South Korea, or the Republic of Korea, is a country almost completely covered with mountains and boasting over 20 national parks open to the public. An important destination for those passionate about nature and spirituality, but also for holidaymakers on a Far East cruise. Seeking Buddhism’s deepest roots, the South Korea cruise takes you to Gyeongju, the city of the ancient Bulguksa Temple and the Seokguram Grotto, with its three-metre tall statue of the Buddha. On Mount Gayasan, in Daegu, is the Haeinsa Buddhist Temple, the most famous in the country. Seoraksan is one of the most impressive parks there is, perched on the limestone and granite hills of the East Coast. For lovers of relaxation, shopping and beaches, the city of Busan is the ideal destination. Seoul, the capital, is a city that deserves to be viewed from the Namsan Seoul Tower, which is over two hundred metres tall. We’ll also find the time for a bite to eat in what is known as the heaven of oriental cuisine.