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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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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Is there any possibility to ride on a freighter from Romania to South Korea?

In my previous question I pointed out that there is a very large Korean shipyard on the southern Black Sea coast of Romania. This made me wonder if there might be any chance of hopping aboard a ...
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Is it possible to go from South Korea to Hong Kong by sea?

More specifically from Busan (but other sites also possible). My plan is to do Japan - South Korea - Hong Kong by sea.
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Can Filipino citizens get a visa upon arrival in South Korea?

I'm a Filipino citizen, and I am in Macau. Can I get visa upon arrival in South Korea (Seoul)?
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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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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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Muslim Restaurants in Seoul South Korea

I am travelling to Seoul this winter. I want to know about some good restaurants having halal food and also having spicy food as well. If there are some Pakistani restaurants having biryani that will ...
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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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Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist on an Australian passport?

Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist for a few days when travelling on an Australian passport? Or will I be able to get one on arrival?
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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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Cell phones in South Korea

What is the best way to get smart phone access when travelling a few days in South Korea? I am mostly interested in getting cheap data access (google maps...).
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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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Is it safe to drink tap water in Seoul?

I've been hearing conflicting views. The government assures everyone that it's okay but the locals don't seem to trust the government, at least in this issue. Does anybody know any conclusive ...
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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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Shower rooms at Incheon airport

I will be in transit at the Incheon airport for a couple hours and wanted to make use of their 'shower rooms'. Has anybody used them? Can you take your luggage in the shower room? The airport's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Universities open to public in South Korea and Japan?

In California and most other states in the USA, at public universities (and sometimes private universities), it is possible for anyone who is not affiliated with the institution to walk into a ...
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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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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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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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Are there tours available from Seoul to the Korean Demilitarized Zone?

I am planning to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone while staying in Seoul and would like to get tour options. Anyone has done this? Prices, schedule and tips are most welcome.
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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 ...
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One way ticket to Seoul with Canadian Passport? [duplicate]

I am planning on just traveling to many different places, I know that I'm allowed to stay in certain places for as long as 3 months, but would they allow me to stay in Seoul for 3 months, without a ...
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Where to buy a second-hand smartphone in Seoul?

I'm currently travelling in South Korea, home of major smartphone companies such as Samsung. It's a country in a technology boom where everybody wants to have the latest gadgets. That implies they no ...
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Buy alcohol duty-free or in US?

I will be flying to India via South Korea from SFO. I was wondering if it would be better (cheaper) for me to buy alcohol (specifically Scotch, Whiskey) at a place like Bevmo or at the duty free shops ...
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Approximately how much for housing and food in Seoul, Korea?

I've been trying to fill out an application that requires me to list how much I think I will need for a 1-semester stay (about 3~4 months) in Seoul. They require two separate fields for "housing" and ...
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Which ATM/debit card to use in Seoul?

I'll be going to Seoul on Saturday. Unfortunately I don't have any international money cards. I do have two cards, an E-ON card from Unionbank (VISA Electron) and a BPI Express ATM (has a Cirrus ...
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I'm an Indonesian citizen. Do I need a visa for South Korea?

I'm an Indonesian citizen holding an US visa. My itinerary is USA -> China -> South Korea -> China -> USA. All within 2 weeks. Do I need to apply for a South Korean visa?
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Where can I go skydiving in South Korea?

I am heading to Korea in near future for quite a long trip. As, I am very enthusiastic about skydiving, I was wondering how easy (or hard) to get a tandem jump (aka assisted jump). After Google, I ...
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Suwon is on the itinerary while travelling through South Korea. What should I do there and what is Suwon known for?

I need help in deciding what to do in Suwon during my stop there on a trip to South Korea. I've done a little research, however I'm curious if anyone has more experience.
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Finding cheap apartment for a month in Japan and South Korea?

In these countries, if I decide on a whim that I would like a regular apartment for one month, what's the best method to find something CHEAP (less than 300USD) no matter where I am? Craigslist or ...
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Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?

I'm thinking of going home to Australia from Europe/Turkey via Korea because... well Korea is awesome and it's on the way home (-: But I'm almost out of money. Then again I was just talking to ...
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How to find a sauna/bathhouse in Korea that allows customers with tattoos?

Apparently here in Korea there is a similar common rule to in Japan forbidding people with tattoos from using public bath houses. I was telling a couple of traveller friends in my hostel here about ...