Hyangiram

A tiny hermitage hanging onto cliffs south of Yeosu, and the best place in the country in which to see in the New Year.

Mokpo

This characterful seaside city is the best jumping-off point for excursions to the emerald isles of the West Sea.

Naejangsan

The circular mountain ridge within this national park looks stunning in autumn, and is the best place in the land to enjoy the season.

Byeonsanbando

Look out across the sea from the peaks of this peninsular national park, then descend to the coast at low tide to see some terrific cliff formations.

Jeonju’s hanok village

There are all sorts of traditional sights and activities to pursue in this wonderful area of hanok housing.

Food

Jeollanese cuisine offers the best ingredients and more side dishes, and is best exemplified by Jeonju’s take on bibimbap.

Tapsa

This cute temple, nestling in between the “horse-ear” peaks of Maisan Provincial Park, is surrounded by gravity-defying towers of hand-stacked rock.

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