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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WINTER RETREATS

  WINTER RETREATS   Written by Robert Koehler Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo     Relax and recharge at some of the Seoul area’s best weekend hideaways   Sometimes, you just want to stay in. This…
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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

  Valentine’s Day Shopping right for the one you love   Written by Violet Kim Photographs courtesy of various manufacturers     In South Korea, Valentine’s Day is all about wooing the men.…
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Yongpyong Ski Resort

Yongpyong Ski Resort | 용평리조트   Yongpyong Ski Resort is Korea’s premier ski destination. Located high in the dramatic mountains of central Korea, the resort combines fantastic scenery, first-class facilities, and a whole…
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Cheongdam-dong

Cheongdam-dong Clubbing with the pretty people   Written by Daisy Larios   Just one mention of its name is apt to send locals into a tizzy of haute couture: Cheongdam-dong. The now-infamous Gangnam district’s paragon…
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Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival (March 8–10, 2013)

  Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival (March 8–10) Jeju-do’s signature festival is link to Korea’s rural heritage   Written and photographed by Douglas Macdonald   The late afternoon sun had begun to…
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Trickeye Museum

  Trickeye Museum | 트릭아이미술관 Trickeye Museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to actually become a part of the art on display. Using the technique of trompe l’oeil (“deceive the eye” in French), famous works…
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Theaters: CineCube & Seoul Art Cinema

  Theaters Despite multiplex theaters dominating virtually every corner of the metropolis, a number of independent art cinemas are celebrating the New Year in style. Located in the basement floor of the Heunkuk Life Insurance…
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Indoor Leisure Activities

Leisure Stars Darts Shop has opened its doors in the posh Apgujeong area, offering a wide selection of dart equipment and supplies on sale as well as a chance to hone your skills under the guidance of resident professionals. Its owner also…
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Yeouido

[dropcap]YEOUIDO[/dropcap] 여의도 THIS FINANCIAL DISTRICT MIXES BUSINESS WITH A LITTLE PLEASURE Written and photographed by James Kim   When discussing attractions, shopping, things to do, or places to hang out, Yeouido…