The Atlas Obscura Guide To South Korea
87 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in South Korea
Updated November 3, 2022
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How 'Fist Rice' Became a Symbol of Korean Democracy
In the city of Gwangju, this food fueled a fight for freedom.
by Jia Jung
Podcast: Cranes of the DMZ
Join us for a daily celebration of the world’s most wondrous, unexpected, even strange places.
by The Podcast Team
Why Were Human Sacrifices Buried Beneath Ancient Korea's 'Moon Castle'?
Remains sealed in the foundations suggest builders would do anything to protect the heart of a fledgling kingdom.
by Bridget Alex
Students Are Getting Paid to Poop at a South Korean University
The project transforms human waste into biogas, and allows participants to buy everything from bananas to socks.
by Jessica Leigh Hester
The Oldest Cookbook in Korean Was Written by a Genius Noblewoman
A poet and artist, she penned the recipes in her old age.
by Hahna Yoon
On Streets and Subways in South Korea, Poetry Hides in Plain Sight
You'll find poems in hostels, restaurants, and even on mountain trails—if you know where to look.
by Jimin Kang
For Centuries, Massive Meals Amazed Visitors to Korea
Scholars, writers, and missionaries all exclaimed over how much food was available.
by T.K. Park