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,…

Mt. Bugaksan Skyway Nightscape

[box_dark]Mt. Bugaksan Skyway Nightscape 북악스카이웨이[/box_dark] If you wish to escape the tropical heat for a cooler place, set out on a midsummer’s night drive. The Mt. Bugaksan Skyway is just perfect for a romantic drive…

Seoul Citizens’ Hall

[box_dark]Seoul Citizens’ Hall 시민청[/box_dark] Located in the basement of the Seoul City Hall building, Seoul Citizens’ Hall is a space designed for the municipal government to listen to the voices of citizens and encourage their…

Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Pool

[box_dark]Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Pool 쉐라톤 워커힐 호텔 수영장[/box_dark] The hotel’s outdoor pool Riverpark is a virtual reduction of a full-fledged water park, equipped with kiddie slides, a hot tub, and a bright turquoise…

Dream Forest

Dream Forest, a massive green park where the Dreamland amusement park used to stand, is surrounded by the densely forested mountains of Byeogosan and Opaesan. Dream Forest provides diverse attractions to visitors, together with an abundant…

Seochon

[box_dark]Seochon 서촌[/box_dark] Sitting west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Seochon neighborhood was home to lower-level court officials during the Joseon Dynasty. Now, Seochon is a showcase of the layers of Korea’s modern urban history—from…

Seoul Fortress Walk

[box_light]Seoul Fortress Walk 서울성곽길[/box_light] The Seoul Fortress Wall stretches 18.2 km and consists of four main parts, in accordance with Seoul’s four surrounding mountains—Mt. Namsan in the south, Mt. Inwangsan to the…

Garosu-gil

[box_light]Garosu-gil 가로수길[/box_light] Often referred to as “Europe in Seoul,” Garosu-gil is a trendy street complete with plenty of open-air cafés, bars, restaurants, and designer shops. Adorned with ginkgo trees, this 700…

Samcheong-dong

[box_light]Samcheong-dong 삼청동[/box_light] Running along the eastern edge of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Samcheong-dong Road is lined with beautiful ginkgo trees that turn a golden color in autumn. The street is lined with cafés, museums,…

King Sejong Exhibit in Gwanghwamun

[box_light]King Sejong Exhibit in Gwanghwamun 세종이야기[/box_light] Hangeul Day falls on Oct 9, which means it’s time to revisit King Sejong, the fourth monarch of the Joseon Dynasty who invented the Korean alphabet, hangeul. In…