My first stop for my three week backpacking East Asian journey in November 2006 was Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea. The Korean capital is clean, beautiful and friendly. It has an excellent mix of old and new – the ultra modern highrises in contrasts to Joseon dynasty palaces.
This is my last article on Seoul, South Korea and covers the city sights of this city. Seoul has some very amazing and futuristic skyscrapers. The new business districts and Myeongdong are good places for shopping and browsing. For more traditional neighbourhoods, Insadong is not to be missed. I also visited an electronic market, Dongdaemun (Great East Gate market) and Namdaemun market (Great South Gate market) as well. Namdaemun at night is beautiful lit and is the national treasure #1 in South Korea. There are also some beautiful Japanese colonial buildings in the city as well.