Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and is home to over half of all South Koreans along with 678, 102 international residents. Seoul is noted for its population density, which is almost twice as much as New York and eight times greater than Rome. The city is a living Example of beautiful balance between modern and ancient infrastructure.. Where it stands in the top of ranks of technological advancement, it also does not abandon its rich cultural heritage. Seoul is the 14th largest city in the world, surrounded by rang of mountains. The history of this city stretches back to more than two thousand years and was founded in 18 BCE. History clings tenaciously to the ‘Miracles Of Han; a phoenix has arisen from the ashes of the Korean War just over 60 years.
Heritage Of Seoul
So while Seoul has its eye clearly on the future, you’ll also encounter fascinating fragments of the past in the world Heritage-listed sites such as Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong, The royal tombs if the Joseon Dynasty and the striding along the magnificent city walls.
Sites such as The N Seoul Tower which is also known as the Namsan tower is one of the citie’s modelled landmarks including the gold-clad 63 building, the new futuristic Dongdaemun Design, Plaza, Lotte World, the world’s second largest indoor theme park, Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the world’s longest bridge fountain and the Sevit Floating Islands
Life In The City Of Seoul
South Korea can be seen to be the community orientated country and thus public transport is greatly efficient. The fastest lifestyle of the city makes it exciting and draws many foreigners towards it. Delicacies such as Kimchi, Busa, Galbi, Al Chigae, Gimbap, Udon, Tteokbokki etc are both healthy and scrumptious at the same time. The city has risen miraculously over the years and progressed to be one the liveliest cities in the world. The people are kind, hospitable and helpful. Due to its busy routine, the city of Seoul is always pumped up even at night the streets are crowded with students and families alike. Cafes, PC bangs, restaurants, spas, shopping centres and fast food chains are open any hour of any night. The streets of Gangnam, Hongdae or Dongdaemun for entertainment, eating and all kinds of joy.
Koreans love the style and so are very fond of shopping. The shopping and the entertainment districts of Myeongdong and Apgujeong and Asia’s largest underground centre COEX Mall also draw a large number of tourist every year. Popular makeup brands such as ETUDE, Innisfree etc as well as worlds renowned clothing brands can be found in all markets of Seoul. In fact, South Korea has the possession of most well-dressed people.
Seoul is the worlds most weird city. You cant avoid wireless access even if you want to- a staggering 95 per cent of Korean households broadband connections. Once a giant landfill, Seoul Digital Media City’s 557,00 square of electronic nirvana is the home for broadcasting, film production, games, telecom companies, capable and channels online shopping centres and e-learning. Smartphones and robot vacuum cleaners- yawn. Apartments in Seoul can be controlled from cell phones and central keypads.
This amazing city is also home of the majority of South Korean’s most prestigious universities, including Seoul National Universities, Yonsei University, Korea University. Thus Seoul offers great opportunities for graduates in all fields’ of education- Not that they have any less graduated of their own.
It has a very high tourism rate, so nest time plan a vacation and if you’re looking for adventure, Seoul is the place to be. Who knows, you might come across any member of BTS or Blackpink!