South Korea

From its cherry-blossom season to the skyscraper-packed capital Seoul, South Korea is as fascinating as any Asian destination; yet its culture, epic scenery and friendly people remain among the region’s best-kept secrets. Expect a charming hilly interior, Buddhist temples, spicy and very unique cuisine, ancient elegant palaces and sub-tropical islands as you explore the peninsula.

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE: 60 kilometres | TIME ZONE: GMT +8 hours | CURRENCY: South Korean Won (KRW). ATMs are prevelant, but will not always accept international cards so just keep trying until you find one that does. | LANGUAGES: Korean, but English is widely understood and spoken in main areas. |