South Korea Travel Planning – Newsletter 25 August 2019

South Korea Travel Planning

Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 25 August 2019, which includes information to help you plan your trip to South Korea, top travel deals and articles about South Korea.

A great resource to plan your trip is our Planning A Trip To Korea? Top Korean Travel Tips article.

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South Korea Events

There are several public holidays coming up over the next few months as follows.  Click on the links to find out more about each public holiday.

  • 12 – 14 September 2019. Chuseok is one of the year’s most important traditional holidays. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. Chuseok is often referred to as Korean Thanksgiving Day. It’s a celebration of another successful harvest year. Family members come from all over the country for memorial rituals at the graves of their ancestors.
  • 3 October 2019.  National Foundation Day This day commemorates the founding of the Korean nation by the legendary god-king Dangun.

Autumn is the time for many cultural and music festivals across South Korea, as well as getting closer to Halloween!

Below is an overview of the most popular events:

  • 31 August 2019.  Incheon Airport Sky Festival K-Pop Concert
  • 31 August and 1 September 2019.  2019 EDC Korea Festival
  • 7 September 2019.  Zombie Run in Busan
  • 21-22 September 2019.  Joy Olpark Festival
  • 26 October 2019.  Zombie Run Festival in Seoul
  • 26 October 2019.  2019 SKA Super Swag Festival in Incheon (Trazy exclusive early bird deal for this Hip-Hop music festival)
  • 2 November 2019.  Busan Fireworks Festival

Featured South Korea Tours and Tickets – DMZ Tours

Most visitors to South Korea are interested in seeing the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, particularly with recent publicity of the meetings between the leaders of North and South Korea and Donald Trump.  There are two different tour options to visit the DMZ as follows:

  • A full day DMZ and Joint Security Area (JSA) tour – note that there are age and nationality restrictions on who can do this tour, and often it does not operate due to political issues.
  • A half day DMZ tour – which has more options and less restrictions for most visitors to South Korea.

DMZ Tours can be booked through either Get Your Guide, Trazy or Klook.  Click on the respective links to see the available options and make your booking.


Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

Most Instagrammable Places in Seoul: Includes Temples, Hotspots and More! by Chapter Travel

Seoul has the perfect mix of history, culture, the arts and nature. Imagine skyscrapers, hanok villages, mountains, great restaurants, cute cafés and of course lots of shops and street food stalls. It’s a really photogenic destination and there plenty of Instagrammable places in Seoul.

One of the best times to visit Seoul is during Spring, especially when the cherry blossoms bloom (the peak is usually in the first week of April), but the places we mention are worth going to any time of the year.

Check out these 14 Instagrammable places in Seoul with pretty temples, impressive palaces, unique shopping areas, foodie heavens, architectural wonders and much more! Of course your visit to Seoul shouldn’t only be about the gram, so these places aren’t only photogenic, there are very interesting too (or have delicious food & drinks 😉 ). Click here to read more…

The 10 Things You Want to Know Before Traveling South Korea by Linda Goes East

To be honest, I didn’t know a lot about Korea before I met Jeongsu. Even after that, I couldn’t find a lot of information on what to see and do in Korea. However, now I am sure it’s one of the coolest countries in the world. Are you thinking about traveling South Korea but aren’t quite sure what to expect? If so, continue reading this post where I am answering all those questions you might have before your first trip to South Korea.  Click here to read more…

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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