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Know now 9 curiosities about Seoul, before you travel.

Seoul is like so many other Asian cities, a crossroads between the traditional and the modern.

There is no Historic Center as in so many European metropolises. Remnants of the old and proud Korean culture in every corner of the dynamic capital of South Korea.

Addicted to work and internet, games and pop life, this city has been growing in incredible proportions, in the wake of its economic development. And the best, in a sustainable and intelligent way.

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So, how about knowing some curiosities about this amazing city?

1- With 10 million inhabitants, Seoul is the capital and is the most populous city in South Korea.
With more than 25 million inhabitants and encompasses 29 cities around the capital.

2 - The Seoul metropolitan area is one of the most populous metropolises in the world.

3- The most populous neighborhoods of Seoul are Songpa-gu, Gangseo-gu and Gangnam-gu. "Gu" refers to the district with its own government.

4- Gangnam is the most luxurious and elegant neighborhood of the capital. Gangnam concentrates the biggest luxury brands and the most sophisticated cafes and ballads.

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(Photo: Wikipedia)

5- With 123 floors, Lotte World is not the most building in Seoul, but is the tallest building in South Korea.

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6- Seoul is a city that practically everything works 24 hours. Yes, anytime you need something you will find it. South Koreans love shopping. The country has some of the largest malls in the world and stores are open until 4 a.m in the morning - restaurants, bars and cafes usually close in the sun.

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7- One of the things that most attracts the attention of foreign tourists in the capital and in many cities of South Korea is the amount of ads of beauty products and plastic surgeons. 
That's because Koreans use many cosmetics, including men.

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(Photo: The New York Times)

8- Many streets in Seoul have no sidewalks. Pedestrians are compelled to dispute space with the cars and be very careful with the flow of vehicles because of this.

9- Myeongdong neighborhood there is a street entirely dedicated to the "manhwa", the Korean version of what we know as a manga.

As
soon as you enter this street, the visitor is faced with several
posters on the subject.

One of its most interesting points is a museum about the manga.

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(Photo: TripAdvisor)

So you were more curious to know these curiosities closely? Stay tuned for more updates!

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