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.
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 […]
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.
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.