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South Korea Highlights Posted by on May 27, 2015

It’s been a lot of fun posting travel articles and videos to the Korean blog over the past few months, but until I make it back to the land of kimchi and soju, I’m afraid I’m fresh out of new content. While many travelers to this side of the world tend to pass over South…

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The Five Grand Palaces of Seoul Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

The last kingdom in Korea was the Joseon Dynasty (조선왕조), which lasted from 1392 all the way until 1910. Over the reign of Joseon, Seoul became the capital city and center of state affairs. Throughout the years, the kings had many grand palaces built here – five of them are currently open to the public. For…

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Gyeongbokgung Video Tour Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

Take a video tour of the grandest of Seoul’s Five Grand Palaces – Gyeongbokgung. Once the home to the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, this palace was destroyed twice by the Japanese throughout history. Restoration began in 1987 and is ongoing, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Seoul.

Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) Posted by on Jan 21, 2015

One of the main tourist attractions in Seoul is Gyeongbokgung (경복궁), the former royal palace of the Kingdom of Joseon (조선). This great kingdom lasted from 1392 to 1897, with the palace being built early on in 1395 by King Taejo. Of the Five Grand Palaces built in Seoul during the Joseon period, this is…

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10 Aweosme Things to Do in Seoul Posted by on Dec 29, 2014

Seoul is far and away the biggest city in South Korea, and it’s the cultural, political, and educational center of the country. Just about everyone visiting the ROK ends up here at some point in their trip, and for good reason. It’s a vibrant city that blends traditional and modern aspects of life in Korea…

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