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South Korea

South Korea

Beyond the metropolis of Seoul, South Korea’s tranquillity and traditions still hold sway

Adventure Holidays in South Korea

South Korea, the 'Land of the Morning Calm', has long been overshadowed.

A dynamic country steeped in culture, tradition and history, it has vibrant cities, rich landscapes, friendly locals and staggering, jaw-dropping nature. Add to that some of the most underrated cuisine in the world – the smells of sizzling barbecue and the clinking sounds of locals drinking rice wine at Gwangjang Market are a feast for the senses – and you'll find South Korea holidays are unforgettable experiences.

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South Korea Adventure Holidays

Must-see Korea:

1. Panmunjom: The only place on the Korean Peninsula where North and South Koreans can meet face-to-face. It was here that the armistice was signed in 1953 and where both parties agreed on a Joint Security Area (JSA) in the middle of the border between the two countries, also known as the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone).

2. Seoraksan National Park: Situated on the beautiful east coast, the mountains here are a sight to behold. At their feet is an enormous Buddha statue which makes a perfect starting point for setting off on a variety of trails, from 2km to 10km.

3. Andong Hahoe Folk Village: Here century-old traditions, influenced by the teachings of Confucius, are still alive. The inhabitants live in the same way their ancestors did, in simple houses for the common farmers and in richly decorated houses for the Yangban aristocrats.

4. Tumuli Park and Cheomseongdae: Tumuli Park contains royal tombs dating back to the Silla Dynasty. The numerous artefacts inside highlight the exceptional technological and cultural advancements during that period.

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