South Korea

iReport: Seoul's independent coffee culture

iReport: Seoul's independent coffee culture

We asked CNNGo readers about what they think defines Seoul. iReporter Patrick Lydon says it is the staggering number of independent coffeeshops and small roasters
Gallery: Eugene on how you can look like 'the most beautiful woman in Korea'

Gallery: Eugene on how you can look like 'the most beautiful woman in Korea'

The pop icon spills makeup and hotness tips in her new beauty bible
Bongeunsa temple marks the Buddha's birthday

Bongeunsa temple marks the Buddha's birthday

One of Seoul's biggest temples offers an oasis of calm
The pensive moods of Jeju Island

The pensive moods of Jeju Island

Travel photographer Kyung-Woo Jun shows why the volcanic island is such a popular getaway spot
Madh Island gives up its prettiest secrets

Madh Island gives up its prettiest secrets

"You really couldn’t imagine that something so beautiful exists within the confines of Mumbai," says CNNGo reader Gaurang Menon
A short history of fashion pour homme, in India

A short history of fashion pour homme, in India

CNNGo reader Karun Arya shares his view on contemporary men's fashion in India, through conversations with Arjun Khanna, a Mumbai-based leading menswear couturier
Return to Zhuhai’s outer islands

Return to Zhuhai’s outer islands

After two years CNNGo reader Christopher Cottrell revisits China's gateway to Macau to sample its fresh seafood and dried duck
Shopping at Liberty Market, Lahore's wedding marketplace

Shopping at Liberty Market, Lahore's wedding marketplace

Where to find jewelry, shoes and intricate silks in one of Pakistan's most bustling markets
Ladakh gallery: Gompas, goats and killer treks

Ladakh gallery: Gompas, goats and killer treks

As winter approaches India's Himalayan outback, CNNGo reader Erin D. Yard submits this visual tribute
The kaleidoscopic world inside a Hong Kong tram

The kaleidoscopic world inside a Hong Kong tram

CNNGo reader Edison Hung takes a ride on a tram and enjoys the diversity of people within, still using Hong Kong's oldest transportation system
Temple hopping in Cambodia: Stories in stone

Temple hopping in Cambodia: Stories in stone

A 13-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap was just the beginning of an awe-inspiring trip for CNNGo reader Ara Charissa Sam
Historians clash with Olympians to preserve South Korean martial arts in Suwon

Historians clash with Olympians to preserve South Korean martial arts in Suwon

CNNGo reader Derek Winchester looks at the Suwon Citizen’s festival, which in October will recreate various martial arts from South Korean history
Finding the beauty of life in a Cambodian hospital

Finding the beauty of life in a Cambodian hospital

CNNGo reader Ara Charissa Sam gets a spiritual boost from the unlikeliest of places -- quarantine
Yangshuo: My moment of Zen

Yangshuo: My moment of Zen

CNNGo reader and photographer Darren LeBeuf discovers poetry and stillness in Yangshuo
Bed, breakfast and Buddha in Kolkata

Bed, breakfast and Buddha in Kolkata

CNNGo reader Uttara Gangopadhyay explores two unusual B&Bs in Kolkata, replete with quirky characters and settings right out of a Wes Anderson movie
Chengdu, Asia's first City of Gastronomy (and that's official)

Chengdu, Asia's first City of Gastronomy (and that's official)

As the first Asian city to win a UNESCO listing as a City of Gastronomy, Chengdu in China's Sichuan Province now hopes to spread Sichuan food around the world
Seoul's Ewha and Hongdae: Fashion-friendly buys at student-friendly prices

Seoul's Ewha and Hongdae: Fashion-friendly buys at student-friendly prices

Head to Ewha and Hongdae in the South Korean capital for cool, original accessories and a thumping nightlife experience
Gallery: The best tanabata festival in Japan

Gallery: The best tanabata festival in Japan

Outdoor stalls, cultural performances and fireworks shows at Sendai's star festival, captured by CNNGo reader Yvonne Chong
The hottest hangouts in Singapore's dance scene

The hottest hangouts in Singapore's dance scene

CNNGo reader Michael Franco puts on his dancing shoes and explores Singapore’s music scene, discovering a choice of venues as multi-faceted as a mirrored disco ball
5 of Asia's most overlooked cities

5 of Asia's most overlooked cities

Sometimes the best times are had away from the tourist trails. Here are 5 lesser-visited Asian cities that provide just as much culture and fun as their more famous alternatives
Coconuts, crabs and car parts: Bangalore's multifarious Russell Market

Coconuts, crabs and car parts: Bangalore's multifarious Russell Market

CNNGo reader Amulya Nagaraj explores Bangalore's Russel Market, started by the British in the 1900s, and discovers a diverse world of fragrant flowers, fresh meat and engine parts
South Korea's Sudeoksa: Enlighten your mind

South Korea's Sudeoksa: Enlighten your mind

Sudeoksa offers just one of many Buddhist temple stays available in South Korea, but its out-of-city location and peaceful environs make it one of the most tranquil
South Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival 2010

South Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival 2010

Getting down and dirty at South Korea’s wildly popular annual mud event