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,…

Rainy alleyway

Pimatgol alleyway on a rainy night, Insa-dong. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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Exploring Ikseon-dong

Discover the Ikseon-dong neighborhood (featured in the March 2015 issue of SEOUL) at our Youtube channel.

Comeback kings

The heat is on for this season’s most awaited group comebacks – BIGBANG and EXO

Fresh Fashion this Spring

Restock your wardrobe with Spring 2015’s most trendy and comfortable items

Safekeeping the past

As director of Seoul’s Lock Museum, Choi Hong-kyu breathes life into Ihwa-dong

Seoul’s speakeasies

Hidden haunts offer seclusion and style to the discerning drinker

What’s in that pick-a-nic basket?

Get something special for your springtime outing


Getting away from it all in a land of sand and sea

Ihwa Mural Village

Once in danger of destruction, this ‘moon village’ uses art as a way to build ties and thrive