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Korea Culture

  • Street art of Korean pop star Psy
  • South Korean soccer team
  • Buddha in Sinheungsa Temple
  • Celebration of Lotus Lantern Festival
  • Myeong-dong neon lights
  • Royal guard parade of ceremony at Kyongbokkung Palace

Social Conventions

There are many traditional customs that are still followed to this day in Korea. Gift giving is considered polite, but gifts in multiples of four should be avoided as the number four is considered bad luck. Seven, however, is believed to be very lucky. People should always remove shoes before entering a house and when dining, guests should wait to be told where to sit. The oldest or most senior person at the table is always served first. When eating with chopsticks, the chopsticks should be returned to the table after every few bites and when a person goes to drink or speak.



The predominant religion in Korea is Buddhism but there is also a large Christian population also. This Christian population is made up of Catholics and Protestants of various denominations. A large percentage of the population has no religion.



Korean is the official language while English is taught in schools and is generally understood in major cities.



Korea Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Korea.

Learn about the history and culture of Korea, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Korea's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Korea for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Korea tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Korea tour, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Korea tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Korea tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Korea.

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