Gangwon: where North meets South

From a military patrolled border to spectacular national parks, a visit to the northern province of Gangwon showcases South Korea at its most mysterious.

Mountain scenery and a military patrolled border — Gangwon is South Korea's most mysterious province

Divided during the Korean War, a visit to the northern province of Gangwon combines witnessing the most fortified border on earth with hiking though monumental mountain scenery.

Discover the rugged splendour of Gangwon, South Korea's natural gem

With craggy mountains, ancient temples and an unspoilt coast, the wild northeast province of Gangwon has blossomed into one of the country’s most exciting destinations thanks to new rail links from Seoul. From hotels and homestays to hiking and history, here’s how to plan your trip.

Chef Judy Joo shares Seoul's top dining experiences

The restaurateur, TV host and cookbook author shares her love of Korean cuisine, and her tips on where to eat in the buzzy capital of Seoul.

Seoul's top 8 barbecue joints

From classic galbi sal ribs to dry-aged meats, here's where to find the best barbecue in the South Korean capital.

Welcome to South Korea's Jeju Island

Manjanggul Cave is a volcanic natural wonder — and it's not the only way to have an adventure on South Korea's Jeju Island

South Korea: Top 5 beaches

While South Korea may not spring to mind as a sun-and-sand destination, its beaches are world-class — whether you want to surf or just soak up the sun

South Korea: What is a hanok?

In traditional houses up and down the country you can sleep in style — or just bed down on the floor

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