, accused Sweden of violating diplomatic protocol and arrogance, and warned Chinese people against visiting the country.

This example shows how China can blow up small tourism related transactions into a diplomatic row.

,Internationally, 125 million Chinese go abroad ever year.

Around 7 lakh Indians travelled to China in 2016 (mostly businessmen who import Chinese consumer goods in bulk), while only 2.

5 lakh Chinese made the journey in the opposite direction.

In fact, more Chinese travelled to Sri Lanka and Maldives than India.

,Only of 253,128 tourists from China visited India in 2017.

It is only a 0.

07 percent increase from 2016, according to official data from the India Ministry of Tourism.

Things dont seem likely to change much in 2018.

During the first half of 2018, roughly 131,300 Chinese tourists have travelled to India.

In comparison, 306,000 Chinese tourists visited the Maldives in 2017 u2013 a tiny country in Indian Ocean region.

The lack of interest for Chinese tourists to visit India is simply political.

,To attract Chinese tourists, India under Modi government has implemented a series of measures in recent years.

On July 2015, India established a tourist e-visa for Chinese citizens.

In February 2016, the Indian Tourism Board released its independently developed app Incredible India to enhance visitor experience, and in 2018 India introduced an urgent visa that can be applied for and approved within 24 hours.

,It has also opened a full-fledged regional tourism office in China, planning to see 144 million tourists from China in the next five years (2019 u2013 2024).

India wishes more and more Chinese tourists who currently generate some 21 per cent of tourism receipts in destinations in the world but negligible tourism receipts in India.

The 144 million tourist from China will remain pipe dream for India.

,Modi government however not understood Chinese tourism bomb policy.

This policy clearly prevents Chinese population from going to those countries that are politically hostile.

India comes under this category.

This means Chinese tourists numbers will always grow marginally and never grow exponentially.

,According to a report in Chinas Global Times (official communist party newspaper) news website, when one enters India as a destination on search engine Fliggy, a travel service platform of Alibaba, it shows up several tours to India but not many of them are sold enough.

India falls really behind when it is compared to other South-Asian nations like Thailand and Vietnam as a travel destination.




tours to Southeast Asian countries, including trips to the islands of Thailand or cities in Vietnam, are hot sellers on Fliggy.

For example, a six-day trip to the Indonesian island of Bali had sold 165 times in the month of January 2019, the Times report said.

An official with business that helps with visa applications, said only one per cent of Chinese tourists who plan to travel to Southeast Asian nations is interested to visa India.

This is the way Chinese official media, social media discourages people to visit India.

India with size of a sub-continent, diverse geography, climate, wildlife, culture, religion including Buddhist circuits, art, architecture and monuments with 32 UNESCO listed world heritage site is a u201cno gou201d area for the Chinese simply because of politics.

And this situation is not going to improve anytime soon.

,In 2018, 140 million Chinese tourists spent over $120 billion on overseas trips, revealed China Tourism Academy.

Times cited a report by Economic Times that came in August 2018 that India is revamping its tourism strategy in China aiming to see more footfalls from that country.

But despite these efforts, Chinese tourists still refuse to see India as a top destination to visit, thanks to the latters security and sanitation problems, the Times cited many Chinese as saying.

Chinese tourists are worried over reports that India have less public toilets and cow dungs are littered all over the places.

Besides the sanitation problem, the news about rape cases that have gone viral online has also left an impression among the Chinese that India is not safe.

,India on 20 December 2018 announced it would further relax visa norms for Chinese nationals by extending e-visa facility to those who visit the country for attending conferences will be issued Conference Visa or as medical attendants.

The required documents included a scanned bio-page of passport showing the photograph and details, an invitation from the organisation and political clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, said the statement from the Indian Embassy in Beijing.

The e-Medical Attendant Visa will be issued for those who wish to travel as attendant to e-Medical visa holder.

The e-visa facility is now available for Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa, e-Medical Attendant Visa and e-Conference Visa to increase Chinese tourists in India.

,The announcement came on the eve of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yis four-day visit to India to attend the u201cfirst ever India-China people-to-people exchange forumu201d which was co-chaired with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.

It seems we are reaching the stage of u201chindi-chini bhai-bhai, part IIu201d.

