In terms of weather, the most favorable times to visit South Korea are during the months of March to May and September to November. However, February can also be a fabulous time for travelers to visit South Korea. Here are 5 great reasons why:
1. Save Your Travel Expenses
Want to save travel expenses? We strongly recommend you visit South Korea in February if you’re considering a budget travel because during the winter season, hotels prices and airline prices drop dramatically along with the temperature! 😉
2. Awe-inspiring Winter Landscapes
Though the cold winter season has kicked off a little bit later than last year, you can still enjoy the amazing landscapes of snow-capped mountains and frozen rivers as well as a winter hike at beautiful national parks around South Korea. For instance, Seoraksan Mountain (Seoraksan National Park), located in Sokcho, which is the eastern part of South Korea, boasts magnificent natural scenery in winter. It is where you can enjoy both winter hiking and the beautiful East Sea situated nearby.For free travelers who want to travel across Korea on their own without experiencing any problems trying to figure out where to go and how to get there, here’s a perfect 1-day tour to Sokcho. Booking is available here.
3. Korean Lunar New Year Traditional Events
From 27th to 30th January in 2017 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. Try paying a visit to Namsangol Hanok Village and the Korean Folk Village to enjoy traditional performances, traditional craft programs and folk games.Plus, 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, 27th of January. You’ll be able to enter the palaces for free on this day, how awesome is that! If you want to take a look around the palaces in depth, check out this palace tour.
4. Feast on Traditional Foods
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)’! 🙂
5. All-Time Favorite Winter Activities & Festivals
Though the temperature is chilly in South Korea, that shouldn’t keep you from enjoying outdoor activities as there is an abundance of them! From sledding, skiing and ice fishing to light festivals, there’s so much to see and experience.
Try a visit to the Garden of Morning Calm where there are thousands of varieties of plants and flowers on display as well as a lighting festival that’s full of beautiful colors! There are also plenty of outdoor winter activities all around the country! Check out this link for more places to go and things to do!
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!