Also spelled kimchee, kimchi is a very traditional Korean dish made from various fermented vegetables. Cabbage is one of the most common vegetables fermented to make kimchi, and its smell is typically unmistakable. Although the smell is a bit pungent, the taste is more mild — typically a mix of spicy and sour.
For an opportunity to see what life in Korea was like in the 15th – 16th centuries, pay a visit to Hahoe Folk Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010 near Andong, South Korea. The Andong Hahoe Folk village is designated as Korea’s “Important Folklore Material No. 122.” Hahoe Village has been the home […]
I was drawn into the Korean cultural tour with one word: kimchi.
Seoraksan National Park is located on the east-central Korean peninsula and is South Korea’s most famous national park. Seoraksan is highly regarded for its massive floral diversity, earning it recognition from UNESCO who designated it a Biosphere Reserve in 1982. The park is home to over 1,400 rare plant species and over 2,000 animal species. Seoraksan […]
Icheon is a city in the Gyeonggi Province in South Korea, and it’s known as a center for South Korean ceramics. Not to be confused with the city of Incheon, Icheon is a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art. Over 300 ceramics studios call Icheon Pottery Village home, 40 of which still produce ceramics […]
If you’ve visited certain cities in Asia, you might have already noticed the overwhelming popularity of quick snacks, like fried chicken. Whether it’s a long line at the local night market stall or a brick and mortar restaurant serving it, fried chicken is a beloved snack in places like South Korea.
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a shopper’s paradise, with everything from jam packed street markets to up-market shopping malls, each with its own distinct flavor. If you have some extra cash burning a hole in your wallet, head to one of Seoul’s best shopping districts for a little retail therapy.
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 […]