Inchon is the port of Korea's booming capital, a shopping paradise which vies with Hong Kong. Itaewon District offers everything from eelskin to excellent designer imitations at bargain prices. But historic Seoul also brims with treasures. Begin with a bird´s-eye view atop Namsan Hill. Visit Kyonbok Gun, the Palace of Bright Happiness, and the 14th-century Changdok Palace, home of the royal family. Stroll through its beautiful Secret Garden, 80 acres of ponds, tea houses and pavilions.
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Travel to Seoul and discover its 5,000-year old heritage amidst the ultra-modern highrises. Visit the magnificent 14th century palace and stone pagoda, the National Museum and the bustling antique district. Or spend a day in the serene atmosphere of a Zen Buddhist temple and a historic Korean village. Tour the DMZ or the Fish Market and promenade at Inchon.
Take home Korean antiques, paper lanterns, leather goods, designer "knock offs," artwork and traditional crafts.
Currency used in Korea is the South Korean Won.