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Discover Historical sites in Seoul

The South Korean capital, Seoul has a long history that dates back to ancient times. Seoul was the capital of the Baekje Kingdom and the Joseon Dynasty for around 500 years. Currently, many relics and ruins still remain throughout the city. This map of Seoul was specifically designed to introduce major historical sites in Seoul. Where the past and present exist side by side let’s begin a journey to discover Seoul’s hidden charms.

Seoul Museum of History
The Seoul Museum of History is a city museum of Seoul which opened up on 2002. This museum shows the history and culture of Seoul and the lifestyle changes of people in Seoul.


Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace is the only royal palace from the Joseon Dynasty that was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built without harming nature, and is widely commended as being in perfect harmony and balance with its surrounding environment. Its rear garden shows the characteristic of Joseon’s palace architecture and garden culture that emphasized the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature.

War Memorial of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea is a war history museum, located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. It exhibits many historical documents and other records of wars that occurred in Korea. The purpose of the museum is to prevent another war and to promote the peaceful unification of Korea by teaching people about war. Over 9,000 historical pieces are displayed at indoor and outdoor exhibition areas.