Officially known as the Republic of Korea, South Korea occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The Korean war that erupted after the World War II, and each region declaring independence a seperate states caused the country to be divided, with the North Korea forming a communist type of government, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The two regions is being bordered by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which is the most heavily militarized order in the world. 

SOUTH KOREA

Flight Information:

  • Philippine Airlines - twice daily from Manila and Kalibo; once a day from Clark and Cebu
  • Cebu Pacific - once a day from Manila, Cebu and Kalibo
  • Philippine Air Asia - once a day from Manila and Cebu; twice daily via Kalibo
  • Korean Air - twice a day from Manila

Major Attractions:

  • Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Outskirts of Seoul
  • Modern Landmarks
  • Theme Parks

Lotte World

A major recreation complex in Seoul, consist of the world's largest indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park, luxury hotel, shopping mall and sports facility.

Everland

The largest theme park in South Korea is actually located at Gyeonggi-do province, but still accessible from Seoul with only less than hour travel by bus.

DMZ

The military zone that bordered the two regions of the Korean Peninsula.

Petite France

French-style theme park made popular by the drama My Love from the Star.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

A UNESCO Heritage Site, and the biggest of the Five Grand Palace of the Joseon Dynasty. It is the home to the Joseon Dynasty kings, and the center of government during the Joseon era.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon meaning "North", and Hanok meaning "Traditional", Traditional North Village, which used to be the resident of nobles that are working for the palace.

  • Shopping

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Myeongdong Street

Seoul's financial hub and main shopping district, is the 9th most expensive shopping street in the world.

Dongdaemun Market

A Special Tourism Zone, this commercial district comprises of traditional market and shopping center.

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            South Korea's capital, Seoul, is the center of the country's economic, political and cultural affairs. It is considered  the business and financial hub of the country where several global brands are headquartered, like Samsung, LG Group, Hyundai and Lotte Group. It is the birthplace of Korean Wave and K-pop, that made the Korean entertainment industry shine in the global arena. It is also the home to some UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous landmarks, making it the 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism in 2014, as reported by Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.

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Nami Island

The shooting location of drama, Winter Sonata.

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N Seoul Tower

Also known as the Namsan Tower, serves as a communication and observatory tower that broadcast signals for Korean media outlets, and offers a panoramic view of Seoul.

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Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

Located at Banpo Bridge over the Han River, it is the longest bridge fountain in the world as per Guiness World Record. The water is directly pumped from the river and is recycled continuously.

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National Folk Museum of Korea

Houses replicas of historical object illustrating the history of traditional life of Korean people.

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Run by Samsung Foundation of culture, this museum contains both traditional and contemporary art pieces.

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Jeju Island

            A volcanic island, Jeju Island was created out of volcanic eruptions that occur million of years ago.  It is the largest island off the coast of the Korean peninsula,  and is considered a Special Administrative Province of South Korea. In 2011 it is declared as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Major Attractions:

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Seongsan Ilchulbong

Also known as the Sunrise Peak, is a crown-shaped tuff cone, and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Hallasan

Highest mountain in South Korea, and a shield volcano in Jeju Island.

Manjanggul Lava Tube

The largest lava column in the world which consist of tunnels with impressive rock formations and unique wildlife.

Mt. Sanbang

Sanbang which means a "cave within a mountain", has cave and two temples holding relics of Buddha.

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