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    Korea Travel Bits

    Rustic Jeonju Hanok Village 전주 한옥마을 In order to properly appreciate Jeonju Hanok Village, be prepared to get lost. And leave your watch at home. A maze of picturesque alleyways lined by handsome old Korean homes, ...

    Garak Market Station

    Line 3—Station #350,  Line 8—Station #817 Written by Charles Usher Photographed by Melissa Quek   The mother of all markets If you’ve eaten in a restaurant today, odds are some of your meal came from Garak Market (가...
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    The Search for Live Music in Itaewon

    After the closure of two popular Itaewon venues in 2011, live music has become more difficult to find in the neighborhood. Here are four bars that host bands on the regular.   DOJO Lounge   도조 라운지  DOJO is a uniq...
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    Seoul Travel Bits-April

    A New Type of Farmer’s Market: Marche@Hyehwa  혜화 마르쉐 The Hyehwa and Daehangno areas are normally known for theater and robust college students, but on the second Sunday of every month, the neighborhood becomes the ...
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Experiencing the Way of the Buddha

Written and photographed by Simon Bond Hidden in the verdent forests and picturesque mountains of Byeonsanbando National Park in southwest Korea, Naesosa is not just one of Korea’s most beautiful Buddhist monasteries, but als...
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Correction: W HEAT WAVE 2014

We’d like to formally apologize for some misinformation that was printed on page 40 in the August issue of SEOUL regarding W HEAT WAVE 2014. Instead of the listed price of KRW 23,000 (40,000 for two people), admission to the ...
 People & Culture

A Special Evening for Expats and Visitors at the National Museum of Korea

The National Museum of Korea is holding a special performance of Korea’s traditional music and dance this upcoming Oct. 19, at 3 PM, to be held in the museum’s Open Plaza. Admission is completely free! The performan...
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Buying Mode: Smart Essentials for Summer Travelers

Written by Deanne Nguyen Thoughts of travel induce one of two things: daydreams or dread. After some time, however, a seasoned collector of passport stamps or bus stubs knows that it’s more a mixture of the two. The waiting, ...
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Roses of Dongdaemun

LED roses at Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Photo by Robert Koehler.


Lots of Kimchi

The Seoul Kimchi Making and Sharing Festival brings together volunteers to reinvent Korea’s kimjang tradition as a cultural event. Photo by Robert Koehler.


Street Food

Street food stall near Cheonggyecheon Stream, set up for the Seoul Lantern Festival.


Gyeongbokgung Maples

Red maples of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Photo by Robert Koehler.

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SEOUL Weekly: Temple Stay: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Nov. 6, 2014 / Issue No. 657 Writer for SEOUL Needed! SEOUL Magazine is hiring a full-time reporter. Writers proficient in both Korean and English preferred. If this sounds like you, send a resume and cover letter to hanki...