Seoul business traveller's guide Lunch at the Seoul Financial Center IkiIki Japanese restaurant Though Seoul is awash in excellent Korean restaurants, navigating its distinct cuisine can be tricky. Recognizing this, the Seoul Financial Center (Taepyeongro, Junggu, next to the Best Western Hotel, tel. +82 2 3783 0112) in the heart of downtown, came up with the neat solution of packing its bottom two floors with an array of upscale Korean and international eateries. Entertain or be entertained at Bamboo House Bamboo House Set in a modern, Guggenheim-esque structure in Yeoksam-dong, Bamboo House (tel. +82 02 566 0870) combines the finest traditions of Korean barbecue restaurants with the somewhat rarer pleasures of a multilingual staff, an excellent wine list and a series of private rooms for meetings and business dinners. After-hours beer and brat fest at Bärlin Bärlin German restaurant Shilla Hotel: A 5-star golden oldie Shilla Hotel Break out the company platinum card for Pierre The man himself, Pierre Gagnaire Hamilton Shirts
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Gili islands vs Bali Several local tourist destinations in Indonesia have come under the spotlight in recent years, yet it seems like only a handful are comparable to the famous island of Bali, though the Gili islands in Lombok are among the scant few. Of course one can argue that there are places that surpass Bali in terms of beautiful scenery, having better hotels, and those that have more unique tradition and culture to experience. However, finding one that can challenge Bali on all fronts is a different matter. The list below demonstrates how Gili has risen to the challenge. Beautiful beaches As in most tropical tourist hubs, the beach obviously plays an important role because it is one of the main selling points. Although, the white sand beaches around Gili’s three islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno), rival any found in Bali. Available lodging After decades of thriving from tourism, Bali is now filled with bed and breakfast services for all budgets. Easy access A place to party Culinary delights
Namhansansung Walled Fortress has been one of the most important strategic sites ever since the beginning of the Three Kingdom period in Korean history. The three kingdoms constantly fought over the control of the fortress along with Hangang (Han River) in order to rule the whole peninsula. After the capital of Baekje (one of the three kingdoms) was settled in Wiryeseong of Hanam, the people regarded this fortress as a divine mountain that guarded their kingdom from the enemy.This may be the reason why the shrine for Onjo, the father of Baekje, has been placed within this fortress. Namhansanseong fortress had been constructed, starting from 1623, King Injo's first year at throne, to 1626. Namhansanseong is located in Sanseong-ri Jungbu-myeon Gwangju, about 24km southeast of Seoul, at east longitude 127 11' and north latitude 37 28'.
50 beautiful places to visit in Korea Some 25 million South Koreans -- about half the population -- travel abroad at least once a year, but it’s safe to assume that most haven't seen all the beautiful sights within the country. Seoul only takes up a mere 0.6 percent of South Korea's territory: here are 50 stunning photographs from the other 99.4 percent of the country that are all worth a visit. Here are the flowery spring landscapes, sandy beaches, rocky mountains and quietly stunning historic sites on your new Korean travel bucket list. And just in case you were wondering, they are in no particular order. Feel free to add some suggestions of your own in the comment box at the end of the article. 1. Cue the cinematic music. A UNESCO world heritage site, the peak is famous for many things, including numerous rare plant species, but is best known for the magnificent sight of the sun rising over it (hence the name). 1 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 성산리 1번지) 2. 3. 4. 5.