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South Korea Travel


Situated on the southern half of the Korean peninsula, South Korea is ancient country with roots going back over 5000 years. Fondly referred to as "The land of the Morning Calm", South Korea exists in harmony with its nature, its culture, and its history. South Korea has a deep and profound respect for nature and its heritage is a reflection of that reverence.


Seoul, the capital and largest city, is in fact one of the largest cities in the world. Home to more than 25 million people, Seoul is one of the most popular Asian destinations in the world. With thousands of museums, galleries, palaces, pagodas, and shrines, you can easily get lost in all that this incredible city has to offer.

Must-see sites include the five Grand Palaces of the Joseon Dynasty, the National Museum of Korea, The enigmatic War Memorial, and Namsan Park. Lotte World, the world's largest indoor amusement park, features many awesome roller coasters, massive video game arcades, upscale restaurants and souvenir shops. Taekwondo, an ancient kickboxing martial art, is the national sport. There are myriad arenas that host Korea's greatest Taekwondo martial artists. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this firsthand.


South Korea Travel

 

Seoraksan National Park is home to an autumnal scarlet forest and raging waterfalls that kick up an enchanting mist. Bukhansan National Park is the site of numerous fortresses and temples and is one of the most favored parks by the natives. Mount Gayasan National Park is the site of Haeinsa, Korea's most famed temple, and the incredible Tripitaka Koreana, which is a collection of more than 80,000 11th century woodblock prints in pristine condition that detail Buddhist philosophy. There is so much to see and do that you could spend a month and never experience everything this incredible country has to offer.

South Korean cuisine is an ancient food culture that has influenced the majority of the world's culinary heritage in some way. Simple rice and vegetables are at the core of this cuisine. Kim chi is a national favorite and served in some form at almost every meal.

The Korea Train eXpress, commonly referred to as KTX, is a high-speed rail system that zips from city to city and is one of the fastest ways to get around South Korea. It is extremely well maintained and very safe. Trips that used to take 4 or 5 hours now take less than 2 hours. Ferries are readily available to take you to many of the uninhabited perimeter islands for a private getaway surrounded by untouched Korean beaches. The roads are extraordinarily modern and taxis, buses, and private cars are always available and quite affordable.

South Korea has four distinct seasons although it is never too hot or too cold. Spring and fall are considered the ideal times to visit due to the magnificent natural glory of the changing landscape. South Korea is a jewel in the Asian landscape, encompassing thousands of years of history and culture and a favored destination of travelers worldwide.

 

 
 
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