Welcome to the Land of the Morning Calm – where even the nickname resonates serenity.
Dubbed by an emperor of the Ming dynasty of China, the attractive southern half of the Korean peninsula is a country deeply rooted in ancient Buddhism. A holiday to South Korea means visiting a land of craggy mountains, national parks carpeted in thick forest and an unspoiled countryside sprinkled with rustic wooden ‘Hanock’ houses.
South Korea is a paradoxical country. Visitors often begin by soaking up the lively atmosphere in pulsating Seoul. Here neon signs compete with exquisite temples and palaces. The best views are afforded from the iconic Seoul Tower. This couldn’t contrast more with what awaits travellers in the countryside. Beautiful and mountainous, the regions beyond the city are filled with thousands of ornate temples, home to the country’s Buddhist monks.
There’s plenty to enchant culture seekers:
No matter what you decide to do, you won't be disappointed during your stay in South Korea.