Richard Tulloch gets a bite of traditional culture in modern Seoul's Bukchon area.
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.