South Korea

Last updated: 27 November 2017
With five thousand years of history, South Korea is a modern economy backed by ancient tradition. The country is full of centuries old palaces, temples and fortresses bearing the unique and graceful roof form that is so oriental.

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.

South Korea

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.

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