SK in SK: The Landscape of Feelings

This list is organized by my subjective feelings about various places in South Korea.

THE EXCITEMENT OF EXPLORING NEW PLACES
From Shimonoseki to Busan
Beomeosa: My First Buddhist Temple in South Korea
Genius Loci: Japanese Architect Meets Jeju Island
Namsan: A Hike Through Ancient Silla
Jeju Stone Park
The Caves of Sobaeksan
The Ancient Ruins of Mireuksa
The North Korean Submarine at Jeongdongjin
The Ancient Shrine on Taebaeksan
Archaeological Ruins of Baekje in Buyeo
The Tomb of King Muryeong in Gongju: the Most Important Ancient Tomb in South Korea
Jongmyo, the Ancestral Shrine of the Joseon Kings
Gyeongbokgung, the Largest Palace in Seoul
Deoksugung: A Palace at Night
Dorasan: The Train Station without Trains, and a Peek into North Korea
The Third Tunnel in the DMZ
The Remains of the Original Ancient Baekje Capital ‘Hanseong’
Guardian of the Han River: Ganghwa Island
Seolleung & Jeongneung, Two Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty

THIS IS REALLY IRRITATING
Spaland in the World’s Biggest Department Store

THE THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE
Ancient Silla Heritage in Downtown Gyeongju
Gamsan Village and the Museum of Sex & Health
Nagan Castle Folk Village, Part 2: An Open-Air Museum of Joseon-era Life
Gyeonggijeon: The House of the Official Portrait of King Taejo
Cheongju: City of the Jikji
Gangneung: a Joseon Villa, a Gramophone Museum, and a Tofu Village
The Taebaek Coal Museum
Learning about Baekje at the Buyeo National Museum
Dongdaemun Plaza
War Memorial & Museum of Korea, Part 1
War Memorial & Museum of Korea, Part 2
Ehwa Womans University
The National Museum of Korea
The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: The Last Art Gallery I Visited in South Korea (Part 1)
The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: The Last Art Gallery I Visited in South Korea (Part 2)

DID NOT LIVE UP TO MY EXPECTATIONS
Yeomiji Botanical Garden in Jungmun
Downtown Incheon

CONTENT WITH THE GOOD LIFE
My Life in Gwangju
Busan: Books, Beach, and Basement Cinema
My Life in Busan: Hostel, Restaurant, and Dentist
Insadong: The Artsy Alleys and the Delicious Buffet
Dragon Hill Spa, Part 1
Dragon Hill Spa, Part 2

CONTENT WITH THE WORLD
Seongeup Folk Village
Sunrise at Castle Mountain Sunrise Peak
Jeju Olle Trail Route #1
Haeinsa: House of the Triptaka Koreana
A Joseon-era Neighborhood in the City: Jeonju’s Hanok Maeul
Chungju Lake
Coastal Folk Heritage at Haesindang
Jirisan National Park: To Seseok Shelter via Jeseokbong, Jangteomok Shelter, & Chotdaebong
Bukchon Hanok Village
Itaewon: The Neighborhood Where All of the Foreigners in Seoul Are
Walking Along the Han River
Hwaseong Fortress: the High Point of the Wall at Paldalsan
Hwaseong Fortress: The North Floodgate and the Pretty Pavilion

MOURNING
Jeju Museum of War History Peace at Gama Oreum
April 3rd Peace Park in Jeju
The May 18th National Cemetery in Gwangju
Goseong, Sokcho, and Gangwon Province’s North Korea Connection
The UN Cemetary in Busan
Busosanseong: Where the Baekje Kingdom Fell
The Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom Part 2: The Axe Murder and Bridge of No Return
A Final Morning in South Korea: Seodaemun Prison

