Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme

More than a kimchi paradise

Beyond food and hit series Squid Game, there are many fascinating sites to discover in South Korea

When travellers from Singapore start savouring quarantine-free trips to South Korea under the new Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) from Nov 15, they will be immersed in a land filled with appealing sites.

Many of these places lie off the tourist trail, which is a good idea for safe, crowd-free travel during the pandemic. Beyond Seoul's royal palace, the island haven of Jeju and the demilitarised zone, there are equally fascinating yet often overlooked sites.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2021, with the headline 'More than a kimchi paradise'. Subscribe