Seoul with the official name of Seoul Special City is the Republic of Korea’s capital and largest city. It is located in northwestern South Korea's Han River basin which is in the middle of the Korean Peninsula. Currently, it is the economic, technological and cultural center of South Korea. Most of the headquarters of South Korea’s most famous multinational companies, namely, Samsung, LG (LG), Hyundai, Kia (KIA) Group and SK Group are located in Seoul. Meanwhile, Seoul is a city with 2,000 years of history for being the ancient capital which attracts many tourists arrival. Coupled with the rise of Korean dramas and music in recent years, many foreign tourists come here just to taste the sense of Korean culture.
Climate and weather
Seoul has a temperate monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn are dry and mild while it is hot and rainy in summer. In winter the city is topographically
influenced by expanding Siberian High-pressure zones and prevailing west winds, temperatures can be as low as -20 °C.
Seoul City Tour Bus provides a good deal to the tourists for unlimited ride with one ticket. It provides a wide selection of dropping points next to the tourist attractions that allows the
tourists to have an easy access to most of the must-visit spots. In addition, Seoul Subway connects the various zones of the city of Seoul and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Although it is one of the world's busiest metro systems, it is a convenient way to travel around Seoul. If you wish to visit some other part of South Korea such as Busan, you find
Korean high-speed railway (KTX) the best way to connect you with the rest part of the country.
In recent years, the pursuit of health has become a global trend which increases the popularity of South Korea’s kimchi. Kimchi has become the focus of world attention. As the
most common type of kimchi dishes ia spicy, Korean usually eat it with rice. Depending on the season and region, kimchi is divided into many types, but all contain vitamin C,
calcium and a variety of nutrients. It can be served as kimchi soup, kimchi and kimchi fried rice cakes and other dishes. Recently, people are indulged with kimchi pizza and kimchi
burgers. Moreover, there are also many authentic Korean restaurants that allow visitors to enjoy different hot dishes, such as barbecue pork, ginseng chicken soup, Jeonju
bibimbap, spicy rice cakes and etc.
Shopping streets around Seoul have various distinctive cultures. Myeong-dong, Insa-dong and Gangnam districts rank really among the best shopping spots in Seoul where you
can find designer brands and trendy clothes while you can find Korean style apparels in historic Dongdaemun market. Other than some global and traditional brands, Shinchon
and Hongdae provide a more affordable variety to the students and youngsters.
Thanks to the wave created by Korean drama, the Roof terrace in the N Seoul Tower is especially loved by the couples, because one can hang the locks with their beloved ones in
the iron fence, as a symbol of love.
In addition, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Kyunghee Palace, Chang Qing Palace and other traditional palace should also appear in your bucket list. Traditional cultural activities like
traditional hanbok experience are regularly organized in most ancient palace which is a good opportunity for visitors to experience the traditions of South Korea.