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We have developed a new brand for Korea tourism to better express Korea to enthusiasts around the world and use this momentum to usher in a new era of Korea tourism with the vision of reaching 20 million visitors.

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The Luxurious Heart of Seoul

Amid the frenetic pace and ultra-modern architecture, Jeff Mills discovers pockets of calm and unwavering traditions in South Korea’s capital city, Seoul.

Land of Dragons

Skiing in South Korea and Japan Nick Dalton of the Daily Express reviews the wonders of winter time Korea.

Flying the Flag

Katie McGonagle of Travel Weekly, one of the UK's leading travel industry publications writes about how Korea is the up-an-coming star in Asia.

Seoul - South Korea

Seoul makes the Guardian's Hot List of where to go on holiday. You need to scroll down the list to read their piece on how the South Korean capital gives Tokyo a run for its money.

10 reasons why you should visit South Korea

Henry Wong of the London Evening Standard reports on South Korea's unexpected mix of high fashion, awe-inspiring history and Instagrammable scenery.

Return of the Mermaids

National Geographic Magazine reports on the mermaids of Jeju Island.

Read what the press are saying about holidaying in Korea in our online press library.

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National Geographic TRaveller Magazine South Korea Top Ten

National Geographic Traveller Magazine in association with Korea Tourism Organisation prepared this 2014 travel supplement featuring their top ten list of things to see and do in South Korea.


From the Editor: South Korea is fast gaining cult status among travellers in-the-know: steeped in tradition, it's also high-tech, high-tempo and hauntingly beautiful. Its controversial neighbour, North Korea, may get the column inches but the Republic of Korea - as it's officially known - is no underdog.

Discover the futuristic megacity of Seoul, championing the mantra, 'work hard, play hard', and tick off its clutch of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from Jeju Island to Gyeongju Historic Areas. Or hunker down with monks in a Buddhist temple and eat your way through its mind-blowing culinary scene. There's even epic winter sports to get to grips with, and unlike North Korea, its doors are always wide open.

So throw yourself into South Korea with our top 10 guide.

Helen Warwick,
Editor National Geographic Traveller Magazine


Browse through the National Geographic Traveller Supplement in the online magazine below; to get started just click in the centre of the magazine for it to fill the screen and allow you to turn pages. Once finished just click your escape key (esc) to return to this page.



Alternatively you can read the magazine offline by downloading the Korea Top 10 supplement as a PDF
(Please note this is a large file of 12 MB).