K-Pop Experiences in Seoul

K-Pop, or Korean Pop, is an incredibly popular music style out of South Korea. It started back in the early 1990’s, but in the last five to seven years, it’s become its own sub-culture.

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November 21, 2014 by
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The seaside city of Busan. Photo courtesy of LWY via Flickr.

Gukje Market in Busan

If your South Korea travels include some time in Busan, the second largest metropolis after Seoul, consider a tour of the Gukje Market. Busan is becoming increasingly renowned for its luxury shopping and premium outlets, but the Gukje Market is an international market that is a look into Korea’s war-torn past. Gukje is the biggest […]

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November 14, 2014 by
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Visiting the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA)

DMZ. Photo courtesy of Karl Baron via Flickr.

Undoubtedly one of the most popular day trips from Seoul is to see North Korea’s border area. Non-South Korean citizens who are traveling in Seoul have the option to visit several areas along the border – the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the Joint Security Area (JSA), or both. Korean Demilitarization Zone (DMZ) The Korean DMZ […]

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October 17, 2014 by
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Beomeosa Temple in Busan

Beomeosa Temple in Busan, South Korea

Located at the edge of Mount Geumjeongsan, Beomeosa Temple is considered one of the most important temples in Busan. A monk named Ui Sang constructed it around 1,300 years ago during the reign of King Munmu. Unfortunately, the original Beomeosa Temple was destroyed in a fire during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592. It […]

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September 19, 2014 by
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What to See and Do in Seoul’s Gangnam District

1988 Seoul Summer Olympics

Although many people had never heard of Seoul’s Gangnam District prior the insanely popular K-pop hit “Gangnam Style,” the truth is savvy travelers have been singing the neighborhood’s praises long before PSY propelled it to global fame. Despite its reputation for the glitz and glam, along with a steady stream of young rich people frequenting […]

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September 5, 2014 by
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5 Perfect Things to Do With Kids in Seoul

One of Asia’s major metropolitan hubs, Seoul is known as a center for commerce and technology, dense with people, gadgets and skyscrapers. But underneath that steel exterior, Seoul is also a very accessible and accommodating place for families.

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August 8, 2014 by
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Noraebang – Karaoke in Seoul

Noraebang in Seoul. Photo courtesy of James Creegan via Flickr.

Unlike in the U.S., karaoke in Seoul isn’t about getting up in front of a bunch of strangers in a bar and showing off your talent (or lack thereof), it’s something done with groups of friends, so it doesn’t matter how good or bad a singer you are.

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June 6, 2014 by
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Five Joseon Palaces in Seoul

Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Kimmo Räisänen via Flickr.

Visiting Seoul is like visiting one big outdoor museum, thanks in large part to the beautifully preserved and restored five Joseon palaces that still stand in the South Korean capital.

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May 2, 2014 by
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Seoul’s Best Museums and Galleries

National Palace Museum in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Casey And Sonja via Flickr.

The capital of South Korea has hundreds of museums, but these six represent Seoul’s best museums and galleries, perfect for gaining a better understanding of the nation and its people.

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April 4, 2014 by
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Visiting a Korean Bath House in Seoul

Two guests wear the traditional garb of a Korean bath house in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Taehoon Kang via Flickr.

You can leave Korea without visiting a Korean bath house in Seoul.

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March 7, 2014 by
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