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Map of Seoul, South Korea. Here you can find the street map of Seoul.

Seoul, Fast Developing as a Tourist Destination 

Seoul, the capital of South Korea is a vastly underrated city which is only now gaining prominence as a tourist destination. Most people seem to bypass this great city and go on to other more popular destination, but it wont be long before Seoul becomes a place that people will be clamoring to travel to. This is not only a city that is steeped in a rich culture as a result of its 600 year old history but also a city that provides its own attractions and entertainment in the way of theme parks, museums, art galleries; a never ending list you could say.

If you wish to understand what Seoul is all about, you must meet its locals and get involved in their unique eating and drinking habits. A visit to Samwon Garden which is famous for its preparation of barbecue will make you feel full for the rest of the day after which you may enjoy a hot tub in one of the city’s many bath houses from which you’re sure to come out feeling fresh, rejuvenated and ready for anything. For an unforgettable historical experience, be sure to visit   one of the largest palaces in the city, the Gyeongbok Palace which literally means “Palace Blessed by Heaven”

For those who really want to understand the culture of this ancient   city, a visit to the Korean Village is recommended. Here you will be able to experience the culture and traditions of what is truly South Korean with folk dances, art galleries and sculpture gardens giving you an insight to the Korean way of life.  You can also take a cruise along the Han River which is the fourth longest river in Korea to enjoy the sights of Seoul while enjoying the fresh breezes fanning you as you sail along.

But if it’s shopping you’re mostly interested in, you must pay a visit to Dongdaemun which has over 26 shopping malls from where you can buy whatever you want on retail or wholesale basis. If you wish to shop for antiques as most visitors do, your best option is a visit to Insadong which once housed a royal residence. This is an area where the past meets the present and where you can find Korean artifacts and traditional clothing or be fascinated by a demonstration of calligraphy or Korean music.

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