South Korea, formally known as the Republic of Korea, is home to an infinite number of world-class attractions and annual festivals that both visitors and locals enjoy year after year. Korea has something for everyone, and one could easily spend years travelling throughout the country exploring everything it has to offer. South Korea is an extraordinary country filled with beautiful beaches, thriving cities, ancient temples, remarkable natural scenery and most importantly, friendly people.
South Korea has one of the world's largest international airports, the world's third largest subway system, and the world's third fastest land train, the KTX, which can transport passengers from one end of Korea to the other in less than three hours at speeds of up to 360km/h.
South Korea is one of the most law-abiding countries in Asia, making foreign visitors, both men and women, feel safe in both rural and urban locations.
Per capita, South Korea has the highest number of broadband internet users in the world; a token to its achievement as a high-tech economy. South Korea is also the world’s largest cargo ship builder which is part of the reason why Korea is now one of the world’s 12 biggest economies. At times, Koreans may stop and stare at westerners, this isn’t meant to intimidate them, it’s simply because they find westerners intriguing and they’re interested in their appearance, culture and attitudes. It’s not unusual for Koreans to offer you food or drinks at a bar or restaurant in order to hear you speak and practice their English.
South Korea has a moderate climate with four distinct seasons. Summer monsoon rains are common from June through September, with temperatures reaching 35°C. Temperatures in the northern provinces can plummet to -14°C during the winter months.