Destination Guide - Seoul
The Seoul National Capital Area is currently home to more than 24.5 million residents and four UNSECO World Heritage Sites, and has hosted the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup and a G20 Summit – not bad for a 2000-year-old who was nearly left for dead after the Korean War.
Seoul experiences four distinct seasons. Winter (December to February) average temperatures are just below 0 (degrees Celsius). Summer (June to August) average temperatures are in the mid-20s, however, this is also a monsoonal period so be prepared to get wet. Spring and Autumn are on average drier and temperatures are in the low to mid-teens.
Getting there and around
Seoul is very well covered by a subway system – the method of choice for those who wish to avoid the very heavy road traffic. Maps at most stations are written in Korean and English. There is also an extensive bus network and taxis are plentiful.
Incheon International Airport is located around 50km outside of central Seoul. Buses, trains (passengers must transfer at Gimpo Airport) and taxis are available.
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