South Korea

Rich Han culture, high-tech cities,
and painted Confucian temples.

Modern South Korean culture has been shaped by designer electronics and pop music, but national treasures in museums, temples, and imperial palaces remind you how far the country has come.

 

From futuristic shopping districts to misty mountains, the soul of the place is still found around the dinner table, where friends and family share barbecued pork belly over shots of soju.

Changwon

Changwon

Renowned as a high-tech industrial hub, Changwon is also a hotbed of culture, from pop music to classical Han heritage. The city gives way to a timeless surrounding landscape of mountain temples, picturesque islands, and seasonal

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea's capital is a global megalopolis of sci-fi skyscrapers, neon-lit entertainment districts, and packed, smoky barbecue restaurants. There is calm amid the sprawl too, in gorgeous imperial palaces and forested mountains.