Seoul is the capital of South Korea and a majestic city with more than 10 million citizens as for now. Seoul photos look so strange that one may think it’s not a real city, but a metropolis from the future.
Skyscrapers of strange shapes are located right next to old temples and palaces with blossoming gardens. Fantastic future with modern gadgets is mixed with the ancient traditions. This combination causes reverence.
The name of the city is translated as “the capital”, but Seoul managed to have a lot of different names throughout the history. The last name was given in the middle of the XX century when the country proclaimed independence.
Structure and main attractions of the city
The Han-gang River divides the city into two parts. The business and historical quarters are located in the center of the city and on the northern side of the river, while residential areas can be found mainly in the southern part of the city.
Seoul is the most exotic city in Asia. Seoul photoshave an incredible contrast of landscapes: skyscrapers are located right next to ancient temples, and all the buildings are precisely located in the landscape…
The city has a total of 25 districts, and each of them has its own features and character. The tourist has to stay somewhere far from the center. The ride to the center will take some time, but distant accommodation is significantly cheaper.
Astonishing Seoul photos can be made is ancient districts of Chun-Ghu and Jongno-gu where the majority of temples and attractions is located. The neighboring area of Gangnam-gu is the business center with fashionable hotels, modern architecture and limitless luxury.
The famous golden Yuksam Building with a great viewing point is located in Gwanak, while the popular international Itaewon Street with numerous nightclubs, bars, and entertainment venues is a real gem of Yongsan-gu.
While having a holiday in the Korean capital it’s recommended to visit Seoul Forest in Gwangjin-gu, as well as enjoy the views of the Rainbow Fountain on the bridge of Banpo.
What is the most important thing to do in Seoul?
In order to get the maximum number of impressions from your trip to Seoul, and take numerous Seoul photos it’s recommended to do the following:
- Visit Gyeongbokgung and Gyeonghuigung palaces. The second one host the historical museum
- Reach the viewing point in one of the skyscrapers, e.g. Yuksam Building or the TV Tower. You can enjoy astonishing views from there
- Visit the Buddhist temple of Changes, or maybe even book a stay here
- Visit the Korean bathhouse and restore your health, losing several dozens of years
- Taste local tea and vodka made from batata
- Go for shopping: you will find attractive prices for electronics, clothes, and cosmetics
- Visit the majestic Lotte World and Coex Aquarium.
Seoul photos show the beauty of the city, but they can’t immerse you in the unique atmosphere of the city. You can witness it only during a real visit.