Reasons To Visit South Korea

 

Traveling To South Korea

It’s not very common for people to be travelling to South Korea lately, but this mountainous country still has people coming from different parts of the world to tour the country.  

Traveling to South Korea to experience the Asian culture will leave people lasting impressions and memories that will last a lifetime.  

Although the country is mostly covered by mountains, South Korea does stretch along the shorelines of the Yellow sea to the West and Sea of Japan to the East. Here are a few reasons why someone might want to take a trip to South Korea in the near future.

Winter Olympics 2018

The highly anticipated 2018 Winter Olympic Games will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The host city was elected by the International Olympic Committee, which received more votes than Munich, Germany and Annecy, France.

The opening ceremony will be begin on February 9th, 2018 in Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.  There will be a total of 12 venues  for the different sporting events that are included in the games.  Tickets for opening and closing ceremonies range from $190-$1,293 and tickets for the sporting events range from $17-$776.  

The mountainous country is a natural fit for the outdoor events like skiing, ski jumping, snowboarding, cross country skiing, alpine skiing and more.  Majority of these events will be centered near the Alpensia Sports Park in Daegwallyeong-myeon will be the focus in hosting the events in the winter games.  

Of course, there are tensions in South Korea and its concerns with safety in regards to the activity occurring in North Korea.  However, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-In has planned to increase security surrounding the events to protect the athletes and citizens.  

Cultural Experience

South Korea is considered to be a country that is filled with people who are very sociable.  Relationships are important to the people and visitors from outside the country are encouraged to immerse themselves in the culture.  

Dining out and eating with friends and family is considered a special event as South Koreans love to enjoy their favorite food with people who are close to them.  If you are traveling to South Korea, be prepared to enjoy a night out on the town.

If you plan to attend the 2018 winter games and wondering where you’ll be dining out at, here is a list of the top 10 restaurants in Pyeongchang-gun

Climate

South Korea experiences every part of the word seasons, as it’s known for it’s hot summers and cold winters full of snow.  Due to it’s humid continental climate, the summers are known to have a period of heavy rain that typically lasts from June to July.  The winters are extremely cold and can be as low as anywhere between 19-34 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whether you are traveling to South Korea in the Summer or Winter, make sure you pack accordingly.  Packing the right clothing is important to stay dry and warm throughout these parts of the season.  

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