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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SEOUL-Infinite Offerings of a Modern Culture

If you're visiting Seoul, South Korea, you can experience a neighborhood teeming with exotic dining and shopping variety.
Seoul has an abundant, enticing attractions and many tourists have come to witness the city's legendary history, its thriving culture and the numerous exhilarating spots on both sides of the Hangang River showcasing the youthful, dynamic side of Seoul.

Seoul is alive with energy, day and night. The Hongdae District exemplifies art, culture and style mixed with youth, creativity and passion.
Hongdae's nightlife flaunts Seoul's flourishing clubbing scene, and also a home to indi rock band concerts, live music bars, jazz and dance clubs.
Club Day, the last Friday of every month is a terrific time for club shopping.

Seoul is also a festive city. The biggest festival is called Hi Seoul Festival which is held in Seoul every year in early May for 7-10 days, featuring a wide array of fun and exciting events revolving around both traditional and new cultural themes as well as eco-friendly ideas.

The Lotus Lantern Festival (April 25-26) is another festival wherein you can see an ocean of light floating along downtown Seoul's Jongno Street, with over 100,000 lanterns of all sizes and shapes shining at the same time. This festival celebrates the Buddha's birthday.

Another traditional experience of festival is the annual Seoul Drum Festival which captures the nation's rich musical culture.

Other notable performances you shouldn't miss are the annual Hangang High-Wire World Championships and pantomime stage shows.