Destination: Cheongwadae Sarangchae

While still quite new, Cheongwadae Sarangchae has become the place to learn more about Korea at its finest. The building, within a stone's throw of the Korean presidential Blue House, sparkles with histories of the country's leaders in the modern era. It's probably not the place every tourist would be interested in, but business executives choosing Korea as a place to do business should make this a place to stop.

Destination: Digital Media City / Korean Film Museum

Welcome to the Digital Media City, home to trillions of won invested in buildings that aren't open yet. Benches still covered in bubble wrap grace the outside of the Digital Media City gallery, which was unfortunately closed the day we meandered around.

Destination: Andy Warhol exhibit (Seoul Museum of Art)

While I've visited the Seoul Museum of Art before, the Andy Warhol exhibit opened on December 12th and sounded quite interesting. The man had a lot more to offer the world beyond Campbell Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe, and although not in a particularly artsy mood, my girlfriend and I decided to check it out.

Destination: Hongneung Arboretum

Across the street from the King Sejong Memorial Hall rests the Hongneung Arboretum. The arboretum is cleverly disguised as the Korea Forest Research Institute, as the focus is more on research than tourism. That explains why it’s only open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.

Destination: Baedari Brewery / Traditional Wine Museum (Goyang / Ilsan)

EDIT 10:55AM 25 November 2009: HT to Acorn in a Dog's Food for pointing out an incorrect history lesson - I've removed the offending sentence.

Destination: Pyung Kang Biblical Archaeology Museum (AKA the Abraham Park and Kenneth Vine Collection)

Askos pot - the oldest piece in the museum, from 4000-3000B.C. All pictures and descriptions from the museum's website

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