South Korea 2008

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Beef Galbi and Kimchi Recipes
Beef Galbi and Kimchi - A very popular marinated meat dish called GalBi. It takes time to marinate the meat, but otherwise, it is very simple and easy to make. You can freeze some of the marinated meat to grill at a later time. read more

Temple Stay
Through the temple stay program, several Korean temples are opened to foreigners in order to offer opportunities to experience the traditional culture of Korean Buddhism. read more

Flea Market
On the weekends, several flea markets are open to the public in Seoul, where sellers can display a range of used and handmade goods for sale. read more

Lotus Lantern Festival
The celebration of Buddha’s birthday is a major event for Koreans, but international guests can also join in the fun and entertainment. read more

Hi Seoul Festival 2008
The Springtime Hi Seoul Festival is one of the four major festivals held annually in the capital city, and Trevor, Neville and Nigel decide to join the fun. read more

Garden of Morning Calm
Located at the edge of Chung Nyeong Mountain in Gapyung-gun, Kyungi-do, one and a half hours north from Seoul, the Garden initiated operations in 1996. read more

Hanteak Gardens
Hantaek Botanical garden is Korea’s largest Botanical Garden, and is certainly worth a day visit to take in the beauty of the plant kingdom. read more

Everland
The Hangang River or more commonly known as Han River, is approximately 2.5 metres in depth and 514 km in length. The winding route crosses over the heart of Seoul and offers tourists an abundance of cruises to enjoy the spectacular sights of Seoul along its river banks. read more

Seoul Boat Tour
The Hangang River or more commonly known as Han River, is approximately 2.5 metres in depth and 514 km in length. The winding route crosses over the heart of Seoul and offers tourists an abundance of cruises to enjoy the spectacular sights of Seoul along its river banks. read more

Secret Garden
The Bi-Won garden is a six acre private garden built in 1463 by King Sejo of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910). It was originally named ‘Huwon’ which means rear garden. read more

Heyri Art Village
Heyri is located one and a half hours out of Seoul, not far from the DMZ in Paju City in Gyeonggido Province. This vibrant arts village started its planning stages in 1994 as a book village with 370 members consisting of artists such as writers, painters, movie-men, architects and musicians. read more

Demilitarized Zone
The DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) is perhaps one of the most unusual tourist destinations in the world. The DMZ was created by the Korean Armistice Agreements, which was signed on July 27, 1953. read more

Suwon Fortress
The Suwon (Hwaseong) Fortress is located in Suwon, 30 kilometres from Seoul. It was built between 1794 and 1796 by King Jeongjo to house the remains of his father, Prince Sado. read more

Galbi Restaurant
Galbi is a specialty dish that is a superb and popular example of a true Korean cuisine. Enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, Galbi is a form of cooking which combines ingredients like meat and vegetables and cooking methods such as barbequing, marinating and vegetable wrapping. read more

Songdo City
The worlds first Ubiqitous city is currently under construction. Neville pays a visit to the New Songdo International City, located 40 kilometres from Seoul, adjacent to the Incheon Airport. read more