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Monday, January 5th, 2009

Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea. The city is located on the basin of the Han River in the country’s northwest. Seoul’s influence as a leading business and cultural center contributes to it’s major global city status. The population of over 10 million people ranks the city to one of the biggest in the world.

The city of Seoul contrast lies in the heart of the city and has given the Korean capital its distinctive character. Where else on this globe you will find a modern city walled by 14th century gates? New age technology has built this city and plays a larger role among the youth, while old school merchants and fortunetellers still earn their living on the busy streets.

Travelers interested in Seoul’s history can find it the many museums and palaces spread over the city. Those who want to go fashion shopping in the sparkling malls or hunt bargains on the street markets. Food is widely available and diverse, from local foods to international and vegetarian cuisine. For entertainment lovers there’s plenty of destinations as well, you won’t have to be bored from morning till late night.

American citizens just need a valid passport for a trip to Seoul which allows them to stay for maximum of 30 days. There after a visa is required. Other nationalities may require a visa when visiting Seoul. Spring, from April till June is the best time period for traveling to Seoul.