Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is the political, economic, scientific and technological, educational and cultural center of South Korea, and one of the major financial cities in Asia. Seoul has a population of 9,428,000 as of the end of 2022. Seoul is located in the Han River valley in the northwest of South Korea, in the middle of the Korean Peninsula. Seoul city under the jurisdiction of 25 districts, an area of about 605.25 square kilometers, is one of the world's highest population density cities. Although Seoul covers only 0.6% of South Korea's area, it accounts for 21% of the country's GDP. Seoul is a highly digital city with the highest Internet speed and digital opportunity Index in the world. Seoul is also a young city with vibrant people, bustling cities, fascinating natural scenery, and a long history and culture. Seoul is a vibrant city of universities with 34 prestigious universities, including Seoul National University, Kyung Hee University, Hanyang University, and Sungkyunkwan University. Seoul is home to Mt. Gwanak, Mt. Angangsan, Mt. Inwang, Gyeongbok Palace, Deoksu Palace, and Changdeok Palace. Ancient palaces, temples and modern buildings that reach into the sky in the shade of the downtown area reflect the ancient and modern history of Seoul.
Seoul is the centre of South Korea, site of the 1988 Olympics, and one of the ten largest cities in the world. Its name is well-chosen, meaning the centre of everything- and the city lives up to its description. About twenty-five percent of the nation's people live there; nearly half of all the students in the country study there; the arts, both ancient and modern, are amply represented. A visitor with time to spare might visit the Kyongbokkung Palace, relic of Korea's vanished monarchy, or the Sejong Cultural Center, and all visitors should visit the modern city, a thriving, industrial metropolis. Seoul is a massive city. It has one of the most populated metropolitan areas in the world. There’s a lot to see and do in Seoul but thankfully, the city has an efficient and extensive metro system that makes sightseeing a breeze. Seoul attractions embody ancient tradition and modern culture, and sometimes, they are all rolled into one! Tour ancient palaces equipped with Bluetooth at the National Museum of Korea, or visit a Korean Folk Museum in the largest indoor theme park in the world at Lotte World.