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Colourful wall graffiti in the seaside town of Tongyeong, Korea

Pretty seaside town of Tongyeong

December 5, 2014

Korea’s quaint seaside town with colourful painted houses, seagulls perching on little fishing boats and white laundry billowing in a gentle sea breeze.

CrossNote jazz band performing at Busan's Gwangalli beach

Live music at Busan’s Gwangalli beach

December 5, 2014

With great cafes, live music and a stunning view of Busan’s Gwangan bridge, it’s the best place to chill out and maybe light a few fireworks!

Korean TV channel Ariring filming at Gyeongju's Bulguksa temple

Cycling around the living museum of Gyeongju

December 5, 2014

Bike is a great way to see the sprawling capital of the Silla dynasty, including Bulguksa temple and Seokguram Grotto.

Cherry blossoms in spring at Korea's historic capital of Gyeongju

Where to see cherry blossoms in spring

December 5, 2014

Picnic under the falling blooms at Gyeongju’s Bulguksa temple.

Andong Hahoe village's traditional mask dance in action

Traditional Korean mask dance at Andong Hahoe village

December 5, 2014

Make a day trip to a 400-year-old village.

A foggy and misty day at jeju beach thanks to incessant rain

Why NOT to see Jeju

December 5, 2014

Jeju is nice, but it is also expensive, prone to bad weather and poor with public transport.

Countryside of Yeosu, Korea

Korea’s most scenic public bus

December 3, 2014

The half-hour bus ride winds past wildflowers, rice fields and windswept coastal cliffs in a picturesque part of Korea that is way off the tourist map.