KCR 2017

Korea & Seoul

Seoul has been the capital of Korea for about 600 years since the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Seoul was referred to as "Han Yang" during the Joseon Dynasty, but after the liberation from Japan in 1945, the newly founded Republic of Korea officially changed its capital city's name to Seoul. Seoul has developed into a bustling metropolis, acting as the hub for political, economic, social and cultural matters. The Hangang River runs through the heart of the city. The river divides the city in two; the northern part of the city is a focal point for culture and history, while the southern part is well known for its business district.

Seoul has hosted many international events including: 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Olympic Games and 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup. The success of these events has shown people that Korea is truly an international city.

Long-period History

When you visit Seoul you'll immediately notice the abundance of palaces, temples, art galleries and museums which can attest to Seoul's rich history and wealth of cultural assets.
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Gyeongbokgung  Palace Changdeokgung Palace  Changgyeonggung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace Changdeokgung Palace Changgyeonggung Palace
Deoksugung Palace Jongmyo Royal Shrine  Namsangol Hanok Village
Deoksugung Palace Jongmyo Royal Shrine Namsangol Hanok Village

Getting around

Seoul is a city full of joy. It will not allow you to get bored. Insa-dong is where you can see traditional Korean artisans, Itaewon is a little community in where people from outside Korea hang out, stores downtown open till late so that you can shop till you drop, N Seoul tower and 63 city will show you an awesome view of Seoul at a glance, and amusement parks will boast your excitement while you stay in Korea.
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Hangang Parks Namsan Park Olympic Park Cheonggyecheon Stream
Hangang Parks Namsan Park Olympic Park Cheonggyecheon Stream
Bukhansan Dulle-gil Hiking Lotte World Everland 63 CITY
Bukhansan Dulle-gil Hiking Lotte World Everland 63 CITY
Seoul World Cup Stadium Itaewon Tourist District Daehangno Street COEX Mall
Seoul World Cup Stadium Itaewon Tourist District Daehangno Street COEX Mall
Insa-dong Shopping Street Dongdaemun Market Myeong-dong Flea Markets
Insa-dong Shopping Street Dongdaemun Market Myeong-dong Flea Markets

Seoul City Tour

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Seoul City Tour Seoul City Tour Bus offers a pleasant and comfortable tour of Seoul for foreign tourists.
Nestled around the Hangang River is the Korean capital Seoul, a city of old and new. With thousands years of history, it has well preserved royal palaces, historical relics, and cultural treasures, yet state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructures as well. The Seoul City Tour bus runs a course that covers major points of interest in Seoul.

Nighttime Sightseeing in Seoul

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Hongdae Club Day  Pojang-machas Seven Luck Casino Nightlife in Seoul
Hongdae Club Day Pojang-machas
(Beer and Food Tents)
Seven Luck Casino Nightlife in Seoul

Festivals and Regular Performances in Seoul

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Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies
Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies
Jongmyo Daeje Royal Ancestral Rites
Jongmyo Daeje Royal Ancestral Rites
King Gojong and Queen Min's Royal Wedding Ceremony
King Gojong and Queen Min's Royal Wedding
Korean Traditional Performing Arts's Saturday Regular Performance
Korean Traditional Performing Arts's Saturday Regular Performance
Traditional Korean Stage by Chongdong Theater
Traditional Korean Stage by Korea House
Traditional Korean Stage by Chongdong Theater
Traditional Korean Stage by Jeongdong Theater
Nanta Non-verbal Performance
Nanta Non-verbal Performance
JUMP, Non-verbal Performance Based on Taekwondo
JUMP, Non-verbal Performance Based on Taekwondo

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