Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. Strategically situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back over two thousand years, when it was founded in 18 BC by the people of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. The city was later designated the capital of Korea under the Joseon dynasty.
Seoul is surrounded by a mountainous and hilly landscape, with Bukhan Mountain located on the northern edge of the city. Seoul is a city with fascinating blend of ancient and modern architecture, having five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in its neighborhood: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.
Also being the birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul received over 13 million international visitors in 2017, making it the world's 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism.See more about Seoul