Many of the treasured historical buildings are set in some of the most modern cities in Asia. In Seoul the Imperial Palace built in 1395, and destroyed by the Japanese, has been lovingly restored to its former glory and contains a museum full of national treasures.
In some areas of the country the grassy burial mounds of ancient kings have changed the landscape, in another a temple has been carved out of a rock. A two thousand year old fortress overlooks the surrounding landscape from Mount Namham.
The countryside is full of traditional villages where people live much as they have for centuries and with 5500 kilometres of wetland, home to more than one thousand species of animals, there is also plenty for nature lovers to enjoy.