Seoul Youth Culture in Edae

A busy street in Edae, Seoul, with pedestrians on the sidewalks and cars on the road. Variously colored shops flanking the road, with signs in Korean lettering.

Among Seoul’s several student districts, Edae surrounds Ewha Woman’s University and is known as a fun neighborhood that caters to stylis young women.

Seollal and The Korean New Year

Yellow, blue and red background with white text 'Korean Festivals' in the center of the frame.

Seollal and the Korean New Year are a joyous time for Koreans and families get together to enjoy wonderful food and to kick off a new year.

Deoksugung Palace

Exterior view of Jeonghwangeon throne hall. An ornate building in red, orange and green stands on a stone platform. In place of windows is orange fretwork, and ornate carving in the eaves.

Deoksugung Palace was built in the 15th century and abandoned until the years immediately pre- and post Japanese annexation of Korea.

Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Stream

Paving stones crossing the Cheonggyecheon stream with people walking and multicolored paper lanterns in the background.

Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon stream has become one of the city’s most popular icons, since the 6-kilometer waterway was restored and reintroduced to the public in 2005.

Seoul Bukchon Hanok Village

A narrow street in Bukchon Hanok Village with wooden buildings on either side, decorated with red and white tile work. Blue sky and clouds in the background.

Seoul Bukchon Hanok Village is a special historical neighborhood, but sadly the city’s last with a high concentration of traditional Korean homes.

Seoul Design Olympiad 2008

A view into a large expansive room with columns brightly lit in pink light.

Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 (SDO) is an international design festival held by Seoul City aimed at showing the important role design plays in improving the quality of people’s lives.