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Highlights in Seoul
- South Korean Cultural Centre
- Five Palaces of the Joseon Dynasty
- UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Changdeokgung
- Tourist district and shopping mile Meyeongdong
- Korean National Museum
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Gigantic glass buildings, valuable cultural assets of the Jodeon dynasty and dreamlike garden oases characterize the cityscape between Bukhansan National Park and the banks of the slope. You can choose to stay in a modern apartment in the financial centre or in a holiday apartment in the immediate vicinity of traditional palaces, shopping centres and historic fortifications. Travel groups can stay in a beautiful villa with a city garden or in a vacation rental with a view over the city centre. Seoul offers visitors a fabulous mix of modernity and tradition.
Holiday in Seoul
Location and orientation
In a central location of the country, the metropolis of millions extends along the banks of the slope. Surrounded by a dreamy mountain scenery, Seoul is the cultural, educational and financial centre of South Korea. There are 10 million people living in the gigantic city and more than 25 million in the metropolitan region. This makes Seoul one of the five most populous cities in the world.
The city hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 2002 Football World Cup.
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In Seoul, the five palaces of the Joseon Dynasty are considered to be the most important sights of the city. They provide an interesting insight into the 500-year regency. The Changdeokgung, also called palace of the shining virtue, belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage and was once residence of the royal family. The palace complex is open to the public. The magnificent living rooms and the garden can be visited.2. Colourful shopping mile
The Meyeongdong means "bright tunnel" and is a magnificently illuminated shopping street and the tourist centre of the metropolis. The street combines department stores with elaborately designed monuments. In addition to markets and shops, the Meyeongdong Nanta Theatre and Meyeongdong Cathedral are also located here. Twice a year the colourful Meyeongdong Festival takes place, which inspires with concerts, parades and dances.3. Impressive museum complex
The Korean National Museum is a fascinating three-storey building that illuminates the country's past and future. The outdoor area resembles a paradisiacal park with waterfalls and native plants. After the end of the empire, the museum opened and today houses treasures of the Palaeolithic period, thematizes the political development of the country and presents historical legacies of the Joseon dynasty. Among the most valuable artifacts are the Silla gold crown from the 5th century, the bronze statue of the thoughtful Bodhisattva and an incense burner made of Seladon ceramics.
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