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South Korea occupies the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula, which extends some 680 miles (1,100 km) from the Asian mainland. This mountainous peninsula is flanked by the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the west and east. Its southern tip lies on the Korea Strait and the East China Sea. The country's total area is 38,462.49 square miles or 99,617.38 square kilometres.
South Korea's land is mountainous, and most of it is not arable. Lowlands, located primarily in the west and southeast, constitute only 30% of the total land area. South Korea can be divided into four general regions: an eastern region of high mountain ranges and narrow coastal plains; a western region of broad coastal plains, river basins, and rolling hills; a southwestern region of mountains and valleys and a southeastern region dominated by the broad basin of the Nakdong River.
About 3,000 islands, mostly small and uninhabited, lie off the western and southern coasts. Jeju Island is located about 100 kilometres (about 60 mi) off the southern coast of South Korea. It is the country's largest island, with an area of 1,845 square kilometres (712 sq mi). Jeju is also the site of South Korea's highest point: Halla-san, an extinct volcano on Jeju, reaches 1,950 metres (6,398 ft) above sea level.
The local climate is relatively temperate, with precipitation heavier in summer during a short rainy season called jangma, and winters that can be bitterly cold. In Seoul the average January temperature range is -7 °C to 1 °C (19 °F to 33 °F), and the average July temperature range is 22 °C to 29 °C (71 °F to 83 °F). Winter temperatures are higher along the southern coast and considerably lower in the mountainous interior. Rainfall is concentrated in the summer months of June through September. The southern coast is subject to late summer typhoons that bring strong winds and heavy rains. The average annual precipitation varies from 1,370 millimetres (54 in) in Seoul to 1,470 millimetres (58 in) in Busan.
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Also known as 'The Land of the Morning Calm', after huge development over the last 50 years, South Korea is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. From the vibrant capital Seoul with its mix of modern buildings, high-tech companies and historic palaces, to the fascinating Demilitarized zone;the mountain scenery, ancient temples and royal tombs of Gyeoungju and the sandy beaches of Busan, our Highlights of South Korea tour is the perfect introduction to this intriguing country.
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Seoul today is a study of contradictions; an ultra-modern metropolis rivalling Tokyo and Hong Kong, blended with an ancient spirituality and culture.
Here palaces and Buddhist temples rub shoulders with Daewoo car factories. On Insadong-gil, north central Seoul's premier shopping street, the 'Hermit Kingdom' visibly loosens up, whether you're browsing for make-up boxes or silk paintings, kimch'i pots or ginseng - all can be found here.
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Public Holidays in South Korea
New Year's Day - Monday, Jan 1
Sollal (Lunar New Year) (3 days) - Sunday, Jan 28
Samil Day - Thursday, Mar 1
Labour Day - Tuesday, May 1
Children's Day - March
Buddha Day - Saturday, May 5
Memorial Day - Wednesday, Jun 6
Constitution Day - Tuesday, Jul 17
Independence Day - Wednesday, Aug 15
Foundation Day - Wednesday, Oct 3
Ch'usok (Harvest Moon Festival) (3 days) - Friday, Oct 5
Christmas Day -Dec 25
Visa Requirements for South Korea
Entry requirements for UK nationals: A valid passport or certificate of identity with permission from the Korean Ministry of Justice is required. A visa is not needed for a tourist visit of up to three months for holders of British passports endorsed British Citizen or British National (Overseas). Other passport holders, and business travellers, must obtain a visa.
South Korea is an extremely safe country, although theft, assault and hotel burglary might happen in major cities such as Busan or Seoul. Take care especially in known tourist areas. Use only legitimate taxis. Illegitimate taxis run even from the airport, and their safety and honesty cannot always be guaranteed. Be also careful late at night with non-Koreans in some areas of Seoul, such as Itaewon. Security is monitored strictly in Korea so crime is really rare and is uncommon to have a big problem.
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The emergency number for police is 112 from a phone and region code-112 from a cellular phone, fire and ambulance services are 119 or region code-119 from a cellular, and emergency-service, English interpreters are available 24 hours a day.