Home to more than 10 million people, the glittering metropolis of Seoul is undoubtedly the country’s economic and political hub, as well as an epicenter of arts and culture...
Dynamic, dazzling and progressive are some of the words commonly used to describe South Korea, an East Asian nation that has made major economic, political and technological strides in recent decades. Seoul is fast-paced yet offers a charming blend of traditions and modernity, while Gyeongju, in the southeast, is an ancient Shilla capital home to royal tombs and palaces. Further south, Busan is a buzzing port city, while the spectacular volcanic island of Jeju is a favorite among Korean honeymooners.
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WHEN TO GO: South Korea experiences four distinct seasons, with spring and autumn being the most popular times for visiting as temperatures are generally mild and the entire country is awash with picturesque colors. July and August mark the rainy period, which brings hot, humid weather and heavy rainfalls, as well as occasional typhoons.