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History

Seoul, the captial of South Korea, is located in the central part of the Korean Peninsula. There are the Hangang (Hangang River) flows through Seoul and the graceful mountains boasts their scenic beauty. Seoul has been the center of the politics, economic, society and culture. It was the capital of Baekje Kingdom (18B.C. - A.D. 660) and Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), thus there are many historic relics within Seoul. The tradition and the cutting edge industry of Korea coexist in Seoul. The year 1994 marked the 600th anniversary of the establishment of the city as the Joseon Dynasty's capital.



At the Seoul Museum of History, which displays articles donated by people, you will see how the capital city of Korea has gone through changes historically and culturally. It is open 09:00 am until 10:00 pm and also provides various programs, including concerts.