IF YOU GO

• At the Noryangjin fish market in southern Seoul, pick out your meal while it is still swimming in aerated tanks, and it will be netted and prepared on the spot.

• Take the Namsan cable car up Mount Namsan to the N Seoul Tower. You can get a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city, 800 feet below.

• Visit the Daehan Dawon Tourist Green Tea Plantation near Boseong, about five hours south of Seoul by train. The winding hedgerows of tea create beautiful patterns as they rise up the steep mountainside with the sea shining in the distance.