Lonely Planet Korea

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Lonely Planet, Sep 1, 2010 - Travel - 440 pages
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Experience the best of Korea with Lonely Planet. Our 8th edition will have you checking out the chic boutiques and bars of Seoul, watching the spectacular Mass Games, dining on Busan seafood, hiking to volcanic craters and recuperating from it all on theisland paradise of Jeju-do. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you needto make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Detailed Advice from food and drink to culture and transport. Touring North Korea we help you discover Asia's dark star. Itineraries historic sights, activities and gourmet feasts.
  

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this was a gift for a friend and so i cant really say if i enjoyed it or not lol. however, she was recently deployed to korea and she really wanted the book to help her adjust to her new surroundings. she loved the book and was happy it arrived before she left for korea. Read full review

Contents

Destination Korea
12
Itineraries
19
History
25
The Culture
47
Environment
63
Active Korea
80
Information
88
Dangers Annoyances
105
Provincial Park
232
Gajisan Provincial Park
252
Jirisan National Park East
258
Around Gwangju
268
Gangjin
274
Oedaldo
281
Eastern Jejudo
292
Western Jejudo
302

Activities
113
Festivals Events
119
Drinking
136
Shopping
143
Gangwondo
172
Sokcho
178
Alps Ski Resort
185
Odaesan National Park
191
Chiaksan National Park
197
Cheongnyangsan
199
Around Daegu
206
Around Gyeongju
218
Andong
228
Geumsansa Moaksan
311
North Korea
348
The Culture
357
History
364
Eating Drinking
370
Paekdusan
376
Transport
398
Health Care
406
Glossary
418
Index
428
GreenDex
438
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Long before he became a travel writer and photographer Simon spent several years living in Japan. He finally made it to Seoul in 2004 on a brief visit that left him hungering for more - especially of the deliciously spicy food. The six-week research trip for this guide allowed him to dig deeper into what makes this fascinating country tick, to sample a far wider range of its cuisine and to get excited about its high-tech future. Simon has authored many guides for Lonely Planet in the region, including Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei and the Trans-Siberian Railway. See photos and read some of the background to his research for this guide at simonrichmond.wordpress.com.

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