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.