Seoul has been the capital of Korea for about 600 years, since the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Seoul has developed into a bustling metropolis, acting as the hub for political, economic, social, and cultural matters. The Han River runs through the heart of the city. The river divides the city in two; the northern part of the city is a focal point for culture and history, while the southern part (Gangnam) is well known for its business district.
Springtime is arguably Seoul's most beautiful season. The city erupts with budding trees and blooming flowers, including cherry blossoms. The weather is also quite lovely, with high temperatures hovering between 12℃ and 20℃. But this is the season when the temperature drops sharply after nightfall.
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The Korean wave refers to the phenomenon of Korean entertainment and popular culture rolling over the world with pop music, TV dramas, and movies. Also known as "Hallyu" in Korean, the term was first coined by the Chinese press in the late 1990s to describe the growing popularity of Korean pop culture in China. The K-wave now widely used to refer to the popularity of Korean entertainment and culture across Asia and other parts of the world. Also, the K-wave craze has expanded to Korean traditional culture, food, literature and language, creating more and more enthusiasts.
Myeong-dong : a shopping mecca
Gyeonbokgung Palace : a historic site
Dongdaemun Market : a hot place for fashion
Mt. Namsan Park : a place for viewing
Insa-dong : traditional charm
Namdaemun Market : the largest traditional market
Seoul City Wall : a scenic way to explore the city.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza : the latest and hottest exhibitions
Hongdae : an area of indie culture and art
Cheonggyecheon Stream : a downtown leisure spot