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While Korea remains a state divided, travelers to the south enjoy the cultural delights of the ROK, from Seoul’s glittering cityscape to serene Buddhist retreats. One of our favorite travel writers, Simon Winchester, writes winningly of the country’s history and culture in Korea, A Walk Through the Land of Miracles. Not many dare to visit North Korea, but armchair travelers can still learn much about the oppressed country and its dictatorship from the brave souls who have crossed the contested border.



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The Longitude Blog – Korea
An Interview with Simon Winchester
Best-selling writer Simon Winchester needs little introduction to most travelers. Whether exploring the Yangtze River from source to sea,the Oxford dictionary from A to Z, foreign lands from Korea to Krakatoa or oceans from Atlantic to