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Seoul Travel Guide  

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With over ten millions inhabitants, Seoul, the capital of South Korea, represents the country's centre for business, education, and modern culture.
Seoul is located in north-western South Korea and is circled by mountains on all sides with Namsan (South Mountain) springing up in the centre.
Although the Han River once marked the southern boundary, the city has sprawled across to the southern side with some 2 dozen bridges crossing it and one subway tunnel underneath. Across the Han River the modern city is dominated by Korea's World Trade Center, and the Coex Mall, a shopper's delight.
The name of Seoul comes from the ancient word 'Seorabeol' or 'Seobeol', meaning "capital".
Seoul was an early fortress and a trade centre during the Paekche Kingdom, more than 1,500 years ago.
But the city's true genesis occurred in 1394, when it became the capital of the Chos n Dynasty, which ruled Korea until the country became a colony of Japan in 1910 (the vestiges of the Chos n Dynasty are still today prominent features of the city's landscape).
Seoul became the capital of South Korea in 1948. North Korean forces captured the city on June 28, 1950 during the Korean War. The capital then changed hands several times until UN troops took it in March, 1951, and it became the headquarters of the UN command in Korea.
Today, Seoul has grown into a cosmopolitan city replete with a variety of modern facilities and world renowned shopping areas such as Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market, Itaewon and Insa-dong. The nightlife is brilliant.
Seoul is about 30 miles from Incheon International Airport.

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Robert Bale
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Overall Guide : Seoul is incredibly full of different attractions. One of the most popular areas for visitors to explore is Insa-dong, filled with antique shops, art galleries, traditional teahouses, restaurants and bookshops. Mount Namsan, the mountain that stands sentinel in... more the centre of Seoul, is a popular recreational feature in the city. On the summit there are several attractions to enjoy, including the Maritime Aquarium, botanical gardens, fountains and the charming Seoul Tower. The Chongmyo Shrine, built in the early 15th century by the founder of the Chosun Dynasty (Tae-jo). In December 1995, the Chongmyo Shrine was designated a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. The Children’s Grand Park is one of the largest children's parks in Asia. It includes a zoo, a botanical garden, an amusement park, outdoor concert stages and physical training facilities. Other great attractions of Seoul include the Kyongbokkung Palace, the Toksugung Palace, the Changdokkung Palace and it's Secret Garden, the 63 Building with IMAX theatre and aquarium, the night market at Dong-Dae Moon, the Achasanseong Fortress and the Thirteenth-century watchtower Dongshipjagak. Lotte World, Seoul Dream Land and Everland are popular amusement parks located nearby Seoul city.
hendrati mulyaningsih
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Family
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : In my opinion Seoul is a very great place to visit, great food, great cultural places, nice peoples, even sometimes I felt a bit scare when they are talking. A bit tough but it is all about the culture, geographic... more of the country lots thing that made their charasterictic strong but kind at heart and very nice people indeed ,and I always love to visit Korea / Seoul.
Not to be missed shopping , food experience , culturel and histories places
Fazilla A.Jaafar
Level 16     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Don't be afraid to stop the citizen and ask your way. Though not all Korean fluent in English, but they are super friendly. So, don't be afraid or shy. For Muslim/Islam tourist, you can get a lot of HALAL restaurants... more in Itaewon. Though taking buses is cheaper but I prefer taking the Korean Train Express(KTX) as my main transportation.
Level 14     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : It's great.. I like to visit it again !! so many things to do in seoul and so many places to go in south korea.. I'm happy here.. modern city, great food, and a nice place to shopping for shoppaholic I just love... more it !! And this city is very very clean.. road, hotel and everything one word : WONDERFUL !
Heng Leaksmy
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Seoul is such a very luxurious city. Huge building with lots of super markets are so amazing. Moreover boy-bends and girl-bends are always fashionable and beautiful. The beach and lots of place are very nice. Every scenery are very very...... more i have no word to describe that scenery because it is so awl.
B A S L K Kumar
Level 14     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Seoul is one of the most beautiful clean and green cities in the world. Koreans are very kind, and caring people nd foreigner can enjoy his or her life. Accommodation is good but korean food may not suitable for some... more foreigners. But you can have alternatives if you can spend money. Transport and security are very good.
ika yuanita
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Nice city,i really really want to go there. I always dream stay there like i often watching on TV. Most of korean's drama is show about Seoul city. Take me there!!!!!
kim hana
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Pleasant place. I get to meet a lot of actors and actresses with a lot of good transportation capabilities, its too friendly, but I am hard to find a location because it is too crowded and way too big building... more settlements.
Mukilan Suresh
Level 20     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Solo, Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Seoul is an awesome place buzzing with night life and shopping! Everything looks wonderful here and if you are a shopping or a tech freak, then this city is definitely for you! This city also has wonderful places to look... more around!
Park Min Ah Min
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : SEOUL BEST EVER, I hope I can go there someday. I want to meet my husband, Sehun of EXO-K. I hope I can make him want to meet me, I dont care it will happen when but someday at Seoul,... more Korea. I hope my reason is VERY VERY VERY USEFUL for others.
Not to be missed Meet Kpop Artist , Try ddeokbokki , Live in Korea
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