Wanderlust Wednesday - South Korea

"Not all those who wander are lost"

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Visit the Sights

Seoul is South Korea's capital city -- take a virtual tour to get acquainted! Visit the Gyeongbokgung​ Palace -- construction was completed on this palance in 1395 -- stop into the National Palace Museum while you're there! And don't forget to take a day trip to Bukhansan National Park.

Visit the best known mountain range in South Korea at Seoraksan National Park.

Take a look into the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) -- the area between South Korea and North Korea. It is about 2 1/2 miles wide and 16 miles long.

Take a virtual Korean vacation with three Korean authors!

MakerSpace & STEM Activities

Browse these recipes and cook up a delicious Korean meal!

Explore K-Pop, a genre of popular music originating in South Korea. Listen to this K-Pop playlist to put you in a good mood! Go through this 15 minute K-Pop fitness routine.

Hangul is the official alphabet in Korea. Learn how to write the Korean alphabet in this video. Or access this site for some good beginner Hangul instruction.

Make your own Korean Ddakji game and then play!

Travel with a Book

For Middle Grades & Young Adult Readers

"All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king."


― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring