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Seoul

Palatial relics and fervent pop culture collide in Seoul, a dizzyingly evolving city that dares you to keep up.

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Public Transit

Buses, subways, and high speed trains course through Seoul and connect the city to greater South Korea. Seoul's subway serves over 8 million passengers a day, making it the busiest subway system in the world. When you're in Seoul, we suggest you hop on board with public transit to really travel like a local.

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Known for

K-POP, K-drama, shopping, skyscrapers, changing fast, royal palaces, temples, night markets, Korean BBQ with soju, beauty products, all night drinking

Locals Love

Locals Love

Street markets, street food, street shows, weekend hikes, biking on the Han River, relaxing at Jjimjilbangs, Hongdae hangouts, karaoke, chicken with beer

Locals Complain About

Locals Complain About

Traffic during rush hour, subways during rush hour, rising property prices, everything changing too quickly, trends and fads, hot summers, cold winters