korean tradition

How Koreans Celebrate Lunar New Year

 


5 Reasons Why You Must Visit South Korea in February

In terms of weather, the most favorable times to visit South Korea are March ~May and September~November. However, February can be a fabulous time for travelers to visit South Korea. Here are 5 great reasons why:

1. Save Your Travel Expenses

incheon-international-airport-680402_1920.jpgWant to save travel expenses? We strongly recommend you visit South Korea in February if you’re considering a budget travel because during the winter season, hotels prices and airfare drop as temperature drops! ;)


A First-Time Traveler’s Guide To Seoul

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“You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart


Make an one-of-a-kind handkerchief by natural dyeing

Natural dyeing is one of the oldest Korean traditions that harmoniously blend nature into daily lives. Using ingredients like persimmon or anil (a plant used to make an indigo color), people have produced fabrics in many different delicate colors. Even though most of dyeing process has been replaced by factories’ machines using artificial chemicals, a number of people have passed down the traditional way of dyeing.

Jaebin H, one of our Trazy users, succeeded in dyeing a handkerchief with a beautiful color. Why don’t we follow her footsteps of the handkerchief dyeing?


Korean Buddhism at Bongwon Temple

At the occasion of Chuseok I visited Bongwon 봉원사, the Buddhist temple located near Yonsei University. Many families were gathering for prayer and to commemorate loved ones that have passed.

The site has many beautiful buildings, each decorated with sculptures, paintings and golden Buddhas. Hidden up on on the hill-side of the Anh mountain, part of Yonsei’s campus, the temple has an aura of peace and calm away from the the city raucous. Bongwonsa was founded in 889 as part of the Korean Buddhist order of Taego.

The perfect place to meditate and take your time while visiting Seoul!


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