Travel Korea with the VisitKorea app! This travel app, created by the Korea Tourism Organization, offers information on Korea’s beautiful attractions, delicious foods, comfortable accommodations, exciting festivals, vibrant shopping centers, and more for an all-in-one resource to make your trip to Korea a success. Users can also use the map service for directions and public transit information, as well as get up-to-date exchange rates and emergency contact numbers for a safe trip.
All you need to know about Korea
The Highlights and News sections of the app are updated weekly with special suggestions and information on new openings of attractions, restaurants, accommodations, shopping centers, and festivals. The About Korea menu has standard information in a variety of categories, including time differences, exchange rates, emergency contacts, operating hours of public businesses, tourist police and more.
Whether you are in Seoul or Jeju, nearby recommended attractions are best. The VisitKorea app uses big data to find the attractions, restaurants, and accommodations that are best suited to your personality. (Personal information must be added to the settings in order to receive recommendations).
No Internet connection? No problem!
The VisitKorea app provides necessary and useful information even when not connected with the Internet. Users can also save information such as Highlights, News, coupons, and detailed information in various categories directly to the app to be accessed at a later time when Internet is not available.
Find your location and directions with the map
If you are having trouble finding your way, use the map for directions from your current location to your destination! The directions can be searched using various modes of transportation, from public transit such as buses and subways to taxis and even walking. The map also has a function to view the complete subway lines in Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, and Daejeon.
The VisitKorea app has information you can trust, provided by the Korea Tourism Organization. If you are planning a trip, are currently traveling in Korea, or just want to experience the country from the comfort of your home, the VisitKorea app is a must! The Korea Tourism Organization is working hard to provide the best service possible so you can have a happy time in Korea.
-minor bugs fixed
Ratings and Reviews
Needs feedback from users to be more helpful!
I travelled to Seoul for five days and on my iPhone had this app, Jihachul (for subway maps - free), and a Lonely Planet ebook chapter for Seoul.
Visit Korea gives a free overview of tourist sites. It has some pictures and information about popular places. To be more useful I think that some improvements can be made:
1. Allow bookmarks for the subway maps. I wanted quick access to the Seoul subway map, and it currently takes four clicks to find this.
2. Offer detailed info about using subways. Jihachul is a free app that provides exact routes from one station to another (including how to transfer between lines), and maps of exits that I could select. Visit Korea is just a picture of the entire subway map for each city.
3. Add a section on how/where to access free wifi in Korea. Foreign visitors who do not have 3G/4G phones in Korea want this information. When outside my hotel, I could not use online features like the "Nearby" map that may have been very good, because I had no wifi.
4. Include some basic Korean phrases that visitors may need (hello, goodbye, thank you, ask for the bill at restaurants). This could have sound to help visitors to say these phrases.
Great ideas for things to do but...
This app is great for ideas and things to do. However, one of the most difficult aspects with traveling in Korea is actually finding you destination. While this can be fun and challenging, I'm a little over it - I travel with a baby these days! It would be a much better app if it was more interactive. For example, instead of simply saying get of this bus, head to this university and take this train, it would be much more useful if there was a map of each place attached. My Korean is poor but I can ask for directions etc. For those that can't speak Korean at all, maps would be so helpful. Like they say, a picture tells a thousand words!
Auto switch off when on, please fix.
Good apps however after the recent updates, there is no way to run the app. It auto switch off after 3 seconds. Happen both with iPhone 4s and iPad 4th Gen. Before update it was fine. Please fix.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.