Probably not top of everyone's must see travel destinations, but perhaps it should be. South Korea is a fascinating country with plenty to offer. Here are five reasons to go.
It may not be the first thing you think of when you think of South Korea but the country is big on amusement parks and there are some great ones to choose from – making South Korea a great place for a holiday with the kids. One of the best is Everland, just outside Seoul where you can find some of the most exciting rides around.
Of course a holiday is not a holiday without a shopping spree and in South Korea you can shop all day and night if you like. South Korea, and especially Seoul, has an amazing array of shops from department stores and shopping centers to markets and unique one-of-a-kind shops. You can shop 24 hours a day in some cities so do not foget to bring your credit card!
It may be all the rage in London and New York with fashionista types but South Korea is the real home of green tea and you can get some delicious varieties here. It's great for your health and pretty cheap too!
Karaoke is huge in South Korea. The country has plenty of private karaoke bars where you and your friends can exercise the vocal chords and sing to your hearts content without the risk of annoying the other customers! Known as Nore Bangs, meaning singing room, the bars are hugely popular with locals and tourists alike.
Finally if you're anything like me food will play a big part in your holiday and in South Korea you will not be disappointed. South Korean cuisine is inimitable and delicious. There is plenty to choose from so if you want to give your taste buds a treat you can not go far wrong in South Korea.