South Korea is where dramatic mountainous landscapes and ancient temples share their home with one of the largest, most modern cities in the world. A striking and intriguing place to visit.
Seamlessly merging modern living with a very healthy respect for old traditions, and home to an exotic terrain busting with natural beauty, South Korea is one intriguing place to visit. On one hand, you have one of the busiest cities in the world, with modern architecture and streets that never sleep. On the other, the serenity of Buddhist temples and amazing mountain views. This is one trip you won’t forget making.
When is the best time of the year to visit South Korea?
South Korea has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and summers hot and humid.
Running from April to June, spring is the best time of the year to visit, as the weather is warm, the cherry blossoms are in bloom and a number of festivals take place across the country.
Summer, from July to September, is not only uncomfortably hot for those not used to the heat, but also incredibly humid. And its best avoided as it’s also monsoon and typhoon season, especially in between July and August.
Autumn, from September to November, sees leaves turn gold and make South Korea a postcard country, when the red and green of the pagodas and temples contrast beautifully against the yellow leaves.
And in between December and March is winter, when temperatures drop to freezing and snow falls in many areas of the country. While winter might not the favourite season to travel, it avoids the large crowds and opens the possibility of skiing and snowboarding in the mountains. You might also be able to find some tempting savings on travel costs.