Channel Your Inner Child in Seoul Forest

Channel Your Inner Child in Seoul Forest

Seoul Forest is situated on a promontory of the Han River and is organized into different areas, including the Culture and Art Park, Ecological Forest, Nature Study Field, Wetlands Ecological Zone, and Han River Waterside Park. They are connected by bicycle trails and walking paths and I guarantee there is something for everyone at this park! Pack a picnic, sports shoes, and a camera and go have some fun!

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Delight in Local Street Art in Ihwa Mural Village, Seoul

Delight in Local Street Art in Ihwa Mural Village, Seoul

It's not graffiti, it's Art! An afternoon in Ihwa Mural Village and Naksan Park will lift your spirits and certainly give you a bird's eye view of Seoul and Bukhan Mountain. In 2006, local art professors and students were invited by Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to transform the cold, grey stone of this decaying neighborhood into colorful, lively murals. Enjoy the show!

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Make a Cultural Connection Through the Arts

Make a Cultural Connection Through the Arts

If you want to make an emotional connection with a country, experience their native arts. Attend a performance, view an exhibit, make the most of the learning center.

At the Seoul Arts Center in Seocho-dong, near Nambu station in Seoul, visitors can immerse themselves in Korean art, with interactive and multimedia exhibits for a multi-sensory experience.

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Learn Something New in Insadong

Learn Something New in Insadong

Although Insadong has become a bit of a tourist trap, I still enjoy going there because you never know what you'll encounter or discover. Art exhibits showcase local talent, performances enrich understanding of cultural traditions, protests give insight into current affairs, and shops show artisans at work on their crafts. It's a fun, inspiring place to spend an afternoon. 

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Go to the Seoul Lantern Festival (November)

Go to the Seoul Lantern Festival (November)

The Seoul Lantern Festival is just the remedy to boost spirits and remind us that there is warmth wherever people gather to enjoy beauty. This annual festival of lights along the Cheonggyecheon stream near City Hall (Gwanghwamun Station) begins the first Friday of November and runs about two weeks. It is free to the public and draws millions of visitors...

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Get Yourself Invited to a Modern Korean Wedding

Get Yourself Invited to a Modern Korean Wedding

Like cultures around the globe, Koreans mix modern with traditional elements in a typical wedding ceremony. The emphasis is on the joining of two people and formalizing a tie between two families. Weddings are similar in format to a western-style wedding, but there are enough differences to warrant a little commentary.

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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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