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,…

Jinju

[box_light]Jinju 진주[/box_light] At the spectacular Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (Oct 1–13), colorful lanterns parade along the Namgang River waterfront across from Jinjuseong Fortress and Chokseongnu Pavilion. Visitors…

Mungyeong

[box_dark]Mungyeong 문경[/box_dark] Located in the foothills of the Sobaeksan Mountains in the province of Gyeongsangbukdo, the town of Mungyeong is a most underrated scenic destination. What it lacks in name recognition, it makes up…

Jeonju

[box_dark]Jeonju 전주[/box_dark] A maze of picturesque alleyways lined by handsome old Korean homes, Jeonju Hanok Village is a piece of an older, simpler, and infinitely slower Korea. Every corner, every backstreet yields a new discovery.…

Suncheon

[box_dark]Suncheon 순천[/box_dark] Visitors descend upon the exceedingly pleasant southwestern town of Suncheon to appreciate the beauty of Suncheon Bay, one of Korea’s best-loved stretches of wetland. The ecological park is surrounded…
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South Sea Jewel -- Namhae

[box_dark] South Sea Jewel -- NAMHAE | 남해 A flawless blend of nature and leisure, Namhae is the perfect weekend getaway package Written and photographed by Robert Koehler [/box_dark]   Koreans like to call Namhae…
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Donggang River

  [box_dark]Donggang River | 동강[/box_dark] A tributary of the Namhangang River, the Donggang River is home to some of Gangwon-do’s wildest scenery. In summer, it’s the mecca of Korea’s river rafting community, its swift…
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Taeanhaean National Park

  [box_dark]Taeanhaean National Park | 태안해안국립공원[/box_dark] Taeanhaean National Park is home to some of Korea’s most splendid coastline scenery, including 130 offshore islands. Anmyeondo Island and its wonderful…
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Panmunjeom

  [box_dark]Panmunjeom | 판문점[/box_dark] The “truce village” of Panmunjeom is one of Korea’s most iconic images. The village itself was abandoned after the Korean War; what most visitors see is the nearby Joint Security…
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Cheorwon

  [box_dark]Cheorwon | 철원[/box_dark] At one time, the city of Cheorwon was a flourishing railway town on the Seoul–Wonsan railway line. When Korea was divided along the 38th parallel in 1945, however, the city found itself…