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A Heavenly Tomb

By Linda Tancs

The lavish lifestyles of South Korea’s elite during the Silla dynasty form part of a roofless museum in Tumuli Park.  Just four hours away from Seoul by bus, the 37-acre grounds contain 23 royal burial mounds.  The most celebrated (the interior of which is open to the public) is Cheonmachong, the “Heavenly Horse” tomb, a burial site for a 5th-6th century Silla king and his consort.  When the site was excavated in the 1970s, a mounted horse painting (the only one discovered from the Silla era) was found, along with over 10,000 artifacts of the good life, like jade tiger claw earrings and a gold crown embellished with jade tiger claws.  Clearly, it was good to be the king. 

The Hawaii of Korea

By Linda Tancs

Hailed as the “Hawaii of Korea,” Jeju is Korea’s largest island, situated 64 kilometers or so south of the Korean Peninsula.  Like its sister in the U.S., it offers a temperate climate, breathtaking vistas, volcanoes and a traditional culture.  Unlike Hawaii, it does offer snow–sometimes lots of it.  All the better to enjoy the snow flowers of Mt. Halla, a must-see in winter.

A Room With a View in Seoul

By Linda Tancs

The W Hotel in Seoul may be the chain’s first property in Asia, but the view is likely the thing that visitors will remember most.  Sure, as a luxe hotel it’s got all the trappings you would expect: soothing spa remedies, ambience, five-star dining experiences, a resort locale.  But it’s the view atop Mount Acha’s gliding slopes that makes it hard to leave the room.   On a clear day, as the song goes, you can see forever.  That’s W for “wow.”  What’s your favorite room with a view? 

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The Soul of Seoul

By Linda Tancs

Seoul has been the capital of South Korea for 600 years, but this city is far from antiquated.  In fact, among its many tributes to royalty and tradition lies a cultural renaissance in the making.  Find out more at Travelrific® Radio.

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