Boryeong mud festival

Get dirty on the beach at the most enjoyable festival on the Korean calendar.

West Sea islands

Take a ferry to these tiny, beach-pocked isles, home to fishing communities and a relaxed way of life hard to find on the mainland.

Buyeo and Gongju

Head to the former capitals of the Baekje dynasty to feast your eyes on their regal riches.

Independence Hall of Korea

Delve into the nationalistic side of the Korean psyche at this huge testament to the country’s survival of Japanese occupation.

Beopjusa Temple

Gaze in awe at the world’s tallest bronze Buddha, before taking a hike in the surrounding national park.

Danyang

Take a midnight stroll, makkeolli in hand, along this tiny town’s lakeside promenade.

Guinsa

Clamber around the snakelike alleyways of what may well be Korea’s most distinctive temple.

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