South Korea Travel Planning – Newsletter 17 November 2019

Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 17 November 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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South Korea Events

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.

South Korea Upcoming 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.

  • 25 December 2019.  Christmas Day.

Autumn is the time for many cultural and music festivals across South Korea.

Below is an overview of the most popular events:

  • 20 December 2019 to 2 February 2020.  Pyeongchang Trout Ice Fishing Festival (Trazy)
  • 28 December 2019.  OranC Mix Hip Hop Festival (tickets through Trazy)
  • 4-26 January 2020.  Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival (shuttle bus through Trazy) (also a Klook package)
  • Many other ice festivals over January!

Skiing and Snowboarding in South Korea – Trazy Ski Trip Finder Tool!

South Korea has an excellent range of ski and snow boarding resorts, many of them accessible as day or overnight trips from Seoul.  Trazy has just launched their new Ski Trip Finder tool to help you find the best skiing option to suit you.  After you click through below you can choose from a range of filters to narrow down the recommended options!  Check it out, and also keep an eye out for early bird specials!

Click here to check out the Trazy Ski Trip Finder tool for South Korea

Top South Korea Travel Deals This Week

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for South Korea

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales are coming on 29 November and 2 December 2019! We have put together a dedicated article and there are already a great range of pre-sale options available – check them out at this link.

We are progressively updating this article as more deals are released 🙂

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales 2019 – South Korea Travel Planning

Voyagin Year End Sale Promotion

Voyagin are currently running their Year End Sale from 1 November 2019 to 6 January 2020 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.

  • Save $10 when you spend $150, “2019YEAREND10”
  • Save $25 when you spend $300, “2019YEAREND25”
  • Save $40 when you spend $450, “2019YEAREND40”

To see a great range of popular purchase options through Voyagin to take advantage of this sale I suggest you check out the Voyagin Tours and Tickets for South Korea at this linkoptions include theme parks,

Featured South Korea Tours and Tickets – Alive Museum and Dynamic Maze in Seoul

If you are travelling with your family to visit Seoul a common dilemma is trying to balance family friendly activities with cultural activities.  On our recent trip this was also an issue for us, so to mix things up we decided to visit the Alive Museum and Dynamic Maze which is located in Insadong in Seoul. Note that this is an indoor activity so is a great option for a rainy or very cold day 🙂 .

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Dynamic maze, pink and blue 😍😍😍

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We had a lovely time!  The trip through the Dynamic Maze was fun to do as a family activity, with much heckling between children and parents to get through.  The Alive Museum was also great fun to pose in a whole heap of different scenarios and take lots of fun photos.

Alive Museum in Seoul, South Korea
Alive Museum in Seoul, South Korea
Alive Museum in Seoul, South Korea
Alive Museum in Seoul, South Korea

There are two options to book your tickets for this activity as follows:

Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

How Cold is Winter in Korea? by HAB Korea

When winter arrives in Korea, icy cold winds come with it. However, no matter how cold, there are certain sports that can only be enjoyed during the winter season. For instance, hiking spectacularly snow-capped mountains, camping under the glittery winter stars, and of course skiing and snowboarding, which are the highlight of winter sports. Skiers from around the world are attracted to Korea’s night skiing. Many ski resorts in the country stay open till dawn. The fun and excitement last through the night.  Click here to read more…

The 3 Markets You Need to Visit in Seoul by Conde Naste Traveler

Getting lost inside a local market is how to truly know a city. And in Seoul, you can’t go more than a few blocks off any major subway stop before stumbling upon a heaving sijang crammed with electronics, silk sheets, and pungent, steaming stalls serving up bowls of noodles and grilled meats, to shoppers late into the night. They’ve been vital here for 700 years, and despite their role in modern Seoul life, they can still offer a glimpse into a more traditional Korea. Below, the three we return to whenever in town, and how to do them right.  Click here to read more…

Thanks Anne and Tony.

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