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Overview

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.

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South Korea Articles

How to road trip South Korea

The 11+ ultimate destinations to visit in Asia this summer

10 Korean customs to know before you visit Korea

What to do in Seoul if you only have 24 hours

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

Quick guide to climbing and hiking South Korea

8 world cities and how much they cost to live in

6 ways to drink with style in South Korea

10 things the world can learn from Koreans

How living abroad helped a closeted gay man make a fresh start

I spent my 20s in South Korea and here’s what I learned

This selfie of the North Korea/South Korea gymnasts is why we have the Olympics

11 side effects I had as a traveler in South Korea

5 food experiences to have in Korea before you die

11 street foods you have to try in Korea before you die

12 signs you’ve been in Korea too long

7 harvest festivals around the world that make Thanksgiving look boring

12 ways Korea ruined me for the US

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