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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]