Stars and Stripes is asking readers to write about their piece of paradise. Yes, that means you! Our annual Destination Paradise magazine highlights must-see travel spots across the Pacific — and your bit of paradise could be included in our 2020-21 edition.
When it comes to mountains, height isn’t always everything. At a mere 685 meters, Maisan Mountain, located in Jianan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, may not be very tall, but it offers a great view of neighboring peaks and unique topography.
Dirt and gravel as far as the eye can see, jagged rocky mountains with scrubby plants, dramatic red sandstone cliffs and dunes punctuating the endless gray-green expanse; that is the Gobi desert. It’s hostile and windy, and surprising.
The massive 9-story shopping mall is more than just shopping. The building also has a rooftop aquarium, indoor and outdoor mini theme parks, as well as an art gallery, concert hall and a movie theater.
Off the southern coast lies a port city with views so beautiful, it has earned the title of Korea’s “Naples.” Tongyeong is a small city but it is a great starting point when exploring the peninsula’s many islands by ferry.