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Korea's Best-Loved Beverages

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From your first day in Seoul, one thing will become increasingly apparent--Koreans love to drink. Whether it's tea or coffee from one of Seoul's thousands of coffee shops, or something stiffer like beer or the traditional rice whiskey beverage called soju, there are countless drinking establishments in Seoul looking to quench your thirst with beverages of all make and model.
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Seoul, South Korea
It may not spring to mind like Russia or Ireland, but when you think of countries that like their liquor, Korea is up there drinking with the best of them. Soju, aka Korean rice whisky, is often cheaper than water, and the emerald green bottles...
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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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Seoul, South Korea
Seoul has to be Asia's most caffeinated mega-city. There is plenty of tea to be had, but coffee rules in Korea's capital. Along with an abundance of multi-storied Starbucks, every street seems to have sprouted a home-grown café: from the...
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Seoul, South Korea
Everyone knows that beer is a worldwide staple drink, and it’s no different in Korea’s capital where thousands of gallons of the golden brew are consumed on a nightly basis by thirsty Seoulites. Koreans are true to their three major beer brands:...
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Seoul, South Korea
Strangely milky in appearance, Makgeolli is a Korean classic. But don’t feed it to the baby, this fermented mixture of boiled rice and wheat is between six and eight percent alcohol and is a popular choice within Korea’s well-developed drinking...