About Seoul

Welcome to Seoul

Welcome to Seoul, Korea's capital city that treasures its 600 years of tradition while embracing the future. Here you will find a harmony of the past and present, history and future. Culture, economy, environment, creative imagination and innovation thrive in this ever-changing city.

New Tradition of Seoul

Seoul, the capital and heart of the Republic of Korea and home to 12 million, is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. It has been described in various travel guides as a “fashion- and technology-forward but also deeply traditional” city that “mashes up palaces, temples, cutting-edge design and mountain trails, all to a nonstop K-Pop beat,” and as a 24-hour city with “brilliant public transport and infrastructure.” As the cultural, political, and economic capital of a thriving and dynamic liberal democracy of 50 million, Seoul is regularly ranked as one of the safest cities in the world.