Insadong in central Seoul is known as a preserve of Korea's traditional culture. But in reality old shops are closing or leaving.
Park Geun-hye's role in the Choi Soon-sil scandal reverberates in Gumi, the country’s conservative heartland the birthplace of Park's revered father.
There’s a nondescript stairway on the outskirts of ‘the hip Haebangchon.’ The steps once led to a Shinto shrine for 7,000 spirits of Japan’s war dead.
If one were to go by a recent discussion in Reddit's Korea forum, the most bizarre city in South Korea would undoubtedly be Songdo.
The capital’s many districts host favela-esque "cubicle villages," called jjokbangchon in Korean. South Korea's destitute and vulnerable call them home.
South Korea’s hyper-growth winds down. Fewer people I know hold a rosy view of the future. Ranks of disillusioned spiritual seekers grow.
Allegations of coercion, vandalism and a casino plan. Seoul's popular Noryangjin Seafood Market faces a crisis as merchants and the developer face off.
Urban redevelopment has taken a curious form in Seoul. Fully functioning and inhabited neighborhoods are razed with the consent of a bare majority.