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Urban culture and fashion in Seoul
In addition to the many markets, Seoul also offers the opportunity to shop in the numerous department stores and shopping streets. On the Namdaemundo, you will find Midop’a on the right hand side, opposite the entrance to Myeongdong and to the left Lotte. The road goes up Shinsegae, opposite the Bank of Korea. In the Samil-ro, near the Cheonggyecheon, stands the department store Printemps. The district Insa-dong offers a good shopping possibility for antiques and traditional souvenirs. Entire shopping streets, such as the Jongno and Euljiro and the Westin Chosun, Lotte and Plaza hotels, were built into the underground. The Sogong Arcade starts under the Plaza Hotel, turns left at the Chosun Hotel and ends at the Cosmos shopping center in Myeongdong; The Hoehyon Arcade begins in front of the main post office and ends at the Toegyero. In these and other numerous arcades you will find a wide range of clothes, jewelery, stationery, computers, cameras, souvenirs and reproductions of ancient porcelain.
Brief Facts about Culture & Traveling in Seoul:
- Seoul has a long and rich history, having served as a royal capital since 1394
- On the average, Seoul workers spend around 55 hours per week on the job
- Do you want to sound more like a local when taking photos? Instead of saying “cheese!”, say “kimchi”
- Everything closes late, with most stores open until at least 11:00 p.m. Restaurants, cafes, bars, and street food vendors stay open even later, sometimes until 4 a.m
- You can easily travel around South Korea by high-speed trains, bus routes, ferry services, and airports the major cities such as Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, and Gwangju are connected by high-speed trains
- The city’s tallest mountain and national park, Bukhansan, also holds a Guinness World Record for the most visitors per square foot
The city that never sleeps
Seoul is the largest city and capital of the Republic of Korea (also known as “South Korea”). When including Incheon and the surrounding suburbs, Seoul is the second largest metropolitan area in the world (after Tokyo) with over 25 million people.
Whatever you want, at any time of day or night, Seoul can provide. An early morning temple visit can lead to a palace tour followed by tea-sipping in Bukchon and gallery-hopping in Samcheong-dong. Soju (a vodka-like drink) and snacks in a street tent bar will fuel you for shopping at the buzzing Dongdaemun or Namdaemun night markets, partying in Hongdae or Itaewon, or playing online games at a PC bang. Follow this with steaming, soaking and snoozing in a jjimjil-bang (sauna and spa). By the time you look at your watch, it will be dawn again.
Brief Facts about Seoul
- Seoul is home to the world’s fastest internet connection
- Home to the biggest church in the world
- Grey or white taxis are cheaper, basic cars with less experienced drivers. Black cabs are more luxurious and have experienced drivers. The experience of these drivers is based on the number of accidents they had on the road.