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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.
Tongyeong One day City tour + ( Luge Ride )
News & Events
SwedenTALK: How to develop children’s desire to read?
Seoul Library for Children and Young Adults
National Library for Children and Young Adults Sat, September 21, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM KST If you are Swedish or have Swedish friends this is a must attend event for you in Seoul! This public lecture series features talks from prominate Swedish leaders and celebrates 60 years of peaceful ties between Korea and Sweden! This is a fun, educational, and networking even that celebrates unity and diversity. Schedule: 14:45-15:10 Registration/Swedish Fika 15:10-15:20 Sweden Quiz 15:20-15:25 60th Anniversary video 15:25-15:35 Welcome speech by Jakob Hallgren, the Ambassador of Sweden 15:35-16:35 How to develop children’s desire to read? - Helena Gomér/ the head of library in Södertälje municipality - Minjung Hong/ the Author, Project Management Professional 16:35-17:00 Q&A and closing
The Palace: Jang Nok-su Jeon Performance
September 18th, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm Venue: Jeongdong Theater "The Palace: Jang Nok-su-jeon” is the story of dangerous Cinderella in Joseon Dynasty. Jeong Dong Theater is offering the unique performance which is story-telling drama presented through Korean dance, without any speech. The brief story of the main scene will be shown on the screen (Korean/English/Japanese/Chinese subtitles). Before the performance, participants will have a Janggu class and have a chance to learn how to play a traditional Korean instrument, Janggu, which will be also used in the performance. Jungmyung Jeon is a historical building of Deoksu palace. Participants can visit the place freely during the waiting time. Schedule: 3:00 – 3:30pm : Traditional Korean instrument, “Janggu” experience 3:30 – 4:00pm : Visiting Jungmyung Jeon of Deoksu palace(optional) 4:00 – 5:30pm : Non-verbal performance Jang Nok-Soo This class is sponsored by Jeongdong Theater and is FREE-OF-CHARGE exclusively for Itaewon GVC participants! Pre-registration is required. You can sign up in person or by email only. (Only foreigners can join this program.) Email: email@example.com
Deoksugung Palace Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony (덕수궁 왕궁수문장교대의식)
Get a glimpse into Korean tradition by watching the Deoksugung Palace guard-changing ceremony! This ceremony is a year-round tradition similar to the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and offers a rare opportunity to experience royal culture. The royal gate is opened and closed at pre-determined times, and the gatekeepers in charge of guard duty hold a shift changing ceremony three times a day. The Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony is a highly recommended event for tourists. Take photos of the guards wearing tradional and colorful Korean garb with the stunning background of Deoksugung Palace! Performance Times: Year-round 11:00-11:40 / 14:00-14:40 / 15:30-16:30 * No performances on Mondays *Performance may be canceled due to weather Cost: Free Duration of Performance: 30 minute Transportation City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 2. Go straight 100 m to arrive at Daehanmun Gate on the right.