Lonely Planet, one of the top international travel information companies, has announced the Best in Travel for 2018. Korea was at the top of the list of countries to visit, ranking in at second place, beat out only by Chile.
Lonely Planet dubbed Korea as “compact playground of Asian modernity.” Lonely Planet elaborated by highlighting a few factors that distinguish Korea from the rest, such as the tall skyscrapers spread throughout Seoul and the recent opening of Seoullo 7017 on Seoul Station’s overpass. Lonely Planet also mentioned the unique beauty portrayed by a landscape of skyscrapers in harmony with the hanok rooftops through an impressive photo. In addition, hanbok experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace, food tour at Gwangjang Market, and Templestay in Gangwon-do region were recommended as activities to do while visiting Korea. Lonely Planet did not forget to emphasize PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games expected to be held next year, including a heads up about the new high-speed railway that will make traveling within Korea much more convenient.