Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

SEOUL Weekly: Korea Essential Series

March 20, 2013 / Issue No. 572 Looking for Writers We are looking for writers to pen the Korea Essential 2013 series, a cooperative project between the…

Amseojae Pavilion

Amseojae, a scenic pavilion used by 17th century scholar Song Si-yeol during his time in exile in the Hwayang Valley, Goesan. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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  Samcheong-dong | 삼청동 Samcheong-dong’s unique mix of traditional hanok-style buildings, modern art galleries, comfy cafés, and excellent restaurants makes it a huge draw. Samcheong-dong is a melting pot of old and…
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Ansan Mountain

  Ansan Mountain | 안산 Yonsei’s campus is bordered to the north by Ansan Mountain, which serves as a natural park popular among both residents and students. Its hiking trails lead you to a smoke signal station from the…
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  Sinchon | 신촌 Sinchon is a playground for youth thanks to its location, as it’s surrounded by three prominent universities. During the day, the sidewalks are crowded with young people walking to or from class or lunch…
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Hongdae Area

Hongdae | 홍대 Stop hibernating—it’s time to kick into action. Its creative energy, artsy community, and bars and clubs are all legitimate reasons for conquering the night at Hongdae. Hit up your club of choice by purchasing a…

SEOUL Weekly: Ask a Korean Dude: In Kindle Format!

March 13, 2013 / Issue No. 571 Ask a Korean Dude: In Kindle Format! Get yourself informed the digital way Curious about Korean culture? Got a Kindle…

Hangang River from Ttukseom Resort

A view of the Hangang River from Ttukseom Resort. Photo by Arnab Sen.

Comfort Food

[box_dark]Breakfast[/box_dark] Go to Butterfinger Pancakes in Apgujeong to get an Americanized breakfast with sausage, pancakes, eggs, hash browns, toast, and a giant cup of coffee. Here the breakfast will fill you up and get you…