We should also remember how hindi-chini bhai-bhai abruptly ended and Jawaharlal Nehru acknowledged that he was living in u2018fools paradiseu2019.

Will Modi is going to be victim of u201chindi-chini bhai-bhai, part IIu201d? Modi is now meeting Xi Jinping five times a year.

This includes formal and informal (like Wuhan) bilateral meet and multi-lateral meets like BRICS, SCO, G20 etc.

Modi visited China multiple times when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat (2001 u2013 2014) and he continued that trend after becoming Prime Minister.

Closer ties with China has not benefited India in any way.

Indiau2019s trade imbalance continue to rise and Chinese tourist inflow to India remain a mirage.

,External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on 21 December 2018 held extensive talks in New Delhi and agreed on ten pillars of cooperation to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

The 10 pillars are cultural exchange, cooperation in films and television, cooperation in museum administration, cooperation sports, exchanges between youths, cooperation on tourism (but donu2019t expect dramatic increase Chinese tourists to India), exchanges between states and cities, cooperation in traditional medicine, cooperation in yoga and cooperation in education.

The High Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges was decided upon during the Wuhan summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi.

China will pursue the ten pillars of cooperation as long as it benefits only China.

,Under trade pressure (thanks to Donald Trump) and economic downturn in China, Xi turns to India and send his Foreign Minister to 4 day goodwill visit to India in December 2018.

Today, China-India relations are actively moving forward, with mutual political trust deepening, practical cooperation accelerating, people-to-people and cultural exchanges flourishing, and bilateral coordination in international and regional affairs sustaining, Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Xi Jinping as saying.

The Chinese president also expressed the hope for the two sides to make proper use of the high-level people-to-people exchange mechanism.

With the help of the profound implication in the two Oriental civilisations, China and India should promote the communication between the minds of the two peoples and forge a closer development partnership, Xi said.

,Our expectation for the Chinese outbound market is very small.

We saw just 250,000 visitors in 2017.

We want this to become 1.

4 million by 2019, said Satyajeet Rajan, director general of India tourism, at the 2nd Beijing International Travel Mart on September 2018 without giving any elaborate plan to achieve this number.

This target is just a pipe dream.

,Beijing based travel agents think Indian tourism not only failed in terms of China-specific initiatives that Sri Lanka has been doing, but also the lack of hotels in Buddhist sites and lack of Chinese-speakers has been seen as a drawback.

,Chinas provinces hold lessons for Indias states in how they are making a concerted effort to generate tourism revenues, investing in infrastructure, hotels and marketing.

Datong in Shanxi province is known in China as the hub of coal-mining.

But with a massive green makeover, its Buddhism and not coal that its city officials are now banking on.

The famed Yunggang grottoes, one of three renowned sites of Buddhist art in China where towering Buddhas have been carved into sandstone mountainsides, is at the centrepiece of plans to woo foreign tourists - part of a wider push to green the citys economy and move it away from coal-reliance.

Taking a cue from China, Indian Railways in 2018 started a luxuary train from New Delhi which will cover most Buddhist tourist sites in north India.

Does a Buddhist circuit train can increase Chinese tourist footfalls when politics is not favourable?,Return of Hindi-Chini bhai-bhai part II which increased joint military drill may end with another disaster like 1962In recent years, yoga has become a trendy way to relax in China, especially among women aged 25-40.

Currently, there are more than 10,000 registered venues that offer yoga courses in China.

With millions of practitioners and a growing number of yoga schools nationwide, the ancient traditional exercise has become a cultural bridge for strengthening understanding between the two Asian countries.

Although Yoga has helped Indians in getting jobs in China, Yoga cannot bring large amount of tourists to India.

Like p,racticing Yoga, Bollywood movies have become the new trends for the young Chinese.

These exchanges undoubtedly narrowed the distance between the people of China and India and reduced trade gap but cannot contribute growth of Chinese tourists in India.

,There are 14 pairs of sister cities between China and India.

Last year, more than a million people, mostly Indian travelled, more than 20,000 Indian students study in China, and there are 42 flights a week between China and India which bring Chinese businessmen to India but not Chinese tourists.

,Chinese tourists were caught in transacting illegal wildlife trafficking.

Two Chinese women were detained in New Delhi in October 2018 after attempting to leave India with US$574,000 worth of shawls made from a species of endangered antelope, prompting Beijing to warn its nationals to abide by local laws when travelling.

