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[HanCinema's Digest] Travel Bug Bites

2017/09/03 | 379 views | Permalink

The Korea Stripes reveals the top four UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites in Korea, Slate visits 'Little Pyongyang' in Seoul, ultra fast Wi-Fi planned for Seoul's subway system, and The Korea Herald saunters into the up-and-coming Mangwon.

"Must-visit UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites"

Did you know that there are eleven UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in South Korea? The South Korean people and their culture date back well over 4,000 years, so it's no surprise then the country is home to many fascinating historical sites worth your time. In this post on Trazy, you'll discover the four most popular UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites as well as a little history about them to help spur a visit.


"Life in Little Pyongyang"

Looking for Korea's "epicentre for diversity"? Haebangchon ("Liberation Village") in Seoul is a small neighbourhood that was founded by North Korean defectors in the late 1950s. In this informative piece on Slate, David Josef Volodzko reveals some of the context and history behind this iconic part of Seoul. Although many of its North Korean founders have moved on, "Today, it's a multi-ethnic mecca totally at odds with the city that surrounds it yet one that draws increasing numbers of young Koreans".


"Seoul restarts procedures to offer free, ultra-fast Wi-fi in subway stations, cars"

Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, staying connected while overseas can be essential nowadays. Thankfully, the South Korea government is continuing its efforts to make sure its capital city, Seoul, is one of the world leaders when it comes to technological infrastructure and service delivery. The plan, in short, is to have "ultrafast" public Wi-Fi within all of Seoul's subways by 2019. Watch this space...


"[Seoul saunter] Overrated, but charming 'town of selfies'"

The Korea Herald's "Seoul Saunter" series' aim is to explore the city's many nooks and crannies, interesting places that "appear to have escaped the passage of time". This week, Yoon Min-sik heads to Mangwon-dong in western Seoul to discover why this stop on Line No.6 has become known as the "town of selfies". Could this be the new "Hongdae"? Some Magwon residents hope not...


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