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Top 10Southern Seoul

For much of Seoul’s time as capital of the Joseon kingdom (1392–1910), the whole city was located north of the river, concentrated in a tight area between the Bugaksan and Namsan mountains. The baby boom that followed the Korean War, and the economic boom after that, resulted in a rapid expansion of the city, and Seoul’s southern half is now even more populous than its north. While there’s a little less for visitors to see south of the Hangang, it is certainly worth crossing the river to have a look at an area which sometimes feels like a different city: richer, more modern, more fashionable, and a window into the Korea ...

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