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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Daehangno

  Daehangno | 대학로 Best known as Seoul’s quintessential theater district, Daehangno is tantamount to an off-Broadway area that plays host to some 40 small- and medium-sized theaters and performing arts venues. As the designation…
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Trickeye Museum

  Trickeye Museum | 트릭아이미술관 Trickeye Museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to actually become a part of the art on display. Using the technique of trompe l’oeil (“deceive the eye” in French), famous works…
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Seollal (Lunar New Year)

  Seollal (Lunar New Year) 설날 Seollal, the first day of the lunar New Year, is one of the most important traditional holidays in Korea and falls on Sunday, February 10 this year. This family-oriented traditional holiday marks…
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Theaters: CineCube & Seoul Art Cinema

  Theaters Despite multiplex theaters dominating virtually every corner of the metropolis, a number of independent art cinemas are celebrating the New Year in style. Located in the basement floor of the Heunkuk Life Insurance…
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Indoor Leisure Activities

Leisure Stars Darts Shop has opened its doors in the posh Apgujeong area, offering a wide selection of dart equipment and supplies on sale as well as a chance to hone your skills under the guidance of resident professionals. Its owner also…
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Live Band Ssaeng

  Live Band Ssaeng | 라이브밴드 쌩 If you believe there is merit in the division of labor, you can still experience the spirit after work by creating an impromptu band at Live Band Ssaeng. Located in the Hongdae area behind…
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Yeouido

[dropcap]YEOUIDO[/dropcap] 여의도 THIS FINANCIAL DISTRICT MIXES BUSINESS WITH A LITTLE PLEASURE Written and photographed by James Kim   When discussing attractions, shopping, things to do, or places to hang out, Yeouido…
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Namsan Park

  Namsan Park | 남산공원 Reminiscent of Seoul’s dynastic heritage as a small walled city, a fortress section on Mt. Namsan has recently been restored to its original splendor. The 239-meter-long fortress structure starts…