The emotion from beautiful ancient Korean culture you see in Seoul inspires you as you’re in one of Asia’s modern metropolises. Being the capitals of Southern Korea, Seoul has many palaces surrounded by green parks inherit something from nature with many natural feature, the river, flowers calmly through the city and the hill surrounds and forms part of the city. There are a lot of things to do such as shopping, eating, and sightseeing, when it becomes dark.
There are some attractions in Seoul you may want to see:
1. The Palace of Changyeonggung
The palace was built by King Sejong as a residence for his father. The central part, the Myeongjeon building, was built in the 14th century. That makes it the oldest of its kind in Korea. The park that surrounds the palace is very beautiful and here lies the Chundangji Lake that used to be a rice field.
2. The holy shrine of Jongmyo
Jongmyo is a royal shrine, built at the end of the 14th century. Four times a year the elegant and grandiose grounds formed the background of ceremonies in which the king, his sons and military leaders participated. This place is considered to be one of the most important of Korean cultural history.
The impressive gate of Dongnimmun was built in 1898 as celebration of Korea’s freedom and independence. You find it in Independence Park where it stands as a monument over the Korean people’s fight for their country.
4. The temple of Bongwonsa
The temple of Bongwonsa was founded in 889 during the Silla region. However, the current temple was built under King Yeoungjo as the original was destroyed during war actions. Twice a month at the temple, there is a show of traditional Korean rituals and costumes.
5. Seoul Tower
Seoul Tower was built in years 1969-1975 on the peak of the Namsan Mountion. The base of the tower is built at 243 meters above sea level and the tower itself is another 236.7 meters. The tower also houses two restaurants that rotate 360.
6. KLI63 Building
On the southern bank of the Han River by Yeouido Island thrones the KLI63 skyscraper it has 3 subterranean levels, and its 60 stories, measuring almost 400 meters, makes it the tallest building in Korea.
7. Suwon Hwaseong
The impressive fortress of Hwaseong was built in 1794-1796, during the last part of the Joseon Period. The fortress has numerous defense systems and building. However, it has been under attack many times, and part of the walls and other constructions are destroyed. In the latter half of the 1970s most of Hwaseong has been restored, though, and is today a fascinating image of the fortress building of the period.
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