Diversions

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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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

Digging for Treasure at Clique Records

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

Virtual Ventures

Welcome to the future

A Guide to Camping Near Seoul

Pitch your tent and get back in touch with nature

Fido’s Day Out

Drinks for you and your little dog, too

Scrubbing Up Nicely

We interview Yann Cavaille of Pute Deluxe on rooftop parties, Seoul’s nightlife scene and Itaewon’s brand-new club, Soap.

Tale of the Grape

Korea’s top sommelier Shin Donghyuk of Jungsik Bar doesn’t just sell wine. He sells the wine experience.