Travel guides and books on Seoul & South Korea

Below are listed some of our favourite books which have been written about Seoul and South Korean culture.

Lonely Planet Korea

Lonely Planet Korea - By Martin Robinson, Ray Bartlett and Rob Whyte. Lonely Planet travel guides are the most comprehensive guidebooks on destinations around the world. Korean phrasebookWe chose Lonely Planet Korea as one of our favourite Korea travel guides. Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications. Language: English.

Lonely Planet Korean Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Korean Phrasebook - by Minkyoung Kim and J. D. Hilts. This book is a complete Korean phrasebook, with the most useful Korean expressions and a clearly explained section on basic Korean grammar. Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications. Language: English.

In North Korea: An American Travels Through an Imprisoned Nation

In North Korea: An American Travels Through an Imprisoned Nation - by Nanchu and Xing Hang. This travel book tells Nanchu’s experience and her impressions on North Korea. Nanchu is a Chinese who later emigrated to the USA and, when she travelled to North Korea, she was with a group of Chinese tourists. Even though they stayed in deluxe hotels and were not allowed by their North Korean guides to experience the reality of North Korea, they still had a sense of the hardship and poverty endured by North Korean citizens. This book also includes stories of North Korean defectors who fled into China. Publisher: McFarland & Company.

Moon Handbooks South Korea

Moon Handbooks South Korea (Moon Handbooks) - By Robert Nilsen. This travel guide on South Korea is particularly good with regards to cultural and historical information about South Korea. It also includes some minor but interesting destinations that are not included in other travel guides. Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing. Language: English.

Apart from this site dedicated to Seoul and Korea in general, the official Korea Tourism site has something handy information and also can be read in Korean for Koreans also looking for holidays ideas and planning. Click here to read information on Korea and other travel ideas.

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