Some interesting facts:
- It has the world's longest subway system (by length)
- Incheon Airport has been awarded the World's Best Airport seven years in a row.
- Seoul's metropolitan GDP is 4th highest in the world, behind Tokyo, NYC and Los Angeles
- The metropolitan area is home to over 25 million people, making it the second largest (after Tokyo)
- Seoul has the world's most visited National Park, the largest indoor amusement park, the longest bridge fountain and the largest movie screen.
- Hosted over 10 million foreign visitors in 2012.
- DOES NOT SERVE/EAT DOG MEAT AT EVERY RESTAURANT/MEAL. (That's kinda a joke, but not really. Koreans are "known" for eating dog, but it is certainly a delicacy, and only served in specific, expensive restaurants. Plus, with the emergence of dogs as pets, interest has waned dramatically).
|63City if the tallest buliding in Seoul, standing 73 floors high alongside the Han River on the cities southwest side. It is in the Yeongdeungpo-gu District. Say that three times fast. . .|
|Both of these pictures are looking north across the River towards downtown, but there is a MOUNTAIN (Namsam, where the Seoul Tower is) in the middle of the city, so you really can't see the whole are. You CAN see the tower, though on the upper right.|
|Outside of 63City is the Olympic torch from the 1988 games here in Seoul|
|And a pretty cool metal sculpture of a stand of trees.|
|But this time, we took the cable car. I probably did this last time, but just blocked it from my memory. I don't like these things.|
|The downtown that is hidden by the mountain from 63City|
|North Seoul Tower. In the top 100 places to visit in Korea. Duh.|
|This pic is upriver. I took it in 2001. Notice the blue sky and white puffy clouds. I miss that.|
|Same(ish) shot today. Really doesn't look like much has changed. Strangely.|
|Same with these two shots (above and below). Above was in 2001, below on Saturday. I think the windows were cleaner in 2001.|
|Obligatory selfie of us at the Tower.|
|Standing at the geographical center of Seoul. Which just so happens to be at the base of the Seoul Tower.|