Welcome to Korea Where Is Korea? Visas American passport holders can travel in Korea without a visa for a period of 30 days Canadian passport holders can travel in Korea without a visa for a period of 180 days
Welcome to Korea
Where Is Korea?
American passport holders can travel in Korea without a visa for a period of 30 days
Canadian passport holders can travel in Korea without a visa for a period of 180 days
Mexican passport holders can travel in Korea without a visa for a period of 90 days
NOvaccinations are required.
Winter (December – mid March)
Winter can be bitterly cold during this time due to the influx of cold Siberian air. Heavy snow in the northern and eastern parts of Korea makes favorable skiing conditions.
Spring (Late March – May)
Spring is warm. Various flowers, including picturesque cherry blossoms and azaleas, cover the nation's mountains and fields during this time.
Summer (June – early September)
Summer is a hot and humid time of year.
Autumn (mid September – November)
Autumn produces mild weather and is the best time of year to visit Korea. During this time of year, the country is awash with the brilliant reds and golds of the changing leaves.
1 US Dollar is worth approximately 1160 Korean Won
Other Methods of Payment:
Credit Cards & Travelers Checks are widely accepted
ATM machines are available
Banks & Airport Kiosks are recommended for changing money.
Getting to Korea
Korea is accessible by air and by sea.
By Air: There are 6 international airports in Korea: Incheon (Seoul), with flights from around the world; and Gimhae, Jeju, Daegu, Cheongju and Yangyang International Airports, with flights from around Asia.
Gimpo International Airport in Seoul became a domestic airport in 2001 with the opening of Incheon International Airport.
By Sea: There are 4 major seaports in Korea: Busan International Ferry Terminal, Incheon International Ferry Terminal, Sokcho International Ferry Terminal and Pyeongtaek International Ferry Terminal
Korea is serviced directly from the United States by the following international carriers:
Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport is Korea's premier airport offering world-class facilities that are convenient, safe and economical for travelers to Korea.
In 2001, Incheon International Airport accommodated over 300 flights and 50,000 passengers per day.
The airport also offers fantastic leisure, shopping, and accommodation amenities, making it a multi-purpose complex.
Incheon International Airport charges a 17,000 Won Departure Tax (which is equivalent to about $15 USD).
KAL Limo Bus (12,000 Won)
Local Buses (ranges from 3,000 to 12,000 Won)
Taxi (to Downtown is about 65 minutes;
approximately 45,000 won regular fare; $70,000 won deluxe fare)
Ferry (connecting Incheon International Airport with Incheon City)
Train (coming in 2005)
Korea Rail Domestic Railroad
Places To Visit In Korea
Mt. Geumgangsan (North Korea)
The Capital City
Nearly 10 million people live here
Cosmopolitan city with many hotels, attractions and dining options
English is widely spoken
Seoul’s Major Attractions
Insadong Shopping Area
Dongdaemun East Gate
Han River Cruises
Seoul City Tour Bus
Bus Departs Every 30 Minutes
Round Trip Tour Lasts About Two Hours
Passengers Can Hop On and Off
Tours Are Narrated in English, Chinese and Japanese
Costs start at 12,000 Won
Home of the 2004 Pacific Asia Travel Association International Conference
Located 60 Miles off the Southern Coast of Korea
The Culture is Very Distinct From the Rest of the Country
The Island has Many Waterfalls, Mountains and even an Inactive Volcano
Jejudo Island Attractions
Udo Maritime Park
Mt. Hallasan National Park
Manjanggul Lava Cave
Jungmun Daepo Coast
Teddy Bear Museum
Gyeongju is called “The Museum Without Walls”
The City is on the UNESCO Registry as one of the top ten places of historical significance in the world.
Most of the buildings here date back to the Silla Dynasty (57B.C. - 935A.D.)
Daereungwon Burial Grounds
The Gyeongju National Museum
Busan is the Second-Largest City in Korea
The city is famous for its numerous beaches.
Busan has the nation’s largest port.
The seafood is DELICIOUS here.
Busan Yachting Center
North Korea’s Mt. Geumgangsan
These aren’t bananas, they’re chili peppers.
Korea has a distinct cuisine, rich with vegetables, soy beans and soups.
Kimchi is Korea’s most popular dish, served at every meal.
Cooking schools are plentiful in Korea.
Kimchi—Korea’s Favorite Dish
Major Shopping Areas
Traditional Markets—(Gyeongdong Medicine Market)
What to Buy
Mother of Pearl Lacquer ware
Korea’s Major Festivals
Jindo Yongdeung Festival
Gangjin Ceramic Festival
Lotus Lantern Festival
Full Moon Festival
Boryeong Mud Festival
Busan Jagalchi Festival
Andong Mask Dance Festival
Korea’s Cultural Activities
Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Royal Wedding Ceremony Re-enactment
Special Interest Tours
Cooking School Programs
Temple Stay Programs
Korean Drama Location Tour
Natural Healing Tours
Tourist Information Center
1330 Travel Phone
Within North America
Korea National Tourism Organization
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- 27 conference rooms
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