Want to try living like a Buddhist monk for a day? Consider experiencing the wonders of a temple stay in South Korea.
South Korea is located in East Asia and is not yet fully on the radar for western travelers. The best time of year to travel to South Korea is in the spring, with temperatures not too hot and little rainfall, or in the fall, when the temperatures and humidity become more tolerable while looking at all the renowned fall colors. Travel in South Korea includes a kind, welcoming culture and breathtaking scenery. A top destination to visit in South Korea is its capital, Seoul, a modern city with a long history, and Jeju, the volcano-made island known as a top honeymoon destination.
Do I Need a Visa to Go to South Korea?
South Korea is updating its visa distribution system for travelers all over the world. Looking to visit Seoul? Find out here if you need a visa for South Korea.
Hallasan: Hiking the Highest Peak of South Korea
Jeju is home to the highest mountain in South Korea, Hallasan. Hiking this ancient mountain in Korea leads one traveler to an unforgettable adventure.
The Mermaids (haenyo) of Jeju Island, South Korea
Jeju-do Island’s real life “mermaids” have a unique place in local Korean culture.
Templestays: Korea’s Buddhist Retreat Centers
Who says you shouldn’t wake up at 3 a.m. for meditation and tea-making, even on vacation? Not these monks.