Seoul is one of the most exciting big cities right now. Currently behind New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo in terms of GDP, this South Korean capital is the new face of metropolitan economies. Here you will find everything you would expect from a modern city. The futuristic look combined with the many traditions of Korean culture will give you an experience like nowhere else.
Seoul features many historical sites, including the famous Changdeok Palace and the Hwaseong Fortress. Changdeok Palace is one of five grand palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty, the most distinctive period in Korean history.
Despite all the new buildings, Seoul is still a very beautiful city. There is a sense of openness and closeness to nature around the city centre. You can get a peace of mind along the Han River or ride the cable car up the Namsan mountain. Here you can walk up to the famous N Seoul Tower and enjoy the amazing view over Seoul and the many mountains surrounding the capital.
Other famous skyscrapers include the golden 63 Building and the newly built Lotte World Tower, currently the tallest building in the OECD. The 123-floor skyscraper is situated close to Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor amusement park.
The Seoul Subway is a sophisticated metro system that connects you with all the best parts of Seoul. Visitors can enjoy exclusive neighbourhoods such as Gangnam or high-tech areas such as the Digital Media City. The Hongdae area will offer a more alternative scene featuring urban arts and indie music. Here you will also find a number of good restaurants.
There is no end to the number of places where you can eat cheap and delicious food in Seoul. You can find grilled dishes such as bulgogi or samgyoepsal at your local restaurant as well as many good noodle and vegetarian dishes. Seoul is also famous for its street food, including the wonderful Korean pancakes and waffles that will keep your body warm during the winter season.