1 Changgyeong-gung palace is contrasted with modern buildings in the background. 2 Cutting across the center of Seoul, Han river provides an ideal environment for water sports and leisurely activities.

SEOUL, THE SOUL OF ASIA

Seoul is the country’s largest city with a population of 11 million in the city proper, and 23 million people living in the greater metropolitan area. The ancient yet fully modernized city has been the capital of the country for more than 600 years. Its long history makes Seoul a fascinating and revealing destination for any serious traveler. Located in the middle of the Korean Peninsula, Seoul is surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides, offering
city dwellers hiking and rock-climbing opportunities throughout the year. The Han River is one of the longest rivers in the country and runs through the heart of Seoul, providing water-skiing, yachting and sailing opportunities. Traffic congestion can often be a problem, but the sprawling city is well served by a sophisticated
system of buses, taxis and particularly the very efficient subways and commuter trains.
Seoul is the center of Korea’s political, economic and cultural activities. It is the seat of the national government, and home to numerous royal palaces and shrines from the Joseon Dynasty, museums, theaters and sleek shopping centers. Over the years, the city of Seoul has become a major hub of international finance, logistics, tourism and culture. The city has successfully held the Asian Games in 1986, Seoul Olympics in 1988, the FIFA World Cup in 2002 and the G20 Summit in 2010.

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