Now famed for hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea is traditionally known for its enchanting mountain landscapes and stunning contrast of ancient culture and a modern economy. Thanks to the country’s futuristic metropolis and being the tech heartland of Seoul, it also boasts a top connectivity status (there is 95.71% 4G availability).
Seoraksan National Park presents the breath-taking views you dream about when you imagine South Korea. Rocky mountain ranges, lush forests and peaceful waterfalls combine to make this a hiker’s paradise.
For rich biodiversity, look no further for your next destination than the equatorial rainforests of Malaysian Borneo. A trek through dense jungles rewards the intrepid explorer with a glimpse of the wonderfully gentle world of orang-utans.
Over in northern Seoul, the enormous 14th century Gyeongbokgung Palace is an iconic landmark of South Korean culture. Set against the dreamy backdrop of Mount Bugaksan and Mount Namsan, visitors can tour the palace’s halls, pavilions and museums.
And no trip is complete without finding your zen at the compelling Gakwonsa Buddha, the famous giant statue in the grounds of Gakwonsa Temple in Cheonan.
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to South Korean island getaways, but Deokjeokdo Island is often considered one of the best. With the sights and smells of the island’s pine forests and the option of beach camping, it’s perfect for a relaxing trip away from the mainland.