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Seoul


Seoul, South Korea
Located on the Han River, Seoul is the capital city of, and largest city in, the South Korea. As of 2006, Seoul had an estimated population of 10,356,000. The metropolitan area is the second largest in the world after that of Tokyo, Japan, and has almost 23 million inhabitants.

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Lonely Planet Seoul (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Simon Richmond

Lonely Planet
Paperback (232 pages)

Lonely Planet Seoul (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Seoul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk along the long-buried Cheong-gye-cheon stream, wander the labyrinthine streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, or try some Korean cuisine at Gwangjang Market; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Seoul and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Seoul Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, and cuisine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Seoul map (included in print version), plus over 28 colour maps
  • Covers Myeong-dong, Gangnam, Apgujeong, Dongdaemum, Itaewon, Insa-dong, Yongsan-gu, Jung-gu, Hongdae, Sinchon, Edae, Yeouido, Namsan, Gwanghwamun, Jongno-gu, Jamsil, Daehangno, Seongbuk-dong, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Seoul, our most comprehensive guide to Seoul, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Korea Guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet Pocket Seoul (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (168 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Seoul (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Seoul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the labyrinthine streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, explore the grand Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces and try some Korean cuisine at Namdaemun Market; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Seoul and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Seoul:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Seoul map (included in print version), plus 17 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Gwanghwamun, Myeong-Dong, Hongdae, Yeouido, Itaewon, Yongsan-gu, Apgujeong, Gangnam, Dongaemun and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Seoul, a colorful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick-trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Seoul's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Seoul guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Korea guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Top 10 Seoul (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-06-20
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 Seoul (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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True to its name, this Seoul travel guide covers all the region's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Seoul will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from Changdeokgung to shopping to museums to parks.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Seoul.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Seoul.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Seoul.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10 are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

Seoul City Subway Tour (Full Color Edition): Complete Guide to Getting Around Seoul's Top Attractions by Just Taking the Subway

By Fandom Media

New Ampersand Publishing
Paperback (90 pages)

Seoul City Subway Tour (Full Color Edition): Complete Guide to Getting Around Seoul s Top Attractions by Just Taking the Subway
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*** NEW FULL-COLOR SUPER-SIZED EDITION 8.5" x 11" ***

Hello fellow traveler! Congratulations on choosing Seoul as your next destination where you can enjoy one of the best subway (or metro, depending on where you come from) systems in the world, rated by CNN and Jalopnik (some name-dropping right here). What makes Seoul's subway stand out? Maybe it is the cutting-edge technology like 4G LTE, WiFi, DMB, WiBro you can use while riding on it, but 11 million people who visited Korea last year (2015) can agree that:

-It is punctual, safe, and so well-connected to cover every corner of the city. You can go anywhere you want, just by taking the subway alone.
-It is very affordable (dirt cheap)!

So we have created this unique travel guide so you can visit Seoul's top attractions just by taking the subway alone! This is something never done by any other travel guides before. In this book, you will find

-Step-by-step guide to taking the subway, from getting your own subway card to making transfers.
-Complete details of the subway system, including fares and characteristics of each line.

Now the fun part:

-More than 60 of Seoul's top attractions sorted by subway lines and stations (both English and Korean, along with how to say it). They are all within walking distance (under 2km or 1.2miles) from the moment you exit.
-Pictures with complete details of the attractions including address, home page, and history/background information, as well as thorough turn-by-turn directions.
-Our unbiased review of the places, and an intuitive 7-star rating system.
-Tour routes by theme - we analyzed the best possible routes to make sure that you save time and not miss any of those essential spots. We included how much time it takes, when to get on/off, and make a transfer.

Whether you have already been to Korea or it is your first time visiting, this guide will add a whole new dimension of traveling (I bet a lot of local Koreans don't know about many of the places we included here).

So, what are you waiting for? Get your backpack and let's get on the train!

Korea & Seoul Travel Map (Periplus Travel Maps)

Periplus Editors
Released: 2013-11-12
Map

Korea & Seoul Travel Map  (Periplus Travel Maps)
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The Korea & Seoul Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. This map is created using durable coated paper and is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time.

Following highways and byways, this map will show you how to maneuver your way to banks, gardens, hotels, golf courses, museums, monuments, restaurants, churches and temples, movie theaters, shopping centers and more!

