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Seoul (서울특별시) is the capital and the largest city in South Korea situated some 10 km north-west of 용산동, 80 km south-east of South Korea - North Korea border. This the major city has a population of 10,349,400 people. Many people visit Seoul each year to take a look at its famous sports facilities and entertainment districts.

Seoul Ab (IATA: SSN) is the nearest airport to Seoul, situated just 30 km to the south-east.

The most popular tourist attractions in Seoul

1. Olympic Park, Seoul
Seoul Olympic Park, shortened to Olpark, is an Olympic Park built to host the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is located in Songpa-gu, Bangi-dong.

2. Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천)
Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) is a tourist attraction, one of the Entertainment districts in Seoul, South Korea. It is located: 83 km from Incheon, 590 km from Pyongyang, 720 km from Daegu.

3. National Museum of Korea
The National Museum of Korea is the flagship museum of Korean history and art in South Korea and is the cultural organization that represents Korea. Since its establishment in 1945, the museum has been committed to various studies and research activities in the fields of archaeology, history, and art, continuously developing a variety of exhibitions and education programs.

4. Bongeunsa
Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea. It was founded in 794 during the reign of King Wonseong by the monk Yeon-hoe (Hangul: 연희), then the highest ranking monk of Silla, and originally named Kyongseoungsa (Hangul: 견성사; Hanja: 見性寺). It is located on the slope of Sudo Mountain, across the street from the COEX Mall.

5. COEX Mall
COEX Mall is an underground shopping mall located in Gangnam-gu Seoul, South Korea It is the largest shopping centre in Seoul. [] It is the largest underground mall in Asia with an area of about 85, 000 square metres. The mall is located at Samseong-dong served by Samseong Station on Seoul Metro Line 2, at the intersection of Teheranno and Yeongdong Dae-ro.

6. Gyeongbokgung
Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, is a royal palace located in northern Seoul, South Korea. First constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. The name of the palace, " Gyeongbokgung, " translates in English as " Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven. "

7. Gwanghwamun
Gwanghwamun (Hangul: 광화문; hanja: 光化門) is the main and largest gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is located at a three-way intersection at the northern end of Sejongno. As a landmark and symbol of Seoul's long history as the capital city during the Joseon Dynasty, the gate has gone through multiple periods of destruction and disrepair. Restoration work on the gate was finished and it was opened to the public on August 15, 2010.

8. Gwangjang Market
Gwangjang Market (Korean& #58; & #160; 광장시장), previously Dongdaemun Market (동대문시장), is a traditional street market in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The market is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in South Korea, with more than 5000 shops and 20, 000 employees in an area of 42, 000& #160; m2 (450, 000& #160; sq& #160; ft). Approximately 65, 000 people visit the market each day.

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Olympic Park, Seoul

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Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천)

Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) is a tourist attraction, one of the Enter

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National Museum of Korea

The National Museum of Korea is the flagship museum of Korean history

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COEX Mall

COEX Mall is an underground shopping mall located in Gangnam-gu Seoul,

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Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace,

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Bongeunsa

Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu in

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Gwanghwamun

Gwanghwamun (Hangul: 광화문; hanja: 光化門) is the main and largest gate

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Deoksugung

Deoksugung, also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu

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N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower located in

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Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market (Korean: 광장시장), previously Dongdae

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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is a museum in Hannam-dong,

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National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea is a national museum of South Korea

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also called the DDP, is a major urban

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Sungnyemun

Sungnyemun or more commonly known as Namdaemun is a historic gate

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Lotte Hotel Seoul Main Tower

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THE PLAZA Seoul, Autograph Collection

starting $199

Arban Hotel

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President Hotel

starting $89

New Kukje Hotel

starting $82

New Seoul Hotel

starting $63

Hotel Boutique 9

starting $94

24 Guesthouse Seoul City Hall

starting $20

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