A capitalist democratic country in East Asia more well known for its technology industry than tourism. Usage of [tag:south-korea] is intended for South Korea; for questions specifically about its northern neighbour, use [tag:north-korea].

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Which is the cheapest ferry from anywhere in China to anywhere in South Korea? [duplicate]

I'm hitchhiking in Eastern China so can get to anywhere a ferry departs from. I also have experience hitchhiking in South Korea so would love to arrive anywhere, even if it's out of the way. With no ...
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Do I have to pay Korean health insurance during my exchange studies, even though I have another suitable insurance? [migrated]

I am going to be an exchange student at a Korean university. I have my own travel insurance plan from my home country. It covers the whole sojourn period, all planned activities and is valid ...
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10 days in South Korea using an Australian Passport, whilst on a Chinese visa

Do I need a visa for a 10 day holiday to South Korea? I have an Australian passport living in China on a z visa.
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Is there a bar at Incheon airport?

Is there a bar at Incheon International Airport, Korea (ICN)? I know there are 7-11s etc where you can buy a can and sit at a table, but I'm looking for a bar and some draught beer.
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Taking 2 laptops and an iPad for travel, as a student, to South Korea from USA

I'm a US Citizen who's received a D-2 (Student) South Korean Visa. I have one laptop that I use for personal/school use and another laptop I that I am required by my job to use on their system (which ...
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Where can I buy authentic cheongsachorong (청사초롱) - traditional lanterns - in Seoul?

Cheongsachorong (청사초롱) are traditional lanterns, originally used for weddings in Korea. They are made of red and blue silk. Where can I buy an authentic version in Seoul, or elsewhere in Korea?
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Korean girl camera shyness

I am trying to understand the reason why Korean girls are so camera shy. Whenever they realize a public camera is on them in a situation an American girl would wave or smile or thumbs up, they ...
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Dollars or euros to South Korea? [closed]

Is it better to bring Dollars or Euros? Is it possible to pay with creditcards (mastercard or visa) in most places? Like hotels and such. What is best to do, get cash or pay with creditcard?
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Booking hotel in South Korea

I will be in South Korea for about 3 days on the second week of July. I will most likely stay in Seoul and see some of the sights. I was planning on not booking a hotel (I've found a list of ...
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Summer Travel: Jeju Island MERS Problems?

Maybe this is too ongoing to answer, but anyway... There seems to be travel alerts for (South, at least) Korea due to MERS at the moment. Is Jeju Island Affected As Well? What Will Summmer Travel ...
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Is it possible to make a day-trip to a beach, from Seoul?

I will have to spend some time in Seoul for my job, in late August, early September and my wife and my 2 kids will join me. Now I would like to know if it is possible to make a day-trip to a beach ...
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Transiting through Incheon (Seoul), South Korea

I'm planning to fly from Ulaanbaatar to Melbourne via Seoul (and Kuala Lumpur). There seems to be a policy for allowing passengers destined for some countries (Australia included) to transit through ...
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3-4 days in Korea [closed]

I am going to a business conference in Korea in July. I've managed to prolong my stay by 3-4 days (can't stay longer because I have another meeting in Europe). The event is in Seoul. What are "must ...
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Is it still possible to find kisaengs in today's Korea?

Do kisaengs (female Korean entertainers, sometimes described as analogous to geishas in Japan) still exist, and is it possible to watch a performance or book an evening with them? The Wikipedia ...
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3 weeks trip from Zurich to Japan and South Korea [closed]

I'm planning to travel alone to Japan and South Korea for 3 weeks (20. June to 12. July 2015) and I'll depart from Zurich, Switzerland. My main question is about getting to both places, which is a ...
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Travel from Incheon International Airport (Seoul) to Daejeon?

What is the cheapest way of transport to get from the Incheon International Airport (Seoul) to Daejeon?
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Is advanced booking required for ferries from South Korea to Japan

We already have a question about ferries from South Korea to Japan, but my question is can I just show up at the port and buy a ticket for the same-day ferry or do I have to book it in advanced? I ...
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Is advance booking required for ferries from China to South Korea

We already have a question about prices of ferries from China to South Korea, my question is can I just show up at the port and buy a ticket for the same-day ferry or do I have to book it in advanced? ...
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Visa-free travel to South Korea for Filipino citizens holding an Australian visa

I've heard that you can travel to South Korea without a visa if you have an Australian visa and your flight is bound to/from that country. I plan to do this to travel from the Philippines to South ...
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What's the closest one can get to North Korea from the South on public road?

When travelling in one's own vehicle on public roads in South Korea is there any road freely accessible that also runs relatively close to the North Korean border? I'm not really after the shortest ...
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Do I need to apply for a visa to enter to South Korea if I already got Aus visa?

I'm currently holding Vietnamese passport and studying in Australia. I read some sources saying that I don't have to apply for visa if I already have a valid Australia visa. Is that true? Or will I be ...
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Travel from Europe to Asia tickets

my family will be visiting me in Japan soon and we plan to make a trip to South Korea too. So they would be coming from France to Japan, then from Japan to Korea, then Korea to Japan and from Japan ...
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Small historical stone bridge in the North of Seoul

I want to go to this semi-famous historical bridge in 수성동 계곡 (Suseong-dong Gyegok, "Suseong Stream Valley") at 기린교 (Girin-gyo, "Giraffe Bridge") but I don't know its latitude/longitude: It is in ...
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Where to find clear sky In South Korea for viewing stars?

