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[HanCinema’s Digest] Travel Bug Bites

Lotte World ups its thrill factor with VR technology, explore Korea’s many night markets, 10 Magazine looks at the origins of cherry blossoms, and these are 10 things every exchange student should know before committing to Korea.

“Survival Mortal Blitz” is a new attraction at Lotte World in Seoul and forms part of the amusement park’s effort to “evolve into the amusement park of the future”. The new game runs for 15 minutes and takes advantage of the growing interest in VR technology, but the new game is not the only attraction at the park to make use of VR technology. Visitors can now also don VR goggles on the park’s famous “Gyro Drop” that will make you feel like you’re falling from an even greater height!

“Seoul Night Markets bring city to light”

Explore some of Seoul’s top markets with these exciting night markets happening all around town. Kicked off last year by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (“Night Goblin Market”), for example, is back and hoping to attracted more night crawlers with their vibrant and flashing lights. This night market contains around 143 food trucks, even more handcraft businesses, acoustic performances, magic shows, and more…

“WHERE DID CHERRY BLOSSOMS FIRST ORIGINATE, KOREA, JAPAN OR.. CHINA?”

Getting out and enjoying one of the many Cherry Blossoms festivals in Korea is high on any traveller’s list of things to enjoy in the Land of the Morning Calm, but where did they first come from? Korea? Japan? China? In this post on 10 Magazine, Dianne Pineda explores the origins of one of Korea’s most beloved flora. “Whatever the origin of these species are”, writes Dianne, “it is far more worthwhile to marvel in their beauty than engage in its ownership. After all, no one really owns nature, and perhaps it is better to leave their origin as a mystery and not assign any political or national agenda to it”.

“10 THINGS EVERY EXCHANGE STUDENT IN KOREA KNOWS”

Thinking about coming to Korea to study? Looking for some insider tips on what to expect from your time in the Land of the Morning Calm? 10 Magazine’s Lauren Place has this list to help you prepare: “[O]ne thing is for certain studying abroad in Seoul was one of the most transformative and exciting experiences of your life”.