Synopses & Reviews
This brand new first edition of Frommer's South Korea
features in-depth coverage of this increasingly popular destination, from the cities of Seoul and Busan to the DMZ border area to Jeju Island, the "Island of the Gods." Our author Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee is a first-generation Korean American who passes along insider's tips and insights into Korean culture, plus a Korean recipe or two (Lee is also a respected cook and cookbook author). She'll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic and show you the real heart of South Korea. Eat a Hanjeongsik
(full-course meal) in a neighborhood cafe in Seoul, attend the Pusan Film Festival, shop for the country's best fabrics (ramie fabrics) at the markets in Hansan, and hike Seoraksan (or just buy the area's famous mushrooms and honey)--plus seek out tea houses, limestone caves, Buddhist temples, hot springs, battlegrounds, and parks throughout the region.
You'll travel South Korea like a pro with our candid advice and handy Korean-language glossary. Also included are accurate regional and town maps, up-to-date advice on finding the best package deals, a glossary of Korean cuisine, and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!
Frommer's. The best trips start here.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.
Expert advice on exploring South Korea, including cultural insights, specialized itineraries, and a language glossary.
Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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Table of Contents
List of Maps.
1 The Best of South Korea.
2 Planning Your Trip to South Korea.
3 Suggested Itineraries in South Korea.
11 Jeju-do (Jeju Island).
Appendix A South Korea in Depth.
Appendix B Useful Terms & Phrases.
Appendix C Korean Cuisine.