South Korea

Tips and Articles in South Korea

Day Spa South Korea: People still go to traditional public bathhouses, but today’s mega-spas have taken the scene by storm. My friends and I spend hours at Siloam Sauna—we visit the ice room, get a massage, and grab samgyetang stew at the resta...
In the wake of the recent influx of so-called cat cafes—that is, coffee shops where patrons can get cuddly with a feline or two while enjoying their macchiatos—comes this (perhaps inevitable) gem in Seoul, South Korea: a place that imports a pair ...
Saturday’s season premiere of travel/cooking show Avec Eric promises, above all else, further proof of the boons gleaned from adventure. The Season 3 teaser is a delightful whiplash, wherein kangaroos, cephalopod tentacles, and long, open roads bl...
Want to overhaul your diet and exercise regimen? Urban hotels are now offering the kind of diagnostic tools that have traditionally been found at destination spas. Consultants at the Shilla Seoul are on hand at the gym to give guests a full fitnes...
Changi Airport, in Singapore, is the 15th busiest airport in the world. It serves more than 51 million passengers a year—about the same as New York City’s JFK—but very much unlike JFK, it is universally popular, beloved even. Changi has placed in ...
“Forty years ago we were still wearing traditional Korean clothes! These days it’s a Uniqlo T-shirt and a Chanel jacket with a Fendi bag. Seoul has become a very, very trendy city, and everything is changing so fast,” Korean fashion designer Demi ...
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Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...
HONG KONG Causeway Bay A creative hub of café and consumer culture THE SCENE Neon-lit and dense with high-rises, Causeway Bay fuses the essences of New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo into one bubbling urban stew, with teenage punks, media typ...
Not that anyone has contested the title yet, but the city of Suwon, South Korea, is staking a claim to the "world's best bathrooms." Suwon's recently created Toilet Cultural Division (we jest not) has spent nearly $4 million renovating some 580 ba...
Chi-hwa-seon ("Painted Fire"), the latest cinematic extravaganza by South Korean auteur Im Kwon-taek, is a lusty and inspired portrait of Ohwon (or Jang Seung-ub), a revolutionary painter who sprang from humble roots to dominate 19th-century Korea...
In Seoul, a city notorious for its indecipherable urban layout, there's a certain comfort that comes from checking in to a hotel with a familiar feel. The pod chairs, the whatever/whenever concierges, the living-room-style lobby—such W Hotel signa...
This month sees the opening of Seoul's Inchon International Airport, an extravagant facility that will replace overcrowded Kimpo as South Korea's international gateway. The "superhub," projected at $5.5 billion, finally puts Seoul at Asia's cente...
South Korea The Program The Secret of Coocoo Island (MBC, weekdays, 7:45 p.m.) What You’ll Watch Don’t worry about the language barrier. This version of Lost—midlevel employees become stranded on a mysterious island—provides comic insight into...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest TV Shows. A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal. The suitcase-of-dough extravaganza could be the United Natio...