From the planet's largest indoor theme park, Lotte World, and the mammoth COEX mall to ancient royal palaces and quaint alleyways, this inclusive manual captures the essence of the always-evolving metropolis of Seoul. Prominent and influential residents -- including the director of the National Museum, the head of the Seoul Literary Society, a veteran diplomat, and a renowned restaurant critic -- offer an insider's take on what makes the city tick and discuss everything from top books and cultural treasures to Korean food and the city's most beautiful mountains. With information on trends, dining, politics, transportation, local celebrations, slang, and more, this remarkably detailed handbook captures the essence of a modern and historic city that will engage both experienced travellers and first-time visitors alike.
Tim Lehnert is a freelance writer. He has contributed to several publications, including the Boston Globe, the Montreal Gazette, and the Providence Journal. He lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.