Tour of South Korea
The fifth largest city in the world, Seoul
has a population of about 10.3 million. Surrounded
by mountains on all sides and Namsan (South
Mountain) in the centre, it is mix of old
markets, historic temples,new high rise officesand
the relaxing recreation walkway of Cheonggyecheon
Stream in downtown.
Seoraksan National Park
With its high craggy peaks, boulder-strewn
streams of crystal clear water, large waterfalls,
unusual rock formations, and forests of pine
and hardwood, it is certainly one of the
beautiful places in South Korea.
Temple sites with weathered stone pagodas,
royal tombs, Buddhist bas-reliefs, and fortress
ruins are scattered throughout the countryside
surrounding this ancient city.
Known as the "Island of the Gods,"
with its botanic gardens, 27 km of lava tubes
and unusual rock formations, it’s a
very popular vacation spot for Koreans and many
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Shanghai Expo 2010
Held on both banks of the Huangpu River that
flows through the city of Shanghai, the 2010
World Expo is deemed to be the largest ever
at 5.28 square kilometres (the size of 1000
football pitches). The budget allocated by
China was just under $40 billion –
more than the cost of staging the 2008 Olympics.
The bustle of Shanghai city, a stoll along
the Bund, back in time the Old City and YuYuan
gardens, exploring Xin Tian Di and the Dongtai Lu antiques market, the antiquity of the suburb town of Zhujiajiao,
to the surreal experience of a walk in the
gardens alongside hospital patients in pyjamas...