Seoul is the heart of South Korea! Since the Joseon Dynasty, it has been the capital of Korea for more than 600 years. Through its vast and rich history, Seoul has many fascinating attractions that draw large crowds and tourists every year. Recently, the city surveyed 12,000 foreign visitors and released a list of Seoul’s top 10 must-see sites. With an interesting blend of traditional and modern attractions, there’s something for everyone!
The top attraction is N Seoul Tower atop Namsan Mountain, which was featured in the hit SBS drama My Love from the Star. The historic Gyeongbokgung Palace comes in second place with many dramas being filmed on the site. Next is the romantic and peaceful Cheonggyecheon Stream, a popular destination for couples to go on a walk in the middle of the city. The Namsangol Hanok Village ranks fourth with its traditional houses and pavilions. Although the river front is long, Yeouido’s Hangang Park is the most popular at number five. In sixth place is Deoksugung Palace, situated in one of Seoul’s busiest downtown districts. At seven and eight, a great number of K-pop fans visited SM Town at Coex Mall and Hallyu K-Star Road in ritzy Gangnam. Lotte World and the artificial floating island Sebitseom round out the top 10 list.
Driven by the popularity of Korean pop culture, the tourism industry has emerged as a new locomotive for Korea. Korean pop culture fans love to visit shooting locations of popular K-dramas and films. Let’s welcome all our guests to experience great memories of Seoul’s sites and culture!
Christine Kim Staff Reporter (email@example.com)
1. What did Seoul City release after conducting a survey of 12,000 foreign visitors?
2. According to the article, which drama was filmed at the N Seoul Tower?
3. What do Korean pop culture fans love to do?
1. Have you ever been to N Seoul Tower?
2. What do you think about the relationship between the Korean pop culture and its tourism industry?
3. Which place would you recommend if you were to recommend a place in Seoul to foreigners?
4. Other than places mentioned in the article, what is your favorite place in Seoul?