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Seoul South Korea is one of the top 20 “world class cities” being the capital and largest city of South Korea. The city's name has derived from the ancient Korean word Seorabeol or Seobeol, meaning "capital city. Seoul Korea is famous for many things from being the one of the most populous cities in the world to the one of the smallest and most densely populated major cities. The Seoul map has the privilege of being the country's political, cultural, social, and economic center, as well as an international center for many financial and business organizations.

Seoul South Korea now the heart of the Republic of Korea was originally the seat of government in the Paekche kingdom over 1,500 years ago, and it gained importance in the 14th century when it became the capital of the Chosun dynasty (1392-1910). Seoul Korea has become the hub of entire country. Seoul is a city of contrasts in the true sense.  Seoul's special lure and charm are its palaces with its traditionally classic architecture, representing a colorful history of turmoil during 500 years. Seoul map has been rated as one of the largest cities in the world, providing with a mixture of the old and new opportunities to shop, sightsee and relax.

From early times, Seoul Korea has been a favorable place for the human habitation, surrounded by mountains and meandering Han River. The geographical implication of the Han River to rule the entire Korean peninsula had been well proved from that time. Though being devastated in the Korean War (1950-1953), it is now a great deal to interest visitors. From being chosen as the royal capital of Chosun dynasty, Seoul South Korea is an architectural wealth of well preserved buildings from ancient times. Today, the city is a fully modern metropolis meeting all the international standards. From tranquil palaces, beautifully landscaped parks, to excellent facility of museums, Buddhist temples, and ancient fortress ruins, massive sports complex and fascinating shopping centers are all present. This modern Seoul city is an excellent place for shopping and good value for all kinds of souvenirs and Korean products to take back home. Seoul Korea is one of the few cities in the where the old and new exist in prefect harmony for one to enjoy.

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