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Seoul is the center of politics, economy, society, industry, education and culture as it has been the capital city of Korea for the last 600 years. About 10 million people live in the city and more than 20% of GDP in Korea is generated there.
There are many historic remains and old palaces along with various spaces for art and culture. It is a city where tradition and modern times coexist harmoniously. The city has many tourist attractions and cultural experience programs.
Gangnam is Republic of Korea's epicenter of culture and arts, fashion, beauty, IT, education, business and finance, and not to mention of the country's leading premium health care service providers. Thanks to Psy's sensational hit "Gangnam Style", the district has become the focus of attention around the globe, attracting more than 2 million annual visitors.
Cheonggyecheon is an 11 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. The stream was covered with an elevated highway after the Korean War (1950-1953), as part of the country's post-war economic development. Then in 2003, the elevated highway was removed to restore the stream to its present form today. The stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, a popular cultural arts venue, and passes under a total of 22 bridges before flowing into the Hangang (River), with many attractions along its length.
Indoor Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park and hosts a dazzling variety of seasonal festivals and parades all year round and features 22 different rides. Magic Island, the outdoor theme park of Lotte World, is an artificial island located in the middle of Seokchon Lake and boasts 17 different rides including the high-altitude free-fall thrill ride, the Gyro Drop.
N Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as Korea's first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital. Seoul has a number of viewing platforms where visitors can enjoy the nighttime cityscape or gaze out onto the Hangang (River) but the tower's Digital Observatory is unique, offering an astonishing 360 degree panorama over the city, and 32 LCD screens recounting the 600-year history of Seoul. That is why the observatory is so popular and such a source of pride.