THE JOY OF BEING WITH OTHER PEOPLE
Seokbulsa: The Really Cool Temple I Visited with Polish Tourists
The ‘Folk Village’ and Hanoks of Gyeongju (plus economy and food)
Namsan: Hermitage of the Seven Buddhas
Manjanggul, the Lava Tube Cave, and Gimyeong Maze Park
The Andong Mask Dance Festival
Changgyeonggung, the Quiet Grand Palace, Part 1
Changgyeonggung, the Quiet Grand Palace, Part 2
Overnighting in a Hanok at Doo Guesthouse
The Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom Part 1: Where South Korea Talks with North Korea
Theatrical Performance in Seoul: Miso ‘Baebijang-jeon’
Jump: Another Super-Popular Nonverbal Show
A Final Afternoon in South Korea: The Meeting, the Guesthouse, the Airport

IT’S DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN!
Gyeongju: The City of Ancient Royal Tombs
A Final Visit to Namsan and Farewell Gyeongju!
The Coast of Jungmun – Jusangjeollidea
The Coast of Seogwipo
Udo Island: The Mini-Jeju
Jirisan National Park: Ssangyesa, Temple of the Twin Streams
The Treasures of King Muryeong at the Gongju National Museum
Gongsanseong: the Fortress in Gongju
Heyri: The Art Village near the DMZ
Namsangol: A Preserved Slice of Seoul’s Joseon Heritage
Hwaseong Fortress: Archery and Beacons
Hwaseong Fortress: Completing the Circuit
Bomun-sa, Seongmodo’s Temple of Having Sons
Bongeun-sa
Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 1
Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 2: Trees
Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 3: Indoor Spaces
Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 4: Nakseonjae

I’M LOST, AND I HOPE I’M OKAY WITH THAT
Geumjeong-seongsan: My First Fortress in South Korea
Daegu, the Medical Metropolis
Festivities, Museums, and Art in Gwangju
A Final Morning in South Korea: Inwangsan

DAMMIT, MY LEGS WANT TO STOP, LET’S GET THIS HIKE OVER WITH
Hallasan Part 1: Ascent via the Seongpanak Trail
Woraksan
Seoraksan National Park: The Highest Peak Daecheongbong
Jirisan National Park: Ascending Jungbong
Jirisan National Park: Seseok to Ssangyesa via Samsinbong
A Final Afternoon in South Korea: Bukaksan, the Northern Guardian of Seoul

SERENDIPITY
A Documentary about Jeju Shamanism at the Jeju Women’s Film Festival
Hahoe Byeolsingut Talnori: A Traditional Masked Drama
Pansori Performance at Jeonju’s Sori Festival
Guinsa, the Sanctuary in Sobaeksan
Jogyesa: A Buddhist Temple in the Heart of Seoul
The Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheongyecheon
Hwaseong Fortress: Haenggung, the Palace of King Jeongjo
Huwon: The Secret Garden of Changdeokgung

DAZZLED BY THE SUBLIME
Gyeongju: Bulguksa and the Most Impressive Buddha Statue I Have Ever Seen
The Famous Waterfalls of Seogwipo & Jungmun
Sanbangsan, the Cliff Sitting on Jeju’s Coast
Hallasan Part 2: Descent via the Gwaneum-sa Trail
Beauty and Tradition: Hahoe Folk Village
Nagan Castle Folk Village, Part 1: The Village which Charmed Me
Suncheon Bay
Temple by the Horse’s Ears, Temple of a Dedicated Stone-Piler
Sobaeksan: The Peak
Beopjusa, Keeper of Ancient Buddhist Art
Songnisan
Seoraksan National Park: Biryeong Waterfall
The Caverns of Hwanseongul
Seoraksan National Park: Ulsan Bawi
Seoraksan National Park: Valley of the Waterfalls
Seoraksan National Park: The Scene at Biseondae
Jirisan National Park: The Highest Peak Cheonhwangbong
Jirisan National Park: Buril Waterfall
Seoul’s Namsan and N Seoul Tower
Bukhansan, the Roof of Seoul
Hwaseong Fortress: the West Gate, and the Really Big North Gate
Photos of a Mystery Place in Seoul
So-Muuido, My Last Full Day in South Korea

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