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,…

Weekly SEOUL: Korea Through Her Birds

June 26, 2013 / Issue No. 586 Book Reading: Sybil Baker's 'Into This World' Author Sybil Baker will be holding a bookreading from her latest novel…

Supermoon over Seoul

June 23's "supermoon" over Seoul. The moon appeared 30% brighter and 14% larger than normal. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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Moving Out?

As rental prices in Seoul climb, more and more residents are fleeing to the suburbs The Hanguk Ilbo reported on June 14 that more and more people were moving out of Seoul. And the statistics bear this out—the population of the city—well,…
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The Kim Ok-Hee Effect

    [box_dark] The Kim Ok-Hee Effect For one of Seoul’s best-known rice cake makers, it’s all about dedication Written by Doyun Kim Photograph by Ryu Seunghoo [/box_dark]   When we arrived on-site…

SEOUL (July 2013)

SEOUL (July 2013): PREVIEW
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Donggang River

  [box_dark]Donggang River | 동강[/box_dark] A tributary of the Namhangang River, the Donggang River is home to some of Gangwon-do’s wildest scenery. In summer, it’s the mecca of Korea’s river rafting community, its swift…
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Taeanhaean National Park

  [box_dark]Taeanhaean National Park | 태안해안국립공원[/box_dark] Taeanhaean National Park is home to some of Korea’s most splendid coastline scenery, including 130 offshore islands. Anmyeondo Island and its wonderful…
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  [box_dark]Panmunjeom | 판문점[/box_dark] The “truce village” of Panmunjeom is one of Korea’s most iconic images. The village itself was abandoned after the Korean War; what most visitors see is the nearby Joint Security…
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  [box_dark]Cheorwon | 철원[/box_dark] At one time, the city of Cheorwon was a flourishing railway town on the Seoul–Wonsan railway line. When Korea was divided along the 38th parallel in 1945, however, the city found itself…