The capital city of South Korea, Seoul is situated in the north west of the country and was the host city of the 1988 Olympic Games. Museums in the city include the National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum. Traditional street markets abound, including Namdaemun. Lotte World is an amusement park in Seoul. Flights are available with Asiana and Korean Airlines to cities including New York, Seattle, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles. www.visitseoul.net.
Encircled by mountains, containing a population
of 10-million, and with more than a million registered motor
vehicles inching through its congested streets, one would imagine
the metropolis of Seoul, capital of South Korea, to be a polluted
nightmare. The city fathers, however, have made a concerted effort
in recent years to clean and green this thriving, prosperous city,
also ensuring that the mushrooming of gleaming skyscrapers has not
meant the neglect or destruction of centuries-old palaces and
shrines. The result is a bustling, but organised, city filled with
fascination, where old and new co-exist happily.
Namsangol Hanok Village Seoul
Set among the skyscrapers, the Namsangol
traditional Korean village comes as a pleasant surprise.
Lotte World Seoul
Fun and thrills are the order of the day at
Seoul's main theme park, which draws about six million visitors
No visit to Seoul is complete without
exploring the capital's heart and artistic soul: the alleyways of
the Insa-dong district, known colloquially as 'Mary's Alley'.
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