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Land of the Morning Calm

Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century. Plan your vacation with our South Korea trip planner and discover the best things to do in South Korea.
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Seoul Best for: Historic Sites, Shopping, Museums Jeju Best for: Nature, Theme Parks, Beaches Busan Best for: Beaches, Historic Sites, Shopping Seogwipo Best for: Nature, Museums, Beaches Sokcho Best for: Nature, Historic Sites, Trails

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