Cheap flights to South Korea

Viewed by many as Asia’s gateway to the romantic and whimsical, South Korea is very popular amongst the tourists for its wide array of activities – ranging from visits to the film locations of their favourite Korean dramas to taking in the wonderful scenery the country has to offer. Of course, there’s also the authentic Korean cuisine famous the world over. South Korea is definitely one to put on your travel checklist.

Start things off by hitting the markets of Seoul, also known as the Dongdaemun. The large shopping district houses some 20 shopping malls and more than 300,000 shops, perfect for shopaholics of all ages. To rest your legs, head to a bar and sample the traditional Makgeolli.

Fans of Samsung products should take a visit to the Samsung D’light showroom, where you get an in-depth look at what the technological empire has built over the years. Alternatively, experience thrills and spills at Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor theme park, or spice things up by heading over to the Kimchi Field Museum to learn about this authentic Korean delicacy and even make some yourself.

Visit the grand Gyeongbokgung, the palace ‘greatly blessed by heaven’, as it name suggests, or a join a tour of the Demilitarised Zone at the nation’s border. When you’ve had enough excitement for one day, join the locals at the Jimjilbang, an interesting combination of sauna, spa and entertainment

Getting around Seoul is easy with the Seoul City Tour Bus or taxis, both of which are fairly inexpensive. An alternative is to take the subway, along with the locals, as it takes you to places rather quickly.

Fondly known as South Korea’s ‘Second City’ and only an hour’s bus ride away from Seoul, Busan is perfect for a relaxing getaway. If you are going there in summer, be sure to head for the city’s beloved beaches for fresh seafood before heading out to party at night. Additionally, visit the curious Haedong Yonggunsa, one of the few seaside temples that is often often flooded with tourists and students. Do not miss out on the view of the Gwangalli, South Korea’s longest suspension bridge, which bursts into 100,000 lights of colour at night. Also, be sure to tingle your taste buds by trying local food such as Dwaeji Gukbap (pig soup rice), Ssiat Hoddeok (seed hotcake) and Gukbap (rice submerged in spicy soup).

There are direct international flights to Busan, or you can also take a flight from Seoul. Alternatively, the Korea Train eXpress or the Airport Express Rail is also available to Busan station. You can even get there by ferry. Once there, Busan’s extensive subway system can get you everywhere at very little cost.

The famous Jeju Island is also a good addition to your South Korean experience. Visit the Seopjikoji, which is famous for its romantic ambience and known to have played host to several Korean drama serials. While there, make sure to capture a glorious sunrise at the Sungsan Sunrise Peak. Resembling a large ancient castle, the Sungsan Sunrise Peak, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lives up to its name. If hiking appeals to you, go up Mount Halla or trek the Olle Fields for sights you will remember.

You can get to Jeju Island by air from Seoul or Busan, with domestic airline Jeju Air offering the best prices. To get there by road, opt for the Express Bus or Inter-City Bus. Once you are there, it is best to hire a car to get around. For those who do not drive, you can hire a driver to take you to the various destinations.

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