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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
Gallery: Interview with a mermaid

Gallery: Interview with a mermaid

At Korea's largest aquarium, a group of former national synchronized swimmers perform alongside sharks, stingrays and sea turtles
Lantern festival gallery: 35,000 lights, millions of people

Lantern festival gallery: 35,000 lights, millions of people

People queue for hours for a view of downtown Seoul's dazzling display
'Brilliant Cube' lights up Gangnam

'Brilliant Cube' lights up Gangnam

Comprising 576 clear LED poles, Gangnam's newest landmark is a giant kinetic sculpture
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
Gallery: Suitman, the world's best-dressed traveler

Gallery: Suitman, the world's best-dressed traveler

The Korean-American artist wears a suit wherever he goes ... now he's being recognized for more than just snappy dress
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
Every boyfriend's nightmare: Inside Seoul's new handbag museum

Every boyfriend's nightmare: Inside Seoul's new handbag museum

Ever wanted to know the difference between a sweetmeat and a miser purse? No? Find out anyway at the Simone Handbag Museum
Gallery: 101,000 drink, dance and succumb to Brit invasion at 2012 Jisan Valley Rock Festival

Gallery: 101,000 drink, dance and succumb to Brit invasion at 2012 Jisan Valley Rock Festival

Where Radiohead goes way over time, and Owl City reckons it's his favorite place to play on earth
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
Good, clean fun: Mayhem at the Boryeong Mud Festival

Good, clean fun: Mayhem at the Boryeong Mud Festival

Best place to get a facial, a body wrap, eat mud pies and wrestle, all at the same time
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