Korea, sparkling defined. Like stars, brilliant and shining, Korea Sparkling is a destination to be discovered.
Come see for yourself – Korea Sparkling: an open window to modern country filled with the charms of an ancient culture where you will find delicious culinary delights and some of Asia's most alluring landscapes and stunning sights. Start your exploration today!
Adventure awaits. Korea's ruggedly beautiful, mountainous landscapes offers exhilarating climbing and world-class skiing opportunities, not to mention cycling courses through green tea fields and lush rice paddies. And with all that sparkling water surrounding the country, there are water sports galore!
Gyeongju: Once capital of the mighty Silla Dynasty that reigned supreme for 1,000 years. Known as a "museum without walls" for its many pristine Silla artifacts, this city boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the venerable Bulguksa Buddhist Temple and the massive granite sitting Buddha of Seokguram Grotto.
Kimchi: Korea's national dish. Flavored with red pepper and garlic, it will spice up your life and make your taste buds stand at attention!
"Living Ocean and Coast": slogan for the city of Yeosu as it vies to host Expo 2012. This southern coastal city is a marine playground perched on a scenic peninsula surrounded by 317 small islands
Performing Arts in Korea will mesmerize your senses and still your heart – from the Farmers Dance whose performers play hand held gongs and drums while twirling long ribbons from their headpieces to the colorful Korean Fan Dance whose dancers gracefully flick open ornately decorated fans and synchronize their moves to create blooming flowers. Then laugh out loud at “Nanta,” the hilarious nonverbal show whose simple humor came to Broadway as “Cookin'” to the delight of sold-out audiences.
Railroads! KTX, Korea's sleek, high-speed train travels at 186mph, allowing you to enjoy the sights while zipping from Seoul to Busan in under three hours.
Seoul: Korea's brightest star. The modern day capital has been the heart and soul of the country for over 600 years. Trace the paths of kings at five royal palaces or watch the pageantry of the guard changing ceremony at Deoksu Palace for a glimpse into this regal era. For a spiritual journey, stay the night at a Buddhist temple for a serene insight to a simpler way of life. View the dazzling city lights from Seoul N Tower or on a romantic Han River cruise. Seoul is a special city with something for everyone!