Seoul South Korea Guide by Daianne Travels


Seoul – the 7th largest city in the world and the economic center of Asia, Seoul City is located on the Han River in the center of the Korean Peninsula.

Skyscrapers, the latest technology, art oriental mix, tea houses, everything in Seoul is fashionable, a safe city with exceptional people, shy but basically good.

The Seoul National Capital Area is home to four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Changdeokgung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Temple and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.

In 1998 the city hosted the Olympic Games and the 2002 the World Cup, so the world discovered step by step these exciting city. Seoul has a mix of religions like Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Shamanistic and Chundo Kyo. The music, dance, spectacles, poetry and theater are part of Buddhist and Confucian traditions, highlighting the city of Seoul as one of the most interesting and contrasting cities of the world.

Visit: districts Jogno-gu, Jung-gu and Yongsan-gu, all three being located right in the center. Here you will enjoy typical Korean architecture at 5 royal palaces and at the Jongmyo – Joseon Dynasty tombs. Everything seems atypical but also in perfect harmony. For example Gyeongbokgung is the largest sized palace, impresses with its fascinating geometry, representing the Yang part. The other palace, Changdeokgung, suggests harmony and is the Yin part.

In Jogyesa Buddhist temple, located in the city center, very famous, by the way, you can try different programs that will make you live a genuine Buddhist monk, as the rituals of prayer, clothing, food, and many other attractive principles.

Banpo bridge has become a tourist attraction after it was placed a huge fountain, at the one hand and the other of the bridge were built over 9380 holes which are springing up every minute each 190 tons of water and above them were placed thousands of lights… downright fabulous !

Hanok Buckhon village thrills you by its appearance… keeping the air of dynasties, perfectly combining ancient traditions with modernism, alongside Namdaemun market, over 600 years old, and located right near Myeong-dong district. In Namdaemun market you can meet just about everything you want, from food prepared in big boiled steams on the street directly in front of you, to small souvenirs, things of all sorts, of all qualities and prices possible. The atmosphere is friendly, very crowded, the area is considered among the most visited by millions of tourists annually.

Korean cuisine is based on rice, noodles, tofu, vegetables and meat as well as various spices and rice vinegar, red pepper, black pepper, Chinese pepper, mustard. Try a traditional food such as soup Ghim Ja Ha, a black soup, very good for the body or Mu Ssam in three colors, made of a species of  Korean radish, or Korean traditional drink – Back Ryun Cho-  being prepared from rice and malt.

Myeong-dong district is the place where you…


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