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People walk at the Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul June 8, 2012. From busy lanes along the feet of skyscrapers and a throng of commuters armed with cutting edge technology, to shamanistic shrines and grand palaces, Seoul - a city of ten million - is an amalgamation of a modern high-tech metropolis retaining the legacy of age old traditions.

Soul-searching in Seoul

Seoul, pronounced 'soul', is the capital of South Korea

and the country's largest city with a population of 10 million and was

ranked eighth in the 2012 Global Cities Index. Located on the Han River,

the city's history dates back to 18 BC. The Seoul National Capital Area

houses four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeokgung, Hwaseong

Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.

Explore the sights of Seoul in pictures.