Wednesday, October 19, 2016

South Korea: The Best Destination for Medical Tourism in Asia



All Roads Lead to Seoul

The latest number one destination for medical tourism is Seoul, the capital city of South Korea.

In the past, fashion trends were set in New York and Paris. However recently, Korean popular culture such as K-Pop and K-drama have been setting another trend.  The huge international success of South Korean pop music and television shows has helped to make plastic surgery one of the most successful export areas for the country’s medical sector, as fans seek to achieve the stars’ glamorous looks. One of the most trendy places in Seoul is the Gangnam area, which appeared in one of the most watched video on YouTube, the singer Psy’s “Gangnam Style”. Around the Gangnam area in Seoul, there are as many hospitals as there are coffee shops, and many of these hospitals offer plastic surgery. Seoul provides a much safer and cleaner environment compared to other big cities in other countries. Many medical tourists from the US, Russia, Japan, China and other countries come to Korea to enjoy “Hospital Shopping” in Seoul.

Korea is the Best Place for Medical Tourism

Why do people visit Korea instead of going to Singapore, Thailand, India, or other well known places for Medical Tourism? The reason is because Korea offers the best doctors, state-of-the-art technology, and high-tech equipment. Korean global companies such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai have been leading the economic and industrial development of Korea. Now Korea’s medical industry have become the equal of other advanced nations, and is even leading in some fields due to the growth of the domestic IT, electronic and machinery industries. The Korean government has assigned its medical industry as the country’s new growth engine industry and supports foreigners enjoying Korean culture while receiving safe and convenient medical treatments.

With the government’s support, Korea’s Medical Tourism will grow as a global brand just like Samsung’s smart phones, LG’s air conditioners or Hyundai’s automobiles. Especially Korea’s plastic cosmetic surgery field has been ranked top already. South Korea’s government this year announced plans to further encourage medical tourism, including a help center providing legal support to foreign patients unhappy with their treatment, and relaxed visa requirements for medical tourists.

Shopping Paradise

Korea is a great place to travel because you can experience the coexistence of traditional and modern atmospheres. You can enjoy gifts of nature such as souring mountains, winding rivers and soothing oceans, whereas the cities offer modern buildings next to traditional architecture. You can go to your favorite Korean idol’s concerts or drama filming locations as well as their favorite clubs, restaurants and cafes. While you are steeped in the culture, don’t forget to do your fashion shopping as well. In Korea you can enjoy shopping 24-hours-a-day and find brands in all price ranges. The nights are splendid and vibrant yet safe. Are you or your family in need of a medical doctor? Then we recommend you to experience the convenience and excellent service that is Korean Medical Tourism.

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