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Introduction to 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 Han 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.

On the outskirts of Seoul you can find Seoul Land, Everland, Caribbean Bay, The Korean Folk Village, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, and Namhansan Mountain Fortress.

Seoul City Bus Tour

City Tours are the most convenient and comfortable way to explore cities. The major sights and attractions of big cities are presented on a single tour. Now City Tours are available in Seoul, Incheon, Suwon, Deajeon, Jeonju, Gwangju, Daegu, and Ulsan.
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.

Food in Seoul

Seoul cuisine is renowned for its elegance and variety. Seoul, Gaeseong, and Jeonju are the three top cities in Korea known for their exquisite cuisine. Being the capital of the country for over 500 years since the early Joseon dynasty, the cooking style of the dynasty still remains on cusines of Seoul.

Accommodations in Seoul

There are many different types of accommodations in Korea from super deluxe hotels and traditional Korean hanok houses to homestays and camping grounds. Tourists can choose the type of accommodations based on their respective plans and budget. Korea offers accommodations with both western-style rooms and traditional Korean-style ondol rooms (with heated floors and futons). Generally, hotels offer western-style rooms, however some offer traditional Korean-style ondol rooms. However, certain motels and yeogwans may only offer ondol rooms, so it is a good idea to check beforehand.

Tourist Information

The Tourist Information Center (TIC) provides you with up-to-date and accurate information on Korean tourism. Make it your first stop on your visit to Korea. Visitors can get helpful information on travel, accommodations, tourist attractions and much more at TIC in the Korea National Tourism Organization (KNTO). TIC is located at the 1st underground floor of KNTO's main office in downtown Seoul.


A subway map is usually located above of the ticket window (see left). Most subway maps are written in Korean and English. The numbers next to the name of each station on the map (700/800) indicates the subway fare for the destination from the present station. Simply tell the worker behind the ticket window your destination, and they will issue you the appropriate ticket. The yellow box next to the ticket window contains free subway maps which you can freely take and keep. Some subway stations do not provide free subway maps. Subway fares are as below.

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