Sustainable And Eco-Hotels In South Korea

The 8 Most Ethical And Sustainable Hotels In South Korea according to ETIC Hotels

Jeju Hana Hotel

Family rooms,Free parking,Non-smoking rooms,Room service
ETIC carbon rating
55.4
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.9
/10

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Eastern Hotel Jeju

Family rooms,Free parking,Non-smoking rooms,Free WiFi,Restaurant,Fitness centre,Facilities for disabled guests,Tea/coffee maker in all rooms,Breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
55.4
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.8
/10

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Best Western Hotel Jeju

Family rooms,Free parking,Non-smoking rooms,Free WiFi,Fitness centre,Facilities for disabled guests,24-hour front desk,Tea/coffee maker in all rooms,Breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
55.4
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.8
/10

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Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan

Indoor swimming pool,Free WiFi,Non-smoking rooms,Free parking,Fitness centre,Restaurant,24-hour front desk,Room service,Bar,Good breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
40.9
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.8
/10

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Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Myeongdong

Free WiFi,Family rooms,Non-smoking rooms,Fitness centre,Restaurant,24-hour front desk,Facilities for disabled guests,Laundry,Lift,Breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
40.9
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.8
/10

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Haeundae Central Hotel

Outdoor swimming pool,Free WiFi,Family rooms,Free parking,Beachfront,Non-smoking rooms,Facilities for disabled guests,24-hour front desk,Laundry
ETIC carbon rating
55.4
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.8
/10

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Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Gangnam

ETIC carbon rating
78.5
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.8
/10

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Hidden Bay Hotel

Outdoor swimming pool,Free parking,Family rooms,Free WiFi,Non-smoking rooms,Fitness centre,Room service,Restaurant,Bar
ETIC carbon rating
55.4
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
6.8
/10

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COUNTRY PROFILE

South Korea

  • Official Name:Republic of Korea

  • Capital:Seoul

  • Population:51,269,185

  • Area:100,210 km²

  • Major Languages:Korean

  • Major Religions:Buddhism, Christianity

  • Life expectancy:83.03 years

  • Currency:South Korean Won

10 Things To Do In South Korea

  • 1. Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace

    Gyeongbokgung Palace is a splendid embodiment of Korea`s royal heritage. Wander through its ornate gates, expansive courtyards, and intricate pavilions to witness the grandeur of Joseon Dynasty architecture. Engage in cultural performances and admire the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony for an immersive historical experience.

  • 2. Visit Bukchon Hanok Village

    Bukchon Hanok Village transports you to Korea`s past with its charming collection of traditional hanok houses. Meander through narrow alleyways and marvel at the well-preserved architecture. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of a bygone era while gaining insights into the daily life and cultural nuances of Korea`s history.

  • 3. Discover the vibrant city of Seoul

    Seoul is a dynamic urban landscape that harmoniously blends modernity and tradition. Dive into the bustling markets of Dongdaemun, explore the tranquility of ancient temples like Jogyesa, and indulge in the energetic K-pop and entertainment scene that defines the city`s contemporary spirit.

  • 4. Experience the serene atmosphere of Jeju Island

    Jeju Island is a serene retreat marked by its natural beauty. Roam along the coastline to discover dramatic volcanic formations, pristine beaches, and the iconic Jeju Stone Houses. Immerse yourself in the local culture, savor fresh seafood, and hike up Hallasan Mountain for panoramic views of this island paradise.

  • 5. Explore the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

    The DMZ is a poignant reminder of Korea`s divided history. Join a guided tour to gain insights into the political and cultural complexities that have shaped the Korean Peninsula. Visit the Joint Security Area, see the Third Infiltration Tunnel, and observe the Bridge of No Return, all while reflecting on the region`s past and present.

  • 6. Visit the Korean Folk Village

    The Korean Folk Village is an interactive outdoor museum that offers a captivating glimpse into Korea`s traditional way of life. Roam through villages, engage with artisans, and witness folk performances that showcase age-old customs. Discover the rich tapestry of Korean culture as it comes to life against a scenic backdrop.

  • 7. Discover the Seoraksan National Park

    Seoraksan National Park is a natural wonderland of rugged landscapes, dense forests, and awe-inspiring peaks. Embark on hiking trails that lead you through stunning vistas, vibrant autumn foliage, or winter wonderlands. Bask in the serenity of nature and find solace amidst the park`s diverse flora and fauna.

  • 8. Enjoy street food in Myeongdong

    Myeongdong is a paradise for food lovers, offering an array of delectable street food. Savor delectable Korean treats such as tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), odeng (fish cake skewers), and hotteok (sweet pancakes). Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you indulge in these mouthwatering delights.

  • 9. Experience a traditional tea ceremony

    Engage in the art of Korean tea culture through a traditional tea ceremony. Discover the significance of tea in Korean society as you partake in the meticulous preparation and presentation of tea. Immerse yourself in a moment of mindfulness, reflection, and cultural exchange during this serene and enlightening experience.

  • 10. Witness the changing of the guard ceremony

    At Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul, witness the mesmerizing Changing of the Guard ceremony. Admire the precision and artistry of the guards as they perform their ritualistic movements in traditional attire. This cultural spectacle provides a glimpse into Korea`s military history and its rich heritage of martial arts.

5 Most Visited Cities In South Korea

  • Seoul

    Busan

    Incheon

    Daegu

    Jeju

When To Go To South Korea

  • The best time to visit South Korea is during the spring months of April and May and the fall months of September and October. This East Asian country offers historic palaces, modern development, and a vibrant pop culture scene. Seoul, the capital, showcases traditional temples, shopping districts, and K-pop entertainment. Gyeongju`s ancient relics and Jeju Island`s natural beauty provide diverse experiences. South Korea`s technological innovation, culinary delights, and cultural heritage create a travel experience that is both high-tech and deeply rooted.

Travel Recommendation And Useful Links For South Korea

Find the complete travel guide for South Korea

  • - Check visa requirements and obtain necessary visas before your trip.
    - Respect local customs and etiquette, and learn about South Korea`s history and culture.
    - Be cautious of North Korea`s proximity; follow local news and official advice.
    - Explore South Korea`s modern cities, historic sites, and traditional temples.
    - Experience Korean cuisine, K-pop, and the country`s technological advancements.

  • Office Tourism of South Korea

  • CIA World Fact-book

  • Wikipedia Page

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