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Hyehwa Station

History and the arts share top billing on Hyehwa’s stage Given outside forces’ persistent habit of interrupting history on the peninsula, the number of buildings and institutions in Seoul able to trace roots deep into the past is less than one might hope. It’s with no shortage of perseverance then, that Seoul Munmyo 서울 문묘 and […]

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Interview with CRYING NUT

  [box_light] CRYING NUT | 크라잉넛 The Korean punk rock band that broke the system is at it again. Written by Doyun Kim Photographed by RAUM Studio [/box_light]   On a rainy Thursday afternoon, the five members of Crying Nut, Korea’s most influential indie punk rock band, made their way one by one to our meeting […]

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IFC Mall

  [box_dark]IFC MALL[/box_dark] The IFC Mall is a new mega shopping center located in the space underneath the International Financial Center in Yeouido. The mall features 100 stores and restaurants, including a major bookstore, two-floor H&M, nine-screen cinema, and international food court. The layout is very American, and it has a good range of inexpensive to mid-range stores. All of […]

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Hanok, Photography, and Tea

[box_dark] Hanok, Photography, and Tea Enjoying the old and new in Chungmuro | 충무로 Written by Robert J. Fouser [/box_dark]     A visit to a famous place in Seoul often turns up surprises in the streets and alleys nearby. One such place is Namsangol Hanok Village 남산골 한옥마을. Opened in 1998 on the site of a former military […]

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Rooftop Pool at the Hamilton Hotel

  [box_dark]Rooftop Pool at the Hamilton Hotel | 해밀턴 호텔[/box_dark] The Hamilton’s rooftop swimming pool is particularly popular on weekends during the summer. Arrive early, as it gets really crowded on weekends, especially if you want to secure a spot on the pool deck. The pool is open from 10am—6pm. Admission is KRW 15,000 during the week and KRW […]

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Sutome Guesthouse

  [box_dark]Sutome Guesthouse | 수토메 게스트하우스[/box_dark] Originally built as a private residence, Sutome now welcomes travelers as a refined guesthouse after recent renovation work. The three-story house is complete with six rooms that can accommodates up to 25 guests. In a dormitory-style room, one bed costs KRW 25,000, while a single bedroom is priced at KRW 50,000. Two rooms […]

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[box_dark]STORAGE & CO. | 스토리지앤코[/box_dark] Standing up as another positive addition to the growing menswear scene in Hongdae, Storage and Co. opened its doors last year. The shop is filled with carefully selected and well-organized woolen checked shirts, military jackets, workwear, and denim. Half of the shop is dedicated to Korean fashion brands that rework outdoor styles and workwear in […]