With its island studded coastline, stunning national parks, glittering cities, and elegant royal palaces, South Korea is an enticing and beguiling slice of East Asia. Whether you want to discover the Manjanggul lava tubes on Jeju Island, to marvel at the glorious Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, or get down and dirty at Daecheon Beach’s annual Boryeong mud festival, use our map of South Korea to start planning your trip.
This intriguing country offers a plethora of things to see and do. Sip traditional brews at a tranquil tea-room in Insadong and sample delicious dishes at a Korean barbecue restaurant or “gogi-jip”. Trek through spectacular national parks such as Naejangsan, whose maples explode with colour during the autumn months, or wander the buzzing 24-hour Dongdaemun Market in Seoul, the city the never sleeps.