South Korea

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Unlike its East Asian neighbour to the north, South Korea is quite hospitable, offering a fascinating blend of old-world tradition and high-tech futurism. In addition, “The Korean Wave,” or hallyu, has popularised South Korea’s music, culture, and food — experience it all at the source.

  • Seoul (서울) – the dynamic 600 year old capital of South Korea, a fusion of the ancient and modern
  • Busan (부산, 釜山) – the second largest city and a major port city of Korea.
  • Incheon (인천, 仁川) – second busiest port in the country, location of the country’s largest international airport
  • Daegu (대구, 大邱) – a cosmopolitan city, rich with ancient traditions and sights
  • Daejeon (대전, 大田) – a large and dynamic metropolis located in Chungnam province
  • Gwangju (광주, 光州) – the administrative and economic centre of the area, the largest city in the province
  • Gyeongju (경주, 慶州) – the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom
  • Jeonju (전주, 全州) – once the spiritual capital of the Joseon Dynasty, now a leading center of the arts filled with museums, ancient buddhist temples, and historical monuments
  • Chuncheon (춘천, 春川) – capital city of Gangwon province, surrounded by lakes and mountains and known for local dishes, dakgalbi and makguksu
  • Jeju Island  (제주도) – Korea’s honeymoon island, built by a volcano. Great scenery with wild flowers and horseback riding. One of the few places you may need a car.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/South_Korea

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