* Date : 2015-06-08
A Magical Night in Seoul
There are some disappointing images that flash through your mind when visualizing Seoul, the capital of Korea. Tall buildings, snarling traffic, people walking by briskly as if in a hurry.... But a city that is stifling and cold to some is regarded as a beautiful, dynamic and romantic place by others. What do the latter see in Seoul?
Sunset is when the magic begins
Even when the sun is out, it can be dreary in the city. But once that sun hides behind the horizon, something magical takes hold of Seoul. Taxi driver Cho Yeong-ho is someone who knows more than most about these magical hours. He drives his cab in the night shift and has been through every street and alley in the city. When he drives, he’s always listening to music. He records old classics to play them to his customers. People have started calling him the DJ taxi driver.
Nightfall in Seoul, a romantic song
Seoul comes alive at night with its bright neon city lights. Couples can go on a romantic date at an observatory that offers panoramic views of Seoul or ride a ferry in the Hangang River to take in the city skyline. You can find amateur photographers roaming Seoul to capture the splendid night lights. Come and see Seoul’s mystical night when people find relaxation and romance.
Nightfall in Seoul, traveling back in time
When night falls, Gyeongbokgung Palace lights up with strobe lights. The old section of Seoul, which lies quietly between office buildings during the day, bustles with activity in the late hours. Anyone visiting Seoul is invited enter the past of the city.
Nightfall in Seoul, disappearing boundaries
Night is when people prepare to go to bed. However, Seoul is a city that creates more noise at night. People from different countries flock to Itaewon to enjoy what the city offers till the wee hours. Daniel Tudor is a former Seoul correspondent for "The Economist" who opened his own pub in Seoul after falling under the charms of the city. The Hongdae area attracts musicians and artist types. Buskers perform on a regular basis on all corners of the street. Seoul has so much to offer to curious foreign tourists when night falls.