Heart of Seoul - City Hall Area
The phrase "the 600-year Capital" represents the pride of Seoul. It has been 600 years since Seoul first became the capital of the Joseon Dynasty. Five historic palaces from the Joseon Dynasty including Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are found in this area. Near these palaces are old Hanok villages, composed of traditional housing which will take you back to the past. The Korea House and Samcheonggak are also excellent places that must be visited to truly experience traditional Korean culture and ways of life.