Seoul is the capital of Korea and is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economy. Seoul is in the heart of Gyeonggi-do province but has been separately administered as a provincial-level special city. Seoul is home to many historic sites and places of traditional culture. The shopping and entertainment districts also draw a large number of tourists every year.
The Hangang River, which runs through the center of the city, is a distinctive landscape of Seoul that offers a myriad of resting areas for citizens.