6 Reasons Why South Korea Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Hey there, Aussie and Kiwi students! If you’re dreaming about your next big adventure, South Korea should definitely be at the top of your list. Here’s why this vibrant and dynamic country is a must-visit destination.

1. Dive into Rich Cultural Heritage

South Korea is a perfect blend of old and new. Imagine walking through ancient palaces like Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung in Seoul, or exploring the charming Hanok villages in Jeonju. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time! Don’t miss out on wearing a hanbok (traditional Korean outfit) and participating in a traditional tea ceremony.


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Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace
Hanbok rental

2. Taste the Amazing Cuisine and explore local cafe
Korean Food Image
Korean Food Image

Get ready for a culinary adventure! South Korean food is bursting with flavor. Street food like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and hotteok (sweet pancakes) will become your new favorites. Dive into iconic dishes like bibimbap, bulgogi, and of course, Korean BBQ. And you can’t leave without trying kimchi, the spicy fermented cabbage that’s a staple in every meal. 


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Food Highlight
Gwangjang Market
Tongin Market
Local cafe tour

3. Explore Bustling Cities, Modern Attractions and Gen Y & Z’s hip Playground

Seoul is a city that never sleeps, packed with cutting-edge attractions, shopping galore, and a nightlife that’s off the charts. Check out Gangnam, Hongdae, Sungsu and Yeonnam for its trendy vibes, shop till you drop in Myeongdong, and marvel at the futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza. And don’t forget to visit other cool cities like Busan and Incheon for more urban adventures. 

4. Marvel at Beautiful Natural Scenery

South Korea’s landscapes are breathtaking. Whether you’re hiking in Seoraksan National Park, lounging on the beaches of Jeju Island, or wandering through the Boseong Green Tea Fields, you’ll be amazed by the natural beauty. Every season has its own magic, from cherry blossoms in spring to colorful leaves in autumn. 

5. Get Hooked on K-Pop and Entertainment Culture

If you’re a fan of K-pop, South Korea is like a dream come true. Visit entertainment hotspots in Seoul like Hongdae and Gangnam to dive into the K-pop scene. You might even catch a live performance or stumble upon a themed café dedicated to your favorite idols. Plus, Korean dramas and movies will give you a peek into modern Korean life. Why don’t you take a K-pop Dance Class and visit a recording studio in Korea?

6. Enjoy Affordable Travel and Student-Friendly Options

Traveling in South Korea won’t break the bank, which is great news for students. The public transportation system is efficient and cheap, with options like the high-speed KTX train and extensive subways. Many attractions offer student discounts, and you’ll find plenty of budget-friendly places to stay and eat.


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Public transportation system
China Airlines Student fare


South Korea has it all: rich culture, mouth-watering food, modern cities, stunning nature, and a vibrant entertainment scene. Plus, it’s affordable and student-friendly, making it the perfect destination for Australian and New Zealand students looking for an unforgettable adventure. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to explore the wonders of South Korea!

For more Korea Tourism information, please visit https://english.visitkorea.or.kr or contact KTO Sydney office via email at sydney@visitkorea.org.au

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