05 Mar '11, 8am

Planning a trip to South Korea? These 21 websites offer invaluable tips and opinions about where to go and what to do.

Planning a trip to South Korea? These 21 websites offer invaluable tips and opinions about where to go and what to do.

If you want to do a bit of research before taking a trip in South Korea, don't settle for the standard Google search or hastily read travel books. Here are 21 cyber destinations covering Korean travel, history, society and language, targeting both tourists and expats. Non-Korean visitors ― and possibly many Koreans, too ― could find these sites surprisingly addictive as they discover online gateways to intriguing aspects of Korea. Culture/Travel The official website for Korean tourism, Visit Korea (www.visitkorea.or.kr ) proudly introduces essential information on culture, travel, festivals and even recipes. The site is a great source for global citizens as the service is available in 11 languages. The friendly and welcoming site offers superb shopping reviews, festival news and travel highlights. Free language and culture lessons are available. Searching for something out...

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