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Kukje Gallery

Art Gallery

Since Kukje Gallery opened at the center of Seoul in 1982, it has been committed to presenting the work of the most current and significant Korean and international contemporary artists. The Gallery has established itself as a leading venue for showing works by major international artists such as Damien Hirst, Eva Hesse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Candida Hofer, Bill Viola, Anish Kapoor, etc.

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Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin

Coffee Shop Owners

Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin are a husband and wife duo, and the proud owners of the Coffee Montage coffee shop in Seoul. Jaewoong Austin Shin is also the main roaster at Coffee Montage, and he and his wife, together with the team of passionate baristas, create some of the best coffees in the city.

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Ken Lee

Lifestyle Blogger

23 years old Ken Lum Lee was born and raised in London, UK. A Marketing Business major and a photographer wannabe, Ken decided to leave the UK to seek more colour and seasoning in which the world can offer, hence the blog started. Initially a private journal for his family and close friends, it is now open for the public to walk alongside with him and his Korean travels. Currently residing in Gwangju, South Korea, he is now teaching English in a public school.

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Linda Dunsmore

Travel Writer

German/American travel writer based in South Korea. I write about my travels in Asia and around the world showcasing local traditions, food, culture, and hidden places.

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Instagram Foodie

Featuring Seoul’s best food, JustSeoulFoods is a local Instagram hit from South Korea.

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Brian Dye

Lifestyle Blogger

I’m a blogger, writer, and urban explorer. I’ve been working in South Korea’s ESL field for the last ten years. My one year contract has unexpectedly turned into a journey that I’m still on and loving.

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Jane Kim

Makeup Artist

Jane Kim, also known as The Glamourist, is a makeup artist and founder of Yepeau. She was awarded the best of Wedding Hair and Makeup Award by San Francisco Magazine and Top 5 artist in the Bay Area by Brides.com. Her work has been featured in the Paper Magazine, Town and Country, The Knot, and Brides Magazine. She dreams of puppies and pizza.

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Hyejeong Jeong

Korean Travel Expert

Hyejeong works for K Pass, the ultimate Seoul city pass that helps you find your way around Seoul and gives you fantastic discounts.

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JinJoo Lee

Korean Foodie

Originally from Korea, JinJoo now lives in the United States, where she still cooks with the flavors of her home country. She’s passionate about Korean cuisine, writes about her favorite recipes, holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a proud mother and wife.

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Stay.com Top Picks for Seoul

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Yours truly

Seoul's best family attractions. For the best Seoul experience, Stay.com offers some recommendations that can't miss for showing your family an interesting and fun time. At the heart of Seoul, Cheongwadae is the president's showplace and palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jongmyo, and Changgyeonggung are other reminders of Korea's hierarchy and history too. For the kids, Children's Grand Park pretty much takes care of any desire any kid could want. Form N Seoul Tower the whole family can check the city out from above.

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    Allo Papaer Garden

    Affordable brunch
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    French bakery
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    Food the Korean style
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    Wine and sake
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    Say hello to a fun night out
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    Kumho Museum of Art

    Supporting passionate young artists
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    Beautiful Tea Museum

    Relaxing and calming
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    Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine

    The heritage of royal cuisine
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    Seoul Intangible Cultural Heritage Center

    The Korean cultural heritage
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    Nanji Art Studio

    Artists at work
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    Brain Factory

    Open studio
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    Dongdaemun Market

    Un unusual shopping experience
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    Garden 5

    Multi-living space for the senses
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    COEX Mall

    Korea's first cultural and shopping complex
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    The National Library of Korea

    A comprehensible collection of information
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    Central City

    The city within the city
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    Space C

    The temple of cosmetics
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    Olleh Avenue

    The digital experience
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    A cultural feast
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    Seoul Museum of Art

    Three decades of top quality art
    Locals' Pick
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    Myeongdong Cathedral

    Culture and belief
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    N Seoul Tower

    View from above
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    Earthen fortifications from the Baekje period
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    Gyeongbokgung Palace

    The house of the Joseon Dynasty
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    COEX Aquarium

    Our land, our fish
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    For kings and queens
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    KwangJang Market

    A mecca for vintage clothing
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    Children's Grand Park

    An all in one amusement park
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    The Queen's administration
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    The heart of the country
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