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14 Things To Do In South Korea

South Korea is a fascinating mélange of ancient culture and modern technology. South Korea reveals traditions that have survived since the dawn of Korean history are finding new corners to exist in the rapid race toward economic and technological development. There are plenty of things to do in South Korea...
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15 Things To Do In Seoul

Seoul is more of a business hub than a leisure city. It’s a progressive, modern city with a towering skyline and busy highways. Yet, despite Seoul’s 21st-century aura, the city has managed to preserve its historical and cultural identity. Among the things to do in Seoul are visiting centuries-old...
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The Korean Hanbok

At a wedding in Seoul, I watched a young Korean couple exchange vows in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. The groom presented a wooden wild goose, or kireogi, to the bride’s mother as a token of lifelong fidelity. He looked regal in his tall samo cap. His deep purple...
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Things To Do In Gyeongju

It’s impossible to visit Gyeongju, a city in Gyeongsangbuk-do province of South Korea, without being overwhelmed by its rich history. There are World Heritage and South Korean National Treasure sites in every corner of Gyeongju, which is virtually a museum without walls. Wander among stone pagodas, temples and burial sites...
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Jirisan National Park

Escape to Jirisan National Park for stunning mountains vistas, waterfalls and temples. My guide is bursting with energy as we make our way up Mount Jirisan. In her 10 years as a tour guide in South Korea, this is one of the few places that she has never had the...
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Tour of North Korea

A bear’s head from Romania, a railway carriage donated by China’s Mao Zedong and a sword given to the leaders by Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi are some of the things you'll see on a tour of North Korea. While Kim Jong Un’s isolated realm may not be on the radar of...

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