South Korean Tourism
Tourism in South Korea is all about the growth of tourist industry in the Republic of Korea. According to the statistics collected in 2006, more than six million foreign travelers visited South Korea in that year. South Korea has managed to get the 31st rank in the world as far as tourism revenues are concerned. Most of the travelers in South Korea are from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Recently, the tourists are getting more and more attracted to Korean popular culture.
South Korea tourism is basically supported by domestic tourism. The country is known for its extensive network of buses and trains which connect all the major destinations. Most of the tourists come from the nearby Asian countries. Incheon International Airport of South Korea got the recognition of the world’s best airport in 2006. Most of the international tourists prefer to enter the country via this airport. Other international ports and airports are also there.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization are taking adequate initiatives to support the immense growth of tourism in South Korea. The growth of South Korea tourism is contributing to the overall growth of local economy to a great extent. KTO is presently chasing the goal of attracting 10 million visitors to the country by the end of year 2010.
South Korea is the land of world’s some of the best historical tourist attractions. Seoul is the place of interest for most of the international tourists. You can experience the magic of a fine combination of both the modern and classical aspects of Korean culture in Seoul. Natural landmarks like peaks of the Baekdudaegan, caves of Danyang and Haeundae and Mallipo beaches are some of the other popular tourist attractions in South Korea. Quite an impressive number of tourists nurture a fascination for ancient houses.
Sightseeing in South Korea will cover everything, tasting the best Korean cuisines, enjoying the local sports, exploring the unique culture of the country along with a trip to the major cities, historical places, ancient capitals and museums of South Korea.
South Korea tourism reaches its peak during the festive season. The local districts are known to organize their respective annual festivals which are participated by numerous foreign tourists. The most hyped festivals are Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival and Boryeong Mud Festival.
You will get everything here, good food, impressive accommodation, proper transports and lots of tourist attractions to explore. South Korea tourism got its latest boost from the soccer World Cup 2002 which was jointly organized by Japan and Korea.