Tourist Cities in South Korea

Busan
busan

 

Busan, formerly spelled Pusan is South Korea’s 2nd largest city after Seoul, with residents of around 3.6 million. It is the biggest harbor city in South Korea and the 5th largest port in the world. The city is situated on the south easternmost tip of the Korean peninsula. The most thickly built up areas of the metropolis are situated in a number of narrow valleys between the Nakdong River and Suyeong River, with mountains separating some of the districts. Managerially, it is designated as a Metropolitan City. The Busan metropolitan area is divided into fifteen major administrative districts and a single county.

Busan was the multitude city of the 2002 Asian Games and APEC 2005 Korea. It was also one of the host cities for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and is a hub for international conventions in Korea. On November Fourteen, 2005, the city officially announced its offer to host the 2020 Summer Olympics Games.

Daegu

Daegu

Daegu also recognized as Taegu, and officially the Daegu Metropolitan City, is the 4th largest city after Seoul, Busan, Incheon, and the 3rd largest metropolitan cityin South Korea. The 2005 census 1st found that Incheon’s population was larger than Daegu’s.with over 2.5 million people. The city is the capital and principal city of the surrounding province, Gyeongsangbuk-do, although it is not legally part of the province. These 2 areas are often called Daegu-Gyeongbuk, and have a combined population of over five million.

The metropolitan is situated in south-eastern Korea about eighty km inside from seacoast, near the Geumho River and its conventional, Nakdong River in Gyeongsang-do, also called the Yeongnam region. The Daegu basin, where the metropolis lies, is the heart part and rare plain of that region. It made the city the region’s hub of politics, economy, and culture.

Daejeon

Daejeon

Daejeon is situated in the core of South Korea. It is the 5th largest city in South Korea, with a population of 1,518,540 at the end of 2010.It is at the crossroads of Gyeongbu railway, Honam railway, Gyeongbu Expressway, and Honam Expressway. Within the capital limits lies Daedeok Science Town, an area with more than two hundred investigates institutions.

The Daejeon region was traditionally known as Hanbat a native Korean term for “large field”, during the Joseon Dynasty. The term “Daejeon” simply means the same thing in Hanja.

Traditionally, Daejeon was a little village without many residents However in 1905, the Gyeongbu railway began operations from Seoul to Busan, opening a station at Daejeon. Soon after in 1926 under rule of the Japanese government, the Honam railway was build between Mokpo and Daejeon , transforming the latter into a main transportation hub. Because of its geographical position and proximity to means of transportation, Daejeon grew quickly.

Jeju

Jeju

Jeju-do is the only singular independent region of South Korea, located on and coterminous with the country’s biggest island. Jeju-do lies in the Korea Strait, southwest of Jeollanam-do Province, of which it was a part before it became a separate province in 1946. Its capital is the city of Jeju.

According to fable, three demi-gods emerged from Samsung-hyeol which is said to have been on the northern slopes of Mt. Halla and became the progenitors of the Jeju people who establish the Kingdom of Tamna.

It has also been maintain that 3 brothers including Ko-hu who were the fifteenth descendants of Koulla, 1 of the Progenitors of the Jeju people, were received by the court of Silla at which time the name Tamna was officially recognized, while the official government posts of Commander, Prince and Governor were conferred by the court upon the 3.

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul, authoritatively the Seoul Special City, is the capital and major city of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over ten million, it is 1 of the leading and most packed cities in the world The Seoul National Capital Area is the world’s 2nd largest metropolitan area with over 24.5 million inhabitants, which includes the Incheon metropolis and most of Gyeonggi province. Almost half of South Korea’s population live in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly a quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country’s foremost economic, political, and cultural center.

Seoul has been a major settlement for over two thousand years, with its foundation dating back to Eighteen B.C. when Baekje, one of the 3 Kingdoms of Korea, established its capital in what is now south-east Seoul. It continued as the capital of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty and the Korean Empire.

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