Complete Guide to Traveling, Moving, & Living in South Korea

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Looking for some top notch info on traveling, moving, doing business, or living in South Korea?

If so, you’ve come to the right spot!

We’ve got heaps of awesome articles and resources to make sure that you know everything you need to make sure you have an amazing time on your next trip out here.

Picture of a famous building in downtown Seoul, South Korea

Read on, or jump to your favorite subject in the table of contents below.

So, what’s so special about these articles and pages?

Well, we wrote them with all of our heart, hoping to give you the absolute essential info about everything related to life in Korea.

A bit of background on us: The 90 Day Korean Team is made up of native-born Koreans and foreigners who live in Korea. We share our perspectives and experiences to give you a balanced write-up.

The great part of having those combined perspectives is that you can understand both points of view, and see the connection between the two.

And the benefit for us is we get to share the info that was passed onto us. It’s both an honor and a pleasure (and a lot of fun!).

Everything in these pages is jam-packed with stuff you’ll need, love, or both! We also include some essential Korean words, phrases, and descriptions inside of the articles to help you understand Korean. Part of the reason we do that is that everything in Korea is still written primarily in Korean, so it’ll help you communicate better.

The other reason is there is a lot of meaning embedded inside some of the everyday language, so knowing a few words and phrases here and there will help you understand Korea better.

Can’t read the Korean Alphabet? Not to worry! This entire blog was written in a way where you don’t need to know a single Korean letter. And if you do want to learn Hangeul (Korean Alphabet), we’ve got an awesome free guide that teaches you in 1 hour. Knowing how to read the Korean alphabet will make it easier to learn how to speak Korean.

Pretty cool, right?

Well, we’ve got lots in store, so let’s get to it!

Travel in Korea

Thinking about taking your first trip to Korea? Have a few days to spend in Seoul, and want to make the most out of them?

Or maybe you’re already living in Korea, and want to do some traveling through the country?

In any case, we’ve got what you need!

Sunny day at Gwanganli Beach in South Korea

Whether its beaches, cities, movie theaters, or museum, there’s plenty of fun to be had. Continue on to find out!

  1. Best Beaches in Korea
  2. When is the Best Time to Visit Korea?
  3. Korea Travel: Seoul Museums You Must See
  4. Fun Movie Theaters in Seoul
  5. The Best Places in to Visit in Korea
  6. Fun Things to Do in Korea
  7. Tourist Attractions You Can’t Miss in Korea
  8. Fun Things to Do in Seoul
  9. Traveling from Korea to Other Countries

Moving to Korea

You must be super excited! Several of our team members can remember the feeling, and we know just what you need to make your time here an amazing one. We’ll tell you all about it!

  1. What to Pack for Korea
  2. Getting an Apartment in Korea

Everyday Life in Korea

Curious about what everyday life is like in Korea?

People walking around on a busy street in Seoul, Korea

It’s a really unique country with lots of opportunities for everyone. Adventure or relaxation, young or old, short trip or permanent move—all is possible!

We’ll tell you all about it.

  1. Interesting Facts About South Korea
  2. Life in Korea for Foreigners
  3. How to Open a Bank Account in Korea
  4. Korean Credit Card Guide for Foreigners
  5. Living in Korea: 10 Korean Apps You Need
  6. Korean Food Delivery in Korea
  7. How to Order from GMarket Like a Pro
  8. What is the Cost of Living in Korea
  9. Is South Korea Safe?

Festivals & Events in Korea

Whose ready to par-tay?

Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul

There are plenty of festivals in Korea to attend, no matter which season. We’ve got them all covered for you!

  1. Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Korea
  2. Best Spring Festivals in Korea
  3. Best Winter Festivals in Korea
  4. Best Summer Festivals in Korea
  5. Best Fall Festivals in Korea

Jobs in Korea

If you want to get a job in Korea, here’s where to start.

  1. Work in Korea for Foreigners
  2. How to Land a University Job in Korea
  3. Best English Teaching Recruiters in Korea
  4. Korean Work Culture

Food & Drink in Korea

If you’re a foodie, you’re going to love Korea. With so many tasty options, the main thing you’ll run out of is empty space in your stomach.

Hanjeongsik meal in Seoul, south Korea

Here’s why!

