A new venue to enjoy Korean traditional paintings

In my blog post dated 5 March 2017, I have provided an overview of the Korean traditional paintings.  Where will you go if you want to see some Korean traditional paintings?  You may think of venues like the National Museum of Korea and art galleries.  However, currently, there is a new venue where you can see such paintings -the Seoul Metro. Continue reading

Let’s travel to the past Korea!

One popular theme in Korean TV dramas is travelling to the past.  While we do not have the time machine to help us do so, there are some good places in Seoul where you can experience and learn about the past Korea through different means. In fact, the history is an important part of a country’s culture, and if you are interested in Korean culture, it is worthwhile to go to these places to learn more about the Korean history. Continue reading

The Royal Culture Festival is back in Seoul!

Geunjeongmun of the Gyeongbokgung Palace

You may notice that a lot of Korean historical dramas and movies have the Joseon period as their settings.  The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897) was the last dynasty and the longest-ruling dynasty in the Korean history.  Given its long ruling period, it has left a lot of cultural legacy to modern Korea, for example, Hangeul, the Korean language, which was invented by King Sejong, and a lot of heritage in arts, literature, architecture, science and technology, etc.

If you want to learn more about the Joseon royal culture, you should participate in the annual Royal Culture Festival (궁중 문화축전) which is held from 28 April to 7 May 2017.   Continue reading

Let’s enjoy the fall foliage in South Korea!

Fall foliage at Odaesan
Fall foliage at Odaesan

The weather is turning cold in South Korea – the beautiful fall foliage is now at its peak in most of the places there. According to the forecast by the Korea Meteorological Administration, the fall foliage will peak in Central Seoul by early November.  In this post, let’s discuss some fall foliage sites in South Korea which I think are good – I consider them good not only because they’ve got beautiful fall foliage scenery but also because you can do some other interesting activities at the same time. Continue reading

More tips on cherry blossom spots in South Korea…

I talked about some interesting Korean events, food and song related to cherry blossom in my blog post dated 24 March 2015. In this blog post, I will provide some more tips on the spots/events to which you may go to enjoy the cherry blossom season in South Korea. Continue reading