Stephanie Wood tackles the style-obsessed Seoul consumer district immortalised in the global pop hit.
On a rainy South Korean summer night, Na Won-ju, eyes shut tight, is glued to her boyfriend in a desolate village in Yongin as pale figures in white with loose black hair dart out at them from the shadows.
Expats call it Planet Korea: and after a week in Seoul I know I'm not in Kansas any more, Toto.
Barbara Zitwer discovers Korean culture through a national temple-stay program.
I didn't know life in a Korean Buddhist temple would be so tough.
Korean Air's economy seats offer a little more legroom than some other airlines, but cattle class is still cattle class.
Margaret Turton counts the tough women hunters of Jeju Island among its most impressive natural wonders.
From temple stays to royal sites, national parks to the national dish, South Korea is a treasure trove, writes Steve McKenna.
Asia's third largest economy welcomes visitors with open arms. Hike its mountainous countryside that's awash with natural attractions. Listen as monks chant serenely from buddhist temples while its modern cities buzz 24/7. Visit the contentious DMZ, which separates it from its northern neighbour. Throw in a distinct cuisine, and some bizarre festivals, and you've got a recipe for the perfect trip.