|It is the capital city and the largest city in Korea.|
It was the 14th century Joseon Dynasty that the city became the capital of the Korean Peninsula in earnest.
The city's name was Hanyang in the past.
In the early 20th century, it was colonized by the Japanese Empire and changed its name to Gyeongseong.
After Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, the name of the city was changed to 'Seoul' and was occupied by the communist forces twice during the Korean War.
After the war, Seoul grew into a huge metropolitan city thanks to the rapid economic development called the 'Miracle on the Han River.'
The historical center of Seoul is Jongno, a historic place since the Joseon Dynasty.
There is Jongno Building, the trademark of Jongno.
Jongno has the oldest skyscrapers in Seoul.
Gangnam is the main street with the largest number of office buildings in Seoul. Many offices are concentrated here.
Typical buildings include the Trade Tower and Samsung Town.
Yeouido was developed as a financial complex. Many financial-related buildings are occupied, and the tallest building in Seoul is gathered. Representatively, there are Parc.1 building, Seoul IFC complex, 63 building, and FKI building.
Jamsil has Lotte World Tower. Also, there is Lotte World, an amusement park loved by Seoulites.
Besides, there are many downtown areas such as Yeongdeungpo, Sindorim, Yongsan, Hongdae, Cheongnyangni, etc.
Seoul has more than 10 metropolitan cities, and it only takes about an hour to get to Incheon, the third largest city in Korea.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has set regulations to regulate the growing number of high-rise apartments.
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