Embassy officials warned mainland Chinese tourists not to purchase shahtoosh shawls made from the fine hair of the Tibetan antelope, or chiru.

The animal is listed as endangered by the World Conservation Union, as well as by China and India.

There are many instances of animal parts smuggling like tiger parts, rhino horn, crocodile and other reptiles, pangolin etc.

deals were made by Chinese tourists.

These deals induce more illegal animal poaching from Indian forests.

,Chinese tourists in Vietnam airport with illegal 9-dash line printed on their shirtsNot just in India, misbehaviour by Chinese tourists were reported in South East Asian countries like Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar etc.

In fact, rude behaviour of Chinese tourists were reported from almost all countries.

,Nepal had expelled at least 373 Chinese nationals in 2018 for violating immigration rules and taking part in illegal activities.

This was the largest deportation of Chinese nationals from Nepal.

Most of those facing deportation worked in Nepal in China funded Belt and Road projects without work visas, or did not extend expired visas.

Those deported after facing criminal cases cannot return to Nepal for another 10 years while those who violated immigration rules cannot visit within one year.

Crimes of the deportees include gold smuggling, running illegal businesses and money transactions, wildlife smuggling and fraud.

Budget for Korea trip 7 days

You have a decent budget I would say! nLast year I did a trip to Istanbul (6 days, ex Mumbai) with my wife.

Our total expenditure was Rs 50,000 per head.

This including flights, hotels, visa, food, tips, shopping, souvenirs etc.

Everything included! We stayed at a decent hotel in the center of the city and did pretty well.

,This year I am planning a trip to Uzbekistan for 8 days!nIncluding flight tickets, visa, hotels, food, shopping etc, I am budgeting a total expenditure of Rs 80,000 per head (ex Hyderabad via Delhi).

If you are in Delhi, and if you can wrap up your trip in 5 days instead of 8, you can very well fit it within Rs 60,000 per head.

,Both Istanbul and Uzbekistan attracted me because of the Silk Route fascination that I carry.

I may even plan to visit China soon, and I know for sure it will also fit within the same budget.

,There are a few things you can do to evaluate more options.

Since you have already decided on a budget, understand that you should plan to spend between 40-60% of that budget on flights, not more under ANY criteria (some exceptions).

Let us say, out of Rs 60k budget, you can spend Rs 30k on flight.

Now go to this website and enter your budget for flights and departure city:nInspire your trip with MakeMyTripThis website will tell you all the places you can fly to from the selected city that fit within your budget, and also recommend a few places that you can fly to if you UP your budget a little bit.

Prefer Delhi for anywhere north or east of India, prefer Kolkata or Chennai for departing to South East Asia, Mumbai for US/Western Europe.

,Once done, visit Booking.

com: 340,780 hotels worldwide.

Book your hotel now! to look for hotels in your destination, and book 2-3*** hotels after reading reviews on TripAdvisor.

They are generally good enough, and depending on which country/city you want to visit, you should find hotels costing between Rs 2-4k a night.

Ofcourse this cost gets split if you are on a room sharing basis with a traveling partner.

,Keep 20% of your budget for shopping and souvenirs plus unplanned expenditure.

,If you do this, you will easily realise that the options you have to travel for up to 7 days outside India in a budget of Rs 60-70k may include:nCentral Asia, China, Russia, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, HongKong, South Korea (Surprise surprise!), Jordan, and a few more places.

,All the places listed above are very tourist friendly and generally considered safe for solo women travellers also.

,Enjoy :)

10 day South Korea

Good Question.

,About solo trip means only a solo trip with nobody there with you for any kind of support.

There are many different things to do in terms of enjoyment or explore the trip.


which depends on you.


that kind of a person you are.

,Let me tell you in simple ways only in terms of travel to South Korea with 3 or 4 cities there to visit.

The whole South Korea is like same and we will target majorly 2 cities and then the near ones.

,Delhi to Seoul.

The flight costs around 45k to 50k from Del to ICN.

This price is for economy category.

Korean Air, Asiana Airlines go for the direct tentative 7 hour flight, while Air india also consider as a direct flight but will proceed via Hong kong for an hour stay over there.

