Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon is another iconic structure to explore. Built by King Jeongjo between 1794 and 1796, the Hwaseong Fortress was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The fortress features many unique structural elements, demonstrating the skill and functionality of this exceptional fortress.
Boryeong mud festival is an annual festival that takes place during the summer in Boryeong over two weeks, and we think it’s well worth a visit! The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats, and transported to the Daecheon beach area, where it’s used as the centre piece of ‘Mud Experience Land’. The mud is considered to be rich in minerals and used to manufacture cosmetics, with the festival first launching in 1997 as a way of promoting its health benefits. You’ll be met with inflatable challenges that the whole family can take part in, and a LOT of mud! There is no way that you’ll escape unscathed!
Once you’ve thoroughly explored culture of South Korean, it’s time to put on your skis and head to the mountains. Whilst winter sports may not spring to mind when you first think of South Korea, Pyeongchang is the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. There are two main ski resorts in the area, Alpensa and Yongpyong. Whether you snowboard or ski, South Korea offers well developed resorts and an abundance of snow. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can hit the slopes by day and party in a major metropolis, Seoul, by night! What more could you possibly want?