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City Seoul in South Korea- The Stylish Capital City of South Korea

Stylish and upbeat, Seoul, the capital city of Korea is one of the largest cities in the world and a global city in the making. Located on the Han River, the city is a major economic and business hub of South Korea. Seoul is the 2010 World Design Capital and flaunts one of the most advanced infrastructures in the world.

Accommodation Options
Seoul has an impressive line up of accommodation options including star hotels and apartments to cheap hostels, B & Bs and self catering options. There are many cheap hostels located within walking distance from the main shopping areas of Seoul. Safe and secure these hostels have clean rooms and linen and offer private bathrooms. These are ideal for short stays and for budget travellers or students.

History
Seoul is located on the Han River and its civilization traces back to the 18 B.C., when it was the capital of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul became the capital of South Korea in 1394 and has over 610 years of history as the capital city. Though the city was ruined during the Korean War, it was rebuilt to give rise to a spanking and glitzy capita city of the present day Seoul.

Popular Places
Seoul Dream Land, which is spread over 90 acres is the biggest and the most extensive amusement park in Seoul and has some of the most exciting and latest rides and entertainment options. Lotte world which is a multiplex comprising of movie theatres, shopping malls, bowling alley, swimming pools  and a deluxe hotel. The parades and puppet shows are the crowd pullers here.

Places of Entertainment
From exciting shopping options to Korean style bars, cafes, beer halls and cocktail bars, Seoul has a truly cosmopolitan flavour in its night life. Most of the hotels and bars have stylish and English speaking staff. There are casinos, erotic joints and escort services to complete the profile of its staggered night life option. Most of the clubs and bar remain open all through the night. The glitzy casinos and the dance clubs ensure a great night out topped with fun and frolic.

Currency
The currency of Seoul is the South Korean won (KRW), which is available in banks and foreign exchange counters. It is interesting to note that the lower units of Jeon are not in circulation anymore but features only in transaction rates. The internet and financial news bulletins would beam the latest currency exchange information.

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