,You will take Limousine bus service from Airport to any city of South Korea but will go Seoul.

You will 10 to 15 USD for ticket of Limousine bus from Airport to Seoul Itewon area.

Itewon is a foreigner area and you can find many Indian and Pakistani restaurants over there, however according to me the best option for stay in city is Hamilton hotel located in Itewon.

Before a week I was there and I got a room for 100 USD per day which was worth full.

You need to spend 15 to 20 USD for per meal if you go for Indian/ pakistani food with buffet system commonly in all restaurant otherwise you will go for Al-carte with few more charges depend on your choice.

Being a Vegetarian is a big challenge for anybody in South Korea.

,The Taxiu2019s of Korea is expensive and I must suggest you to try for the public convince for anywhere and its easy to get it but language is a big problem in South Korea, so in big cities like Seoul you will get a help from locals to get the ride and they are really helpful people.

,You can enjoy Incheon beaches like Walmido beach and few more.


and other many ancient sites over there to visit.

For this you have to take a tour operator from your hotel and I think i will charge you for a 100 to 150 USD for a day trip.

,Near Seoul Incheon, Ansan, Suwan, Guri and few more cities which are beautiful but all are like same and the tour operator will cover up all in maximum in 2 days trip.

,Then go to Busan and I think you should experience the Bullet train from Seoul station.

Busan is 400 km from there and train will take 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach there with the stop of 5 or 6 big stations in midway.

You will Get Daegu, Daejon and few more cities in between and all are good cities to see or visit.

Life style of Korea is like similar in all cities and the whole Korea is a blend of very nice modern as well as ancient legendary culture.

,The train costs you 50 to 55 USD for single side.

And there is also a bus route which will cost you around 35 USD and take exact 5 hours to reach.

Busan is very quite, nice and beautiful city.

The Huaendae Beach is the important destination and one more beach.

Both are very beautiful and good.

You can get hotels in Busan near 50 USD for a day.

The meals costs you same in Indian or Pakistani restaurant.

There are many other things to do in Busan for that you will take again a tour operator from you hotel and will cost you same like in Seoul.

Busan is a destination mark for International film festival every year, so I think you can imagine the beauty of this city.

,After that you will proceed to Jeju Island, its near from Busan and can take a flight or small ship to reach there.

I think 500 to 700 USD is enough to go to Jeju Island for whole trip including fare, food and stay.

,I f you take your back flight from Busan to India then you cannot get a direct flight otherwise you have to travel to ICN again from Busan and the flight take only 40 minutes at the cost of 80 USD to Gimpo Airport and take a Limousine bus to ICN will cost you arounf 15 USD.

,So on whole the It will cost you around 2000 to 2500 USD if you will in the safer side and not to expanse more otherwise it will rise up very high.

10 days in South Korea budget

Well, I would say South Korea is a land of paradise! There are plenty of places for you to visit in this country.

I did a small research on this country and what I like the most about South Korea is its pure and unique culture, Korean language and also the way Koreans respect others.

,Tasting the extremely delicious Korean traditional and street foods, trying out a hanbok which is the Korean traditional dress and like any other girl, Kdramas and soju keeps me motivated to visit South Korea.

,So, Letu2019s see what are the best destinations to visit in South Korea!,Namsan TowerAre you a K-drama lover? Then you might know the Namsan Tower.

Namsan is a cultural landmark in South Korea and on the other hand, itu2019s a centre of attraction for lovers.

This is also known as N Seoul Tower and viewers can get a panoramic sight of the glamorous Seoul city.

This tower is located at the top of the Namsan mountain and it is used as a communication and observation centre.

,Namsan Tower is extremely popular among tourists and I believe thatu2019s mostly due to the popularity of K-drama.

Many of the Korean dramas are filmed in Namsan Tower therefore, many foreigners tend to visit this place.

,The scenery from the top of Namsan is eye-catching where you can get a 360-degree view of the entire city.

It is a famous date spot among locals and each couple seal their love forever by putting a love lock there.

,Itu2019s not only a spot for sightseeing but also you have plenty of other things to do at Namsan.

,There are many restaurants at Namsan where you can select dining options that match your budget and have your meal while getting lost amid an amazing view!,A small brief about Namsan restaurants.

