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Aerial view of Seoul at night, South Korea

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South Korea offers a wonderful combination of culture and contemporary life and the country is well worth a visit for business or for pleasure.

Why go?

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Korea flights can be accessed from many countries and major cities around the world.

Fly into the South Korean capital of Seoul (Incheon ICN) and visit one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, or alternatively, travel into Gimpo (GMP), which also serves Seoul.

There are so many things to see and do in South Korea. Daegu, for example is the fourth largest Korean city and has a population of over 2.5 million and is the political, economic and cultural centre of the Yeongnam region. Flights here arrive at Daegu International Airport (TAE).

Suwon City is around 20 miles to the South of Seoul and is the only walled city left in South Korea, so it's well worth a visit.

If you're seeking culture, try Busan, which is a city packed full of sites of historical significance. Arrive here with flights into Busan Gimhae International Airport (PUS).

Also worth a visit is the city of Gyeongju, a coastal city south-east of Seoul that was the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Silla.

Jejudo Island is a cultural and environmental wonder created by volcanic eruptions two million years ago. The island is more commonly known as Jeju and it is South Korea's largest island. It is served by flights into Jeju International Airport (CJU).

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How to get there

The South Korean capital of Seoul has non-stop flights from the UK, operating daily for maximum convenience...

Korean Air, Asiana and British Airways fly from London Heathrow with flights taking around 11 hours.

You can also fly to Seoul via several connecting points in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Air France flies via Paris, KLM via Amsterdam and Lufthansa via Frankfurt. Emirates, Etihad and Qatar fly from their hubs in the Gulf, with all airlines offering regional departures from the UK.

Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines fly from London Heathrow and Manchester, and you can also make connections with Malaysian Airlines and Thai Airways.

Connecting flights take upwards of around 13 hours.

Getting to and from the airport

Plan your onward travel with the help of our short guide, once you've booked cheap flights to South Korea...

When travelling from airport to your destination there are a variety of options.

Incheon International Airport and Gimpo airport are connected to each other and the rest of the city by the high speed A'Rex train. You can also travel by bus to your destination. Buses from both airports are plentiful and announcements are made in both Korean and English.

Buses and taxis are the main options from most other airports in South Korea. Some hotels offer shuttle services for guests. Alternatively, book car hire in South Korea and collect your vehicle upon arrival. Arrange car rental in advance of travel to secure the lowest prices. You can compare deals on car hire in South Korea when you use the search tool on TravelSupermarket.

Where to stay

South Korea offers the opportunity to dive into a unique and vibrant culture...

The country boasts Buddhist temples and national parks, with a huge range of geological landscapes available for your delectation. Visit everything from sandy beaches to mountains, lakes and national parks on your travels for some of the world's most sensational and breathtaking sights.

Ancient fortresses and palaces herald eras gone by. For outstanding natural beauty, take a trip to the UNESCO protected Seoraksan National Park, which is internationally recognised for the rare species found therein. Fauna and flora in the area are bountiful, including the Korea goral and the Musk deer, as well as 1,400 rare plant species.

These rural scenes and temple-dotted landscapes are easily accessible when you use public transport, hire a car or go on a guided tour. Hotels in the rural areas of South Korea range from basic budget hotels to luxury spa resorts (they love their saunas in South Korea). You can also find a good selection of beach hotels along the coast and on islands such as Jeju.

In city locations guests can check in at five-star hotels that simply ooze opulence and style. If the budget is tight, consider a traditional guesthouse, which often have cheap private rooms as well as dormitory-style lodging.

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