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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Mecenatpolis

  [box_dark]Mecenatpolis | 메세나폴리스[/box_dark] Located at Hapjeong Station, Mecenatpolis is the latest addition to Seoul’s mixed-use commercial district that embraces shopping, entertainment, and residential compounds.…
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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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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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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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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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Samcheong-dong

  Samcheong-dong | 삼청동 Samcheong-dong’s unique mix of traditional hanok-style buildings, modern art galleries, comfy cafés, and excellent restaurants makes it a huge draw. Samcheong-dong is a melting pot of old and…
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Ansan Mountain

  Ansan Mountain | 안산 Yonsei’s campus is bordered to the north by Ansan Mountain, which serves as a natural park popular among both residents and students. Its hiking trails lead you to a smoke signal station from the…
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Sinchon

  Sinchon | 신촌 Sinchon is a playground for youth thanks to its location, as it’s surrounded by three prominent universities. During the day, the sidewalks are crowded with young people walking to or from class or lunch…