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Having Han River as the primary landmark, Seoul sets out to be a modern city composed of high rise buildings, upscale establishments and several shopping complexes. With more than 10 million people living in the city, Seoul comprises the capital and largest metropolis in South Korea.
However, looking closely, you will be fascinated to discover that Seoul is surrounded by many mountains. It is actually a combination of old and new era. Its historical and modern architectural designs picture a rich Seoul in history, culture, tradition and lifestyle.
Depicting some of Seoul’s historical and cultural landmarks, Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement Site is known as neolithic remains were excavated and accidentally discovered by a flood in 1925. Five Grand Palaces built by Joseon Dynasty are also considered as outstanding edifice of Joseon times. Furthermore, the Korea Finance Building, N Seoul Tower, the World Trade Center and the seven-skyscraper residence Tower Palace are just some of the modern architectural landmarks of the city.
Seoul is also a home to several parks, museums religious buildings, towers, business and shopping centers, bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels. Namsan Park is one of the highlights for recreation in Seoul. It is the best venue for hiking and overlooking views of the Seoul horizon. It houses the N Seoul Tower, the highest point in the city. The National Museum of Korea represents all museums in South Korea with 150,000 artifacts collection. Other museums include the National Folk Museum, Seoul Museum of Art and Ilmin Museum of Art.
Voted as the most wanted travel destination for years, Seoul contains UNESCO World heritage Sites as well as landmarks included in Guinness World Record namely Lotte World – the world’s largest indoor theme park, Moonlight Rainbow Fountain – the world’s longest bridge fountain and CGV Stadium – the world’s largest cinema screen.