The Republic of Korea is a country visited by approximately ten million international travelers every year. With its long history in culture and tradition, the country has a lot to offer to travelers including shopping, historical and cultural tours, outdoor activities like hiking and trekking, skiing in the winter seasons and not forgetting that Korea is a gastronomical affair all year round.
As the largest city in South Korea, dynamic Seoul is a bewitching mix of ancient and modern, packaged in a surprisingly compact metropolis that has earned it a UNESCO City of Design title. The nation’s capital is a cutting-edge city of glass, steel and concrete skyscrapers, which tower over traditional wooden houses with tiled roofs and a maze of cobbled alleys in mazes of distinct, village-like districts.
Neon signs clamour for attention and glittering designer stores sit around the corner from night markets, ancient palaces and temples – the entire display a symbol of the city’s rapid rise to modernisation. It is at this speed that Seoul has become one of the world’s most forward-thinking cities. (https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/asia/south-korea/seoul/)
The Korean peninsula, roughly 1,030 km long and 175 km wide at its narrowest point, is located in Northeast Asia. With Seoul as its capital city, Korea’s total land area is 100,033 ㎢. Korea’s neighbors include Japan to the east, China to the west, and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) across the northern border. (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr)