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Busan & Seoul & Korea

Busan Tourism Organization Visit the website linked below for more information on Busan, Korea.

With 3.6 million residents, Busan is Korea’s second largest city, and the world’s 5th busiest port, making it the center of Korean global trade.
Of the top 50 tourist destinations worldwide, Korea is the only country with double-digit tourism growth over the past three years.
Ranked as the 3rd fastest growing convention city, Busan was named the 5th best convention city in Asia, and 15th in the world.
The charm of Busan goes beyond beautiful beaches, a stunning skyline, incredible food, natural scenery, world-class infrastructure, and endless shopping.

Tour Guide 1 : The sea is calling you

Gwangan Bridge
Korea's second-longest over water suspension bridge with a span of over 7.42km. Seen from the bridge, the spectacular views of the Busan coastline unfold. Referred to as the Diamond Bridge, it's a beautiful structure, especially after dusk when brought to life with colorful lights.
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Haeundae Covered Cart Bar Village
One of the famous food villages of Busan located behind Haeundae Beach. This is a place where even celebrities flock to during the Busan International Film Festival. You can try special dishes from each snack cart, which are mainly a variety of fresh seafood.
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Lighthouse Road
Lighthouses with unique names such as Baby Bottle, Totem Pole (Mazinger Z), and World Cup are built along the Gijang waterfront. Daebyeon Harbor which you will encounter along Lighthouse Road was selected as one of the 100 most beautiful fishing villages in Korea by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
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Busan Cinema Center
The symbol of Busan, a film city. Busan Cinema Center is the first video multi-cultural space in the world where films and performance arts are integrated. It is also the venue for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). The building is equipped with three movie theatres and a multi-purpose performance hall.
The building also contains over 120,000 LED lights under the world's largest roofed stage providing a fantastic sight at night.
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Tour Guide 2 : War & Peace, The Lost Bunker

The UN Memorial Cemetery in Busan
This is a place where 2,300 UN troops killed during the Korean War are laid to rest. Next to the burial site is the UN Sculpture Park where 34 sculptures carved by sculptors from 21 allied nations are displayed. This is the place to commemorate those soldiers who died in the war but you can enjoy your leisure time in this place which has a plaza, a pond, and walking paths.
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The Gadeok Island Gun Emplacement
100 years ago, this site was the headquarters of the Jinhae Bay Fortress under the command of Japanese Military Unit No. 4. With only traces of the site left behind, it is assumed that there may have been up to eight high-angle guns placed here. If you come down from the Gun Emplacement, you can even see the site of the well the Japanese force drew water from.
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Daehang Saebaji Cave
This was a cave used as a fortress by the Japanese Forces to store or move weapons when preparing for wars. A small square window at the end of the cave gives some suggestion that the force extended gun barrels out the window to attack. Concrete is plastered inside the cave to ensure safety.
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The Japanese Forces Headquarters Barracks Site
Walking down the Gun Emplacement, you can see houses in the same shape; these were the barracks of the Japanese forces. The exterior is still intact, however the roofs have been repaired to prevent leaking. Flowers are in luscious full bloom between the houses where the traces of the war have faded away, creating unusual scenes.
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Tour Guide 3 : Markets & People, Traces of Life

The Forty Steps
This was a meeting plaza where refugees and wharf men used to wait for their families during the Korean War. The “40 Steps Cultural Tourism Theme Street”, covers the area from the Jungang-dong branch of Kookmin Bank to the 40 Steps and displays sculptures which show the lives of ordinary people at that time.
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Yongdusan Park
Busan Tower, a landmark of Busan, can be seen from the escalator that connects Youngdusan Park and Gwangbokdong. Visitors pay an admission fee to go up to the observatory at the top of the tower, where they can see views of Nampo-dong and the International Market, including Busan Port and the fantastic night views of Gwangbok-dong as well.
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Bosudong Book Street
During the time when books were rare, street vendors that traded old books conglomerated one by one to form today's Book Street. It was said that the bundles of books lined up on the street every new semester afforded an interesting spectacle. Those scenes are rather rare these days, so they must have been interesting sights.
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Jagalchi Market
‘Come, see, and buy.’ This is Korea's biggest fish market. The crude but nostalgic dialects of the female merchants as well as the fresh seafood are the special features of the market. Visitors can feel full of energy and vitality just by browsing around the market.
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Tour Guide 4 : Ecology, Tour to the End of the Earth

The National Maritime Museum
Korea's first National Maritime Museum exhibits over 100,000 rare maritime artifacts both from home and abroad. The museum provides comprehensive information about the sea, including maritime history and science. There is a park which allows visitors to view the vast ocean and which serves as a resting place for residents.
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Taejongdae
Here, extraordinarily thick forest, cliffs formed from strange rocks together with bizarre stones and the blue sea achieve harmony. It's also dubbed as Sinseondae because a Sinseon or Taoist hermit with miraculous powers used to live there in ancient times. Taejongdae is designated as Cultural Property Scenic Spot No. 17.
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Gamcheon Cultural Village
Terraced community houses are lined up along the foot of a mountain and all the alleyways are interconnected with each other. The scenes that this arrangement produces are a distinctive feature of this village. The whole village is a piece of art and a tourist attraction thanks to the formative artwork built everywhere around the narrow paths by resident artists.
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Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams
The fountain, which stands at the entrance to Dadeopo Beach, shoots different-looking streams of water up into the sky in time with music. The largest fountain in the world, it shoots water up to 55 meters high. It changes its color and streams of water in accordance with music and lights affording a spectacular sight and shows are arranged under different themes.
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Tour Guide 5 : History, Digging into History

The Joseon Tongsinsa History Museum
Terraced community houses are lined up along the foot of a mountain and all the alleyways are interconnected with each other. The scenes that this arrangement produces are a distinctive feature of this village. The whole village is a piece of art and a tourist attraction thanks to the formative artwork built everywhere around the narrow paths by resident artists.
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Chungnyeol Shrine
This is a place where the spirits of patriotic martyrs, who fought against the Japanese troops and died heroic deaths, are enshrined. Mortuary tablets of Chungnyeolgong Song Sang-hyun and Chungjanggong Jung Bal are placed in the shrine. At the present time, 92 mortuary tablets of those who died heroic deaths in Busan are sealed and a sacrificial rite is carried out there on May 25 every year. The shrine is designated as Tangible Cultural Property No. 7.
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Busan’s Famous Food & Restaurant

1. Pork and Rice soup (Gukbab)

A dish that consists of a broth made by slowly boiling pig bones, bringing out a deep flavor, with rice and suyuk(boiled pork slices). It is served with a seasoning made with red chilli powder with saeu-jeot(salted shrimp), along with buchu kimchi(Korean leek kimchi) and kkagdugi(diced raddish kimchi).

1-1. Pork and Rice soup Restaurant (President pork and rice soup)
Takes 1 minute by foot from BEXCO, Takes 10 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
Not using MSG so, taste of soup is excellent
Pork slices meal with a bowl of rice, soup, and side dishes : 8,500won
Pork and Rice soup : 7,000won
Business Hours : am 07:30 ~ pm 9:30
1-2. Pork and Rice soup Restaurant (Milyang Sundae Pork and Rice soup)
Takes 11 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 3 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This restaurant is popular that sometimes you have to stand in line.
Pork slices meal with a bowl of rice, soup, and side dishes : 8,000won
Pork and Rice soup : 6,500won
Business Hours : 24Hours
2. Beef Ribs (Galbi)

Korean style of grilled beef ribs. Galbi is served raw, then cooked on tabletop grills usually by the diners themselves. The dish may be marinated in a sweed and savory sauce usually containing soy sauce, garlic, and sugar. Both non-marinated and marinated galbi are often featured in Korean barbecue.

2-1. Beef Ribs Restaurant (Masterpiece Korean Beef)
Takes 11 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 3 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
Business Hours : am 11:30 ~ am 12:00(At Sunday, am 11:30 ~ pm 10:00)
Korean Beef Ribs(150g) : 38,000won
Korean Beef Seasoning Ribs(170g) : 34,000won
2-2. Beef Ribs Restaurant (Haeundae Cow Ribs)
Takes 15 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 6 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
Business Hours : am 11:30 ~ pm 10:00(Last order pm 21:30)
Korean Beef Ribs(180g) : 42,000won
Korean Beef Seasoning Ribs(180g) : 36,000won
3. Sliced Raw Fish (Sashimi)

Sashimi is fresh fish served raw in thin slices. It is popularly served with a dipping sauce(soy sauce) and condiments such as wasabi paste and red chili paste.

3-1. Sliced raw fish Restaurant (Yuga raw fish restaurant)
Takes 10 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 13 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
If go there at night, you can see the night view of gwanganri beach.
Business Hours : am 11:00 ~ am 00:00
1person B course : 30,000won
1person A course : 40,000won
1person Special course : 50,000won
1person Yuga Special course : 70,000won
3-2. Sliced raw fish Restaurant (Marado)
Takes 10 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 11 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
Dishes can vary from day to day
Business Hours : pm 06:00 ~ pm 10:00
1person course : 100,000won
4. Wheat Noodles & Dumplings (Mil Myeon & Mandoo)

Wheat Noodles : Wheat Noodle is made up of wheat flour, starch and salt water. It tastes much more glutinous compared to normal sorts of noodles and has very similar texture with Korean cold noodles called as Naengmyeon. The special point of this food is meat broth, of which ingredients are mostly leg bones of beef, pork or chicken. Some parts of meat such as brisket or shank are also used to make broth of Wheat noodles. If boiled for enough long time, those ingredients infuse delicious broth.

Dumplings : Korean dumplings are made of thinly-rolled flour dough folded with a filling of ground meat and vegetables. It is usually served boiled, steamed, deep-fried, or pan-fried.

4-1. Wheat Noodles & Dumplings Restaurant (Centum Gaya Wheat Noodles)
Takes 4 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 12 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This store located in centum Q building 1F
Business Hours : am 10:00 ~ pm 09:00
Water Wheat Noodles : 6,000won / big size 7,000won
Mixed Wheat Noodles : 6,000won / big size 7,000won
Dumplings : 5,000won
4-2. Wheat Noodles & Dumplings Restaurant (Haeundae Gaya Wheat Noodles)
Takes 15 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 12 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This restaurant is popular that sometimes you have to stand in line.
Business Hours : am 09:00 ~ pm 09:00
Water Wheat Noodles : 6,000won
Mixed Wheat Noodles : 6,000won
Dumplings : 4,000won
5. Sweet Korean pancake stuffed with seeds (Hotteok)

The dough of Hotteok consists of wheat flour, glutinous rice, black sesame and a spoon of brown sugar. Make the dough circular shape and fry it on the pan with little bit of cooking oil after kneading the dough enough. When the dough is cooked, remove the oil fried with it. Lastly, cut it in half and put some nuts into the dough.

5-1. Sweet Korean pancake stuffed with seeds Cart bar (Byeolnan Korean pancake)
Takes 25 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 29 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This store is located behind of Lotte hotel in Seomyeon, Busan.
Business Hours : pm 01:00 ~ pm 09:00
Sweet Korean pancake stuffed with seeds : 1,000won
5-2. Sweet Korean pancake stuffed with seeds Cart bar (Byeolnan Korean pancake)
Takes 31 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 34 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This store is located on the street of BIFF.
Business Hours : am 10:00 ~ pm 09:00
Sweet Korean pancake stuffed with seeds : 1,300won
6. Stir-Fried rice cake & Fish cake (Tteok-bokki & Eomuk)

Stir-Fried rice cake : Cut bar rice cake, spring onion, carrot into moderate size and stir-fry them on the pan. Mix gochujang and water in a pot in an appropriate ratio. After that, put the prepared rice cake and carrot into a pot and boil them for awhile. Lastly, add the spring onion and water parsley and season it with sugar.

Fish cake : White flesh fish or squid is used to make fish ball most. Add salt, sugar, starch to the mashed fish flesh in order to prepare the dough. If the dough is made, it can be shaped variously and cooked with diverse ways like frying, steaming or roasting .

6-1. Stir-Fried rice cake Restaurant (Villa de Spicy)
Takes 4 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 11 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This store is located in the Shinsegae centum city mall 4F
Business Hours : am 11:00 ~ pm 09:30
Medieum size of Stir-Fried rice cake(for 3 people): 16,000won
6-2. Stir-Fried rice cake Restaurant (TteokNam)
Takes 26 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 33 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This store is located in the Geumjungro
Business Hours : am 11:30 ~ pm 09:30
Medieum size of Stir-Fried rice cake(for 2 people): 9,000won
6-3. Fish cake Restaurant (Samjin Fish cake)
Takes 22 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 26 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This store is located in the Geumjungro
Business Hours : am 11:30 ~ pm 09:30
Medium size of Stir-Fried rice cake(for 2 people): 9,000won

Busan’s Shopping mall

1. Busan Premium Outlets(A SHINSEGAE SIMON CENTER)
Takes 28 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 30 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This Outlet is located in the Gijang
Business Hours : am 10:30 ~ pm 08:30
There are 180 brands in the outlet
(ARMANI OUTLET, COACH, ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, POLO RALPH LAUREN, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO AND MORE.)
URL : https://www.premiumoutlets.co.kr/busan/en
2. Busan Shinsegae Department Store
Takes 4 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 12 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This store is located in the Centum city
Business Hours : am 10:30 ~ pm 08:00
As the world’s largest department store, it was listed in the Guinness World Records
URL : http://english.shinsegae.com/english/dept/dept_store.asp?STORE_CD=16
3. Busan Lotte Department Store
Takes 22 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 26 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This store is located in the Seomyeon
Business Hours : am 10:30 ~ pm 08:00
It is the main building of Lotte town that was built with the hotel
URL : http://store.lotteshopping.com/handler/AmbassaMain-StartEn
4. Busan Jagalchi Fish Market
Takes 26 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 30 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This market is located in the Nampo-dong
Business Hours : am 02:00 ~ pm 10:00
You can eat fresh seafood immediately after buying it on the spot It is the filming location of the movie Black Panther
5. Busan Gukje Market
Takes 29 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 34 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This market is located in the Shinchang-dong
Business Hours : am 09:00 ~ pm 08:00
This market sells Mechanical tools, electronics, kitchen appliances, and clothing
6. Busan Haeundae Market
Takes 12 minutes by car from BEXCO, Takes 3 minutes by car from Haeundae Grand Hotel.
This market is near Haeundae Beach
Business Hours : am 09:00 ~ pm 10:00(It varies from store to store)
Restaurants in Haeundae market usually close at late night and tourists can try various gourmet food.

Visit Seoul.net Visit the website linked below for more information on Seoul, Korea.

Seoul, officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City.

Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, and includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, altogether home to roughly half of the country's population.

Strategically situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back over two thousand years, when it was founded in 18 BC by the people of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.

The city was later designated the capital of Korea under the Joseon dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by a mountainous and hilly landscape, with Bukhan Mountain located on the northern edge of the city.
As with its long history, the Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites :  Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.

More recently, Seoul has been a major site of modern architectural construction–major modern landmarks include the N Seoul Tower, the 63 Building, the Lotte World Tower, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, COEX, and the Parc 1 Tower.

Seoul was named the 2010 World Design Capital. Also the birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul received over 10 million international visitors in 2014,making it the world's 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism.

