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Look up through the bamboo at the Juk Nok Won Bamboo Forest in Damyang, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Staring Up at a Bamboo Canopy

The sound of wind through a bamboo forest is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. More quiet and peaceful than the wind through a regular forest, the peaceful sound of rustling bamboo leaves makes it easy to appreciat...
by Jim Cheney


A fishing boat waits for high tide on Seonudo Island in South Korea.

5 Must-See Korean Destinations Outside of Seoul

Seoul, South Korea is one of my favorite cities in the world. With ultra-modern architecture, historic homes and fortresses, trendy night clubs, and spacious parks, the city has something for everyone. However, if you only visi...
by Jim Cheney

Geunjeongjeon, the trone room of Gyeongbokgung Palace in downtown Seoul, South Korea.

Gyeongbokgung: Where Korean History Comes Alive

Of all the places that I visited in South Korea, there was nowhere that I returned to more than Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace. As the city’s only “must see” tourist destination, I returned five times, tak...
by Jim Cheney


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

Gwanghwamun Gate in downtown Seoul, South Korea is the outer gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Photo of the Week: Seoul’s Gwanghwamun at Nighttime

Seoul is a beautiful city. From flowing streams, to mountainous hiking trails, to open plazas, Seoul had something to offer anyone who can find beauty amid urban chaos. When I first arrived nearly three years ago, the city cent...
by Jim Cheney