Capital of South Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees.
Area: 605.2 km²
Local time: Saturday 8:46 PM
Weather: 27°C, Wind W at 6 km/h, 73% Humidity
Population: 9.86 million (2015) United Nations