Though it may appear deceivingly small compared to some of its gargantuan Asian neighbours, South Korea is packed full of unforgettable things to do.

While the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will no doubt showcase the country's snow sports potential, an astonishing array of geographical diversity, world-famous food and some seriously quirky festivals await travellers willing to explore further.

From the neon-bathed streets of Seoul to the perfect, subtropical beaches of volcanic Jeju Island, here's a 1-minute video guide to set your trip off on the right foot.


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