With its island studded coastline, stunning national parks, glittering cities, and elegant royal palaces, South Korea is an enticing and beguiling slice of East Asia. Whether you want to discover the Manjanggul lava tubes on Jeju Island, to marvel at the glorious Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, or get down and dirty at Daecheon Beach’s annual Boryeong mud festival, use our map of South Korea to start planning your trip.

This intriguing country offers a plethora of things to see and do. Sip traditional brews at a tranquil tea-room in Insadong and sample delicious dishes at a Korean barbecue restaurant or “gogi-jip”. Trek through spectacular national parks such as Naejangsan, whose maples explode with colour during the autumn months, or wander the buzzing 24-hour Dongdaemun Market in Seoul, the city the never sleeps.

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10 top places to eat Korean food

10 top places to eat Korean food

Korean cuisine is world-famous – and with good reason.  It's this wonderful food that keeps dragging our author Martin Zatko back to Korea. Here he rounds…

09 Feb 2018 • Martin Zatko insert_drive_file Article
Rediscovering South Korea: why the time to go is now

Rediscovering South Korea: why the time to go is now

It’s a beautiful, culturally and economically wealthy country with much to see and explore – but South Korea is often viewed as off-limits thanks to its ira…

07 Feb 2018 • Matilda Battersby insert_drive_file Article
Video: the 1 minute guide to South Korea

Video: the 1 minute guide to South Korea

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 …

02 Feb 2018 • Colt St. George videocam Video
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