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 Weekly: 'The Voices of Heaven' Bookreading

May 21, 2013 / Issue No. 581 Looking for a Designer Seoul Selection would like to hire a full-time or part-time designer to help us with our publishing…

Baegundae Valley

The beautiful Baegundae Valley of Mungyeong’s Bongamsa Temple. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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American-born Buddhist monk CHONG GO SUNIM

  [box_dark] TRANSLATING THE HEART OF SEON American-born Buddhist monk CHONG GO SUNIM helps bring Buddhism to a global audience Written and Photographed by Robert Koehler [/box_dark]   ”I can remember sitting…

SEOUL Weekly: The Voices of Heaven on Goodreads Again

  May 15, 2013 / Issue No. 580 Book Reading of "The Voices of Heaven" Maija Rhee Devine will hold a reading of her novel "The Voices of Heaven" at…

Bosu-dong Used Book Alley

Chungnam Bookshop's Nam Myeong-seop searches the stacks. Busan's Bosu-dong Used Book Alley is a charming collection of used book stores and coffee shops not far from the Gukje Market. Photo by Robert Koehler.

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Gangneung Danoje Festival (June 9–16)

  [box_dark]Gangneung Danoje Festival (June 9–16) | 강릉단오제[/box_dark] The beautiful east coast city of Gangneung hosts the annual Gangneung Danoje Festival, a fascinating piece of Korea’s folk culture. Designated…
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Green Tea in Boseong and Hadong

  [box_dark]Green Tea in Boseong and Hadong | 보성, 하동[/box_dark] The southern towns of Boseong and Hadong constitute Korea’s green tea country— in May, they could be the most beautiful, and certainly the most fragrant,…
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KORAIL O-Train & V-Train

  [box_dark]KORAIL O-Train & V-Train | 코레일 중부내륙순환열차 & 백두대간협곡열차[/box_dark]   The Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL) has opened new O-Train and V-Train routes that take…