,If you want to grab a soft drink or some quick snack like popcorn you can go to the Sweet bar.

,If you want to try Korean ramen you can check out Cheiljemyunso restaurant.

,The visitors can also try American, Italian and French cuisines from N Burger, The place Dining and N Grill.

,The Hancook restaurant will provide you with Korean buffet dining facilities.

,For a magnificent night view, donu2019t miss out the opportunity of having a cocktail at the premium sky lounge N Terrace.

,Namsan Park and Namsangol Hanok Village are also other attractions that you can see when visiting Namsan tower.

You can reach Namsan either by cable cars or by shuttles.


Gyeongbokgung palaceThis world-famous castle is the biggest of Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty and filled in as the illustrious home of the Joseon tradition.

Standing splendidly today, travellers dont know that Gyeongbokgung Palace has raised an excessive number of times from the remains of devastation.

Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in Seoul, Jogno district.

,If you love to explore the traditional Korean culture, then it is a must to visit this royal palace.

Travelling the Gyeongbokgung Palace can take at least half a day therefore, ensure you arrive at the entrance before 10 AM and also donu2019t forget to bring a map of the palace with you.

,You can also get to see the palace guards changing ceremonies between 10 a.


to 6 p.


and guards usually change every 1 hour.

Free tour guides will be there to guide the foreign travellers as well.

,The entrance fees to visit the palace would be 3000 Won per adult and 1500 Won per kid, but in case if you are wearing a hanbok i.


, the traditional Korean dress you would be allowed a free ticket.

,Gyeongbokgung palace is an extremely aesthetic travel destination.

The palace garden features lush greenery, islands, lotus ponds, statues and cherry blossoms in spring.

This surrounding will bring back all the Kdrama scenes and you will feel that you are also playing a character in a drama or youu2019ve gone back to the Joseon dynasty.

Sounds interesting right! But to get the maximum experience you should try wearing a hanbok.

All tourists can rent a hanbok for two hours or four hours (can adjust to your timing) and enter the Gyeongbokgung palace as a Korean princess or prince.

,You too can become a Korean royal princess for a day! Visit Gyeongbokgung palace and remember, to take elegant pictures of yourself.


Jeju IslandJeju Island, also known as Jejudo (uc81cuc8fcub3c4) is situated on South Koreau2019s southern coast has become a top holiday destination among locals.

Mostly, Jejudo is famous among Korean honeymooners due to its charming sceneries and countless beaches.

,The colourful and aesthetic environment will help in calming your body and mind and allows you to get lost in the wonders of nature.

The dashing greeny borderline fields are covered with tangerine trees and palm trees.

Although Jejudou2019s climate is cooler than other parts of the region, its winters are swallowed up by much longer springs and autumns allowing pineapples, tangerines and dragon fruits to grow.

This island also features many UNESCO world heritage sites.

,If you ever get a chance to visit Jejudo, make sure you do visit all possible places in Jeju! Itu2019s small heaven filled with mesmerising natural wonders.


Bukchon Hanok VillageHave you ever noticed the traditional houses showed in historical dramas of Korea and did you ever dream of spending two/three days in such a place? Then it is a must to check out the Bukchon Hanok village!,There are hundreds of traditional homes in this village and the most important thing is Bukchon Hanok Village is located close to the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine.

,Many Hanoks offer cultural centres, guesthouses, tea houses and restaurants providing visitors with an opportunity to encounter, learn and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture.

As Bukchon Hanok Village is an actual neighbourhood with peoples homes, therefore, visitors are advised to be respectful at all times while looking around.

,To explore the Hanok village will take 3 hours and 30 minutes approximately and this place is closed on Sundays.

So make sure to visit during weekdays and Saturdays around 10 a.


to 5 p.


and also the entrance would be free for everyone!,5.

MyeongdongIf you ever plan a trip to Seoul, Myeongdong is a must-visit place.

Myeongdong streets are popular among tourists since the u201970s.

Today, Myeongdong is one of the finest places in Seoul to shop, enjoy and dine all of South Koreau2019s foods.

,This one-stop unique destination is made up of street shopping, vendors in Myeongdong sells cosmetics, handbags, accessories, fast fashion and some of the most delicious Myeongdong sit-in and street food restaurants in the world.

