Category: History

Bulguksa Temple: In Photos.

Bulguksa temple is classified by the Korean Government as “historic and scenic site no 1” which in many ways means that if you visit only one site in Korea it should be this one. It is also an UNESCO World Heritage site and contains…

Gyeongju: Why You Should Visit On Your Next Trip To Korea.

I have to admit it took us three visits to Korea before we went to Gyeongju, a mistake I hope other visitors don’t make. Even then we compounded our mistake and tried to see everything in a day trip from Seoul. If a day…

Hwaseong Fortress: In Photos.

A short train trip from Seoul to Suwon takes you to a couple of interesting places. The Folk Village and Hwaseong Fortress are the main reasons to visit, but there’s also a palace, traditional markets, and good food. The area is known for ‘galbi.’ …

Day Trip To Jeonju. Part 2, Gyeonggijeon Shrine: In Photos.

Jeonju is a wonderful place to visit with a lot of things to see and do. In part 1 Jeondong Cathedral, as well as Pungnammun Gate, Omokdae, and Imokdae are all mentioned. Part 2  covers Gyeonggijeon Shrine. Gyeonggijeon Shrine, which was built in 1410…

Chunghyeon Museum, At The Ancestral Home Of Ori Yi Won-ik.

There are many large and beautiful palaces and temples in Korea all of which are worth seeing. Hanok villages abound, and there are also Folk Villages where buildings from different eras and places are built, or collected, so that you can see how all…

Gwangmyeong Cave, South Korea.

  Gwangmyeong Cave, technically located within the Seoul Metropolitan area, is situated outside the Seoul green belt in Gwangmyeong. Although we travelled in a friend’s car you can get there using public transportation. The cheapest way would be by using the Seoul subway and…

The Horses Of Jeju.

There’s an incredible variety of horse breeds around the world, but the Jeju Island horse may be among the least known outside of its home. Jeju Island, off the southern tip of South Korea is one of the nine provinces that make up S.Korea,…