Welcome to Seoul!

Getting there

Incheon International Airport (ICN) is the largest airport in South Korea and the major gateway. The airport connects Seoul to 182 cities in 60 countries and 84 international airlines provide more than 2,000 regular flights per week.

Foreign visitors from 99 countries who want to visit South Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa, according to the visa-exemption agreements, or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interests.

In general

Korea sits in the North-eastern part of the Asian continent and enjoys four distinctive seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, its coastal shing villages, tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul. 

Capital: Seoul

President: Moon Jae-in

Prime Minister: Lee Nak-yon

Dialling code: +82

Time zone: GMT+9 

Average temperature in September (Seoul): 21°C (69°F)

Language: Korean

Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)

Population: 50.63 million (2015, World Bank)

World’s No.7 exporting nation and 12th largest economy

Home to: Gangnam Style, Kimchi, Bulgogi (roasted marinated beef), Bibimbap (vegetarian mixed rice), UN Secretary-General, Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Taekwondo and many others 

Top 10 places to do and see in Seoul 

  1. Gyeongbokgung Palace
  2. BukchonVillage (a village of traditional Korean houses)
  3. Insadong (a shopping and artist market for centuries)
  4. Bukhansan National Park
  5. Itaewon neighbourhood
  6. Namdaemun and Dongdaemun Markets 
  7. Cheonggyecheon Stream
  8. The War Memorial of Korea
  9. Seoul City Tour Bus
  10. N Seoul Tower