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What to see in South Korea

Busan Aquarium

Korea's largest aquarium, and one of its most talked-about tourist attractions, the Busan Aquarium is a sure-fire winner,…

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Changdeokgung

One of the 'Five Grand Palaces' built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, Changdeokgung is set within a large park in…

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Everland

Everland is South Korea's version of Disney Land. This massive amusement park is situated on the outskirts of Seoul and…

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Galbi Restaurants

A quintessential Korean pastime - and a good everyday option for budget-conscious travellers - Galbi Restaurants are…

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Gyeongbokgung

The jewel of Seoul's five historic palaces, Gyeongbokgung was built in 1395 by Lee Seong-Gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty,…

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Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress is yet another of South Korea's UNESCO World Heritage sites. The fortress is situated in Suwon, a city…

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Itaewon

Without doubt the most popular area of Seoul for foreign visitors, the gritty neighbourhood of Itaewon is one of Korea's…

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Jeju Island

Jejudo is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Korea. Jeju Island is situated off the southern tip of…

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Jogyesa

Jogyesa is the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. First established in 1395, Jogyesa is located in Gyeonji-dong,…

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Jongmyo Shrine

Jongmyo Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is heralded as Korea's foremost cultural treasure. Visitors to Seoul…

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Namsangol Hanok Village

Set among the skyscrapers, the Namsangol traditional Korean village comes as a pleasant surprise. Centred on five restored…

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Seoraksan National Park

Seorak Mountain in Gangwan Province is one of Koreas most scenic areas and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Seoraksan…

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