It's absolutely one of the safest countries to visit. I mainly stay in Seoul which is a large city and compared to NYC where I come from, Seoul is safe day and night.
Never once did I feel uncomfortable in any particular area and quite often while I am wandering around Seoul I never had that spine tingling feeling that I was in danger. I don't even know if 'rough' neighborhoods exists in South Korea.
That's not to say petty crime doesn't happen at all so never let your guard down.
Yes, just be street smart wherever you go and it will serve you well. It always helps to know what the emergency numbers are too, just in case.
It is really safe, I have been there 3 times in just 2 years. I must say that the Tourism board is doing a really good job in promoting and making people feel safe and taken care of. There are buses that takes tourists around major sightseeing places around town at minimal cost. Also, there are tourist information centers around where you can book day tours and enquire.
Also, with the influx of foreign tourists due to their booming entertainment scene, most people (really not difficult to find in the cities, esp Seoul) can understand basic english and chinese.
Fyi, for all three times, I have gone on free-and-easy travel. ((:
Yes South Korea is the safest place and people here are very helpful and very friendly.
I was very comfortable during my trip to South Korea and it was very awesome trip, I never found a single person who disobeying or rudely behaving with me. Just greet them they will help you throughout your journey. What I found here was, not a single person misrepresent their country and people are very genuine and kind.
by snagerries 8 years ago
I really don't understand why US is supporting and getting ready with S.K to go to war with the North.Let the Koreans fight their own war.Why send armies to kill and to be killed?If US can't broker peace. It should stop right there.Why create more problems and casualties?I really don't understand...
by pisean282311 8 years ago
well just when i thought i am missing one liners of palin,she came up with one more...Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin did it again. Her latest gaffe: "But obviously we've gotta stand with our North Korean allies."She made the remark Wednesday on Glenn Beck's radio show when...
by Ashutosh Joshi 8 months ago
Will the small step by Kim be a giant leap for the two Koreas? Does Trump deserve any credit for the same?Ofcourse its all too early and the skeptics need much more than just photo-ops. Nonetheless, this is historic moment as Kim walked across the demarcation line at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). A...
by TMMason 8 years ago
I heard this yesterday and today.http://www.kansascity.com/2010/07/23/21 … ponse.htmlDoes N.Korea really understand what will happen to them if they Nuke our Navy?And what do you think should be our response to a Military strike against our navy by N.Korea?
by Iontach 5 years ago
Every day I refresh my "North Korea" search on Goolge news, but always the same ol' story. "North Korea threatens to attack bla bla bla...". I wonder will leader Kim Jong Un actually do carry out any of his proposed threats. Possibly he is just talking the talk as to strengthen...
by Don W 20 months ago
I'm struggling to keep up with all this. Is Trump really planning to attack North Korea if they do another nuclear test? Is it seriously being considered as a possibility? Or is it just sabre rattling? And is this type of brinksmanship the best approach to foreign policy?
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