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With grand palaces, buzzy cities and captivating culture, Korea offers the perfect blend of ancient and modern. Even better, there’s now a quarantine-free travel corridor between Singapore and South Korea.
So whether you want to spend the winter snowboarding in Pyeongchang, level up your Instagram in Spring amid the stunning cherry blossoms in Jinhae, spend the summer cooling off by the beach in Busan or soak in the beautiful autumn foliage in Jeongeup, Korea has something to offer for everyone.
Imagine strolling through Damyang’s Bamboo Forest or feasting on Yeosu’s soy sauce marinated crab, rejuvenate your soul with a trip to Jeollanamdo.
With over 1,000 years of history, come visit Purple Island - UNWTO 2021 Best Tourism Village and experience a diversity of nature and culture. Marvel at its natural wonders like the Shinandadohae Biosphere Reserve and National Park, and the Korean Mudflats Provincial Park designated as UNESCO World Natural Sites. Purple Island was created with the intent of generating sustainable tourism for the village by merging 2 islands; Banwol and Bakji Island, a place where everything is painted in purple, a symbol of physical, spiritual and mental healing.
Korea’s culture is one of the most extraordinary aspects of this welcoming country. You will of course find all of the modern luxuries, global brands and upscale experiences you’d expect. But you’ll also find a thriving, thoroughly unique culture where the hip boutiques of Gangnam jostle for attention with the Gingko-tree-lined streets of Sinsa-dong, and the plush pleasures of avant-garde Apgujeong are just a hop, skip and jump away.
Don’t miss the chance to explore traditional Korean culture in the workshops and villages, while making time to stop by the old-world hanok houses and restaurants that promise a look at a gentle, beautiful past.
If one is to lead a healthy life, one must also travel in a healthy manner. Well-being, healing and rest are important things to consider when travelling during the trying times of COVID-19. These 51 tourist sites, selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization, will put your mind and body at ease through high-quality programmes and services. We invite you to indulge at the wellness tourist sites, organised under the four themes of Beauty & Spa, Healing Meditation, Nature & Forest, and Korean Medicine. At these sites, you can rest, recover and discover the true meaning of wellness.