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Seoul

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Filled with skyscrapers, street markets, palaces, and temples, Seoul is a buzzing hub of energy and enterprise mixed with tradition and serenity. In just 50 years Seoul has grown to one of the world's most modern and vibrant megacities and one of the hottest tourist destinations in Asia.

At first glance, Seoul is a city in a hurry. New development is shooting up around town and everyone, it seems, is rushing somewhere. This is as true in the modern business districts as it is in the maze of markets. But Seoul also has pockets of quiet—parks and palaces where the pace of life slows to a crawl as soon as one enters. While Seoul's main draw is experiencing this contrast of energy and tranquility, the city is full of excellent food, interesting arts and crafts, and has a number of imp... Read More

Filled with skyscrapers, street markets, palaces, and temples, Seoul is a buzzing hub of energy and enterprise mixed with tradition and serenity. In just 50 years Seoul has grown to one of the world's most modern and vibrant megacities and one of the hottest tourist destinations in Asia.

At first glance, Seoul is a city in a hurry. New development is shooting up around town and everyone, it seems, is rushing somewhere. This is as true in the modern business districts as it is in the maze of markets. But Seoul also has pockets of quiet—parks and palaces where the pace of life slows to a crawl as soon as one enters. While Seoul's main draw is experiencing this contrast of energy and tranquility, the city is full of excellent food, interesting arts and crafts, and has a number of impressive historic sites. Seoul is an intense city, and while great for urban explorers, travelers looking for a more relaxing experience may not want to spend too much of their trip here.

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Neighborhoods

Dongdaemun is one of South Korea’s most popular retail destinations, renowned for giant malls, trendy fashion labels, and a virtual frenzy of 24-hour shopping. This
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Once known only in Korea as a ritzy neighborhood for the affluent Seoul set, Gangnam burst onto the world stage in 2012 with singer Psy’s
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Known for its vibrant and independent spirit, Hongdae is the neighborhood built around Hongik University, the nation’s top arts university. Snapshots of this corner of
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Often considered Seoul’s international hub, Itaewon is synonymous with diversity in the eyes of many Koreans. It’s a place where speaking English doesn’t turn heads
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Situated on the capital’s far-flung southeastern flank, Jamsil and its surrounding neighborhoods would seem like an easy place to skip during a visit, at least
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Language

Korean

Electrical Outlets

220v/50 cycles; electrical plugs have two round prongs

Currency

South Korean won

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Language

Korean

Electrical Outlets

220v/50 cycles; electrical plugs have two round prongs

Currency

South Korean won

Local Weather

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Peak Season: July to August Expect monsoons, high-humidity, and throngs of tourists during Seoul's peak travel season. Off Season: January...Read More

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Peak Season: July to August Expect monsoons, high-humidity, and throngs of tourists during Seoul's peak travel season. Off Season: January...Read More

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