The Rise of K-Pop

A street-inspired performance from 2NE1 featuring "I Don't Care” hit the charts around the world

K-pop, or Korean popular music, is a genre of popular music that has its roots in South Korea and is a component of that country’s culture. On top of its roots in traditional Korean music, it incorporates forms and genres from around the world, including pop, hip hop, R&B, experimental, rock, jazz, … Read more

What are the 10 best Islands to visit in South Korea?

South Korea, Jeju-Do, Island

Although many people associate South Korea with vibrant, hued metropolises like Seoul and Busan, the region is also home to several islands – 3,358 in total. Many have been turned into protected marine national parks, some have become operational centers for fishermen (and women), and others are known for their beautiful beaches … Read more

Learn About Jeju Island South Korea

Jeju Island, Boat, Cloud Pictures & Images

Jeju Island is the Republic of Korea’s largest island, located southwest of the Korean Peninsula. Jeju is a world-famous volcanic island that is covered in basalt for more than 90% of its total area. This resort island offers breathtaking views of nature as well as its people because of their Traditional Korean … Read more

Learn about the fascinating history of Tae Kwon Do

TKD, Split

Taekwondo is one of Korea’s most rigorous and scientific traditional martial arts, teaching more than just physical fighting techniques. It is a discipline that teaches us how to improve our spirits and lives by exercising our bodies and minds. Furthermore, some of the best places to play sports are found in Korea. … Read more

Top Outdoor Activities in South Korea

Image of a street in South Korea.

If you are thinking of a place to travel for an adventurous experience of outdoor activities, do not leave South Korea off the list! Perfect for adrenaline freaks, South Korea lets you participate in outdoor activities, especially if you visit in the spring/summer seasons. South Korea is the seventh country on top … Read more

Guide to Traditional Korean Fashion

women wearing traditional Korean outfits

When we talk about traditional fashion in Korea, it refers to the Hanbok. It is the traditional men’s and women’s clothing that can be traced back to the third century. It has a history that is as colorful as the garments themselves. Hanbok has been worn by Koreans daily until about a … Read more

What Sports are Popular in South Korea?

the starting lineup of South Korea’s basketball team in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Different sports are being played in different countries. In fact, each country can possibly have their own local or traditional sports that have become popular in many parts of the world. One of the most popular countries in Asia, where people love sports, is South Korea. They have lots of traditional or … Read more

History and Popularity of Baseball in South Korea

Baseball is a very popular sport in South Korea, with millions of fans cheering for their favorite teams to win the championship in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) League, the most successful baseball league in the country. The atmosphere in the stadium is what made baseball so much fun for Koreans to … Read more