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 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…

Deoksugung Palace

[box_dark]Deoksugung Palace 덕수궁[/box_dark] A smart way of beating the summer heat is to tour the relaxing, shaded paths of the royal palaces, and doubling it up with a visit to a museum makes it ever the more charming. Deoksugung…

Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Pool

[box_dark]Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Pool 쉐라톤 워커힐 호텔 수영장[/box_dark] The hotel’s outdoor pool Riverpark is a virtual reduction of a full-fledged water park, equipped with kiddie slides, a hot tub, and a bright turquoise…

Dream Forest

Dream Forest, a massive green park where the Dreamland amusement park used to stand, is surrounded by the densely forested mountains of Byeogosan and Opaesan. Dream Forest provides diverse attractions to visitors, together with an abundant…

Seochon

[box_dark]Seochon 서촌[/box_dark] Sitting west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Seochon neighborhood was home to lower-level court officials during the Joseon Dynasty. Now, Seochon is a showcase of the layers of Korea’s modern urban history—from…

Seongbuk-dong

[box_light]Seongbuk-dong 성북동[/box_light] Commonly referred to as the Beverly Hills of Korea, Seongbuk-dong is home to many rich families and top envoys to Seoul. Lurking in the alleys of this upscale neighborhood are diverse heritage…

Seoul Fortress Walk

[box_light]Seoul Fortress Walk 서울성곽길[/box_light] The Seoul Fortress Wall stretches 18.2 km and consists of four main parts, in accordance with Seoul’s four surrounding mountains—Mt. Namsan in the south, Mt. Inwangsan to the…

Garosu-gil

[box_light]Garosu-gil 가로수길[/box_light] Often referred to as “Europe in Seoul,” Garosu-gil is a trendy street complete with plenty of open-air cafés, bars, restaurants, and designer shops. Adorned with ginkgo trees, this 700…

King Sejong Exhibit in Gwanghwamun

[box_light]King Sejong Exhibit in Gwanghwamun 세종이야기[/box_light] Hangeul Day falls on Oct 9, which means it’s time to revisit King Sejong, the fourth monarch of the Joseon Dynasty who invented the Korean alphabet, hangeul. In…