About Korea

Nestled in Northeast Asia, the Korean peninsula is surrounded by three sides of water, with the beauty of four distinct seasons. Over the past 70 years, South Korea has achieved phenomenal economic and technological growth, showcasing its global competitiveness across a range of industries. Renowned for its prowess in mobile phones, semiconductors, automobiles, chemicals, and steelmaking, South Korea ascended to become the 11th largest economy in the world in 2016. Moreover, in recent years, an emerging cultural wave called Hallyu (Korean wave) has surged forward, encompassing captivating music, TV shows, movies, gaming, and webtoons. Remarkably, South Korea has transformed from being the world's most impoverished nation to one of the top 10 exporters globally. Fueled by unwavering determination, South Korea is diligently endeavoring to establish itself as a pioneering nation, especially in the field of automatic control.

For more information on Korea, visit the official website of the Republic of Korea at https://www.korea.net
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-Heo Hun (롯데타워)
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-Lim Gwi-bin (근정전)
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-Live Studio (북촌한옥)
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-Lee Bumsu (경복궁수문장)
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-U Je-yong
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-Im Chan-kyung (봉은사)
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-Alexundo (달고나)
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-Alexbundo (짜파구리)
  • ⓒKorea Tourism Organization-Alexbundo (분식)
Tourist-Friendly Korea
  • Safe Streets & Low Crime Rate
    With low crime rates, the streets of Korea are quite safe, and theft or assault is hardly seen or heard of. Additionally, in order to guide and assist tourists, "Tourist Police" can also be found in major tourist areas.
  • A Country that Never Sleeps
    Many convenience stores, restaurants, malls, and ATMs are open 24/7 all year-round. You can buy things, including food and drinks, withdraw cash, and charge your transportation cards even in the wee hours of the night.
  • Foreigner-friendly Signs
    Most public places, including subway stations and bus stops, have English signs. Major tourist attractions and establishments have multilingual signs, including English, Japanese and Chinese.
  • Excellent & Fast Medical Services
    There are many advanced medical facilities staffed with skilled health-care professionals offering top-notch medical services. Smaller clinics are conveniently linked with general hospitals via an excellent referral system.
  • Wi-Fi Heaven
    Subway stations, coffee shops, malls, public facilities and most other tourist areas offer fast and free Wi-Fi so that you can look up any information you need.
  • No Cash, No Worries!
    To travel and shop in Korea, all you need is a credit card. Except for a few small family run businesses, most places accept credit cards, even for small purchases.
  • Convenient Public Transportation
    Extensive subway networks, a nationwide railroad system, and express and intercity buses keep the entire country well-connected. If you purchase a transportation card, you can get free transfers between subways and local city buses.

    For more information on travel to Korea, visit website at https://english.visitkorea.or.kr.