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As an East Asian country, South Korea is situated on the Korean Peninsula bounded by the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan. Although not owning a deep-rooted history, the country offers pretty high standards of living, and serves as a pioneer in many fields by considerably increasing acceleration. Apart from being the world’s giant in electronics, this popular destination is highly assertive about movies and television series as well; Korean series have recently risen to worldwide fame. Succeeding in preserving its conventional rituals, this adorable Asian country has a modern presence where the people always have respect for each other.
Flooded by a large number of visitors all year round for various purposes, South Korea makes an indelible impression by attractive opportunities it offers. Take a look at the flights to South Korea offered by Turkish Airlines now to get started for an enjoyable vacation.
Turkish Airlines flies to two different destinations in South Korea: Jeju and Seoul.
Flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) take nearly ten to ten and a half hours. Passengers wishing to get to Jeju International Airport (CJU) should take a connecting flight over Seoul. The duration of the journey in connecting flights may vary by the layover at the capital Seoul.
Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) is the busiest airport in the country, serving to 58 million passengers per year, which is followed by Jeju International Airport (CJU) with the capacity of 30 million passengers in a year. Another airport in Seoul, Gimpo International Airport (GMP) is the third busiest airport countrywide with the annual number of 25 million passengers.
It can be said that the already busy air traffic in the country gets even busier during the season of colorful and entertaining festivals. Andong International Mask Dance Festival, held in the historical spot Andong Hahoe in the autumn lasts for ten day with huge participation from all over the world. Daegaya Festival in April and Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival in May rank among the crowd-pulling events organized in the country. Yeon Deung Hoe Festival, which takes place in Seoul to celebrate the birth of Buddha, is held together with numerous events. The festival, where the lanterns illuminate the entire city enchantingly, wraps the city into a vigorous atmosphere. Hi Seoul Festival, Jarasum International Jazz Festival and Bonghwa Eun-uh Sweetfish Festival are other remarkable organizations held in the country, attracting a considerable number of visitors.
On the other hand, spreading around the world thanks to the Korean television series, K-pop culture has millions of fans worldwide today. Therefore, the country is accompanied by influx of a large number of tourists also for K-pop concerts and festivals. The largest event held in this scope is the World K-Pop Festival. South Korea’s most famous pop music groups take to the stage and the young K-pop musicians from all over the world compete with each other during this splendid music festival organized in Changwon every year on different dates.
You may visit South Korea during the vivacious festival season and have a chance to get to know better the local culture. However, it would be advisable to book your flight and set your plan in advance, as the country gets more populous when these events take place.
The capital Seoul also serves as an extremely delightful destination in the country. Addressing the nature lovers and history fanciers, the city gathers together all opportunities for an unforgettable holiday. The iconic Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most attention-grabbing must see spot in the city. Myeong-dong and Insa-dong are the vibrant streets of Seoul where you can entirely feel the spirit of the restless capital. Moreover, you may observe every detail of the local culture in the lovely Bukchon Hanok village; go shopping in the traditional and local Namdaemun Market full of various goods; and visit Jongmyo Temple, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Have a look at the flight alternatives to Seoul now to embark on a magical adventure full of joy.
As a wonderful destination for summer holiday and often cited as “Island of the Gods”, Jeju is the only autonomous province of South Korea. This adorable island welcomes its guests splendidly by its natural gems and crystal sands. Manjanggul Cave, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage List, together with Hallasan, the highest mountain countrywide, and Jeongbang Falls which flows directly into the ocean, are only a few of the spots to be definitely seen especially by the nature lovers. In addition, you may meet the mythological side of the island at Jeju Stone Park, or visit the Teddy Bear Museum if you are travelling with your children.
As the second largest city after Seoul, Busan is a remarkable port town in its region. Showing excellent potential by its breakthrough in medical tourism, the city enthralls the visitors with its vivacious metropolitan life, as well as its stunning beaches by the long coastline, and its priceless natural beauties. Gamcheon Culture Village is generally the first stop of those visiting the city. Established during the Korean War and serving as an art village today, Gamcheon is simply captivating by its colorful houses. Make sure to also see during your visit to Busan the Nampo-dong district, Haeundae Beach, Beomeosa Temple, Gukje Market, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and Yongdusan Park which all are the delighting destinations in the city.
Having a critical place in the country’s history, Gwangju, on the other hand, is regarded as the symbol of democracy in South Korea and therefore is high in demand all the time. Yangdong Market, Mudeungsan Mountain National Park, Jeungsimsa Temple and Kumho Electronics Market are amongst the most attention-grabbing touristic spots in the city.
You may set a comprehensive travel plan and get a chance to see multiple cities during your visit to South Korea. It is possible to benefit from the bus and railway services for transporting between the cities; if you are interested in a private and more comfortable option, you may also consider renting a car to be at ease throughout your vacation.