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Seoul-capital of South Korea

The Capital Of South Korea

The ancient city of Seoul – capital of South Korea, where more than 11 million people. Today this city can be compared to other megacities of the developed Asian countries – there is also a quirky mix of tradition and innovation, fast rhythm of life and the peacefulness of Buddhist temples, the gray contrasts of block apartment buildings with traditional architecture and futuristic buildings in the heart of the city. Seasoned travelers have noted with humour that to stay in Seoul for a long time is not necessary – after it is very difficult to return to normal life.

Today, Seoul is confident to develop tourist destinations – here an influx of tourists from other Asian countries, and it is gaining popularity among Russian tourists. Today fly to Seoul direct flights from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. In fact, the airport of Seoul is located in the neighboring city of Incheon, but to get him to the capital on a special train in just 40 minutes.

The history of Seoul

The first settlements appeared on the site of modern Seoul in the 18th century BC. But the capital city was only in the 14th century. It is true then it was called hanseong was the capital of the Joseon dynasty. This lasted until the early 20th century and most of the historical monuments constructed during the reign of this Continue reading

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