Leisure

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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Date Night: Geumho Edition

Indulge in the area’s best With spring in full swing, there’s no better time to get out and explore the city. While Seoul has its fair share of reliable hotspots, there’s an undeniable charm in discovering something new. Enter Geumho-dong,…
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A Neighborhood Café with Pink Surprises

Stylish café mAgnstudio brings fashion chic to Geumho-dong After a five-minute walk from Singeumho Station, the steep downward slope begins — how lucky was I to step out at Singeumho Station instead of taking Line 3 to Geumho Station, where…
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More than Books

CGV’s Cine Library brings together film and the arts that inspire it
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Hot and Happening in Huam-dong

Experience the energy of one of Seoul’s grittier neighborhoods   Extending across a ridge close to the top of Namsan and sloping downwards towards Seoul Station and Sookmyoung Women’s University, Huam-dong is dotted with entertaining…

Beantown

You don’t have to search long for a good cup of joe in Gangneung, Korea’s coffee capital

Wash Away the Cold

Cure the winter blues with a visit to the jjimjilbang

Digging for Treasure at Clique Records

Boutique record store lends flavor and depth to the city’s underground music scene

Hip Beer in an Unexpected Location

Geumho-dong’s Setakso Yeopjip isn’t your average neighborhood bottle shop

Night Skiing

Hit the slopes after dark