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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)

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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 (Eyewitness Top 10 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
Paperback (168 pages)

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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.

Insight Guides South Korea

By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (304 pages)

Insight Guides South Korea
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One of the world's most exciting and cutting-edge countries, South Korea is a fascinating East Asian powerhouse, where ancient temples rub up alongside dazzling technology. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide South Korea, a comprehensive full-colour guide to all that's weird and wonderful about the country.

Inside Insight Guide South Korea:
A new edition by expert authors.
Stunning photography that brings this fascinating country and its people to life.
Highlights of the country's top attractions, including captivating former capital Gyeongju, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Haein-sa Temple and the still-relevant DMZ in our Best of South Korea.
Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country, from pulsating Seoul to the remote islands of the Jeolla Provinces.
Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

The Rough Guide to Korea (Rough Guides)

By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2015-10-06
Paperback (392 pages)

The Rough Guide to Korea (Rough Guides)
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The Rough Guide to Korea is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating peninsula.

Discover Korea's highlights with stunning photography, thoughtful itineraries, colour-coded maps and comprehensive, up-to-date descriptions of Korea's best hotels, restaurants and bars, for all budgets. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do, from the ancient palaces, hip art galleries and noraebang (singing rooms) of open-all-hours Seoul to the beaches of beautiful Jeju Island and the tombs of the Silla kings in Gyeongju - as well as the magnificent hiking trails and temples of Korea's many national parks. The country's wonderful cuisine - bibimbap, kimchi, barbecued meat and more - is covered in detail, and there's plenty of advice on how to make best use of Korea's excellent public transport system.

The Rough Guide to Korea also includes a chapter on North Korea, explaining what to see and what to take with you, along with the dos and don'ts of the world's most intriguing country.

Lonely Planet Korea (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Trent Holden, Rob Whyte & Phillip Tang

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-01-01
Kindle Edition (424 pages)

Lonely Planet Korea (Travel Guide)
 
Product Description:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Korea 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 Cheong-gye-cheon's long-buried stream, hike around Jeju-do's volcanic landscape, or jump into a vat of mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Korea and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Korea Travel Guide:

  • 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, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, and wildlife
  • Free, convenient pull-out Seoul map (included in print version), plus over 97 local maps
  • Covers Seoul, Incheon, Jeju-do, Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do, Cheongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Sokcho, Samcheok, Chungju, Daejeon, Gongju, Daegu, North Korea, Pyongyang, Panmunjom, the DMZ, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

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

  • Looking for a guide focused on Seoul? Check out our Lonely Planet Seoul guide for a comprehensive look at all the city 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.

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Lonely Planet Seoul (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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

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Seoul Travel Guide: The Best Of Seoul For Short Stay Travel

By Gary Jones

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (76 pages)

Seoul Travel Guide: The Best Of Seoul For Short Stay Travel
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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 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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