Travel Korea with the VisitKorea app! The VisitKorea app provides information on beautiful tourist attractions, delicious food, comfortable accommodations, pleasant shopping centers and exciting festivals in Korea to help tourists have the most satisfying trip ever. In addition, it provides all the information tourists may need when traveling to Korea such as finding directions and public transportation information, currency exchange and emergency contacts to make their trip more convenient and safe.
All about Korean Tourism
‘Highlights’ and ‘News’ that provide special travel information about Korea are updated every week. Check them out to learn more about current and upcoming trends on tourist attractions, restaurants, accommodations, shopping center and festivals. In the About Korea menu, you can find useful information such as time zones, exchange rates, emergency contacts, operating hours of public agencies and tourist police.
Record you itinerary
Record memories of your trip in Korea. This new function will help you manage your schedule and remember your trip in the form of a timeline. Simply save your arrival and departure information, your planned itinerary, and add photos and memos.
Korean tourism information recommended automatically
Are you in Seoul now? Then, the VisitKorea app will guide you to the most satisfying tourist areas in Seoul. The VisitKorea app recommends information such as tourist attractions, good restaurants, accommodations etc. according to the user’s preference by using big data. (You must register additional information in the settings menu to receive customized recommendation for tourism information.)
Accessible even without an internet connection
The VisitKorea app provides essential information that can be useful for your trip in Korea even in an environment where the internet speed is slow or is not available. In addition, tourist information that requires an internet connection (tourist attractions, restaurants, accommodations, shopping center, festivals, coupons, etc.) can be saved in the app to bring up at any time, even in an environment without an internet connection.
Maps to find your way around Korea
Use the directions menu in the map to find your way to your destination while traveling in Korea. You can find the route using public transport, taxis, or walking. In addition, the subway menu provides subway route maps and subway directions for Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju and Daejeon.
As a reliable travel guide provided by the Korea Tourism Organization, VisitKorea provides information for tourists who are planning a trip to Korea or are currently traveling in Korea. Users can feel like they are in Korea even when using the app at home. Korea Tourism Organization is working hard to improve the VisitKorea app service to make your trip to Korea happy
- Implemented new UI and design optimized for smartphone environment
- Able to change language between English, Chinese (simplified version) and Japanese
- Addition of On Trip feature (management of itinerary and record), and Take Trip feature (Introduction and notification about essential tourist attractions in Korea)
- Separate menu configuration according to online / slow mode / offline environment
- Corrected errors of existing functions
Ratings and Reviews
App crashes every time it's opened
Every time I try to open the app, a notice pops up about 2 seconds after the app is opened telling me to turn on my location services, but right then it freezes. After about 3 more seconds, the whole app crashes. This happens every time. I used to LOVE looking at and exploring the app because I'm excited to go to Korea, but for a couple months now, I haven't been able to because you STILL haven't fixed the app's crashing problem. Please fix this so we can enjoy it again.
Useful and helpful app
App looks appealing aesthetically, but usability is a little bit lacking. For example, I like that there's a map function with pinpoints of things to do, eat, see, and sleep near you but the map itself loads just a tiny bit slow and all the pinpoints get in the way when you just want to look at the map to find your way around (e.g. how many streets do I have to walk until I get to Lotteria?). For the attractions section, I felt overloaded with the listings of so many places to visit; it reminded me of the Yellow Pages (a big book listing all the businesses in a city) which I guess is good and bad in a way. For the accommodation section, it would be great if the rates were also listed as well as a filter to sort hotels/motels/etc by star rating and price (from low to high and high to low). Overall, I can see the app developers really put thought and effort into making this app helpful and useful to users because the app sections are thoughtfully planned and laid out with so much categories to choose from and information to read, so kudos to that.
Good information for tourists
There is a lot of good stuff in this app. You can find basic Korean phrases, information regarding transportation, ATM withdrawals, etc. I like the nice photos and descriptions for major and minor sights in Seoul.
On the minus side. I am not 100% happy with the map. Depending on the zoom level, icons can appear in a wrong location. This happens when you have multiple objects from the same category in close proximity to each other. Also, the restaurant selection is very poor compared to the wealth of eating options here!
Overall this is a great app for any visitor!
- Korea Tourism Organization
- 104.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Korea Tourism Organization
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.