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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.

Top 10 Seoul (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

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

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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.

Lonely Planet Pocket Seoul (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
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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.

Lonely Planet Seoul (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Phillip Tang

Lonely Planet
Released: 2019-01-01
Paperback (256 pages)

Lonely Planet Seoul (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s 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 Cheonggyecheon stream, wander the labyrinthine streets of Bukchon Hanok Village and try some lip-smacking local cuisine at Gwangjang Market – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Seoul and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, religion, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Myeong-dong, Gangnam, Apgujeong, Dongdaemun, Itaewon, Insa-dong, Yongsan-gu, Jung-gu, Hongdae, Sinchon, Edae, Yeouido, Namsan, Gwanghwamun, Jongno-gu, Jamsil, Daehangno, Seongbuk-dong

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Seoul is our most comprehensive guide to Seoul, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Korea for an in-depth look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘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 (Australia)

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

By Fandom Media

Released: 2017-03-26
Kindle Edition (85 pages)

Seoul City Subway Tour (Full Color Edition): Complete Guide to Getting Around Seoul s Top Attractions
 
Product Description:
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 there). 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).

The Single Guy's First Vacation To Seoul: A travel guide to help guys get the most out of the Seoul, South Korea nightlife on their trip

By Guy McKnight

Released: 2017-01-01
Kindle Edition (24 pages)

The Single Guy s First Vacation To Seoul: A travel guide to help guys get the most out of the Seoul, South Korea nightlife on their trip
 
Product Description:
Seoul is a city with world class nightlife. There are so many great places for a single guy to visit here, but sadly a lot of them will be for Korean guys only. This book will help you find many 'foreigner friendly' places and will tell you some tricks on how to possibly get into the Korean only spots. The Seoul nightlife is off the charts and there are so many sexy women around every guy should try to visit there once.

Seoul Travel Guide: The Best Of Seoul For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides)

By Gary Jones

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (76 pages)

Seoul Travel Guide: The Best Of Seoul For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides)
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Seoul Travel Guide!!!
Seoul is probably the most dynamic city in the world today!!

Seoul is a unique city.In some ways, Seoul is very traditional Asian City, but in other ways its one of the most modern and cutting edge places in the world.Seoul is a city of contrasts.

You will see beautiful people everywhere since Korea is at the center of the fashion trends in the world.You will eat and drink traditional food and at the same time experience the incredible technological advances that Korea offer.

Korea is a country that was ravaged by war, but managed to rebuild itself into an economic powerhouse that influences the world in many incredible ways.Experience ancient universities to modern Korean Pop Culture, this is the unique mix of modern and old that Korea offers.

Going to Korea is an experience that will change how you view the world.In many ways South Korea is a story of hope and courage, and a country that rebuild itself from nothing.Seoul is a symbol of the incredible spirit of the Korean people.

If you are looking for a long academic text describing everything in Seoul, then don't buy this book.This book is for the short stay traveler looking for the best in Seoul.

Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
  • The History of Seoul
  • When To Visit Seoul
  • Learn about Seoul’s Neighborhoods
  • The Best Places To Visit
  • Transportation in Seoul
  • Where to Eat in Seoul
  • Safety In The City
  • Accommodation around Seoul
  • Much, much more!
(Please note that paperback version of this book only has black and white pictures.If you prefer color pictures, then I recommend you buy the Kindle edition of this book.)

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 Travel Guide

By Jack Harris

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Seoul Travel Guide
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Mysterious, captivating, intriguing, and historic – these are just a few words to describe the stunning city of Seoul. As the capital of South Korea, Seoul offers many different cultural and adventurous things you can experience. This travel guide will help you to find the top places to eat, stay, and visit when traveling to this iconic city. Situated in the north of South Korea, Seoul was founded by the Baekje Kingdom. Placed near the Han River, it was meant to be a place where trade with China could occur. However, Seoul wasn’t always known as Seoul. In fact, its previous names include Wiryeseong and Hanyang, before Seoul was chosen around the late 1800s. This city is located about 35 miles from the Demilitarized Zone and is the largest city in all of South Korea. It’s known for its remarkable geography which ranges from majestic mountains to the winding Han River. Today, it’s home to over 10 million people.


 
 
 

 
 
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