The country's biggest island, Jeju Do is a favourite getaway amongst Koreans thanks to its beaches, striking coastline and beautiful countryside.If outdoor activities are your thing, be sure to hike up Hallasan, South Korea's highest mountain.Head to Gangnam to experience for yourself Seoul's trendiest district and check out Gwangjang Market for some delicious local delicacies.
Learn the sombre history of North and South Korea and see the Demilitarised Zone separating the two.
Plus, sample Korea's diverse cuisine and sip cocktails from rooftop bars!
Spring sees a rise in temperatures and beautiful blossom across the country, perfect for the snap-happy amongst you.
From June to September the heat is on, with high humidity and heavy rain in July in particular.
So get off the beaten track and uncover for yourself one of Asia's most undiscovered nations where old world charm comes with a vibrantly modern twist.
The cost of a cheap restaurant meal in South Korea is around 7,000 ₩ on average (approx £4.85), but the price of incredible street food ranges from as little as 1,000 ₩ (approx 70p) to 5,000 ₩ (approx £3.50).In an exclusive interview, Ung-gil Lee, who defected to South Korea after serving for six years in one of these clandestine units, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The best case [for his old unit] would be to round them up and take them north, but if not they will take the foreigners hostage in South Korea.‘But they will all be killed, come what may – this goes hand in hand with assassination.’North Korea has a history of abducting foreigners.In the 1970s, South Korea’s leading movie star Choi Eun-hee and foremost director Shin Sang-ok were held as prisoners to make films for the brutal totalitarian regime until they escaped seven years later.Take a look at a few of our favourite travel options for South Korea below, or get in touch with our Travel Experts for more information.The Korea Rail Pass is a discounted ticket, allowing unlimited rail travel throughout South Korea over a one, three, five or seven-day consecutive period.Not to be missed is the Bulguska Temple, one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country, along with Seokguram Grotto, both dating back to the 8th century.