Asia Korea, Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan and Jeju Island

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Korea has distinct shopping districts and streets for specific kinds of commodities, featuring Namdaemun, Insadong and Myeongdong shopping areas. Enjoy the colorful changing of the guard ceremony at 14th century Gyeongbok Palace and tour Changdeok Palace built in the early 15th century.
The Korean Folk Village near Suwon has performances of horsemanship, dance and acrobats. The resort city of Geongju is home to 52 UNESCO designated World Cultural Heritages, seven of which are Korean National Treasures.

Featuring some of the 23 royal tombs from the Silla Dynasty, the Gweoreung Tomb of King Weonseong, 38th king of the Silla, Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto was built over a period of thirty years on the 2400 ft peak of Mount Tohamsan overlooking the Sea of Japan and the Mireuk Temple Seated Stone Buddha on the east slope of Mount Namsan.

Busan has the largest fish market in Korea, the Jagalchi Fish Market. Jeju Island is south of the Korean mainland surrounded by the Yellow and East China Seas and has the highest mountain in Korea, Mount Halla.

Featuring Seogwipo Fish Auction, flounder being raised by aquaculture, Jeju's famous women divers called Jamsu free diving for clams, abalone, oysters, sea urchin and a variety of other shell fish, Seogwipo Submarine which is a real submarine ride that goes down about 56 meters, has 26 viewing ports and people can enjoy the fish and coral from below the surface.

For over 50 years Chang Kong-ik has been carving stone statues.(Discoveries Asia 4 DVD/Blu-ray collection includes 5% discount:Japan Tokyo and Central Honshu Island; Japan Kyoto and Western Honshu Island; Korea Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan and Jeju Island; China Beijing, Great Wall, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong and Shanghai)