Popular not just for its Korean drama series, South Korea is a charming and energetic country with lots to offer. The country has 8 UNESCO heritage sights, beautiful landscape boasting villages and mountains as well as a thousand year old ancient capital.
Seoul, the skyscraper filled capital, features high-tech shopping, late-night lounges and tasty food. Jeju Island, with its benign weather and abundance of natural scenery, is also a major attraction. Gyeongju, the cultural heart of the country is the capital of the ancient Shilla dynasty – the longest surviving kingdom in the history of Korea.
Finally, just a short drive away from Seoul, one can still get a taste of the frosty relations between South Korea and North Korea at the DMZ, arguably the tensest border in the world.