Seoul’s Top 10 tourist attractions

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace), Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.
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Seoul City Wall
The Seoul City Wall was originally built in 1396, surrounding Seoul (then known as  Hanyang) during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). The wall stretches for 18.6km along the ranges of Bugaksan Mountain, Naksan Mountain, Namsan Mountain, and Inwangsan Mountain. The wall stands at average heights of 7m to 8m high.
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Namsan Seoul Tower

Namsan Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as Korea's first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital. Since opening to the public in 1980, it has become a much-loved Seoul landmark. The tower's main attractions include multi-colored digital art projected onto the tower at night, a digital observatory, a roof terrace, the HanCook restaurant, the n.Grill restaurant, and the Haneul (Sky) Restroom. Namsan Seoul Tower's mountain surroundings on Namsan Mountain have made it a popular place to unwind for locals and tourists alike.

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Seoul has a number of viewing platforms where visitors can enjoy the nighttime cityscape or gaze out onto the Hangang (River) but the tower's Digital Observatory is unique, offering an astonishing 360 degree panorama over the city, and 32 LCD screens recounting the 600-year history of Seoul. That is why the observatory is so popular and such a source of pride.

Situated on top of the N Plaza, the Roof Terrace is a spacious wooden viewing deck whose exotic atmosphere makes it very popular with lovers. A recent attraction for courting couples is "Locks of Love," thousands of padlocks attached to the fence by romantic Seoulites symbolizing their undying affection.

Insa-Dong
Nowhere exudes more local and traditional charm than Insa-dong, a quaint neighborhood in the center of Seoul that transports visitors back to a time when women wore hanbok and men rode horses. With its wooden tea houses, boutique galleries and street vendors selling traditional snacks, a stroll through Insa-dong is mandatory for all visitors, especially on Sundays when the streets become traffic free and come alive with street performances, buskers and throngs of young and old who have come to experience one of Seoul’s most fascinating and creative neighborhoods.
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While the entertainment here is free, Insa-dong is also one of the best places in Seoul to purchase traditional Korean art, products, and other souvenirs, as it is filled with antique shops, art galleries, traditional stationery shops, handicraft shops, pottery and porcelain shops, bookstores, and art supply stores. Insa-dong is also home to many traditional restaurants and tea houses.

Namdaemun Market
Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with over 10,000 stores that line the streets around Namdaemun (Gate), the main southern gate of the old city wall. Namdaemun Market first started under the reign of King Taejong (1367 – 1422, the third Joseon king) during the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910), when the government built shops around Namdaemun and rented out the shops to traders. It boasts one of the largest distribution structures in Korea, providing local products, daily living essentials, food products, medical supplies and more to retailers and consumers across the country.
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Namdaemun Market is renowned for its vast size and the variety of goods it offers. With the exception of construction materials, the market sells nearly every item under the sun including clothing, food, living essentials, etc. So it comes as no surprise that Namdaemun Market is always bustling day and night. Retailers from all over the nation flock to the market at night and local consumers flock to the market during the day. Many tourists come during the day as well to experience the charm of a traditional Korean market. The market's success is largely due to its independent distribution system.
Although the shops are small, most of them produce the goods they offer themselves, allowing for customers to purchase goods directly from the manufacturers at wholesale prices.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza(DDP)
  • - DDP selected as one of the "Top 52 Places to Visit in 2015" by the New York Times.
  • - Was the most Instagram tagged location in Korea in the year 2015.
  • - Was included in the list of the top 5 most popular places according to Korean Facebook users in 2015.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP will serve as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings

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Designed by world renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, DDP is the world’s largest atypical architecture. The DDP is comprised of five halls: Art Hall, Museum, Design Lab, Design Market, and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. The Art Hall is the primary launch pad for the Korean creative industry. The hall is a key venue for conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts and performances. The Museum Hall brings together Korean design and global trends. The Museum Hall is comprised of five sections: Design Playground, Design Dulle-gil(trail), Design Museum, Design Exhibition Hall, and the Design Rest Area.

