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Seoul Market Guide: Namdaemun Market & Gwangjang Market

June 8, 2018

Namdaemun Market The Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea, and attracts both locals and visitors alike. Ranging from household items to clothing, food to outdoor equipment, you can spend hours just browsing through every single store. All products are sold at affordable prices and the stores in this area also function as wholesale markets, with most goods made directly by the owners themselves. Like with most of Seoul, the market stays open overnight, giving people access at any…

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Changgyeonggung Palace

June 2, 2018

Built in 1483 during the reign of King Seongjong, the Changgyeonggung Palace served as the residential quarters for the queens and concubines of the preceding kings. While most of the palace buildings were destroyed during the Japanese invasion, they have since been reconstructed back to its original form. The park adjoining the palace was once a zoo, but the botanical garden still remains, displaying elements of both foreign and domestic. It was the early days of spring and the grounds…

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Visiting Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak/Outer Seorak) From Sokcho

May 6, 2018

A beginner’s guide to Seoraksan and all her beauty. There are many different trails and starting points when it comes to the Seoraksan National Park. The park itself spreads across 4 different areas, namely Inje, Goseong, Yangyang and Sokcho. Naeseorak (Inner Seorak) is in Inje while Oeseorak (Outer Seorak) spreads across Sokcho, Yangyang and Goseong. Sokcho is a good starting point for first-timers as there are a lot of options for you depending on your level. There is also a…

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Hiking The Ulsanbawi Trail

April 25, 2018

A step-by-step guide on one of Seoraksan’s most popular trails. Ulsanbawi is 3.8km from the entrance of the Seoraksan National Park in Sokcho. The trail begins past the Sinheungsa temple, and takes you past trickling streams into dense forests. It starts off fairly easy, with lots of flat ground and minor inclines. Labeled as one of the hardest courses in Seoraksan, this trail is no easy feat but the end result; beyond rewarding. After about 2.8km into the trail, you…

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Airbnb Experiences: Homestyle Seoul Cooking 101

April 17, 2018

I’m sure many of you are aware of the ever popular travel accommodation platform called Airbnb, but did you know they now have something called Airbnb experiences? Instead of only hosting a place to stay, people can now offer up classes and experiences to the world, some of them extremely unique (like this wolf encounter for example OMG). It’s a great way to do something you’ve always wanted to do or never thought of, as well as getting to know…

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Jongmyo Shrine

April 15, 2018

The Jongmyo Shrine is not far off from the Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung Palaces, but it most certainly gives off a different vibe from the rest. The royal ancestral rites (also known as Jongmyo Jerye) is still carried out to this day, along with ceremonies of memorial services and traditional music (Jongmyo Jeryeak). On top of the shrine itself, both have been designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The main hall, Jeongjeon, houses the spirit tablets of the great kings…

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