The increasingly popular destination of South Korea effortlessly combines modernity with a proud historical heritage to provide a captivating destination for your holiday in Asia. The global city of Seoul is at the cutting edge of electronic technology, giving you the opportunity to browse the latest gadgets at one of the city’s superstores. Use the efficient public transport system to explore the city, taking in the temples and the K-Pop culture in between sampling delicious Korean barbecues. Further afield, the Korean countryside offers a glimpse at a more relaxed lifestyle to contrast with the buzzing cities, whilst a day trip to Panmunjom on the northern border is a sobering, but fascinating way to understand more about the politics of the Korean peninsula.
What you’ll love most about South Korea
- Visit the bustling capital city of Seoul and explore its historical landmarks such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
- Try Korean cuisine such as kimchi, bulgogi, bibimbap, and Korean barbecue
- Explore the ancient city of Gyeongju, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto
- Take a hike up Seoraksan Mountain, one of Korea’s most scenic natural wonders
- Visit the coastal city of Busan and enjoy the beaches, seafood, and the famous Jagalchi Fish Market
- Relax at a traditional Korean spa (jjimjilbang) and experience Korean sauna culture