Seoul Travel Guide, South Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea is the fifth largest city in the world. It is one of the favorite destinations of tourists from all over the globe. From sky high skyscrapers to ancient buildings, from trendy shopping malls to road side shops, Seoul has it all. For those who want to shake their leg and party all night, there are a good number of discos and night clubs in the city. There are fantastic adventure parks for children. Therefore, Seoul has something to entertain the visitor of every age group. Seoul is one of the safest cities for traveling since it has a very low crime rate. The natural attire of the city will enchant you. The sparkling waters of Han River divide the city into two. The rocky cliffs encircle the city giving it a natural magnificence. The best time to visit is Seoul is during autumn which offers mild climate making your stay and travel comfortable in Seoul.
Area: 605.25 sq Km
Population: 11 million
Languages spoken: Korean
Monetary unit: Won
The ancient temples and palaces of Seoul speak of the past of the city. One of the most remarkable monuments in the city is the Seoul Tower. Another architectural marvel is the Hwaseong Palace. The nearby Yongjusa Temple is another great piece of constructions from the older times.
Infrastructure and economy
Seoul was almost destroyed in the Korean War. The reconstruction of the city started in 1960. Efforts of the government came out to be fruitful and Seoul started moving on the path of economic development with quick steps. In 1988, Seoul was the host for the Olympics which brought a lot of attention from foreign companies. Today, Seoul is the head quarter of many known brands like Samsung, Hyundai, LG etc. The city is the major exporter of machinery, automobiles and electronics. Seoul is now the economic backbone of South Korea. The unemployment levels in the city are very low. The city has a sound infrastructure that speaks of its high economic standards.
People and culture
The people of Seoul are extremely social, helpful, kind and down to earth. The culture of Seoul is very fascinating. The people of Seoul are modern but very close to their traditions. It is a unique experience to know the beliefs and traditions of the people of this city. Knowing a bit of Korean is the best way to come close to the people and get an insight to their traditions and culture. The major religion of the people here is Buddhism but you will come across a good number of people following other religions like Christianity and Judaism. The people of Seoul are very tolerant and respect every religion.
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- Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
travel tip by tibi posted more then 30 days ago
Housed in three buildings, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is not just an architectural jewel but a unique gem of culture and art in the busy city of Seoul. Exploring the permanent exhibitions enables you to have a glimpse on the...
- Folk Village Museum near Seoul
travel tip by zlori posted more then 30 days ago
We fell asleep while we traveled by bus to the Korean Folk Village and we got down from the bus it was like we went back in time several hundred or thousand years. They managed to recreate buildings and surrounding so perfectly, you felt...
- Nanta Theater
travel tip by blackangel_66 posted more then 30 days ago
'Playing with your food' seems to hold up a totally new meaning when you watch the show that is held every night in the Nanta Theater in the Unesco Building. The performers characterize chefs that 'play' with their food...
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