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Gyeongbokgung palace
Gyeongbokgung is a royal palace located in northern Seoul. It was first constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces. - Image: Blmtduddl

About Seoul

Seoul LogoSatellite view showing Seoul, one of the largest cities in the world and the national capital of South Korea. Seoul is located in the country's northwestern part at the Han River, about 30 km east off the coast of the Yellow Sea.

Seoul was the capital of the Korean Yi dynasty from the late 14th century until 1910, when Korea was annexed by the Japanese.

Extensively developed under Japanese rule, it became the capital of South Korea after the partition of 1945.

Seoul, Gangnam
Architecture Gangnam style. Gangnam District is one of the 25 districts of Seoul.
Image: Francisco Anzola
Seoul has a city population of more than 10 million inhabitants and about 25.6 million people live in its metropolitan area, about half of South Korea's population.

Some of Seoul's attractions worth to visit: the Changgyeonggung Palace and the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bongeunsa temple, Jongmyo Shrine official website, the oldest and most authentic of the Confucian royal shrines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the National Museum of Korea, and the National Palace Museum of Korea, the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, the COEX Mall convention center, Lotte World, a major recreation complex with the world's largest indoor theme park, and Lotte World Tower, when finished in 2016, it will reach a hight of 555 m (1820 ft), it will be number 4 in the list of the tallest buildings in the world.

Just zoom in (+) to see the Namdaemun gate, one the city's great landmarks considered South Korea's No. 1 national treasure. On Feb. 11, 2008 a fire destroyed the 610-year-old wooden structure atop the Namdaemun gate.

The page shows the city of Seoul with surrounding cities, Gimpo International Airport (IATA code: GMP) located about 18 km west of Downtown Seoul (subway Line 5); zoom out (-) to find Incheon International Airport (IATA code: ICN). South Korea's primary airport is located 49 km (30.5 mi) on the island of Yeongjongdo, southwest of Seoul west of the city of Incheon (take Express Train or the A'REX Line).

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Local Time Seoul:
Monday-June-26  19:30  
UTC/GMT +9 hours
φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of Seoul, South Korea (Republic of Korea).

City Coordinates: 37°34′08″N 126°58′36″E
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