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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Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (Apr 12–18, 2013)

  [box_dark] Yeouido Spring Flower Festival | 여의도벚꽃축제[/box_dark] The annual Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is set to return Apr 12–18 when 1,700 cherry trees erupt into magnificent clouds of pink. The spring’s…
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MBC Dramia

  [box_dark]MBC Dramia | MBC 드라미아[/box_dark] If you are an ardent K-drama fan, MBC Dramia in Yongin is the place to go. It is a vast multiplex set that has served as a filming location for hugely popular Korean historical dramas.…
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Gangnam Style vs.Gangbuk Style

[box_dark] Gangnam Style vs.Gangbuk Style Seoul’s flashy south and historic north are two fun sides to the same coin Written by Violet Kim Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo [/box_dark]   Every city has its competing districts,…
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‘Mapping’ SEOUL in the 1930s

  [box_dark] ‘MAPPING’ SEOUL IN THE 1930s Colonial cartography offers fascinating insights into a dark period in the capital’s history Written by Robert J. Fouser  Images courtesy of author [/box_dark]   Historians…
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Tongyeong

[box_dark] Tongyeong | 통영 Meeting spring early in the “Naples of Korea” Written by Bobby McGill Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo [/box_dark]     Situated on the small , mountainous Goseong Peninsula at…
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National Museum of Art, Deoksugung

    [box_dark]National Museum of Art, Deoksugung | 덕수궁 미술관[/box_dark]   Two prominent exhibits are underway till April 21. In Memory of Landscape I Have Never Seen, a high-profile collection from the…
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Seomjingang River

  [box_dark]Seomjingang River | 섬진강[/box_dark]   Seomjingang River constitutes much of the borderline between Jeollanam-do and Gyeongsangnam-do. The word seomjin literally means “toad ferry.” According to legend,…
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National Library of Korea

  National Library of Korea | 국립중앙도서관 A ten-minute walk from the bustling Express Bus Terminal and Central City shopping mall will lead you here. It houses over 7 million volumes, manuscripts, and periodicals,…
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Gurye Sansuyu Festival

  Gurye Sansuyu Festival | 구례산수유꽃축제 The winter snow has yet to melt off the high Jirisan peaks, but already the sansuyu cornel tree villages located on the foothills are painted a brilliant golden yellow.…