Hongdae
Hongdae is the scene where Korean culture, both pop and indie, manifests, especially at night. More information on planning a Sangam day trip can be soon found at K-stars and their K-style if the Korean Wave has washed over you, then there’s no better place to tread the path of such tastemakers as Hongdae, the live-wire district of music and art culture. Whether you’ve come on your own or with equally eager friends, the ever-trending university area remains the only place in Seoul where you can transition from daytime exploring to nighttime adventures just as easily as you shuffle through your K-Pop playlist.
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Cheonggyecheon Stream
Cheonggyecheon is an 11 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. Created as part of an urban renewal project, Cheonggyecheon is a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The stream was covered with an elevated highway after the Korean War (1950-1953), as part of the country's post-war economic development. Then in 2003, the elevated highway was removed to restore the stream to its present form today. The stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, a popular cultural arts venue, and passes under a total of 22 bridges before flowing into the Hangang (River), with many attractions along its length.
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Michelin Guide Seoul Visit the website linked below for more information on MICHELIN GUIDE SEOUL.

The Republic of Korea is a small country on the far eastern edge of Asia.

Although it ranks 109th in the world in terms of land area, the country is a center of economic activity, culture, and arts.

Korea was colonized by Japan in the early 20th century and later had to endure the Korean War (1950-53), but it has achieved amazing economic growth in a short period, dubbed "the Miracle on the Han River.”

Today, Korea is an industrial nation standing tall on the world stage. Its semiconductor, automobile, shipbuilding, steel making, and IT industries are on the leading edge in global markets.

It hosted the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.

More recently, Korean dramas, movies, and music are attracting many audiences in Asian countries and beyond, creating what is being called the "Korean Wave."

Korea's new standing in the international community was highlighted in 2010 with the nation becoming the first Asian country to chair the G20 and host the G20 Seoul Summit.

General

Country Name
: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
National Flag
: Taegeukgi
National Flower
: Mugunghwa
Capital City
: Seoul
Language
: Korean
Voltage
: 220V, 60Hz
Size
: 30.3km from north to south
and 36.78km from east to west
Country Dialing Code
: +82
Time Zone
: GMT +9 (Korea Standard Time KST)

Climate and Weather

The Republic of Korea lies between 38ºN and 33ºN latitude and 126ºE to 132ºE longitude.
The country has a continental climate of very cold, dry winters and very hot, humid summers.
Winters are influenced by westerly winds from Siberia and the Mongolian plateau, while summers are generally characterized by an oceanic climate due to moist, warm winds from the Pacific Ocean.
Korea has four distinct seasons, though spring and autumn tend to be short.
Spring comes in early April and lasts throughout May.
The hot and humid summer begins in June and lasts about four months.
The summer rainy season lasts from the end of June to mid July.
Summer ends in late September, giving way to crisp, clear autumn days that last until the end of October.
It becomes colder in November, and a very cold, bleak winter sets in during December and lasts until the end of February.

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Monthly Mean Temperature and Precipitation in Busan Source : Korea Meteorological Administration (http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp)

Food

Korea was once primarily an agricultural nation, cultivating rice as their staple food since ancient times.
These days Korean cuisine is characterized by a wide variety of meat and fish dishes along with wild greens and vegetables.
Various fermented and preserved food, such as kimchi (fermented spicy cabbage), jeotgal (matured seafood with salt) and doenjang (fermented soy bean paste) are notable for their specific flavor and high nutritional value. The prominent feature of a Korean table setting is that all dishes are served at the same time.
Traditionally, the number of side dishes varied from 3 for the lower classes to 12 for royal family members.
Table arrangements can vary depending on whether a noodle dish or meat is served.
Formal rules have developed for table setting, demonstrating the attention people pay to food and dining.
Compared to neighboring China and Japan, a spoon is used more often in Korea, especially when soups are served.

  • Korean Table d’hote
    (Han-jeongsik)
  • Chicken + Beer
  • Rice cake
  • Korea’s grilled beef
    (Bulgogi)
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