Nonfiction. Travel. Northeast Asia Studies. With 5,000 years of history and culture packed into one very tight package, Korea is a fascinating travel destination that both compares and contrasts favorably with its larger neighbors. From the pulsating streets of Seoul to the peaceful temples and gardens of the Korean countryside, Korea is a study in contrasts—one foot in the future, with the other firmly rooted in one of the world's richest cultural heritages. In addition to beautiful photos that bring alive Korea's scenic charms, this guide features travel trips (including detailed maps, transportation information and "Off the Beaten Track" destinations for the adventurous traveler) and comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the culture and history of one of Asia's most fascinating countries.
A native of Long Island, New York, Robert Koehler has lived in Korea since 1997. He works for Seoul-based publishing company Seoul Selection, where, among other things, he serves as editor-in-chief of the monthly travel magazine SEOUL. In addition to SEOUL SELECTION GUIDES: KOREA, he authored SEOUL SELECTION GUIDES: SEOUL, KOREAN CERAMICS: THE BEAUTY OF NATURAL FORMS, HANGEUL: KOREA'S UNIQUE ALPHABET and co-authored the walking tour guide SEOUL'S HISTORIC WALKS. Robert currently lives in Seoul's Itaewon neighborhood with his wife Solongo. When he's not writing or blogging, he can often be found traveling about the Korean countryside, photographing historic architecture.Author City: Seoul KOR