THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH KOREA!
Located at the northwest part of the South Korea at 50 km south of the North Korean border, Seoul is the capital of South Korea. By its population, it is the largest city in the country and one of the most crowded cities in the world. Surrounded by a number of peaks and placed at a natural basin, the city is divided into two equal parts by the Hangang River.
The first thing to do in Seoul is to get yourself a T card or a Seoul City Pass, both of which can be used on a variety of public transport. The T card is an integrated fare system which can be used on the subway and city buses. The Seoul City Pass offers unlimited travel on the Seoul City Tour Bus, and up to twenty journeys per day on the public bus and rail systems. The public transport system is modern and comprehensive. Nine subway lines link up throughout the city and run out to the suburbs and outer city areas. The buses are colour coded with numbers linked to areas of the city. This enables passengers to easily identify points of departure and destination. The business district located in downtown Seoul is serviced by yellow buses which connect it with the other major areas of the city. A little research before travelling of the areas that you wish to visit, and the purchase of a travel card on arrival, will save you a lot of time and money during your trip to Seoul, enabling you to focus all your energy on having fun in this beautiful city.
Seoul has a selection of lodging for all budgets. Some of the upscale hotels are: The Plaza, Lotte Hotel Seoul, JW Marriott Seoul, The Ritz-Carlton Seoul, The Shilla Seoul, The Classic 500 Pentaz Executive Residence, JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, Oakwood Premier Coex Center, The Westin Chosun Hotel Seoul, Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas, Conrad Seoul, Park Hyatt Seoul, W Seoul Walkerhill. If you are looking for a medium priced hotel you can check out Fraser Place Namdaemun, Shinshin Hotel Myeongdong, Namsan Hill Hotel, Urbanwood Guesthouse, Daelim Residence, Hostel Coco, Cozy Seoul Yongsan, Stay in GAM, Haemil Hanok Guesthouse, Sunbee Hotel, Metro Hotel, Rian Hotel, Boutique Hotel Loft, 88 Hostel and Sieoso Hotel. If you prefer low priced accommodation you can stay at Bounce Guesthouse, Hostel Vanilla 2 Dongdaemun, Moon Hostel, My Hongdae Guesthouse, OPPA Hostel, Agit Guesthouse, UWA Guesthouse or Kimchee Gyeongbokgung Guesthouse.
The modern glass, concrete and steel skyscrapers towering over the traditional wooden houses, the high-tech districts, historical attractios, temples, palaces, traditional tea houses, the rock faces overlooking the city, a strong Buddhist tradition, a dazzling shopping world, a miscellaneous culture... Seoul is a 24 hour awake and vibrant city offering unprecedented experiences and satisfying all the curiosities. Hangang River created many islands including Yeouido, Hajungdo and Jamsil. Yeouido is the Manhattan of Seoul. It is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers of the city, National Assembly Building and the main financial institutions of the city. The city landmarks are the best structures representing the city landscape. N Seoul Tower placed on the Namsan Mountain, LG Twin Towers and Star Tower are among the major landmarks of Seoul. Changgyeonggung, Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung, Changdeokgung and Gyeonghuigung are some of the ancient places existed at the city. Korea welcomed Buddhism in the 4th century. A great deal of temples are existed reflecting this religious tradition. Bongeunsa, Jogyesa and Angyangam (Changsin-dong) are three of the most significant temples. Namsangol Hanok Village and Buckhon Traditional Village are the two of the popular and charming villages hosting the traditional Korean houses. The letter is home to many museums and art galleries. You should absolutely experience the natural and water life of the city. Many streams, parks, them parks and mountains are available offering various facilities.
The wealthy shopping world is amazing. Local markets, specialty markets, department stores, large malls and underground markets are among the best shopping locations of the city. Namdaemun, Dongdaemun and Insadong Hwanghakdong Flea Market are three of the major city markets. Yongsan I-Park Mall, COEX Mall and Yongsan Electronics Market are aomng the best shopping malls of the city.
The cultural treasuries of Seoul are the best reflection of the modern face of it. Infinite number of museums, theaters and galleries are available at the city. Seoul is home to many world-class exhibitions. Museum of Korean Traditional Music, Museum of Art placed at Seoul National University, the Diplomatic History Museum, Tibet Museum, Soul National Science Museum, Leeum, National Museum of Korea, the Lotte World Folk Museum and Bank of Korea Museum are just a few examples from the museum city. The visual art is a significant respect of the city’s social life. The capital is home to the best galleries of the country spread over the city. Seoul Museum of Art, Art Sonje Center, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gana Art Center, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Sun Gallery, Rodin Gallery, Kukje Gallery, Insa Art Center, Kansong Museum of Art and Gallery Artside are some examples that the visitors are recommended to experience. Seoul has a vibrant performing arts culture. The cutting-edge performances staged at these theatrical centers are spectacular. National Theater of Korea, National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Seoul Art Center, Chongdong Theater and Nanta Theater are the examples from the city’s theatrical life.