South Korea

South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, is split with North Korea. The country offers travellers a dazzling array of experiences, beautiful green landscapes, hilly countrysides dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples. It's filled with over 5,000 years of culture and history, helpful Korean people, plus you can wander through stunning villages surrounded by rice fields and sleep in rustic hanok guesthouses. With plenty of events, modern and traditional architecture, hip boutiques, karaoke bars and delicious Korean cuisine, there's is so much to discover in South Korea.

Travel guide

Nature and outdoors

South Korea’s thriving pop culture, hi-tech exports, Korean street food and stunning palaces are world-famous. Look beyond the neon surface of this intriguing destination and you’ll discover another side to the country that’s often overlooked. Across the peninsula, rolling mountains, fishing villages, rice paddies, sandy coasts and lush forests are perfect to explore the great outdoors. Plus with many bike paths, hiking trails and traditional villages, Korea isn’t just beautiful – it’s an adventure lover’s paradise.