South Korea is home to one of the world’s largest and most crowded cities, rocky mountain peaks like Bukhansan and Seoraksan, three coasts of swimable beaches, Bulguksa and other centuries-old Buddhist mountain temples, and a cultural history that stretches back well into the BC.
Today, this small East Asian nation of 50 million has a unique relationship with the English-speaking world, not only because of the thousands of U.S. military personnel stationed in the country since the end of the Korea War, but also from its popularity among foreign English teachers.
Due to this, Matador has published extensive content on teaching and working in Korea, from what you need to know before going to what to expect once you’re there.
Additionally, we’ve written guides on Korean road trip routes, Korean cuisine, K-pop, and countryside villages that have a completely different feel from the Korea most travelers get to see. Check below for more.