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You have to go to Korea.

I am sure! If you saw the Squid games or the Itaewon class you must put Korea on your bucket list. You must live the special adventure that going to a Korean restaurant is. You must taste my favourite dish: bim bim pap. Korean barbeque is world famous these days. Dancing in one of the Itaewon nightclubs is stunning. Being in Seoul opens your mind to a totally another world. I have just one question.

When are you going?

The land of the morning calm has many stories that have to be told, many films you must see. But going to the Dae Han Minguk is the most attractive. From the palaces in Seoul to the world heritage sites in Gyeongju, they all have to be on your to-do list. We name Gyeongju but there are some rumours that South Korea should be on the World Heritage List. Much is not uncovered and much more needs recorded. The Sansa mountain monasteries for instance were added in 2018.

Sansa, Buddhist mountain monasteries in Korea

Tongdosan temple on your bucketlist?
Tongdosa temple

The Sansa are Buddhist mountain monasteries spread over the provinces of the peninsula. The spatial arrangement of the seven holy places in the 7th to 9th centuries, Korean-de-Madang (open courtyard) flanked by four buildings (Buddha-hall, pavilion, lecture hall and Dormitory). They contain a large number of separate remarkable structures, objects, documents and shrines. These mountain monasteries are sacred places, which have survived as contemporary centres of faith and ancient religious practices to the present day. Maybe a temple stay is something for you.

A complete list of Korean Heritage can be found here

Put Korean nature on your bucket list.

Sorak san on your bucket list.
Put Sorak san on your bucket list.

But also those who like to climb a mountain or want to enjoy breathtaking nature have to go to South Korea. Mountaineering is Korean in the blood. Many a weekend they go to the mountains together to shake off the many works or study hours. Afterwards, They, of course, enjoy the many restaurants and nightlife that the country knows. K-pop is a worldwide concept that comes naturally to us on Hallyu golf. We can be brief about the Korean meal! Those who have never eaten beef bulgoki do not know what is missing from life.

To North Korea?

Travelling to North Korea is a challenge. The government strictly control and gives restrictions. You hardly get in touch with the local population and what you get is only to see what the government allows you. But who knows? There are many shifts in international relations, and perhaps it will cause North Korea to join the “normal” countries around the world. You will find a lot of what you need to know  here

TIP: Hugo J. Smal – our chief editor – travelled to Korea many times. So if you have a question send him an email: