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27-69 Hang-dong 7(chil)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Korea is famous for three kinds of food: ginseng, kimchi and fish. This market is where the fish get delivered right off the boat. Inside, more than 500 shops sell anything and everything that swims or crawls on the ocean floor. You probably...

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Wolmimunhwa-ro, Gaho-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Wolmido Island is about a kilometer (a half-mile or so) from Incheon and, once upon a time, was actually an island; now it’s joined to the mainland by both road and monorail. During the war, it was used to block access to Incheon and was...

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25 Jayugongwonnam-ro, Bukseong-dong 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Incheon’s Freedom Park (also called Jayu Park) celebrates the end of the war. In a prominent place you’ll find a statue of General Douglas MacArthur, who remains a hero in South Korea for leading the amphibious attack that liberated...

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138 Cheongnyang-ro, Ongnyeon-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Incheon Landing Memorial Hall honors a pivotal moment in the city’s history and in the country’s push for freedom. More than 75,000 troops and 250 ships took part in MacArthur’s amphibious landing at Incheon, like a wall of metal...

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43 China town-ro, Bukseong-dong 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Jajangmyeon Museum, at the edge of Incheon's Freedom Park, shows that the city has something going for it besides war history. This is a museum about noodles: not just any noodles, but the Korean specialty of black soybean noodles. Here you can...

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161 Sajik-ro, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Originally built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is the largest and greatest of Seoul’s Five Grand Palaces. Burned down during the Japanese invasion of 1592, it was reconstructed in 1867. Today, the palace grounds, filled with lotus ponds,...
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137 Seobinggo-ro, Seobinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
The National Museum of Korea is the largest museum in Korea and houses a comprehensive collection of Korean cultural artifacts that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient days to the modern era. There’s also the Children’s...
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South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Paju-si, Gunnae-myeon, 점원리 산172

Since 1953, the Korean peninsula has been split by a strip of land about four kilometers (2.5 miles) wide, stretching from sea to sea: the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, where North and South Korea stare at each other. Since no one ventures into the...

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90 Minsokchon-ro, Bora-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

To see how Koreans once lived, head for Minsok Village, the Korean Folk Village. The place is designed as a living museum, with people reenacting traditional activities, including weddings and martial arts on horseback. Scattered around the...

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29 Itaewon-ro, Namyeong-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
South Korea's past is a rocky one, and at the War Memorial of Korea people from all across the country come to pay respects to brave soldiers who fought for their freedom. In addition to the museum's huge display of war- and military-related...
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43 China town-ro, Bukseong-dong 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Gonghwachun in Incheon is the place for traditional black soybean noodles and a lovely traditional atmosphere. In Chinatown (the restaurant’s original site is now the Jajangmyeon Museum, two stories full of noodle history), this is a...

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128-1 Deokgyo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Hwanghaekalguksu specializes in seafood and noodle dishes, something Koreans do better than anyone else. You do have to be limber enough to sit on the floor, since the restaurant offers traditional dining, but the mere scent of noodle and crab and...

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2-2 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Sinseon Seolnongtang Myeongdong is famous for its seolnongtang, an oxtail soup with a sweet broth. The restaurant also serves traditional Korean noodles and soups, as well as a stir-fried black pudding that shouldn’t be missed. The place is...

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828-53 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Goraebul brings its seafood ingredients in from Gyeongsang province, where warm currents meet cold ones, which results in unique creatures and tastes. Some of the menu changes with what shows up at the market from the fisherfolk; other items, like...

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83-24 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Jungsik is the home of celebrity chef Jung Sik Yim, who is updating Korean cuisine; he’s credited as the first chef to prepare Korean ingredients with molecular-gastronomy techniques. He’s done so well with the main restaurant that...

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118-5 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Hansik Olbaan is the place to go in Seoul if you want to try a bit of everything, or just have the appetite to justify hitting a gigantic buffet. Extremely popular with South Korean families, the restaurant doesn’t really care that you...

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21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Among the biggest and most chaotic markets in Korea, Seoul's Namdaemun Market is the capital's oldest, dating to the 1400s. Today you can find ANYthing here, if you're willing to brave the crowded alleyways tucked in behind skyscrapers:...
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35 Yeonnam-ro, Guwol-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Shinsegae Department Store in Incheon (there are also a few in Seoul and several others scattered around the country) is South Korea’s answer to Macy’s or the Bay. Seven floors of exactly what you'd expect to find in department stores,...

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73 Majang-ro, Hwanghak-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

The Goblin Market is Seoul’s first flea market; it's been in operation since around the end of the war. The market is huge, with more than 500 booths. Some stalls sell new stuff, while others’ merchandise seems to be the result of...

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961-2 Dapsimni-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul’s Janganpyeong Antique Market has more than 150 stores, with everything from furniture to fine art. Antique is sometimes loosely defined, but it’s a good place to look for scroll paintings and calligraphy and lacquerware. Need a man-size...