I love South Korea.  It’s one of my top 5 favorite countries in the world since it has so much to offer. Whether you’re looking for fantastic shopping, great outdoor activities, festivals, food experiences or lush nature – South Korea offers all that and more!

There’s something about South Korea that makes me long to go back – the friendly people, the fashion, music, events, nature and super delicious food! 

If you’ve been thinking about going to South Korea but not 100% sure about going there or not – then check out this list of the top 8 reasons to love South Korea!

Here’s the list of the top 8 reasons to love South Korea:

Korean Food

Korean food is simply amazing. The Korean cuisine is one of those cuisines I could get used to with it’s delicious and fresh dishes. Bibimbap, kimchi, kimbap, and Korean BBQ – it’s both cheap and delicious!



It’s many reasons why South Korea is such beautiful country. It’s its mountains, oceans, temples and people that make South Korea to one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. 

In addition to that – Koreans are one of the world’s most beautiful people!


Of course, I had to include K-Pop on this list of reasons to love South Korea. I mean, who doesn’t like K-Pop? It’s fun, sexy, catchy and get’s you into a happy mood! 


One of the best reasons to love South Korea is because you can feel safe walking around during day and night. When walking at night in Stockholm I always feel scared that something’s going to happen – but in South Korea, I didn’t feel scared at all!

It’s a wonderful feeling, as a women, to not have to worry about my safety while walking around at night.


Since I love to be out in nature and hike, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw what the South Korean nature had to offer. Great hiking trails, natural mountains, lush islands and much more! 

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I can’t complete this list without mentioning the natives of South Korea. The locals of the country are incredibly friendly, polite and helpful. The Korean culture is a great mix of old Korean traditions and western ideals. 

People of South Korea are proud of where they’re coming from and are also enthusiastic about learning more about the culture of foreigners!

Events & Festivals

South Korea just love festivals, and they’ve got them for just about everything. 

From simple live music events and food shows to the more famous festivals such as the Boryeong Mud Festival, the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, the Jinju Lantern Festival and the Cheongsando Slow Walking Festival – There’s always something going on on the weekends!

Jeju Island

One of the reasons to love South Korea is Jeju Island. Jeju Island is a great island for nature seekers, and is, in my opinion, the world’s most beautiful island. With its friendly people, lush nature, stunning waterfalls, great hiking and delicious food – Jeju Island will take you by storm!

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