South Korea is an advanced Asian country where bustling high-tech cities blend with unique nature, amazing forests and mountains cover 70% of the country, and warm-hearted citizens preserve Confucian traditions in ethnic villages. Technology in medicine, design and science is booming in the Land of Morning Calm, and the cities are full of intense cultural life with museums, K-pop stars concerts and trendy haute cuisine restaurants.
A trip to South Korea will reshape your view of Asia and provide a vivid experience of local food, contemporary Asian art, views of green hills, thousand-year-old historical monuments and deep relaxation in traditional bathhouses.
— why hahoe masks have become a symbol of Korean culture;
— what installations fascinate contemporary art lovers at the Leeum Museum;
— how many stars can be seen from the oldest extant observatory in Asia;
— what does the cultural centre by the legendary architect Zaha Hadid look like;
— the secret of Korean barbecue and why do Koreans arrange meetings at local bathhouses;
— how to get Seoul’s trendiest places in one evening.