South Korea

Rescue operation as South Korean passenger ship sinks

Rescue operation as South Korean passenger ship sinks

A South Korean ship, with around 450 passengers on board, is sinking off the country's southwest coast
Seoul unveils $451 million 'spaceship' landmark

Seoul unveils $451 million 'spaceship' landmark

Seoul Fashion Week is inaugural event at the new Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Introducing Seoul's new $230 million contemporary art museum

Introducing Seoul's new $230 million contemporary art museum

There are large expectations on the first national modern art museum in South Korea's capital in nearly 30 years
'Brilliant Cube' lights up Gangnam

'Brilliant Cube' lights up Gangnam

Comprising 576 clear LED poles, Gangnam's newest landmark is a giant kinetic sculpture
Gallery: 40 most beautiful places in South Korea

Gallery: 40 most beautiful places in South Korea

Here are the places where travel photographers fall in love, then go back to again and again
Cute thing of the day: South Korean Christmas penguin march

Cute thing of the day: South Korean Christmas penguin march

If you missed it, you missed it. December 20 was the last day for an adorable Christmas penguin display. But we have the pics for posterity
10 things South Korea does better than anywhere else

10 things South Korea does better than anywhere else

Tech culture, female golfers, working late -- here's how a small country leads the world in so many categories
In photos: 3,000 Korean housewives, 250 tons of kimchi

In photos: 3,000 Korean housewives, 250 tons of kimchi

Armed with aprons, rubber gloves and sanitary shower caps, a horde of Korean housewives brought in the kimchi season with a mass cabbage-stuffing event
Gallery: 10 scariest places in Asia

Gallery: 10 scariest places in Asia

Robert Joe, host of National Geographic's "I Wouldn't Go In There," takes us in there
Complete Seoul business travel guide

Complete Seoul business travel guide

Etiquette, tricky addresses, best hotels by business hub. Here's what many business travelers wish they'd known before arrival
South Korea's first nude beach announced

South Korea's first nude beach announced

Gangwon Province eyes clothes-free options in attempt to attract tourists
Seoul launches Psy-inspired tourist police force

Seoul launches Psy-inspired tourist police force

Oppa Gangnam Style! All 101 officers on the squad have a fashionable connection to South Korea's biggest celebrity
How 'hanbok' is influencing biggest fashion names

How 'hanbok' is influencing biggest fashion names

Modern takes on hanbok, South Korea's traditional dress, are brightening up fashion runways and influencing major designers
Glorious fires in the sky: Seoul gears up for 'biggest event of the year'

Glorious fires in the sky: Seoul gears up for 'biggest event of the year'

More than one million people are expected to turn out for fireworks festival on Saturday
Secrets of a Korean scrub mistress

Secrets of a Korean scrub mistress

"Thank you ma'am, may I have another?" Getting clean at a South Korean spa tests your pain threshold. But it's worth it
Chinese ship, 87 passengers finally leave South Korea

Chinese ship, 87 passengers finally leave South Korea

More than 1,600 passengers caught in legal dispute between Chinese shipping companies. Most have already been flown home
Coming soon: World's first 'invisible' tower

Coming soon: World's first 'invisible' tower

Through the use of high-tech camouflage, Seoul's Tower Infinity will be capable of blending into the sky
'Violent' director's crowd sourcing film

'Violent' director's crowd sourcing film

Renowned for depictions of violence, the director of "Oldboy" talks about his upbeat vision for a crowd-sourced movie about Seoul.
Bijindo: The Korean island where time stops

Bijindo: The Korean island where time stops

Empty beaches, car-less roads, fresh seafood, gorgeous sunset -- on pretty Bijindo, that's called a hectic day
12 new reasons to eat (and drink) in Seoul

12 new reasons to eat (and drink) in Seoul

From neo-Korean cuisine to real Mexican (no kimchi tacos), the capital's dining scene has gotten a powerful new punch
Gamcheon: Is this Asia's artsiest town?

Gamcheon: Is this Asia's artsiest town?

Unusual art turns a former slum into a beautiful pastel palette -- Busan's fascinating art village
Gallery: Filthy fun at annual mud festival

Gallery: Filthy fun at annual mud festival

Launched to promote the cosmetic benefits of the local mud, the South Korean fest has become an annual frenzy
Mermaids, abalone and a very local breakfast in South Korea

Mermaids, abalone and a very local breakfast in South Korea

Busan's surprising breakfast staple is also a great introduction to a shrinking breed of lady divers