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,…

Seoul Travel Bits-June

The New Hongdae: Mangwon, Hapjeong and Sangsu 합정, 상수, 망원 Hongdae was once a corner of the city claimed by aspiring artists, musicians and creative types. This still holds true in many ways, with its occupants remaining as young…

Seoul Travel Bits-May

History in the Moonlight: Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace 창덕궁 달빛기행 Although Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most famous royal residence of the Joseon period, Changdeokgung Palace actually served as the king’s official…

Seoul Travel Bits-April

A New Type of Farmer’s Market: Marche@Hyehwa  혜화 마르쉐 The Hyehwa and Daehangno areas are normally known for theater and robust college students, but on the second Sunday of every month, the neighborhood becomes the arena for one…

Seoul travel bits

[box_dark]Seoul travel bits[/box_dark] Ice climbing  빙벽 등반 Ice climbing has become a sport in its own right in Korea. Many start in the activity through friends, climbing clubs or courses offered by professional guiding services.…

Seoul travel bits

[box_dark]Seoul travel bits[/box_dark] Mt. Namsan  남산 Mt. Namsan is a low mountain located in the center of Seoul, but in the dynastic times when Seoul was a small walled city, the mountain marked the southern edge of the capital.…

Seolleung

[box_dark]Seolleung  선릉[/box_dark] The Seolleung royal tomb park offers tranquil and pleasant promenades amid the hustle and bustle of southern Seoul’s Gangnam district, while providing a touch of history. Seolleung houses the…

Park No-soo Art Museum

[box_light]Park No-soo Art Museum   박노수 미술관[/box_light] The historic brick house that was the home of celebrated Korean painter Park No-soo (1927–2013) has been transformed into a public museum. Located in Ogin-dong in…

Gyeongbokgung at Night

[box_light]Gyeongbokgung at Night 경복궁 야간 개장[/box_light] Gyeongbokgung Palace will welcome visitors during its weeklong nighttime opening session in October. The palace will remain open till 10pm (admission by 9pm). In order…

Seoul Citizens’ Hall

[box_dark]Seoul Citizens’ Hall 시민청[/box_dark] Located in the basement of the Seoul City Hall building, Seoul Citizens’ Hall is a space designed for the municipal government to listen to the voices of citizens and encourage their…