South Korea Travel Planning – Newsletter 29 July 2018

South Korea Travel Planning

Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 29 July 2018, which includes information to help you plan your trip to South Korea, top travel deals and articles about South Korea.

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South Korea Events

As it is summer that means that it is summer festival time!  The major events are below including how to book tickets for each event:

  • Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival will be held in Incheon (30 minutes west of Seoul) over 10 – 12 August 2018.  Unfortunately tickets are already sold out through the main ticket sellers.  There are options to purchase reseller tickets through viaGoGo, however be aware that for this option you have a higher risk of fraudulent tickets.  Click on this link to see the options and make your booking.
  • The Busan Sea Festival will be held in Busan over 1 – 5 August 2018.
  • The Busan International Rock Festival will be held in Busan over 10 – 12 August 2018.  Tickets are free.

There are many other summer festivals and a great way to see what is on offer is to check out the festival and performance page on Trazy at this link.  Trazy offer an easy option to plan your visit and to book your tickets and transportation in advance.

Featured South Korea Tours and Tickets

Top Options to Explore Jeju Island

If you are planning a trip to South Korea then many of you may already be planning to visit Jeju Island, which is located south west from Busan, see the map below for more details.  Options to get to Jeju Island are to fly or catch a ferry.  Flights are readily available from most South Korean major airports, as well as direct from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and many other international airports.

Jeju Island has many attractions and a range of options to get around – the best resource I have found is an article by Trazy which includes all of the different options to get around, as well as easy links to book tickets and tours to suit your preferences.

Click here to check out options to get around Jeju Island

Top South Korea Travel Deals This Week

Cheapoair – Flights and Hotel Bookings

  • Say Goodbye to Summer, Say Hello to Savings! Save up to $27 off flight & hotels with promo code HOT27. Book Now!  Promo code ends 30 August 2018.

End of Summer Season

Jeju Teddy Bear Museum Discount Ticket


For those of you who are AirBnB fans, you may not realise that you can get a similar service through the Homeaway website.  Click on the below to see what is on offer for Asia!  To see South Korea options check out this direct link.

Great vacation places to stay at HomeAway

Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

Seoul the Local Way by Far & Wide

Once a quiet hermit kingdom known as the Land of Morning Calm, South Korea has made an astonishing rise from war-torn dictatorship to economic titan — and in recent years, it’s only picked up the pace. Two years ago, the nation had its largest-ever protests, leading to the peaceful, democratic removal of the president. It then successfully hosted the largest Winter Olympics of all time. Now, some believe Korea will become the site of a peace deal unprecedented in human history.  Click here to read more…

A guide to climbing Jirisan by Ulsan Online

Jirisan is mainland South Korea’s highest mountain (1915m), located inside its largest national park (471km2). It’s one of the few national parks where you’re likely to encounter wildlife other than birds and squirrels. The park is home to deer, foxes, hares, elk, wildcats and even the endangered Asiatic black bear (also known as the ‘Moon Bear’ or 반달곰) . It’s also one of Korea’s most sacred mountains, and numerous major temples and smaller retreats dot the lower slopes. It’s Korea’s oldest National Park (1967) and as such, nature throughout the park is pristine.  Click here to read more…

Please leave a comment to let me know any suggestions for improvement!

Thanks Anne.

PS. If you have any questions you are welcome to ask questions in the South Korea Travel Planning Facebook Group.

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