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Rock Formations at Yangnam Coast Gyeongju

Yangnam Coast Gyeongju(경주 양남) is becoming a more and more popular destination as a weekend getaway or just for an evening walk for both Koreans and foreigners. There is a well maintained walking trail along...

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Visit Seoul’s First Mosque

The construction of the Seoul Central Masjid (서울 중앙성원) started in 1974 on a piece of land donated by the Korean Government. This is the first mosque built in Korea, other mosques followed in...

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Korean Silk Embroidery Art Exhibition In Gyeongju

Lee Yong Joo, a famous Korean Silk Embroidery artist and the founder of Hon Ja Soo (혼자수), has an amazing art exhibition in Gyeongju Downtown. Any admirers of Van Gogh  and silk embroidery will...

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Finding Inner Peace at Golgulsa Temple Stay

Golgulsa Temple (골굴사) is located in the outskirts of Gyeongju at the foot of Mt. Hamwol and is the only temple cave in the Korean peninsula.  The temple dates back to the 6th century...

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Social Obligations at a Korean Funeral

After living in Korea for 7 months now, I attended my first Korean funeral. Wednesday 10AM: my husband Evan gets a text message in his work Kakao Chat, announcing that on of the colleague’s...

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Things To Do In Daegu

Daegu is probably not the first city that comes to mind when travelling in South Korea but it is surprisingly the 4th biggest city of Korea with more than 2 million inhabitants. For tourists...

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Discovering the Taste of Andong

When thinking about Andong, the first thing that comes to mind is the famous Hahoe Folk Village and the Mask Festival. But what else Andong has to offer? Well we went on a quest...

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Reliving Childhood Memories at the Teddy Bear Museum Gyeongju

The Teddy Bear Museum Gyeongju(테디베어박물관-경주) is a unique experience that will bring back your childhood memories.  The museum uses thousands of the cutest teddy bears to illustrate the history of mankind, mainly focusing on...

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A Trip to Bulguksa Temple Gyeongju

QUICK FACTS ABOUT BULGUKSA TEMPLE GYEONGJU Bulguksa temple was built in 528 during the Silla Dynasty, in 751 King Gyeong-Deok started rebuilding the temple. The temple burned down during the Imijin war and was damaged multiple...