Seoul, South Korea

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The Skyline of Seoul

Seoul, South Korea

Located in the center of the Korean Peninsula, Seoul is divided by the Han River and surrounded by eight mountains as well as more level lands of the river plain. Seoul is an amazing city of contrasts: ancient palaces scattered amongst modern skyscrapers; traditional markets competing with luxury department stores; and fast-food aromas mixed with the scent of spicy Korean cuisine. South Korea’s capital city is the unquestioned economic, political and cultural hub of the country and by some measures the second largest urban agglomeration on the planet, after Greater Tokyo. The extensive subway network allows travelers to easily navigate through the distinguished districts of the ever-changing metropolis. With beautiful palaces, great food, never-ending shopping opportunities and a hopping nightlife, Seoul offers honeymooners a fabulous way to experience the old and new of Asia.

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Climate and Weather
Seoul has four very distinct seasons. Many recommend a visit in autumn (September to November) when the weather is mostly sunny. In October Seoul’s surrounding hillsides are filled with autumn colors. Spring (April to early June) is also beautiful with warm temperatures and cherry blossoms in late April. Winter is dry and cold with average temperatures hovering around zero from December to February. However, it’s a good time to visit if you enjoy skiing, snowboarding or ice-skating. It is a good idea to avoid summer as Seoul receives 60% of its annual rainfall during the wet season (late June to late July). Some weeks in August can be unpleasantly hot and humid for visitors.