Have a Day of Solitude on Muui Island

Have a Day of Solitude on Muui Island

Beaches in Korea are often packed in the hot summer months. Go on a chilly day in November, however, and the sun beams for you alone. Muui Island (무의도 "Mu-ee-do") is just across the bay from Incheon airport but immune to Seoul's urban vibe.  This tiny rustic island is a terrific place to escape for a day of rest or exercise, with the most incredible sunset view in all of Korea. 

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Discover Oedo Island in Hallyeohaesang National Park

Discover Oedo Island in Hallyeohaesang National Park

Oedo (pronounced way-doe) is a small island in South Korea's 200 mile Hallyeohaesang National Maritime Park. Once just one of many uninhabited, barren islands along the country's craggy southern coastline, an industrious couple had a vision to transform Oedo into a botanical splendor reminiscent of a Grecian isle. 

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Explore 63 Building (육삼 빌딩) Top to Bottom

Explore 63 Building (육삼 빌딩) Top to Bottom

In the late afternoon sun, the Hanwa 63 Building radiates a shimmering bright gold. Built in 1986 on Yeouido Island, it once reigned as Seoul's tallest skyscraper. It's claim to fame these days is that it houses the world's highest art gallery. The art gallery displays masterpieces, but more interesting are the eclectic theme-oriented collections. Skulls anyone?

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