And the most beautiful village in Korea is ...
A tiny fishing village that's home to just 72 families in Gangwon province has inherited the tourism-attracting crown of the most beautiful village in Korea.
The arbiter was the "Beautiful Villages Association of Korea," a government subsidiary whose staff have the enviable job of judging beautiful view after beautiful view.
Approximately four hours's drive east from Seoul, Jangho Village takes the job of hosting visitors very seriously: scuba diving, fishing, canoeing, sea rafting and snorkeling options are available daily for a family-friendly interactive trip.
How to get there: take the KTX train from Seoul Station to Tongri Station or Donghae Station
Jangho Village, 6-3, Jangho 1-ri, Geundeok-myeon Gangwon Province; +82 2 70 4132 1601 www.jhbada.com (site only in Korean)