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,…

Rediscovering Its Past 강화도

The old downtown of historical Ganghwado comes into its own with storytelling and regeneration

Hoehyeon-dong 회현동

A piece of old Seoul gets cool

Eclectic Eats at Hoehyeon-dong

Hoehyeon-dong’s dining scene is undergoing a revival, giving residents and visitors a mix of hip-new but also tried-and-true eats

ASMR Country

Simple sounds help soothe a country in need of sleep

Yongsan Comes Alive 신용산

The opening of Amorepacific’s iconic new headquarters rejuvenates the overlooked Sinyongsan district

Overtourism Comes to Korea

When tourists and locals battle, everyone loses

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