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Cheap flights to South Korea

South Korea or the Republic of Korea, known as the "Land of the Morning Calm", is located in Northeast Asia and is considered as one of significant players in a number of significant industries, such as automobiles and electronics. Its capital city of Seoul showcases both modern, sophisticated infrastructure and royal palaces that are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Foreign nationals who are planning to visit the country are allowed within South Korea for 30, 60 or 90 days depending on nationality. A valid passport prior to planned arrival to South Korea is also required. A tourist visa, on the other hand, is needed for Philippine passport holders.

When planning a vacation in South Korea, travellers are spoilt for choice for where to go, what to see and which activities to do. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist spots in South Korea to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:

Gyeongbokgung Palace – The main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty, it is also known as Gyeongbok Palace or simply Gyeongbokgung. It is located in Seoul and is the largest of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. The palace is considered to be the grandest and most beautiful of all the five palaces. The palace complex is also home to the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum.

Myeong-dong – A neighborhood or dong located in Jung-gu, Seoul, Myeong-dong is a popular commercial area in Korea. It is considered to be the main shopping and tourism district in Seoul. It is home to many mid-to-high priced retail stores both local and international brands from Forever 21 to Louis Vuitton. Myeong-dong also has its share of historically significant sites including the Myeongdong Nanta Theatre and the Myeongdong Cathedral.

Seoraksan – Located in the Gangwon Province in eastern South Korea, Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range and the third highest mountain in the country. It is situated in the national park near Sokcho, which attracts many domestic and international travellers. The best time to visit Seoraksan would be during the autumn months where the colors in the area are considered to be one of the most beautiful in South Korea.

South Korea has four major international airports - Incheon, Gimhae (Busan), Gimpo and Jeju. Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, the country's two major carriers, have daily flights from Manila and Cebu to Incheon and Busan. There are also Philippine-based airlines that offer flights to South Korea. Philippine Airlines is offering flights to Incheon from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and its flights to Busan are coming from its hub at NAIA. Cebu Pacific, on the other hand, has flights from both its hub in Cebu and Manila to Incheon and Busan. Zest Air, another airline based in the Philippines, is flying to Busan and Incheon from Kalibo.

Visit South Korea now and experience its unique culture and learn of its rich history. Search for the cheapest flights and promo fares to South Korea with Skyscanner Philippines.

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