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,…

Step Into the Spotlight

Expat theater takes center stage

A Small Alley with Passion

Yeoljeongdo rejuvenates a neighborhood with good food and plenty of retro charm

Four Tasting Venues for the Wine Curious

Want to expand your wine palate? Here’s where to go.

A Treasure Trove of History, Leisure and Culture

Olympic Park offers a space to reconnect with nature and the past The bustle of the city fades quickly as you stroll through one of the paths at Olympic Park. Instead of the blare of sirens and the vroom of engines, birdcalls amidst a mild breeze…

Seoul at Night

Photographer Noe Alonzo captures the beauty of a city that comes alive when the sun goes down Seoul has always been a night city in my eyes. There are shopping centers that are open 24 hours a day, people heading out for drinks with coworkers,…

Date Night: Geumho Edition

Indulge in the area’s best With spring in full swing, there’s no better time to get out and explore the city. While Seoul has its fair share of reliable hotspots, there’s an undeniable charm in discovering something new. Enter Geumho-dong,…

A Neighborhood Café with Pink Surprises

Stylish café mAgnstudio brings fashion chic to Geumho-dong After a five-minute walk from Singeumho Station, the steep downward slope begins — how lucky was I to step out at Singeumho Station instead of taking Line 3 to Geumho Station, where…

More than Books

CGV’s Cine Library brings together film and the arts that inspire it

Hot and Happening in Huam-dong

Experience the energy of one of Seoul’s grittier neighborhoods   Extending across a ridge close to the top of Namsan and sloping downwards towards Seoul Station and Sookmyoung Women’s University, Huam-dong is dotted with entertaining…