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.
Scuba diving in an indoor pool might sound boring. There are no tropical fish or coral reefs to admire below the surface, only tiled flooring. But before you swear off indoor diving, consider a dive into Gapyeong’s K-26 pool— the deepest in Asia.
If you have the motivation to drive a little or hop on a train, the Geumosan Reservoir and Olle is a great place to unwind and enjoy nature at its finest. And you don’t need to make a lot of travel arrangements or do any packing; this is the perfect day trip!