South Korea Holidays
Flanked by Chinese shores to the west and the Japanese coasts to the east, the Korean Peninsula's north/south division means tension grabs most of the headlines and many travellers overlook South Korea. Which is a shame. Anyone who's been to Seoul can tell you this is an energy-filled, modernised capital where the nightlife basks in neon and ancient palaces remain. There are language barriers and the sheer visual array this city evokes to overcome, but locals are eager to help you find your way. Read more...
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Colourful festivals, fantastic shopping options and delicious cuisine await
A well-developed, comfortable transport system can whizz you into the countryside with ease too. Enjoy the beguiling mountains, forests, springs and temples of Seoraksan National Park. Experience another world entirely at Jejudo – not an ancient martial art but the wild and tamed, holiday-making and honeymoon island off the tip of the peninsula. Here you'll find volcanic landscapes and the South's tallest peak, Hallasan – 1950m. Sandy beaches, dive spots, circus shows and the world's longest lava tube also feature.
On your holiday in South Korea, also consider visiting Gyeongju and surrounds for a selection of tombs, temples, Buddhist statues and ruins of palaces and pleasure gardens. This old city's cultural revival began in the early 20th century and continues today.