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The Rejuvenation of Seoul

A busy commuter highway was transformed into a nature-filled public area. An abandoned stadium was replaced by a world-class exhibition centre. And on the site of the old campus, a man-made canyon was created. Seoul has received a major facelift for the last few years. From a mere industrial centre in the 1960s, it has grown into a modern, eco-friendly capital that many cities in the world want to model after.

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Gangnam: From Zero to Hero

Expensive, exclusive and elite are the most appropriate words to describe Seoul’s Gangnam district. It’s indeed a place to see and be seen, filled with high-end real estate, luxury boutiques and glimmering skyscrapers. But fifty years ago, this area was nothing more than a vast countryside; home to rice paddies and pear farms. And everything you see today has been built since then.

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Off the Beaten Path in West Jeju

Though incredibly beautiful, the western half of Jeju is somewhat wilder and generally less accessible than East Jeju. Tour buses usually don’t halt here and people who go to this area are mostly locals. But for travellers who decided to explore this part of the island, they will be rewarded with unspoilt terrain and experiences that they can find nowhere else.

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The Revitalising Eastern Coast

Evidence of a turbulent creation, the eastern half of Jeju-do is characterised by black cliffs, hundreds of extinct volcanoes and craters. It was a desolate land, filled with rocks and lava stones. But for millennials, Mother Nature has revitalised this part of Jeju, transforming it into a picturesque landscape with impressive rock formations, lush green meadows and silver grass fields.

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