South Korea is an unexplored slice of East Asia – a land of ancient ruins, romantic legends, natural wonders, extraordinary landscapes and packed modern cities, South Korea can trace its history back half a million years. These days most towns consist of a new fashionable area with coffee shops and karaoke bars, but in these same towns you will also find the Korea of old; alleyways and street markets in an intriguing maze where vendors sell everything, just as they have done for hundreds of years.


Seoul the capital of South Korea, is home to a number of historic sites, including the remarkable Joseon-era Gyeongbokgung Palace, “the great south gate” of Namdaemun and the spooky Seodaemun Prison – all tucked away amongst offices and shopping centres.


Busan is the second largest city after Seoul. A dynamic port city offering relaxed and laid back atmosphere, it boasts superb beaches, scenic cliffs and mountains. Enjoy the grassy burial mounds of ancient kings in Gyeongju, the Seokbulsa Temple in Busan, which have been carved out of a rock. It’s not just all about history; South Korea is diverse with national parks, hot spring islands, mountain peaks and remote sandy beaches.

Jeju Island

Jeju Island is Korea’s largest sub-tropical island located off the south coast. It boasts a treasure chest of tourist attractions including many spectacular geographical features such as the Hallasan Volcano, beautiful beaches, impressive waterfalls and fauna. Its culture, traditions and dialect are also remarkably different to those of the mainland. 

South Korea at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about South Korea:

time difference
11 Hours
flight time
capital city

Popular Holidays to South Korea

South Korea offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Seoul Short Stay Tour

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  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Jogyesa Temple
  • National Folk Museum of Korea
  • North Seoul Tower
Busan Short Stay Tour

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  • Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
  • Jagalchi Fish Market
  • Kukje Market
Jeju Island Short Stay Tour

4 days - please call for prices
  • Hallim Park
  • Sunrise Peak
  • Manjanggul Lava Cave

What the experts say

At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience Asia. That's why we are Asia experts and Australia's leading Asia tour operator - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing both Asia's top sights and its magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th.


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  • Over 25 years of experience
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  • Experienced English speaking tour guides

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