2004, reduced travel time between Seoul and Busan from 260 minutes to 160 minutes, and a further improvement to 116 minutes is expected in 2010, when the route shifts to run fully on high-speed tracks? He began his career very early, playing for Campinas-based team Guarani (Guarani Futebol Clube). In the mid-1980s he also played for Bangu (Bangu Atlético Clube) (in Rio
arrival with his family on September 20, 1884, he was involved in the aftermath of Gapsinjeongbyeon, during which a royal relative Min Young Ik was stabbed and injured. The German diplomat Paul Georg von Möllendorff was present at the massacre and quickly requested Allen's medical care. Under his modern medical treatment unknown to Korea at the time, Min Young Ik recovered in three months. Consequently, this initiated for Allen a close connection with Emperor Gojong of the Korean
Empire Gojong , and demonstrated the benefit of western medicine to the Korean public. With this auspicious turn of events Allen was able to establish Gwanghyewon (廣惠院, House of Extended Grace) under royal finance and support in Seoul. Gwanghyewon was the first modern medical facility in Korea. The Gwanghyewon was soon renamed by Gojong to Che Chung Won (the House of Civilized Virtue) and evolved to become the current Severance Hospital and Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. Commons:Category:Seoul Wikipedia:Seoul
sites in a few days, a dedicated traveler could spend months exploring all the alleyways and far-off neighborhoods. As the capital of a country that has gone through massive development in the past sixty years, Seoul is constantly changing at an incredible pace, matched only by the mainland Chinese cities. This frantic pace of life is reflected everywhere - in Seoul's cutting-edge digital technology, in the millions of commuters rushing to work everyday in the world's third largest subway system
in the 1980s. In this way the Roman Catholic Church has a very strong influence in Korean society. There are many Protestant churches in Seoul. The most numerous are Presbyterian, but there are also many Methodist, Baptist, and Lutheran churches. Festivals In October 2012 KBS Hall in Seoul hosted major international music festivals – First ABU TV and Radio Song Festivals (ABU Song Festivals 2012) within frameworks of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 49th
General Assembly. Hi! Seoul Festival is a seasonal cultural festival held four times a year every spring, summer, autumn, and winter in Seoul, South Korea since 2003
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24 March 2010 is a former tennis player from Australia, who competed for her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. history achievements olympics AIS at the Olympics She won four singles titles on the WTA Tour: 1987 Taipei, Singapore;
passenger train smashed into packed local bus, where flipped a vehicle onto railroad side at Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, killing fourteen people and injuring twenty. May 8 India – A truck carrying local wedding couples and families are plunged by lost control with overturned at Hamirpur (Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh), Himachal Pradesh, India, killing 70 people, another 8 are injured.
), Sangam-dong. The Tteok & Kitchen Utensil Museum and Kimchi Field Museum provide information regarding Korean culinary history. Religious monuments thumb Myeongdong Cathedral (File:Myeongdongchurch.jpg) left thumb Jongmyo Shrine (File:Jongmyo-Jeongjeon.jpg), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also religious buildings that take important roles in Korean society and politics. The Wongudan altar was a sacrificial place where Korean rulers held heavenly rituals
of their converts. As torture failed to break them down, they were sent to another prison and beheaded on 21 September 1839 at Saenamteo. Their bodies remained exposed for several days but were finally buried on Noku Mountain. She was awarded the Order of Australia (AO) in 1986quick&showInd true It's an Honour - Officer in the Order of Australia and upgraded to Order
of Australia Companion (AC) in 1994.quick&showInd true It's an Honour - Companion in the Order of Australia In 1988 she became an Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and was awarded an Honorary LLD from Asbury University in the USA in 1988. In December 1993, she received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy from her alma
mbs gimpoeng Gimpo Airport ''' (김포국제공항, '''GMP''') caters only to the shuttle services to Taipei-Songhan, Tokyo-Haneda, Osaka-Kansai, Beijing Capital International Airport and Shanghai-Hongqiao, as well as domestic flights within South Korea. Gimpo Airport is easily reached on the A'REX link from Seoul Station or Incheon Airport, as well as subway lines 5 and 9. All lines intersect Line 2 which runs in a large circle through Seoul. Line 9(Gold Line), the first privately
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'''Seoul''' ( With a population of over 10 million, the megacity is the largest city proper (List of cities proper by population) in the OECD.
Situated on the Han River (Han River (Korea)), Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace (Changdeokgung), Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine (Jongmyo), Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. with over 12 million international visitors in 2013, Seoul Statistics making it the world's 10th most visited city (Tourism#MasterCard_Global_Destination_Cities_Index) and 6th largest earner in tourism (Tourism#MasterCard_Global_Destination_Cities_Index). MasterCard-Global Destination Cities index
Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom called the Miracle on the Han River which transformed it from the damage of the Korean War to the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy (List of cities by GDP) with a GDP of US$774 billion At purchasing power parity, see List of cities by GDP. in 2012 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. A world leading technology hub centered on Gangnam (Gangnam (3 Districts)) and Digital Media City, the Seoul Capital Area boasts 15 http: fortune.com global500 samsung-electronics-13 Fortune Global 500 companies such as Samsung, the world's largest technology company (List of the largest technology companies), as well as LG and Hyundai-Kia (Hyundai Kia Automotive Group). In 2013, the city's GDP per capita (PPP) (List of South Korean regions by GDP) of $39,448 was comparable to that of France and Finland. Ranked sixth in the Global Power City Index (Global city) and eighth in the Global Financial Centres Index, the metropolis exerts a major influence in global affairs as one of the five leading hosts of global conferences (Union of International Associations). http: www.uia.be sites uia.be files documents statistics press press12.pdf It also hosts the world's most art openings per square mile. http: travel.cnn.com seoul life 50-reasons-why-seoul-worlds-greatest-city-534720
Seoul is the world's most wired city http: travel.cnn.com seoul life 50-reasons-why-seoul-worlds-greatest-city-534720 and ranked first in technology readiness by PwC's ''Cities of Opportunity'' report. http: www.pwc.com us en cities-of-opportunity 2014 assets cities-of-opportunity-2014.pdf Seoul Station is the main terminal of the KTX (Korea Train Express) high-speed rail and the Seoul Subway is the world's largest subway (Rapid transit) network, http: www.lwt.co.kr introduce tour tour.do Its Lotte Cinema houses the world's largest cinema screen. http: www.guinnessworldrecords.com records-4000 largest-permanent-35mm-cinema-screen Seoul's COEX Mall is the world's largest underground shopping mall. http: www.newsis.com ar_detail view.html?ar_id NISX20141201_0013328698&cID 10402&pID 10400 Emporis ranked Seoul's skyline having the world's fourth highest visual impact among major cities. http: www.emporis.com statistics skyline-ranking
Seoul hosted the 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. A UNESCO City of Design (Creative Cities Network), Seoul was named the 2010 World Design Capital (World Design Capital).