Korea (Republic of)
Once known (in Europe at least) as the hermit Kingdom that would not accurately describe South Korea today. Korean dramas are screened or watched world wide. Korean music makes headway not only in Asia but even South America and Korean food is currently vogue. Korean phone companies such as LG and Samsung create fashionable phones and electronics, Korea pretty much has a presence everywhere. Devastated in the Korean war the Republic of Korea along with Japan has been an economic success story however despite its troubled history and occupation Korea has managed to return it cultural identity, language and traditions. This is great for any tourist or traveller. While Korea is not as famous as it neighbours China and Japan, like those two it has plenty to do.