The Annual Mudfest of Boryeong

It all began way back in 1998 in association with the Boryeong Tourism Organization to promote the city as a tourist destination. Now, it is a celebrated festival which popularity rises year by year, and  people even those coming from abroad would love to visit Boryeong to splash out the fun. Every summer, Mudfest occurs…

Hongdae District: The Most Unique Neighborhood in the World

Hongdae is a popular district in Korea which is perfect for people who loves vintage, and both the street and nightlife. It is named after Hongik University, Korea’s prestigious art university, which is located just around its corner. It centers on the street and urban art, unique cafe experience, vintage, nightlife and clubs, indie music…

Hobakjuk: easy to the stomach, easy to the eyes

The pumpkin porridge, or the hobakjuk, is quite a sight. The smooth orange visual texture and the floating white blob of rice cakes of hobakjuk are enticing – it makes you want to try it and let it run through your throat. It is sweet, as the hobak variety used in this Korean food, is…

Bijarim Forest: The Forest that Enhances the Health

Wanted to relax and feel the cool forest ambiance while breathing in all the goodness and health benefits given off by these special trees? Bijarim Forest is renowned for being the largest nutmeg forest in the world. Its no wonder how it gained its title as Natural Monument No. 374 (Designated on August 19, 1993).…

Get your beers ready for kimchi bumchigae

One of the most recent food buzzword sounds something like “three-ingredient” and the Koreans have long been doing this with their kimchi buchmigae or kimchi pancake. This Korean dish is a favorite bar food and a popular banchan (side dish) for a regular Korean meal spread. With only three ingredients, you’re all set for a…

jinhae cherry blossom

The Festival of Cherry Blossoms

One of the most awaited festivals in Gyeongsang, and probably one of the most colorful and the best, the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is held in the area of Jungwon Rotary and downtown Jinhae with splendid cherry blossoms. Wanna check out the best cherry blossom spots? Participate in varied programs including a pre-event, cultural performances,…

haeinsa temple

The Temple of Enlightenment

A sacred temple, Haeinsa Tenple, which name has originated from the expression Haeinsammae of the Buddhist scripture which absolutely means the enlightened world of Buddha and our naturally undefiled mind, the Haeinsa Temple was founded by two righteous monks, Suneung and Ijung. The third year of King Ae-Jang’s reign was the original date of the…

mandu

Take extra care with mandu

There are several ways to cook mandu, which was once part of the royal cuisine. It was said to have found its way in Korea through the Mongolians which brought with them new ways of food consumption. But mandu is etymologically tied to Central Asian names for the same type of food, which lends credence…

DMZ Demilitarized Zone

The Border that Divides the North and South

Korea is known as a country of rich culture and of great history, but the fact still can’t be denied that it is a divided nation. With that, the DMZ Demilitarized Zone is established as a barrier that divides the North from the South and as a negotiation buffer to both sides. Military activities are…

bulgogi

Drooling over bulgogi

Bulgogi is easily one of the most recognizable Korean dishes in Korean restaurants overseas. The name bulgogi literally means ‘fire meat’, derived from the Korean root words ‘bul’ for fire and ‘gogi’ for meat. It’s been in the Korean food tradition for a very long time, dating back in the Goguryeo period and carrying a…