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Seoul

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Introduction

Seoul is divided in two by the Han River, the southern half known for its business district, the northern half as a focal point for culture and history.

The city has been a capital since the Joseon dynasty 600 years ago and the palace district provides a real contrast with the modern parts of the city. The oldest of six royal palaces is Gyeongbokgung, while unesco-listed Changdeokgung is the best preserved, with an impressive throne room and imposing wooden beams. King Sunjong, the last of Korea's long line of kings, lived in the latter until his death in 1926.

The Jongmyo Shrine, where memorials were held for Joseon dynasty kings and queens is another of the city's interesting historical sites.

Top itineraries in Seoul

Essential South Korea

9-day tailor-made journey from £2,660 pp incl. flights

Contrast South Korea’s neon futurism with its ancient past on this independent tour, linking Seoul’s palaces, Busan’s water temples and Gyeongju’s ancient-capital heritage with private touring and transfers throughout.

Best of South Korea

14-day tailor-made independent tour from £4,995 pp incl. flights

This is the ultimate introduction to South Korea, moving between shrine-studded national parks and Jeju Island’s tropical paradise to Gyeongju’s ancient temples and the neon of Seoul and Busan. It’s all complemented by private touring and transfers throughout.

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Top places to stay in Seoul

Park Hyatt, Seoul, South Korea

Accommodation

For a luxury break in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the South Korean capital, venture into the Park Hyatt Seoul.

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