Accommodation booking platforms are transforming the motel landscape in S. Korea, dispelling their taboo and creating a new genre of boutique fusion hotels.
This month marks 70 years of 4.3, one of the worst cases of violence perpetrated by the South Korean state against its own citizens. A different sort of tour shows Jeju beyond the teddy bears and postcard beaches.
Jeju Island is one of South Korea's most popular tourist destinations. But mainland 'settler's on the island say discrimination against them is rampant. Islanders being insular isn't new. But Jeju's painful history offers another insight into the insularity and suspicion.
With a growing Muslim presence at home and a booming halal market abroad, South Korean businesses are waking up to the potential of the halal industry. But lack of cultural awareness and regulatory stumbling blocks remain.
When you think of 'traditional Korean palace,' you won't think of this white building. The Grand Conservatory has a complex past, now open to the public.
There's more to Jeju than beautiful tourist destination. Welcome to its overfilling sewage system, depleted groundwater, and bulldozed gotjawal forests.