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In pictures: Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival

In pictures: Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival
October 6, 2013 - 0 Comments - Ben Cowles

FROM October 1st ~ 13th hundreds of spirits, soldiers, and denizens from Korea’s past emblazon the night in the small fortified city of Jinju.   The Namgang Lantern Festival (진주 남강 유등 축제) is held every autumn in the small (for Korea) city of Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province. The festival not only commemorates the city’s great victory in the Imjin war,…>

Finding fun, sun and serenity in Asia this summer

Finding fun, sun and serenity in Asia this summer
July 11, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

WE’RE edging toward the midpoint of summer, and as is too often the case, those precious months are flying by. Summer is supposed to be a time of relaxation and joy, though the older you get, the more caught up you become in work obligations and social commitments, meaning those chances for soaking up the…>

Mama Hanok: A traditional home stay in Seoul

Mama Hanok: A traditional home stay in Seoul
May 9, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

SEOUL is a city with its sights set on the future. Step out of any standard hotel in the city and take a stroll down one of the main shopping streets and you’re likely to be more taken by the steel-and-concrete construction, flashing lights and trendy nightlife than you are by the city’s cultural heritage…>

SKorea restores capital gate to 14th century glory

SKorea restores capital gate to 14th century glory
April 30, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

FIVE years after an arsonist destroyed it, the stone-and-wood southern gate to the old walled capital of Seoul has been painstakingly restored to its late 14th century glory by a small army of master craftsmen using traditional tools. From the hand-carved stones of the walls flanking Sungnyemun gate, to the finely wrought touches on the…>

JK House: affordable accommodation in the heart of Seoul

JK House: affordable accommodation in the heart of Seoul
April 27, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

ACCOMMODATION preferences vary from one traveler to the next. Spend enough time traveling through South Korea or Asia at large, and you’re sure to hear travelers debating the merits of backpacker-style dorms versus private rooms with better amenities. Those in the hostel camp praise the community atmosphere and the affordability, while those in favor of…>

5 best nightlife cities in Asia

5 best nightlife cities in Asia
April 25, 2013 - 1 Comments - Casey Hynes

WHEREVER you are in Asia, there is somewhere to party. Even in the wilds of Mongolia you’ll find someone who is willing to throw back a few with you. Or in Muslim Indonesia, there is still Bali, where you can always find a party or two. Here are five of our favorite cities in Asia…>

Rak Ko Jae: Culture and tradition in Seoul

Rak Ko Jae: Culture and tradition in Seoul
April 23, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

AN oasis of culture and tradition in an intensely modern city, Rak Ko Jae gives its guest an unrivaled look into the aristocratic lifestyle of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty.  And all of this is happens without the least hint of tourism kitsch. If not for the fact that the rest of Seoul is just around the corner, you might actually…>

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