This 2nd edition includes maps and plans that are scaled to:

Area Maps:
  • South Korea 1:1,000,000
  • Jeju Island 1:600,000
City Plans:
  • Seoul 1:30,000
  • Central Seoul 1:10,000
Periplus Travel Maps cover most of the major cities and travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. The series includes an amazing variety of fascinating destinations, from the multifaceted subcontinent of India to the bustling city-state of Singapore and the 'western style' metropolis of Sydney to the Asian charms of Bali. All titles are continuously updated, ensuring they keep up with the considerable changes in this fast-developing part of the world. This extensive geographical reach and attention to detail mean that Periplus Travel Maps are the natural first choice for anyone traveling in the region.

Lonely Planet Seoul City Map (Lonely Planet City Map)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Map (2 pages)

Lonely Planet Seoul City Map (Lonely Planet City Map)
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From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher

Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Seoul City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, walking tour routes, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Seoul, so begin your journey now!

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Easy-fold format and convenient size
  • Handy slipcase
  • Full colour and easy-to-use
  • Extensive street and site index
  • Images and information about top city attractions
  • Handy transport maps
  • Walking tour routes
  • Practical travel tips and directory
  • Itinerary suggestions
  • Covers Gwanghwamun, Jongno-gu, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Western Seoul, Itaewon, Gangnam, Dongdaemun, Eastern Seoul, Northern Seoul

Check out Lonely Planet Seoul, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Seoul, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Seoul: A Travel Guide for Your Perfect Seoul Adventure!: Written by Local Korean Travel Expert (Booklet)

By Project Nomad

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (42 pages)

Seoul: A Travel Guide for Your Perfect Seoul Adventure!: Written by Local Korean Travel Expert (Booklet)
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Do you have Wander Lust? Really want to see something different?
Imagine how Cool it would be if you know exactly the BEST places to go in Seoul?

This guide will be YOUR passport to the most up to day and relevant advice on where to go, what to see, what to do Seoul, Korea! I want YOU to really Absorb Seoul at its Fullest. With the help of this guide I Promise this Seoul Trip will be one you will remember with Nostalgia and a big Grin!

Don’t waste your time on free Internet Seoul travel guides that lead nowhere expect a headache. Sure they are Free, but is it worth the hassle? Save yourself the time and effort and get a REAL Seoul travel guide that will HELP YOU, and make YOUR Korean vacation PERFECT!

IF YOU ARE READY TO HAVE THE MOST MEMORABLE TRIP TO SEOUL… SCROLL UP, GRAB THIS BOOK, AND TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP TO A PERFECT TRIP!

Seoul Selection Guides Set: Seoul & Korea

By Robert Koehler

Seoul Selection
Paperback (1224 pages)

Seoul Selection Guides Set: Seoul & Korea
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SEOUL

Korea s capital for the last 600 years, Seoul is an energetic, pulsating city where the ancient and modern coexist in dramatic contrast. With its grand royal palaces, quaint old alleyways, ancient temples, colorful markets, neon shopping districts and verdant mountains, you ll never run out of things to see and do. This guide will get you started. Comprehensive and detailed neighborhood-by-neighborhood descriptions of one of Asia s most dynamic cities Beautiful photos bring alive Seoul s scenic charms Helpful tips ensure you make the most of your visit Detailed maps and transportation information help you get where you want to go Culture and history notes provide background information and stories to enrich your traveling experience Information on day trips to interesting locales outside of Seoul, including the DMZ and Korea s royal tombs.

Korea

With 5,000 years of history and culture packed into one very tight package, Korea is a fascinating travel destination that both compares and contrasts favorably with its larger neighbors. From the pulsating streets of Seoul to the peaceful temples and gardens of the Korean countryside, Korea is a study in contrasts one foot in the future, the other firmly rooted in one of the world's richest cultural heritages. Comprehensive and detailed descriptions of one of Asia s most fascinating countries Beautiful photos bring alive Korea s scenic charms Helpful tips ensure you make the most of your visit Detailed maps and transportation information help you get where you want to go History and culture notes provide background information and stories to enrich your traveling experience Information on "Off the Beaten Track" destinations for the adventurous traveler

Seoul: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

Gestalten
Released: 2018-05-22
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The definitive travel guides that make you feel like a local wherever you go.

Monocle reports from around the globe. As its editors and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs, and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find cocktail bar. That information is now available in The Monocle Travel Guide Series: a line-up of titles that speaks to readers in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to early-morning markets. Designed to be compact and collectable, these books go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure visitors get the best out of a city - no matter how short their stay. The guides are also discerning: they will not list a hundred places to eat, but they will focus on what is best for any occasion.


 
 
 

 
 
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