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,…

Cool Gumi 구미

The natural side of an industrial town draws a younger, hipper crowd


A riverside neighborhood comes into its own

Happiness in the Details

It took some sacrifices, but popular illustrator and author Seungyoun Kim made it all come together

Everyone Has Something Valuable to Teach

Skill-sharing platforms change the way people teach and learn Kim Woo-chan has a collection of 10,000 LP vinyl records he has been collecting since his teenage years. The 56-year-old marketer wanted to share the analog experience of listening…

Culture Tanks

Sangam-dong’s Oil Tank Culture Park has turned an abandoned industrial facility into a travel hot spot A stroll through Sangam-dong’s Oil Tank Culture Park is a journey of the senses that can spark your imagination. As you move between…

City of Color

Seoul’s official colors are more than just pretty. They tell the story of a nationits capital. Seoul Colors were introduced in 2009 as part of an effort by the city government to live up its reputation as a trend-forward capital of Asia.…

Green, Gold and Blue

Southwestern Jeju dazzles with scenery, food and plenty of island charm It was late morning, and the sun still hung low enough in the sky to cast a warm hue over the rapeseed fields, the high-frequency light washing over the blanket of golden…

Quest for Olympic Gold

Korean national team player Mike Testwuide revives his love for hockey in Korea

Off the Olympic Trail

Gangneung and Pyeongchang give you plenty to do when you’re not watching the Games