South Korea by Ray BartlettSouth Korea by Ray Bartlett

South Korea

byRay Bartlett

Paperback | December 1, 2013

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Insight Guide South Koreais an indispensable travel guide to a land of haunting natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, full of stunning travel photography. Be inspired by ourBest of South Koreasection highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavishPhoto Featureson festivals, street food, hiking and national parks, and mountain temples.
With a longer and more in-depthhistory and culturesection than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to South Korea’s early kingdoms and dynasties, its recovery from the devastation of the Korean War, and contemporary politics and business culture. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read.
A detailedPlacessection, with full-color maps, guides you around the regions that make up this beautiful yet off-the-beaten-track country, from the megalopolis of Seoul to the forested mountains of Seoraksan, and the Ten Thousand Islands off the southwest coast.
A comprehensiveTravel Tipssection gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip. The selective listings for hotels and restaurants are the personal recommendations of a regional specialist.
Ray Bartlett is a full-time travel writer and expert on South Korea. He has written for numerous magazines, newspapers, and travel guides.
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Title:South KoreaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2013Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780051883

ISBN - 13:9781780051888

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Best of South Korea
The Shrimp between Whales
Geography
History
Decisive Dates
Early Kingdoms and Dynasties
A Century of Conflict
Recovery and Prosperity

Features
The Koreans
Business Culture
Religion
Sport and Leisure
Performing Arts
Arts and Crafts
Food and Drink
Traditional Architecture
The Korean Diaspora
Bathhouses(Mogyoktang)
Hangeul, the Korean script
The North–South Divide
Ginseng
Festivals
Traditional Costume
Street Food
Hiking and National Parks
Mountain Temples
Gyeongju Treasures
Korean Tea

Places
Introduction
Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Gangwon
Seoul
Gyeonggi Province
Gangwon Province
Chungcheong and Gyeongsang Provinces
Chungcheong Provinces
Gyeongsangbuk Province
Gyeongsangnam Province
Jeolla and Jeju-do
Jeolla Provinces
Jeju-do

Travel Tips
Transportation
Accommodations
Restaurants
Activities
A–Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading