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,…
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Temple of Filial Piety

Yongjoosa‘s Templestay program is a chance to reflect on what kind of son or daughter you‘ve been

Secret Finds

[box_light]Secret Finds The city’s hidden eateries[/box_light] Written by Joe McPherson Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo When visiting Seoul, visitors will of course feel a pull toward the more touristy areas, and there is nothing wrong…

Finders keepers

[box_light]Finders keepers New hidden gems in Hongdae[/box_light] Written by Joe McPherson Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo Long relegated to the status of simply a clubbing district, Hongdae is developing into both an oasis of interesting…

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 event will…

The Premium Gimbap Movement

[box_light] The Premium Gimbap Movement After trying one, one would proclaim, ‘What took so long?’ [/box_light] Written by Joe McPherson  Seoul has cycled through its fair share of trends, yet most of them have focused on foreign…

Korean Buddhist Cuisine

[box_light] Korean Buddhist Cuisine Eating can be a path to enlightenment[/box_light] Written by Joe McPherson   Along with the chaotic energy of the city comes the occasional craving to center the soul and mind. Buddhist temples dot…

Spring Veggies

[box_light] Spring Veggies Written by Daniel Gray [/box_light] →Sadang Station area Hyosowon Vegetarian Buffet   효소원 Hyosowon is a vegetarian buffet that is focused on offering a wide range of healthy Korean foods. Founded by…

Quick Bites

[box_light]Quick Bites[/box_light] Divine 디바인 This classy and sophisticated restaurant and event venue was designed by a foodie. Regular social events are held here for the city’s elite, such as singles’ night, business networking…

Daily Delights-January

[box_light]Daily Delights  Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul.[/box_light] Breakfast Sweet Red Bean Bread at Dan Patbang  단팥빵 Breakfast is tough to find in Korea because most restaurants don’t open until 11:30am…