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,…


The hillside neighborhood on the southern slope of Namsan Mountain is a layered community   “Huam-dong is a neighborhood with a rich diversity of things in it, in the very heart of Seoul.” Lee Jun-hyeong, an architect with the…

Culture Tanks

Sangam-dong’s Oil Tank Culture Park has turned an abandoned industrial facility into a travel hot spot A stroll through Sangam-dong’s Oil Tank Culture Park is a journey of the senses that can spark your imagination. As you move between…

Green, Gold and Blue

Southwestern Jeju dazzles with scenery, food and plenty of island charm It was late morning, and the sun still hung low enough in the sky to cast a warm hue over the rapeseed fields, the high-frequency light washing over the blanket of golden…

Off the Olympic Trail

Gangneung and Pyeongchang give you plenty to do when you’re not watching the Games

Ice City

SEOUL helps you get your skate on this winter

A Winter’s Day in Gijang 기장

Busan’s coastal hinterland delights with seafood, scenery and sophistication

Artistic Explorations 서울의 예술거리

SEOUL visits four up-and-coming centers of the arts

A New Spin on Interier Design

Hongdae’s Greycouch is not just a guest house. It’s an experiment in interior design.

Retro Daejeon 레트로 대전

What’s old is new again in the queen of central Korea