Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and its beauty attracts a lot of foreigners all around the world. From the beautiful Seoul Tower in Namsam park to the busy city streets of Insadong. You’ll find that the city is full of diversity and unique culture. Korea’s food is excellent as well. Whether you like kimchi or jajangmyeon, you won’t be disappointed. The Seoul capital area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, is the world’s second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people, home to over half of South Koreans along with 632,000 international residents. The birthplace of K-pop, Seoul was voted the world’s most wanted travel destination by Chinese, Japanese and Thai tourists for a third consecutive year in 2011 with over 10 million international visitors in 2012. Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rapidly rising global city, resulting from an economic boom and growth known as the “miracle on the Han River” which transformed it from the ashes of the Korean War to the world’s fourth largest metropolitan with a gross domestic product of US$773.9 billion.
Seoul is definitely South Korea’s pride. Living here is a dream come true. Koreans learn how to adapt from being thwarted by civil war into becoming one of the greatest and most advanced cities in the world. Koreans are simply brilliant in what they do. Korean culture has also been influential with the rise of the K-pop culture all around Asia and South America. One example of a famous artist, actor and singer is Kim Hyun Joong. Also known for his leading roles in “Boys Over Flowers” and “Playful Kiss” he had made numerous tours in Asia and through South America. Koreans are people who value discipline and respect. They show respect to their elders in such a way that drinking “soju” with someone older, they need to look away before drinking it. As in any country, respect is valued just like in South Korea. Seoul has been very popular and there are a lot of people who enjoy their vacation. Some even stay permanently because of the value of life and beauty of this great city. Seoul has many visitors every year, as stated earlier, it’s one of the best cities in the world. Technologically advanced and clean, beautiful sites that’s also filled with wonderful people.
Expect wonderful Korean culture. If you want, you can also learn their language “Hangul” and be able to speak with them in no time. Although, it’s a bit of a challenge, you’ll master Hangul if you are really interested in it. Korea is full of wonderful sites as well. Visit historical sites such as the Changdeokgung Palace. Learn Korean history and its former kingdoms. Seoul has already been very attractive in all its ethnicity and culture. People do appreciate and are amazed with such development. Even people from the West migrate to Korea, not only to know about their culture but also learning to speak among them. If you have the chance, visit Seoul and experience Korea. It’s definitely worth it.