Korean travel

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
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
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
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
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
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
'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.
Gallery: What 100,000 people are lining up (in frustration) to see at Yeosu World Expo

Gallery: What 100,000 people are lining up (in frustration) to see at Yeosu World Expo

Are the Beluga whales and the world's largest gathering of robots worth traveling for? You decide
Super cars and avatars: Seoul's mind-blowing future technology museum

Super cars and avatars: Seoul's mind-blowing future technology museum

At SK Telecom's T.um, you can charge your car at electric stations and change your wallpaper with a sweep of your arms
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