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Aerial view of Seoul at night, South Korea

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Temple-dotted landscapes, blooming cherry blossoms in spring, bustling cities, cultural traditions, exquisite cuisine... there are plenty of reasons why visitors continue to be won over by South Korea, and just as many reasons why car rental in South Korea is a wise investment.

Why go?

Use TravelSupermarket to rent a car in South Korea and you can dive into these spectacular scenes to find out what makes this nation tick...

Sitting at the end of the Korean Peninsula, with North Korea claiming the top half of the land, South Korea has Japan and China as its other neighbours. Millions of visitors from these two countries hop across the water to explore everything that South Korea has to offer. In fact, the country is fast becoming China's favourite place to visit. That will come as no surprise when you touch down and discover a destination enveloped in glorious history, a land clad with pea-green mountains, a capital city that excites, and a population with a warm Asian welcome that feels like it's just for you.

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, famously hosted the Olympic Games in 1988 and, carrying on with the sporting theme, Busan was one of the cities that hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Drawing thousands of tourists every year, the country also offers a wealth of natural sights and wonders.

Whenever you visit South Korea, this nation puts on a brilliant show. In spring the gorgeous blossoms come to life. In summer, after June's rains, the beaches offer a welcome respite from the heat. In autumn the temperatures become bearable in the cities and the autumnal colours peep through. And in winter you can bathe in hot springs or take to the slopes for a spot of skiing.

To find cheap car hire in South Korea it's wise to book as far in advance as possible. This is always the best way to secure the cheapest deals. You can arrange to collect your car rental from one of the nation's airports, such as Seoul's Gimpo or Incheon airports, or from one of many car-rental offices located in downtown areas around South Korea.

To find the best price on car hire in Korea, use TravelSupermarket's search tool.

Where to explore?

Arrange South Korea car hire and tour the nation by road. Read on to discover some of the highlights of South Korea...

Korea car hire gives visitors the freedom to travel around the country and visit coastal cities such as Gyeongju.

You'll probably start your journey in Seoul, the nation's capital. Seoul, which is a busy modern city, is in the province of Gyeonggi-do. It is served by Seoul Incheon Airport (SEL). Standing tall at 262 metres, Mount Namsan is located in the southern suburbs of Seoul. The area has been designated as a public park and is popular with walkers and hikers.

Suncheonman Bay is a coastal estuary that's ideal for leisurely walks. It's famed for its reed fields and is an ecologically important area that's home to a number of different species of birds such as cranes and swans.

Jejudo Island, of which Jeju is the capital, contains the World Heritage Site of Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.

Gangwon-do province is rich with mountains and parks, including Mount Seorak National Park, along with many beautiful beaches.

To experience Korean culture, take a trip by car to Jeollado. This is a region in the south-west of Korea and is well known for its traditional music.

In Jeonju, the food is a big draw for visitors, as well as the many historical buildings. Its rural location lends itself well to sporting activities and it has a zoo and many parks. Jeonju also hosts an annual international film festival.

Damyang is also well known for its agricultural produce, including strawberries and bamboo goods.