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,…

Rediscovering Its Past 강화도

The old downtown of historical Ganghwado comes into its own with storytelling and regeneration

Hoehyeon-dong 회현동

A piece of old Seoul gets cool

Namhae 남해

Treasures of old and new await on this charming southern island

Yongsan Comes Alive 신용산

The opening of Amorepacific’s iconic new headquarters rejuvenates the overlooked Sinyongsan district

A Green Escape 장태산과 대둔산

Search for summer healing in the forests and mountains west of Daejeon If the prospect of spending each day hopping between one air conditioned oasis to another sounds monotonous this summer, perhaps a trip outside of the city to greener —…

A Very Different Gangnam Style 송리단길

Songnidan-gil brings a slower, younger, more artistic vibe to Seoul’s posh south When you think of Gangnam, you imagine gleaming skyscrapers, neon lights, luxury boutiques, even more luxurious apartments, multimillion dollar entertainment…

Cool Gumi 구미

The natural side of an industrial town draws a younger, hipper crowd


A riverside neighborhood comes into its own