  1. The Most Delicious Korean Food
  2. Best Korean Ice Cream Places in Korea
  3. The Best Korean Street Food in Korea
  4. The Best Bibimbap in Seoul
  5. The Top Korean Chain Restaurants in Korea
  6. Top 10 Brunch Places in Seoul
  7. Top Korean Coffee Shops in Korea
  8. 5 Essential Seoul Restaurants You Must Visit

Korean Language in Korea

If you want to learn the Korean language, then here is where you should go while you’re in Korea!

  1. The Top 5 Korean Language Exchange Sites

Shopping in Korea

Polish up your shopping shoes, and bring out your Sunday best–it’s time to for the shopping good times to begin!

Shopping in Gangnam at Innisfree and Aritaum

There are various shopping areas in Seoul and throughout the country. We’ll explain what to buy, and where you can get it.

  1. Seoul Shopping: 6 Great Spots
  2. Top 5 Night Markets in Seoul
  3. Best Korean Beauty Products Under $20
  4. Best Souvenirs and Gifts in Korea
  5. Where to Buy Makeup & Cosmetics in Korea

Transportation in Korea

Bus, train, subway, airplane–take your pick!

Taking the bus in SeoulKorea has some of the most organized, fastest, and most convenient transportation in the world. If you want to take a break from driving, or you want to find the best way to beat the traffic on your next trip to the Land of the Morning Calm, then you’ve come to the right place!

  1. Using the Bus in Korea
  2. Getting Around in Korea



Now that you know more about living in Korea, check out the other great articles we’ve got on Korean language and culture here!

    13 replies to "Complete Guide to Traveling, Moving, & Living in South Korea"

    • dhilsha

      I want to live in south korea and to follow their culture and also to speak their language fluently

    • Karen Leanne Sandberg

      About South Korea guided is South Korea is a country that is located in East Asia.The official name for the country is the Republic of Korea. A population of over 51 million makes this the 27th largest country in the world based on population.Seoul is the country’s capital,and it is also the most populous city in the country.Korean (한국말 hangungmal in South Korea, 조선말 chosŏnmal in North Korea, or 우리말 urimal (our language) as a neutral denomination) is spoken in South and North Korea.This guide is based on the standard in South Korea.Most Koreans are very proud of their country and language, and would love it if more people could speak Korean.As a result,there are plenty of people who are willing to teach you Korean.Especially in Seoul,South Korea,it is quite easy to find free Korean classes.Korean used to be the neglected language among the East Asian group.There is a lot of interest in Korean.That is why I put together this guide on how to learn Korean and speak like a native Asian people.Since the writing part of Korean is relatively simple,you can spend a lot more time developing your speaking skills.Here you can take a look at a list of courses to learn Korean at different levels. (Bonus tip: many Koreans will want to try out their English on you and this is perfect if you want to speak with them in Korean.It’is the perfect opportunity for language exchange:You learning Korean and they will learn English!Korean is a great language to learn at the moment.The country is growing and its culture is becoming more and more popular.You will be glad you made the choice.And last, the secret ingredient is: practice, practice, practice.Yes, it will be hard work to learn Korean.But it is very rewarding when you finally understand your favorite drama or sing along your favorite song. And even more so when you go to North Korea/South Korea and everyone is surprised and asks you: “Where did you learn Korean so well?!”

    • malyke

      how do you say malyke in korean

      • Malyke

        can so one tell me how to say malyke in korean

        • Sandy Davidson

          Malyke, names are proper nouns so there isn’t going to be a Korean translation. Unless your name happens to be a common adjective, verb etc. such as Chase, Grace, Sandy, Amber, Iris and such. While those “names” would have a Korean equivalent, your name wouldn’t change to said equivalent word.

          It’s a bit of an un-glamorous answer but hope that helps.

      • 90 Day Korean

        Hi Malyke! Please follow our instructions: 1. Try to sound out and write your name in Korean (한글). If you can’t read Korean, you can learn the Korean alphabet here, 2. please tell us how to pronounce your name! ^^

    • Mukhtiar Singh

      I need the job

    • Avagelina

      I love Korean and I want to live in Korean and speak in Korean language?

      • 90 Day Korean

        Great! 화이팅, Avagelina! ^^

      • Korea

        I love ? everything about Korea and its culture

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