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Insa-dong is a district in downtown Seoul that is packed with antique shops, antiquarian booksellers, art galleries, scroll mounters, craft workshops, brush shops, traditional teahouses, restaurants and bars that provide tourists with ample opportunities for an exciting cultural experience.

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Korean cuisine has been influenced by the well-defined four seasons About Korean food: Korean cuisine has been influenced by the well-defined four seasons and by the land’s position as a peninsula. Local dishes are made from ingredients that fully reflect the geographical characteristics of each microclimate and region. The recipes of such dishes have been
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In late November or early December, Korean families used to prepare enough kimchi to last the long winter. The kimchi was stored in large clay jars partially buried to maintain temperature and retain flavor. In modern Korea, housewives often don’t have time to make kimchi or the outdoor space needed to store large amounts. But
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Rice still remains the staple of most Koreans, but among the younger generations, many prefer Western-style food. Rice has been usually accompanied by various side dishes, mostly seasoned vegetables, soup, pot stew and meat. A Korean traditional meal is not complete without kimchi, a mixture of various pickled vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, radish, green
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After a long day of sightseeing and night-time fun, grabbing some tasty treats is a must. Whether you want to go out or enjoy a more quiet night indoors watching soap operas with some friends, most eateries are operational 24-7, or at least late into the night, and most deliver. If fact, restaurants pride themselves
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For international travelers, Korea offers a wide range of restaurants that are comparable to those in the most cosmopolitan cities around the world. Healthy Korean food is the most popular. Whether the establishment serves Western beefsteak or Vietnamese noodles, you will be welcomed there with open arms. [dt_fancy_image image_id="20149" width="300" height="300" caption="off"] Authentic Korean cuisine
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For at least two millennia, Seoul has served as a capital for various kingdoms on the Korean Peninsula. It first became a capital during the Baekje era (18 BC-660) and was reinstated as the capital in 1394 during the Joseon period. Against this background, Seoul has grown into Korea’s capital and largest city. Today, Seoul
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“Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho (fourth from left) on Feb. 19 bursts out in laughter at a news conference held at the Westin Chosun Seoul, sitting with the movie’s cast (from left) Lee Jeong-eun, Park So-dam and Song Kang-ho and co-producer Kwak Sin Ae. By Lee Hana Photos = Jeon Han Seoul | Feb. 19, 2020 “There have been so many memorable moments from the Cannes Film Festival in May last year all the way to this year’s Oscars. But ultimately, I hope ‘Parasite’ is remembered for its cinematic merit.” Director Bong Joon-ho expressed this final thought on his spectacular journey over the past year in a news conference at the Westin Chosun Seoul hotel on Feb. 19…

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