South Korea

Re-appearing on the world's travel radars, South Korea has emerged from history as a dynamic destination full of spirit and surprises. Enchanting travellers with temples full of mystique, markets brimming with divine handicrafts and some of the most underrated cuisine in the world - isn't it about time you surrendered to South Korea's charms. Serene temples, picture-perfect mountains, unspoiled fishing ports and a visit to the demilatarised zone all make up this road less travelled journey.

See South Korea’s history up close, from the 600-year-old Bukchon Hanok village to a piece of more recent history at the Demilitarised Zone, spend a couple of days soaking up the soul of Seoul! This buzzing city has reshaped itself into a culture-filled design-centric capital worth exploring. Shop for bargains at the traditional markets in the port town of Busan before relaxing on the holiday isle of Jeju – and when you’ve had enough of your downtime there are activities galore to choose from scuba diving, hiking or museum visits.

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"The trip was magnificent in Korea. All of the guides were amazing from the personal ones to the group ones… In South Korea going to see the Nanta Theatre Show was a treat. It is dance, rhythmic, acrobatic, magical and comedic. We went to the Korean War Memorial and that is sobering. It is very well done. They have from Goryeo times way back up to the Korean War. It was most impressive. We did miss on seeing some things in Korea due to them being closed unexpectedly or our understanding on how close/far things were was a bit off but that just means we can see them when we go back and it all adds to the experience. South Korea had its own 'buzz'. We definitely want to explore more. " — Michelle and Sandra, Melbourne, August 2018

"I had wonderful trip! The pace of tour was good and the tour guide took / recommended us few restaurants through out the trip, they were cheap and great taste. JeJu Island was my favourite place. Thank you again, looking forward to my next trip with GetAboutAsia." — Mrs Tan , Zetland NSW, March 2016
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