The less explored East Asian destination of South Korea harbors incredible hidden jewels waiting to be discovered in the New Year. Despite a difficult past, today South Korea is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. Beyond its lively high-tech cities, the country is teeming with natural and manmade wonders, including volcanic craters, lava caves, picturesque waterfalls, ancient fortresses, and even dinosaur fossils.
With autumn turning its tree-lined boulevards into canary yellow dampung-gil (paths of autumn foliage), and spring enveloping the country in pink cherry blossoms, it is almost impossible to take a bad travel photograph in South Korea. In winter, you wouldn’t have to travel far to experience a white Christmas, and you certainly wouldn’t have to wonder where to spend New Year’s Eve.