The capital city of South Korea, Seoul is a thriving destination with an interesting blend of modern innovation, skyscrapers and pop culture blended with much of the ancient history and street markets located throughout every pocket of the city. When visiting Seoul, you’ll have the opportunity to experience much of the traditional points of interest – including temples and ornate palaces – as well as explore the modern and high-tech aspects of the city.

As one of the major cities in Asia -- as well as the world -- Seoul is a significant hub of all things art, culture and commerce. Though most of the city is fast paced and vibrant, visitors to Seoul will also notice traditions and cultures that permeate throughout much of the region. Need a break from all of high energy locations? Head out to the outskirts of Seoul and experience a quieter pace of life as well as outdoor recreation, including hiking on one of the many peaceful mountain trails. Whether you plan on staying in the city center or you want to get out and explore, there is an essential balance here in Seoul that gives you as much tranquility as it does energy.

Landscaped parks and beautiful river landscapes also weave and meander throughout Seoul. Surrounded by nature and mountains, this South Korean city has just about everything you could imagine for an adventurous getaway. Explore the city center and shop at any number of the popular boutiques or partake in one of the quirky and innovative cafés located around the city. South Korea has an extensive past and much of its history is infused throughout, no matter where you look. One of the most notable aspects of visiting South Korea is the demilitarized zone, also known as the DMZ, which separates the country from its neighbor, North Korea. Local villages are scattered throughout the mountain landscape and offer a good sense of what life is like outside of Seoul. Palaces and religious temples are worth visiting and completely awe-inspiring -- but when you’re looking for something completely unique to Korea and you want to immerse yourself in a local experience, the night market is buzzing with electricity and full of a high energy atmosphere!