South Korea is located in the Korean peninsula below North Korea. Although the whole of Korea is a peninsula technically south Korea is an island because of the north / south divide. China is located to the west and Japan is located to the east. South Korea is similar in size to Portugal.
Weather in Korea. The Republic of South Korea has four seasons. Korea has a wide temperature difference between summer and winter. There are also two short Typhoon / Rainy periods. For up to date and detailed information visit our weather page.
Before you arrive it is best to get familiar with the currency of South Korea. The currency used in South Korea is called the Won. The South Korean Won consists of 4 Bank notes (1,000. 5,000. 10,000. and 50,000) and 6 coins (1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500) although the 1 won and 5 won coin are hard to find in circulation today. For pictures and more detailed information visit our Korean Currecny page.