South Korea

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South Korea is a country on the go, on the move, and the faster- the better. The frenetic energy culminates in Seoul, a dynamic, buzzing metropolis with no concept of closing times. You can bargain for antiques, admire world-famous art and take a public bath, all in one afternoon. Outside the buzz of the capital, the possibilities are varied and limitless. Spend the night at a Buddhist temple, discover the ruins of ancient dynasties and tease your taste buds with kimchi at every meal. Hike past extinct volcanoes, shop for hand-made pottery, and snatch a glimpse of feudal Korea at the Hahoe Folk Village. For a vacation within a vacation, follow holiday-minded Koreans to Jejudo, the country’s famed island getaway. Forget the culture gaps and get in the spirit of things by grilling your own food at a traditional Korean barbecue. Just be sure to wash it all down with a bottle of local soju.


Regions in South Korea

Gangwon

Gangwon is in the Korean peninsula's central eastern region, where a large percentage of the land is mountainous. The eastern region runs along the coast, the western region lies face-to-face with Seoul, and... read more

North Chungcheong

North Chungcheong, abbreviated Chungbuk, is the only landlocked province in the country. The area is surrounded by lakes and mountains. Because of its geographical location, it was once the central meeting... read more

North Gyeongsang

North Gyeongsang is a South Korean province where the Buddhist traditions of the Silla kingdom and the centre of Confucian philosophies meet. Dotted with historic temples and grandiose park reserves, this region... read more

North Jeolla

Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla) is a province in the southwest of South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Jeolla province, and remained a province of Korea until the country's... read more

South Chungcheong

Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong) or Chungnam is a province in the west of South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southwestern half of the former Chungcheong province and remained a province... read more

South Gyeongsang

Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang) is a province in the southeast of South Korea. The provincial capital is located at Changwon. Gyeongsangnam-do is the home of Haeinsa, a Buddhist temple that houses the Tripitaka... read more

South Jeolla

Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla) is a province in southwest South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Jeolla province, remained a province of Korea until the country's division... read more

Sudogwon

The Seoul National Capital Area (SNCA) is a region located in the north-west of South Korea. It is generally referred to as Sudogwon in Korean, and contains three different administrative districts: Seoul,... read more


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