Suwon

Scramble up a UNESCO-listed fortress wall, visit a nearby folk village, or join what may be the world’s only toilet tour.

West Sea islands

Clean air, homely villages and a thriving fishing industry are what make a visit to the islands worthwhile; all this and only a day-trip from Seoul.

The DMZ

Walk through a tunnel under the world’s most heavily fortified border, or take a couple of steps into official North Korean territory in the eerie Joint Security Area.

Cheorwon

Just a few kilometres from the North Korean border, there’s tension in the air and some interesting sights related to the neighbours across the way.

Seoraksan National Park

With its tall pines and naked rock, Koreans are in near-unanimous agreement that this is the most beautiful national park in the country.

Jeongdongjin

An American warship and a North Korean submarine lie side by side near this small village, just begging to be clambered around.

Rail-biking

Speed 7km down the train tracks on a specially adapted rail-bike, north of Jeongseon.

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