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,…

Pocheon Makgeolli

A walking - and posing - bottle of Pocheon makgeolli.

Hanbok in the City

Hanbok in the city, near Seoul City Hall

Hanok and hanbok

Hanbok and hanok, Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Moon Robot

Moon Robot welcomes you to Mullae-dong. Photo by Robert Koehler, editor-in-chief, SEOUL.

Bukchon Alleyway

Bukchon alleyway on a rainy afternoon. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Hanbok in the palace

Two lovely young women in hanbok beneath the cloisters of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Lotte World Tower

Looming ominously against the night sky, the Lotte World Tower evokes a certain cyberpunk beauty. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Seoul City Hall

Seoul's old city hall building, built by the Japanese during the colonial era, done up like a hanok to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Mureung Rock

Carvings in Mureung Rock, Mureung Valley, Donghae, Gangwon-do.