South Korea is a country at odds with our culture and still not visited very much by Western travellers. Yet it's an ideal country to discover the ultra-modernity of Asia, its incredibly fast-paced way of life, its typical gastronomy and quite simply, a country which has much to offer.
Indeed, its capital, Seoul, will intoxicate you with its amazing size, its vast streets and its huge advertising signs. Each district offers a very specific atmosphere: traditional houses in Bukchon, shopping in Myeongdong, student and party area in Hongdae, business district in Gangnam... You can easily spend a week in Seoul without getting bored! Nearby, there's also the city of Incheon, known for its airport, of course, but also for its open-air parks and lovely beach.
Yet there's also lesser-known coast and beaches in South Korea, notably in Busan, in the south. On the itinerary, authentic districts, numerous temples, beautiful walks on the pier and, of course, lovely lazy days in sight!
For a discovery off the beaten tracks, you need to go to Jeju Island, a little haven of peace, sheltering a very well-protected national park and beautiful beaches, to satisfy every tourist! By scooter, bike or on foot, you can easily get around the island, which gives an image of South Korea which is completely unknown.
The trip ends with the small city of Gwangju, which has magnificent temples and beautiful hikes to plunge yourself right into the heart of the authentic South Korea. In effect, the whole country is blessed with a unique architectural heritage and it has preserved its temples and rituals with care.