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The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: The Last Art Gallery I Visited in South Korea (Part 2)

If you want to see what works are in the Modern Art section of the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, you can see it on the official website. Some of the works did nothing for me. Some of the works … Continue reading

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The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: The Last Art Gallery I Visited in South Korea (Part 1)

Apparently, the founder of the Samsung corporation was a devoted collector of art. He founded a few galleries to display his collection, and he asked his successors at Samsung to continue to collect art and present it to the public. … Continue reading

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Dragon Hill Spa, Part 2

This is a continuation of Part 1. I didn’t take any photos at Dragon Hill Spa, but there are plenty on the internet. I am impressed by the set of photos at this website – they are recognizably photos of … Continue reading

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Dragon Hill Spa, Part 1

Lots of sources say that Dragon Hill Spa is the best jjimjilbang (sauna + hot spring + entertainment) in Seoul is Dragon Hill Spa. After all of the running around I was doing, I really liked the idea of spending … Continue reading

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The National Museum of Korea

I had been to the Gyeongju National Museum, Buyeo National Museum, and Gongju National Museum, but in Seoul is *the* National Museum of Korea. The permanent exhibitions take up three airy floors, and are divided as thus: Prehistory and Ancient … Continue reading

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Itaewon: The Neighborhood Where All of the Foreigners in Seoul Are

I remember, before I ever went to Seoul, I was talking to another foreigner in South Korea who was telling me about Seoul. He said that Koreans were telling him ‘Oh, don’t you want to go to Itaewon, Itaewon is … Continue reading

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War Memorial & Museum of Korea, Part 1

In the photograph above is a statue depicting a South Korean and a North Korean soldier. The South Korean soldier and the North Korean soldier see each, find that the other is his own brother, and embrace. This sometimes literally … Continue reading

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