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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Seoul’s Hanok Island: Unhyeongung Royal Residence and Ikseon-dong

[box_dark] Seoul’s Hanok Island Unhyeongung Royal Residence and Ikseon-dong | 운현궁과 익선동 [/box_dark] Written by Robert J. Fouser Photographed by Robert Koehler   Seoul is full of surprises in the most unlikely…
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Dongmyo Station

Let the spirit move you, be it Chinese, Buddhist, or just the pull of a good bargain, and follow it to Dongmyo. Dongmyo Station 동묘앞역 takes its name from the nearby shrine, built to honor the Chinese general and deity Guan Yu (162–219).…
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Bukchon

[box_dark] Bukchon | 북촌 Losing yourself in the charm of old Korea [/box_dark]   Written and photographed by Robert Koehler   It’s lunchtime, and Jo Chang-yeon is waiting at the top of an alley as a group…
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Prost Pub and Grill

  Prost Pub and Grill | 프로스트 펍 앤 그릴 Part of the landmark District complex attached to the Hamilton Hotel, Prost is a traditional pub in the best sense of the term. Beer drinkers will love the vibe, but the mojitos…
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Ayasophia Wedding Dress

  Ayasophia Wedding Dress | 아야소피아 웨딩드레스 This cozy hanok shop hidden away in an alley near Bukchon’s Jeongdok Library deals almost exclusively in wedding dresses. You can try on dresses before making up…
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National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

  National Museum of Korean Contemporary History | 대한민국역사박물관 This latest addition to Korea’s national museum system pays tribute to the country’s modern history, spanning from the opening of Korea in 1876…
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Mt. Achasan

  Mt. Achasan | 아차산 One of the most popular spots from which to watch the sunrise in Seoul is Mt. Achasan in Gwangjin-gu. Located on the easternmost extremities of the city, the peak offers Seoulites the earliest views…
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Seoul Global Culture and Tourism Center

  Seoul Global Culture and Tourism Center The Seoul Global Culture and Tourism Center has a multilingual staff to dispense tourism information, make reservations, and even suggest client-tailored travel itineraries. The center…
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Conrad Seoul

  Conrad Seoul | 콘래드 서울 Conveniently located in the heart of the Yeouido Business District, the Conrad Seoul is perfect for business travelers who travel in luxury and style. Rooms are spacious, well-designed,…