South Korea

Dynamic, dazzling and progressive are some of the words commonly used to describe South Korea. Seoul is fast-paced yet offers a charming blend of traditions and modernity, while Gyeongju, in the southeast, is an ancient Shilla capital home to royal tombs and palaces. Further south, Busan is a buzzing port city, while the volcanic island of Jeju is a favorite among couples.

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South Korea experiences four distinct seasons, with spring and autumn being the most popular times for visiting as temperatures are generally mild and the entire country is awash with picturesque colors. July and August mark the rainy period, which brings hot, humid weather and heavy rainfalls, as well as occasional typhoons.

Pride Month

This is Pride Month – Here is Where to Strut Your Stuff All Across Asia

June is the gayest month of the year, and we couldn’t be prouder.

The terrace of Chunghyodang, in Hahoe Village, South Korea

Lovingly Preserved Heritage Estates Are Beckoning Us to Hahoe Village in Korea

Serenity awaits in one of the country’s few preserved traditional enclaves.

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These Are the 50 Best Bars in Asia for 2022

If you weren’t in Bangkok this week, you missed a really great party.

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Just in time for cherry blossom season!

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These Are Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2022

Chefs met to celebrate their peers at the first in-person Awards in Asia since 2019. T+L was there live in Bangkok.

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This Hyatt Sale Is Offering 25% Off Stays at Hundreds of Hotels

Room and dining discounts at Hyatts around the world if you act fast.

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5 Beautiful Hotels in Asia Embracing Biophilic Design

Filling a hotel with green space is not only visually stunning—it also helps improve our well-being.

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7 Cocktail Recipes to Make Us Ditch ‘Dry January’ Early

The start of the year is hard. But cocktails are fun!

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These Are the 50 Best Bars in the World in 2021

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T+L Michelin Masters Recipe: Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Unlock Free Perks and Enjoy More Savings with Wyndham Rewards

With over 1,500 hotels by Wyndham across Asia Pacific—you’ll never be far from an exciting Wyndham Rewards destination.

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Looking for a new perspective… literally? These rooftop bars offer sublime settings, views and vibes.

Jeju Island is a Trekker’s Paradise

Embrace the nature, culture and communities of Jeju Island with a hike along its spectacular coastlines.

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

A Giant Wave Crashes Over Seoul in This Trippy Art Installation

‘The Wave’ is the world’s largest anamorphic illusion.

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Magpie Brewing Co.

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Four Seasons Seoul

The attention to detail at this 317-room class-act is astounding. From the carefully curated ambiance music to botanical sculptures by Nicolai Bergmann to the signature scent custom-made by Lorenzo Villoresi Firenze, every subtle touch enhances the overall aura of sophistication and style.

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The clean, modern design of Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, pays homage to Korea’s close relationship with nature: think leaf-shaped loungers, rugged granite pillars, marble-and-pebble interiors and a profusion of fountains and streams.