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Seoul: Everything you need to know to plan a trip to the South Korean capital


Check-out ancient temples hidden amongst Seoul's tangled side-streets, soak up the bohemian atmosphere of arty student districts or just unwind in one of the Korean capital's soothing hot spring spas. The "Soul of Asia" welcomes you!

Live and teach in South Korea

Teaching in Korea can be a richly rewarding experience. This helpful article shares information on the latest coronavirus travel rules for South Korea as well as interesting things to do in and around the Korean capital.

Seoul, one of Asia's major cities and a technological powerhouse, combines the cutting-edge with the deeply traditional – all set to the beat of K-Pop. Korea's capital, which competes for your attention with Tokyo, Beijing, and Taipei, is sometimes missed as one of Asia's greatest places to visit.

Explore Seoul as an English teacher in Korea

Seoul is experiencing a creative renaissance. The city has become a creative paradise for anyone eager to make their mark in everything from fashion to gastronomy to architecture to art. It's teeming with trend-setters who have contributed to the creation of a future-proof metropolis that nonetheless pays homage to its unique past.

The Korean capital is a lively city, especially after the sun sets and the city's inhabitants come out to play. South Koreans know how to have a good time, and the local nighttime culture has evolved into a "station system," with the first station often being a dinner restaurant, followed by bars, then pubs, then karaoke rooms, and more food and beverages along the way. It's not uncommon in Seoul for a night to end after five, six, or even more distinct "stations." For the best night out, go to Itaewon, Hongdae, or Gangnam.

Getting around in Seoul

In a city with plenty of traffic, the subway is a good way to get about Seoul's attractions, as most points of interest are easily accessible from one of the city's subway lines. Buses are also an option, but given that Seoul is one of the world's most densely populated cities, driving is unlikely to be your first choice. Walking is a great way to see the city, and most waterways, especially the Han River that runs through it, are bordered with beautiful parks.

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If you are interested in teaching English in Korea, contact us to find out your options. Each year, TEFL UK support 1,000s of applications for teaching jobs in Korea. We would be delighted to assist you in your journey to this amazing country!