South Korea Travel Planning – Newsletter 6 October 2019

Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 6 October 2019, which includes information to help you plan your trip to South Korea, top travel deals and articles about South Korea.

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Autumn Foliage Planning

For those of you planning to visit South Korea from now to mid December you are almost definitely planning to try to see some of the glorious autumn foliage colours throughout South Korea.

I have found a very comprehensive guide on the Trazy website which includes detailed information about the fall colour dates and locations across all of South Korea from north to south.  Click here to check it out and to incorporate into your itinerary planning.

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.

  • 9 October 2019.  Hangeul Day.  This day commemorates the creation of Hangeul in 1446, the country’s native alphabet.
  • 25 December 2019.  Christmas Day.

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:

  • 3-12 October 2019.  Jinju Lantern 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

Top South Korea Travel Deals This Week

Voyagin Halloween Sale

Voyagin are currently running their Halloween Sale from 1-31 October 2019 where you can save up to $US40 per booking using the below coupon codes.  Note that the coupon codes are not valid for Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan or any JR Passes. Click here to see South Korea ticket and tour options through Voyagin.

  • Save $10 when you spend $150, “HALLOWEEN10”
  • Save $25 when you spend $300, “HALLOWEEN25”
  • Save $40 when you spend $450, “HALLOWEEN40”

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.  Note that DMZ tours have recently been cancelled due to the presence of African Swine Fever Disease, so if you will be visiting shortly keep an eye on the news.

As we have learned you really need to book your DMZ tour at least two months before you plan to visit, and also book it first before you book anything else – otherwise you may have limited options to change to another date.  The JSA tours in particular sell out quickly.  For our recent trip to South Korea, we missed out on being able to do a DMZ tour at all as I had not realised that none of the tours operate on a Monday, and they also do not operate on public holidays – and the rest of our schedule was already locked in 🙁 .

You can easily book your DMZ tour through either Get Your Guide, Klook or Trazy.  Each provider offers a selection of half day and full day tour options.

Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

How To Book Tickets For The Incheon Airport Limousine Bus

If you are arriving or departing from Incheon Airport near Seoul, South Korea, then the Limousine Bus is a great affordable option to get to and from the airport. The Limousine Bus is a deluxe bus option which picks up and drops off direct to select hotels and public transport locations, so you can more easily conduct your Seoul airport transfer without the hassle of trying to use the Seoul public transport system immediately after you arrive.

Every Limousine Bus service includes free onboard Wifi and water, ensuring a comfortable trip.  Click here to read more…

102 Unbelievably Beautiful Places in Korea by There She Goes Again

I’ve been lucky to visit some of the most beautiful places in Korea while I’ve lived here for a total of 3+ years. Whether it’s some remote hiking trail in the countryside or a famous palace in Seoul, I’ve gathered a pretty huge bucket list.

One of my main goals in moving to the countryside was to avoid getting myself stuck in one city. When I first lived here, I was a student in Seoul, and I literally never left in the entire 6 weeks I was there. I knew I wanted to change that my second time around. If someone talked about a town or site in Korea, I wanted to know exactly what and where they were talking about.

As a tribute to one of my favorite little countries, I thought I’d round up a huge list of all the must-see and famous places to visit in Korea, whether it’s during summer, winter, or any season.

How many of these incredibly beautiful places in Korea have you visited?  Click here to read more…

15 Unmissable Neighborhoods in Seoul by Fodors Travel

From throngs of candy-colored K-Beauty stores in buzzy, downtown Myeong-dong to the craft boutiques, historic buildings, and cheap street food in traditional Insa-dong, these 15 Seoul neighborhoods each offer a distinct glimpse into the beating heart of South Korea’s dynamic capital.  Click here to read more…

Thanks Anne and Tony.

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

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