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About Seoul

Seoul, the Capital of Korea

Seoul has been the capital of Korea for about 600 years since the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Seoul was referred to as "Han Yang" during the Joseon Dynasty, but after the liberation from Japan in 1945, the newly founded Republic of Korea officially changed its capital city's name to Seoul. Seoul has developed into a bustling metropolis, acting as the hub for political, economic, social and cultural matters. The Hangang River runs through the heart of the city. The river divides the city in two; the northern part of the city is a focal point for culture and history, while the southern part is well known for its business district.

Seoul has hosted many international events including: 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Olympic Games and 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup. The success of these events has shown people that Korea is truly an international city.

Long History

When you visit Seoul you'll immediately notice the abundance of palaces, temples, art galleries, and museums, which attest to Seoul's rich history and wealth of cultural assets.
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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace

Changgyeonggung Palace

Deoksugung Palace

Jongmyo Royal Shrine

Namsangol Hanok Village

Getting around

Seoul is a city full of joy. It will not allow you to get bored. Insa-dong is where you can see traditional Korean artisans, Itaewon is a little community where people from outside Korea hang out, stores downtown open till late so that you can shop till you drop, N Seoul tower and 63 city will show you an awesome view of Seoul at a glance, and amusement parks will give you a thrill while you stay in Korea.
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Hangang Parks

Daehangno Street

Insa-dong Shopping Street

Namsan Park

Dongdaemun Market

Myeong-dong

Itaewon Tourist District

Lotte World

Coex Mall

Seoul 63 Square

Seoul World Cup Stadium

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Flea Markets

Olympic Park

Gangnam Station Underground
Shopping Center

Bukhansan Dulle-gil Hiking

Seoul City Tour

City Tours are the most convenient and comfortable way to explore cities. The major sights and attractions of a city are presented on a single tour. Now City Tours are available in Seoul, Incheon, Suwon, Deajeon, Jeonju, Gwangju, Daegu, and Ulsan.
Nestled around the Hangang River is the Korean capital Seoul, a city of old and new. With thousands of years of history, Seoul has both well preserved royal palaces, historical relics, and cultural treasures as well as state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructures. The Seoul City Tour bus runs a course that covers major points of interest in the capital.

Nighttime Sightseeing in Seoul

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Hongdae Club Day

Pojang-machas
(Beer and Food Tents)

Seven Luck Casino

Nightlife in Seoul

Festivals and Regular Performances in Seoul

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Royal Guard Changing
Ceremonies

Lotus Lantern Festival

Hi Seoul Festival

Jongmyo Daeje
Royal Ancestral Rites

Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb
Medicine Festival

JUMP Non-verbal
Performance

Nanta Non-verbal
Performance

Dance Musical
'Love Dance'

Photo Gallery of Seoul

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- Summer

- Autumn

- Winter

- Day

- Night