Last-minute tips before you plan your trip
South Korea is a country that undeniably draws you in. But although you dream of going there, you may feel a little lost in planning your trip. On these pages, you’ll find some ideas for putting together your holiday in South Korea. Your first steps in South Korea will probably lead you to the region of Seoul, teeming with life and things to do. You can satisfy your thirst in the traditional tearooms, visit galleries in the Insadong district, and enjoy the outdoor shows and exhibits on the weekends in the city’s pedestrian streets. Just an hour from there, with its 260 peasant homes, temples and sanctuaries, you’ll enjoy the magical scene of the Korean Folk Village dances. Maybe you’ll also go and regain your energy in the presence of the religious architecture in the Seokguram Grotto, buried in the mountains? Or perhaps you’ll choose the sea, by going to islet where you’ll find the underwater tomb of King Munmu? A few hours from Seoul by high speed train, is Busan, the country’s second largest city, with a completely different atmosphere, a little resort-like, where you’ll find a Korean version of Miami. Busan is also famous for its fish markets.