Mountain valleys against pulsating lights
The Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea, is flanked by the Yellow Sea to the west and the Sea of Japan to the east. Boasting over 5,000 years of history, South Korea is an ancient nation with a long and proud tradition. Offering a fascinating blend of the old and new, visitors to the peninsula can encounter the essence of the Orient which lingers in its old palaces, imposing city gates and serene temples. At the same time, a new-world feel is prevalent in the tall skyscrapers and ultra-modern facilities which its capital Seoul has to offer.