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Anapji Pond in Gyeongju, South Korea is a great place to visit during your travels.

Gyeongju: Korea’s Fantastic Ancient Capital

Japan may have Kyoto, and China may have Xi’an, but South Korea has Gyeongju. Nestled in the western mountains of the country, Gyeongju is the ancient capital of Korea. A small, unassuming town, Gyeongju doesn’t att...
by Jim Cheney
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The front entrance to Children's Grand Park in Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul’s Children’s Grand Park: For the Kid in All of Us

I’m a firm believer that in order to experience the culture of a city, there is no better place to visit than a local park. At a park, you aren’t going to have people trying to butter you up for money or presenting ...
by Jim Cheney
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Look up through the bamboo at the Juk Nok Won Bamboo Forest in Damyang, South Korea.

Finding Bliss in South Korea’s Damyang Bamboo Forest

Sitting just outside of Gwangju, in South Korea’s southwestern corner, is the small town of Damyang. The town itself would be fairly indistinguishable from the myriad of other small Korean villages except for a small corn...
by Jim Cheney
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The Summit of Ulsanbawi in Seoraksan National Park just outside of Sokcho, South Korea.

Don’t Let the Adjumma Pass You By: Hiking in Korea’s Seoraksan National Park

Panting for breath, I sat down on a rock just next to the narrow hiking trail. Watching people twice my age walk by me, I consoled myself that my plight was the cause of the high altitude and not because I was out of shape. Jus...
by Jim Cheney
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Seokbulsa Temple in Busan, South Korea is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in all of South Korea.

Seokbulsa: South Korea’s Hidden Jewel

I’ve seen a lot of temples. From Buddhist, to Tao, to Hindu, I’ve seen enough temples to make my eyes bulge. Some have been old, and some have been newer; some have been in cities, and some have been the middle of a...
by Jim Cheney
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Beach front huts on Muuido Island in South Korea are basic, but inexpensive.

Muuido: A Great Beach Getaway From Seoul

Korea has some fantastic beaches to tempt visitors and expats alike, however, many of them are several hours from Seoul. Fortunately though, the island of Muuido is a great option that is close to Seoul and even closer to Inche...
by Jim Cheney
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