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Slogan: "I Seoul U"
Seoul is the vibrant capital of South Korea, located on the hills and valleys along the Han River. The city has been steadily growing over the last decades, slowly devouring its suburbs and nearby cities, creating a sprawling urban conglomeration with over 20 million people.
The growth rate and diversity of the city influence heavily its architecture and style: quiet mountains, serene parks and calm rivers mix closely together with hi-tech complexes, business sky-scrapers and futuristic neon-lit neighborhoods.
Seoul is a bustling modern city with a thousand year old history. Glass-façade buildings coexist with centuries-old temples, ancient city gates are surrounded by busy highways, and tiny narrow streets often hide traditional markets untouched by time. All 25 districts of Seoul have something differnet to offer: from royal palaces to centuries-old hanoks, modern residential areas and rocky mountains.
Ganghwa Island Cultural Tour, Pyeonghwa Observatory, Luge Ride
News & Events
Travel around Seoul, Traditional Music in Bukchon & City 2019
Bukchon Hanok Village
Jun. 08, 2019 ~ Nov. 30, 2019 This fall season check out the Traditional Music in Bukchon festival! This year the theme is "Travel around Seoul, Traditional Music in Bukchon & City 2019" and it will be held every weekend from June to November. In order to make traditional Korean music more easily accessible to the public, the festival will showcase performances in various genres including gugak chamber music, gayageum, traditional performances, dance, traditional arts, and creative folk songs, and more. A great cultural event for music lovers young and old! Inquiry - Phone +82-70-8282-7119 - Blog https://blog.naver.com/kgtart - Facebook http://m.facebook.com/SeoulTraditionalMusicTravel/ - Website http://news.seoul.go.kr/culture/
Jarasum International Jazz Festival (자라섬국제재즈페스티벌)
Jarasum International Jazz Festival
If you are a fan of Jazz or music in general you can't miss the Jarasum International Jazz Festival! The festival is held every October on the beautiful Jaraseom Island in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do. During the festival world-famous jazz artists come together to delight audiences with the smooth vibes of live jazz. As a Green Life Honorary Ambassador, the festival also promotes environmental protection. In order to share and connect with the community the festival holds a Gapyeong Band Contest, publishes a Gapyeong Restaurant Guidebook, and produces Jazz Makgeolli and Jazz Wine made from the region’s local products.
KB Rapbeat Festival 2019
September 28th, 2019 KB Rapbeat Festival is back! This year it will be held in Seoul Land, Korea’s first amusement park. Enjoy the performances of one of the best line ups in the hip hop genre and have fun at an amusement park at the same time! Not only will the hottest hip hop artists be performing, but there will be performances by the underground rappers as well. So don’t miss out on this awesome festival and get ready to enjoy a wild experience! | Line-up: Beenzino, E-Sens, The Quiett, Zico, Zion-T, Dean, Loopy, NAFLA, Paloalto, Heize, DeepFlow, Nucksal and more!