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Guide for expatriates in Seoul, South-Korea
25 May, 2010 22:24
We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Seoul, South-Korea.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea and is one of the most highly
cities in the world, located in the north-western part of the country
Han River. With the establishment of South Korea (the Republic of
1948 it became the capital, except for a short time during the Korean
The traditional heart of Seoul is the old Joseon
city, which is now the downtown area, where most palaces,
offices, corporate headquarters, hotels and traditional markets are
To the north of downtown is Bukhan Mountain, and to the south is the
Namsan. Across the Han River are the newer and wealthier areas of
and surrounding neighbourhoods. Yeouido is a large island in the
middle of the
Han River and is home to the National
the major broadcasting studios, and a number of large office
buildings, as well
as the world's largest Presbyterian church.
Seoul’s skyline is impressive and notable high-rise buildings
Korea Finance Building, Namsan Tower, the World Trade Centre, the
residence Tower Palace, the Star Tower, and I-Park Apartments
A number of world renowned companies such as Daewoo Corporation,
Hyundai, Samsung and Kia Motors have their headquarters in Seoul. The
Gross Regional Domestic Product of Seoul contributes to roughly a
quarter of Korea’s national GDP.
You will find the usual articles in our guides to prepare your
expatriation and manage your life once in there: Overview, Job,
Passport, Visa & Permits, International Removal Companies, Finding
Accommodation, Work, Benefits and Tax, Moving in, Education, Health,
Practical Life (banks, transport, shopping...), Entertainment...
You can also discuss
and share experiences in South-Korea in our forum.