What parts of South Korea have the clearest sky without light pollution to see stars? It's clear the big cities have lots of light pollution, but even the places I have been told are "country side" ...
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Checking in a new bag during a layover

I will have a 10 hour layover in Seoul (ICN) and I want to go out and do some shopping. Is it possible to check in a bag during my layover? I will be traveling on Korean Air. I will only have 1 ...
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Which passport to use when travelling between south korea and ireland

My daughter will soon have two passports - one korean and one Irish. I am trying to figure out the correct way to do things but I keep getting told different things. Ive been told you have to use the ...
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Travelling to Japan from Korea on a UK passport

I have a UK passport and an E2 Visa for living and working in Korea. Will I encounter any difficulties if I want to travel to Japan, or will I need to get a visa when I get there or before I go (i.e. ...
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Does an Indian citizen with a tourist visa have to report to South Korean immigration center after arrival?

My wife is planing to come to South Korea for the winter vacation. She comes for a period of 1 month and has hold tourist visa. I would like to know if she need to have some formalities (for ex, ...
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Places to drink (party) at Songnae Korea

I'm visiting Songnae South Korea, and I wanted to know (since I didn't find any) if there are bars or places to go and have a couple of drinks.
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“Speaking” Korean without really speaking Korean, as a tourist in South Korea

I'm thinking of visiting South Korea as a tourist, and I'm wondering if some preparations short of a full on study of the language will help. In particular, I'm wondering about learning Hangul, and ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Seoul? I'm a Philippine passport holder [duplicate]

I would just like to ask if I do need a visa to transit in Seoul. I read somewhere that is is not needed if it is transiting to a third country and provided that the person will leave within 24 hours. ...
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14 hour layover in Incheon, how to spend the time? [duplicate]

In a couple days, I'll be arriving at Incheon International Airport (ICN) at around 5 AM local time, and departing 6:40PM. Will sleep till 10AM - 11AM, leaving me with 7 hours of free time. What's ...
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90 day holiday visa for South Korea

I'm Australian and plan on going to South Korea with my bf for he has work there. Can I stay there for 90 days, leave the country for x amount of time then return for another period of time....?
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How to find out if your Japan -> Korea ferry is going to be cancelled by a typhoon?

I'm on a ferry (in theory) this Friday afternoon from Fukuoka to Busan. Typhoon Halong now appears to be heading towards that very stretch of sea. Is there any advance notice of cancellations of ...
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Traveling to South Korea, Should I buy a type C or F plug adapter?

From what I can see, either should plug into either socket. If I am bringing mainly a laptop, a usb, and a camera charger, which style should I buy for best results? Not sure if the type F is ...
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Are there any tours into North Korea that depart from Japan or South Korea?

I'm in Japan for 3 weeks, and then looking to go across to South Korea. I'm wondering if there's anyway to organise a tour of North Korea that departs from either Japan or South Korea? Bearing in ...
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Do I need a visa to enter South Korea?

Do I need a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist for a few days travelling on a British passport? My husband is working in South Korea and I'm going out to visit him for a few days and I'm unsure as ...
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Is 6 hours transit time enough to see something of Seoul?

I am flying to Tokyo in November, and I have the choice to go direct (paying extra) or transit via Seoul. Is 6 hours transit time enough to leave Incheon airport for a bit to see something of Seoul? ...
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Long lay over in Seoul. Do I need a visa as a Filipino citizen?

I'm a Filipino immigrant from USA about to visit home in December. I have a 14-hour lay over in Seoul, South Korea. Do I need a visa to leave the airport to do a little sightseeing?
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Visa requirement for a tourist to South Korea from Australia [duplicate]

One of my friend want to visit South Korea as a tourist from Australia. What is the documents required to apply for tourist visa?
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Travelling from India to Hawaii

I am planning to travel from Chennai (India) to Honolulu (Hawaii). I have the option to travel through Bangkok, Thailand and Seoul, South Korea, and want to know if either of these places will require ...
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Can I get on and off Jeju Airport Limousine at any stop?

According to Wikivoyage and several other sources, Jeju Airport Limousine runs from the airport to Seogwipo, with some ten stops on the way. Is it possible to get on or off this bus at any stop? For ...
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Are any maps for sale at Jeju International Airport?

I am travelling to Jeju, South Korea soon, and I have been unable to find a proper map so far. Lacking a topographic map (that I would strongly prefer), at the very least I would need some kind of ...
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Are you able to bring bagels into South Korea on a flight?

My friend is going to NYC for a week. Currently in South Korea, we want to share the lovely NYC/NJ bagel. Assuming my friend packs the bagel in a airtight container to keep freshness, what is the ...
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Traveling via South Korea with an expired US visa

I have an expired US student visa and an approved, but not stamped, US work visa (this is a totally legit situation). I am planning to travel from the US (where I currently live) to India for my visa ...
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Do I need 6 months validity on my Australian passort if travelling to South Korea?

Do I need to have at least 6 months validity on my Australian passort if I will be staying in Korea for 2 days?
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What were the loud sirens I heard in South Korea?

So I was in South Korea on March 14, by the War Memorial of Korea and the Yongsan Garrison and heard what sounded like an air raid siren. I did a Google search. Apparently I wasn't the only one that ...
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Who are these people in gray robes and shaved heads with South Korean Passports?

I saw a number of people with gray robes and shaved heads while I was in Seoul recently that looked like this: Is this a religious thing? They had Republic of Korea passports, for what that's ...
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Visiting Korea as an Indonesian citizen with a US student visa: Do I need a visa for Korea? [duplicate]

I live in Seattle. I am an international grad student in the US. I carry an Indonesian passport. And, I would like to visit Korea for 1 to 2 weeks. What kind of visa do I need to apply for? How ...
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Which ferry from China to South Korea is the cheapest?

In less than two weeks my Chinese visa will expire and I'm considering taking one of the ferries to South Korea. I don't care about which part of China it leaves from, there are several choices. I ...