5 Reasons Why You Must Visit South Korea in February

In terms of weather, the most favorable times to visit South Korea are March ~May and September~November. However, February can be a fabulous time for travelers to visit South Korea. Here are 5 great reasons why:

1. Save Your Travel Expenses

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2. Awe-inspiring Winter Landscapes

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3. Korean Lunar New Year Traditional Events

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From 7th to 10th February in 2016 is the Korean Lunar New Year, or “Seollal” in Korean. As a celebration of Seollal, there will be various events and traditional experience programs for foreign visitors and travelers. Go on and try a visit to Namsangol Hanok Village and Korean Folk Village, and enjoy traditional performances, traditional craft programs and folk games. roof-tile-1171294_1920Plus, while most shops and restaurants will be closed, Korea’s four major palaces, Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung, Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung, will be open on the very day of Lunar New Year, 8th of February. And admissions are free on this day! If you want to take a look around the palaces in depth, palace tour is available here.

4. Feast on Traditional Foods

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As mentioned above, Koreans will be celebrating the Korean Lunar New Year, which means that there will be plenty of traditional foods all over the country! Visit local markets like Gwangjang Market or Namdaemun Market during this time of year, and you’ll find ample foods that Koreans eat during the Lunar New Year. Try ‘yakgwa (honey cookies)’, ‘hangwa (traditional Korean sweets)’, ‘jeon (pancake)’ or ‘tteokguk (sliced rice cake soup)’! :)

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5. All-Time Favorite Winter Activities & Festivals

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Though the temperature is chilly in South Korea, but it’s a perfect time for visitors to enjoy the winter to the fullest! From sledding, skiing and ice fishing to light festivals, try a visit to the Garden of Morning Calm, there are plenty of outdoor winter activities all around the country! See Where To Go Skiing in South Korea.

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Now that you know why February is a great time to visit South Korea, visit Korea’s #1 travel guide, Trazy.com, to discover the latest, newest, trendiest things to do in South Korea!button_main

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