Why it isn’t more popular, consecUNESCOing, and why it’s in the future

Asia » South Korea
October 4th 2018
Published: October 5th 2018
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I’ve had a fair few friends who have lived in South Korea and all recommended it. But it never seems to be as desirable a place to visit as most other countries in the region. That can’t be only true for me as we saw few foreign tourists during our two weeks in the country. Some nearby countries have their big sights that lure people in, such as Thailand’s or the Philippines’ beaches and C... Read Full Entry

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Huge sacks of chillies at market in SuwonHuge sacks of chillies at market in Suwon
Huge sacks of chillies at market in Suwon

Korean food is generally very spicy, thus chillis are available only in massive quantities.
Hwaseong Fortress, SuwonHwaseong Fortress, Suwon
Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon

The walk around the 6 km walls was pleasant. Yep, it's another UNESCO site.
Seoul SkygardenSeoul Skygarden
Seoul Skygarden

In Seoul they like to remove roads and make them walkways with flowers and herbs. Or remove roads to daylight old rivers and put walking paths and artwork down their sides.
Baby chipmunks at Seokguram GrottoBaby chipmunks at Seokguram Grotto
Baby chipmunks at Seokguram Grotto

Chipmunks are everywhere but are usually far too rapid to photograph.
Juwangsan National ParkJuwangsan National Park
Juwangsan National Park

The busy part of the hike before we turned off up the waterfalls trail to go up the peaks and saw hardly anyone.
Gyeongju Royal Burial MoundsGyeongju Royal Burial Mounds
Gyeongju Royal Burial Mounds

Loads of these are dotted in and around town; some of which you can go inside after they were excavated to reveal treasures.
Gongsanseong Fortress, GongjuGongsanseong Fortress, Gongju
Gongsanseong Fortress, Gongju

Yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was pleasant enough but only really worth a visit as my conference was in Daejeon which is not too far away.

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