Seoul is the capital of South Korea and is home to 11 million of the nation’s 46 million people. As well as being one of the oldest cities, Seoul is also the country’s financial, political, commercial and cultural centre. Old and new mix in this dynamic city offer the visitor with plenty of sightseeing options such as the famed Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul Tower and Insadong antique alley.
The historic town of Gyeongju was capital during the mighty Silla Dynasty and as such provided Korea with many cultural developments. The town is a virtual open air museum, housing a seemingly endless array of tombs, temples, shrines, castles and gardens. Further inland, the mountains are surrounded by thousands of Buddhist statues and frescoes.
Busan is Korea’s second largest city and principal port with ferries departing to Jejudu Island and Japan. The city is located between a series of mountain peaks and ridges, with the town centre nestled between these narrow strips of land. The town possesses an atmosphere of endless tranquility and has much to offer.
The village of Panmunjeom is located 56kms north of Seoul and is the site of the ceasefire line following the Korean War in 1953, hence earning it a nickname of ‘truce village’. It is the only place in the DMZ where visitors are permitted as well as being situated at a close distance to North Korea.