A view of Seoul, Korea

South Korea Travel Guide

South Korea Travel Guide

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After the Korean War in the early 1950s left the peninsula in ruins, Korea has risen from the ashes to become a much-desired travel destination. Decades after the occupation, the Republic of Korea now boasts major company headquarters in Seoul, such as Samsung (leading in flat-screen TV sales) and worldwide automobile manufacturers Kia and Hyundai — operating the world’s largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in Ulsan. It isn’t all business, though, as culture and history thrive in the form of numerous museums, palaces, festivals and temples, as well as food, shopping and entertainment.



A guest room at the Fraser Suite Insadong, Seoul in South Korea

Seoul Hotel Search

Search hotels and book a room for your upcoming Seoul trip. Find hotel descriptions, room photos and ratings to help you choose the perfect accommodations.


A traditional Korean set menu, called Hanjeongsik
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Korean Food Terms

Don't know banchan from doenjang? Have no fear. Whether you're having dukkbogki or all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ, GAYOT's guide to Korean food terms will arm you with the necessary culinary lingo to navigate any menu.

Business Travel Guide

Get helpful information for your business trip to Seoul, Korea

Business Trip to Seoul

The safe but relatively unknown capital is a high-energy marvel that transforms itself every decade with new buildings, new parks and even new streams appearing out of nowhere. The bustling city of Seoul aims to become a North Asian hub of finance and conference tourism.

The Culture of Kimchi

Learn about the Korean side dish Kimchi at Museum Kimchikan in Seoul, Korea

Museum Kimchikan

This museum is aimed to uphold and improve Korea's traditional food culture and to inform visitors, as well as natives, of the important research and culture of kimchi. The museum contains relics related to the food's history and has information about kimchi.

For more information, visit the Korea Tourism Organization official website