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Seoul 4 Lyfe
Transcript of Seoul 4 Lyfe
< Subway >
Lamp festivals is held in cheonggyecheon every November for 3weeks.
Lamps float on the water.
The N Seoul Tower
It began in 1974.
It is the most extensive subway system by length in the world.
14+ lines, about 450+ stations in Seoul.
(FB building is
13 buildings in palace
Gyeongbokgung - korea traditional palace
It is a royal palace located in Seoul.
First constructed in 1395, later burned and abandoned for almost three centuries, and then reconstructed in 1867.
Korean Royal Guard 'Sumunjang'
The changing of the guard - ceremony
Gyeonghoeru & Hyangwonjeong
The build was constructed
on an artificial island of a lake.
When foreign visitors came to Korea,
the king prepared a party here to welcome them.
- The stream is 8.4 km, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul.
- The stream was opened to the public in September 2005 using eco-friendly urban design.
- It is Built in 1969.
- It was opened to the public in 1980.
Since then, the tower has been a landmark of Seoul.
- Many visitors ride the Namsan cable car up the mountain, and then walk to the tower.
Couples make their love locks to promise their love forever.
Seoul is the Capital city of Korea.
Population : >50% of Korea's (30 mil)
Territory : 0.6% of Korea territory
Education : 42 Universities in Seoul
Famous enterprises such as Samsung and LG's headquarters are located in Seoul.
Cultural, economic, and political soul of Korea.
During this, Seoul was mostly Neo-Confucious, so other religions were outlawed into the country or mountains
An Hyang, the man who introduced Neo-Confusianism
Korea was just more land to the Japanese. They were forced to obey and slave for Japan's army.
Gyeongseong, is "Capital City" in Japanese
Seoul (Suh-OOL): "Capital City", "Seorabeol"
Wiryseong: From two previous capitals in Baekje, part of Three Kingdoms of Korea. Believed to be the modern day Seoul area.
Remains of an area in Seoul, which is widely believed to be the site of Wiryeseong
Occupied since the Paleolithic Age, 3-7 thousand years ago.
Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla period
Seoul had many rulers, all giving different names
Seoul gained importance when Yi Seong-Gye chose Seoul to be the capital. Started growing as a city, with thousands of citizens.
Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, Seoul, and Korea, was controlled by foreign empires.
The Japanese took over until WWII
The Korean War
-1948 for Koreans
-1950 for Americans
MODERN DAY SEOUL
Modern ever-changing; but obvious that it only recently saw progress.
Hongdae + Sinchon
Bars, clubs, art, and university district.
Foreigner district; sketchy reputation (idiots)... recently reclaimed and redone.
Gangnam, Apgujeong, Sinsadong
Bougie, chic, and worth it. Some of the best clubs, restaurants, and bars.
party capital of Asia
diversity of types
Anything and everything, if you look hard enough
From cheap eats to a hundreds a meal
Some of the best food in the world
Mexican, Italian, Thai, Greek, Sandwiches, etc.
Dongdaemun + Myeongdong
- Myeongdong = brands, own stores
- Dongdemun = stalls, thousands in one building
- Throngs of tourists (Japan, China, etc)