,Korean fashion is much popular among both girls and boys of other nations and your trip to Seoul wonu2019t be completed without experiencing street shopping!,You can try out all branded goodies plus authentic Korean style fashion in these streets.

,There are plenty of delicacies for you to try in Myeongdong.

For example, there is a dessert cafe that is extremely popular among tourists who love Korean sweets.

Donu2019t forget to stop by Myeongdong u2018Noo Na Hol Daku2019 to try dazzling Korean crispy fried chicken if youu2019re a non-veg person.

,You will definitely enjoy the picturesque streets and colourful building lights as you pass by and donu2019t forget to buy some Korean souvenirs to bring back home as a memory of South Korea!,I am counting my days to visit this stunning and disciplined country in my own eyes and enjoy every minute that I spend there!,I hope you got a clear idea of the most beautiful places to visit in South Korea and if I have missed any other holiday destination in South Korea, do comment in the comment section.

,Enjoy your trip to South Korea!

Seoul itinerary 7 days

The previous answer does hit Koreau2019s beautiful rural areas but doesnu2019t do justice to its capital, Seoul.

Not only do most Koreans flock to Seoul for opportunities; it is also where all things are clustered and operate.

,Though Korea being tiny in size, itu2019s not hard to go around the country to hit up more naturescape, a proper look around Seoul is a must for anyone trying to get some genuine feels of S.

Korea as a country.

I recommend at least 4-7 days in Seoul (though if youu2019re really into the city vibes, even two weeks wonu2019t bore you, in my opinion), with those suggestions:,Starfield COEX Mall (check out their latest addition!) in Hannam-dong and adjacent Sinsa-dong offer an eclectic variety of shops, mostly on the upscale side.

Fancy restaurants in this general Gangnam district may be worth a visit.

,Any of these (u2018Cultural Heritageu2019) sites, if youu2019re keen to tap into its rich (and very long!) history.

In fact, if you just want a more full-on type of experience, Bukchon Hanok (Korean word denoting its traditional houses) folk village is a good choice.

,Insadong is a shopping district and quaint neighborhood filled with many traditional experiences - from teahouses and eateries to galleries and booths showcasing folk art.

This tip applies for most Korean neighborhoods and not just this , but please - donu2019t miss out on the street food!,N Seoul Tower is a good place to appreciate the skyline and cityscape.

,Seoul boasts a world-class ((in)famous for never-ending) nightlife, the best neighborhoods for enjoying which are Hongdae, Sinchon, Konkuk Univ.

Stn, and Gangnam (the later for the more upscale, with the former three being near universities).

,Hereu2019s also a great brainstorming resource for itinerary-planning needs!

South Korea itinerary 1 month

Ill skip the normal it depends and go right to your answer.

Yes, you are very much covered with USD 3000/month in Seoul.

Even more, considering your accomodations are taken care of.

Here are some ballpark figures on major cost items(per person basis).

,Meal: $10 for an decent/normal meal, $25u201350 for a pleasurable meal(food cooked with attention from the chef), $100 or more for a 5 star hotel buffet dinner.

,Transportation: public transportation is dirt cheap in Korea($1 for inner city bus ride and metro).

For taxi fares, use Kakao Map app or Naver Map app for approximates(they have English services and works like Google Map but better) but most tourist destinations within Seoul should cost you no more than $30 max, and starts from $4.

,Night life: club entrance fees are around $15u201330, beer will cost you $3u201310 per bottle, tequila shots around $6u201310, if lucky a decent hotel for friday night should cost around $150, $500 for the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul(max luxury).

,90 meals(30 days) at $15 ($7 for breakfast, $10 for lunch, $28 for dinner) = $1,350 (considering average Korean meal cost takes around $400u2013800per month, this budget is more of a performance pack than the value pack),Transportation around $15 per day(1 or 2 short taxi drvies and few buses and metro) = $450,Youu2019re left with $1,200 for shopping and more.

Happy travels.

,*Update: South Korea is, in my view, currently one of the safest places to stay during the Corona pandemic.

However, South Korea is implementing a 14-day quarantine(will cost you $150 X 14 days = $2,100 just for using the quarantine facility) for all travelers and waived visa-free visits.

Looks like a bad idea traveling in this era considering 14 days being evaporated in your itinerary along with $2,000 from the very start.