"75% of the country’s population lives in Seoul"
South Korea is a very tourist friendly country, at least within the Seoul Metropolitan Area. 75% of the country’s population lives in Seoul or the greater Seoul Area. If you ask a Seoulite, what is the best way to get around the city is, they will respond with: BMW (Bus, Metro, and Walk, in that order). The highly trafficked Metro routes have audio announcements and electronic signage in four languages: Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. All metro lines are clearly color-coded and numbered, you can get lost. Nevertheless, just in case, it is important to know basic Korean words and phrases. There are millions of drivers in Seoul, the roadway systems are very modern, and tolls are collected outside the city. Several bridges go over the Han River to get in and out of Seoul. It can be quite challenging to get around the city in a car, so visitors should stick to public transportation, as the driving/traffic laws are quite different. Pedestrians do not have the right of way. Motorcycles riders are also pedestrians and often ride on the sidewalks. Two things that stand out about Seoul is, How clean and spotless the city is at all times and How safe it is, even in the wee hours of the night and in dark alleys. The only prevalent crime is pickpocketing. There are so many must see attractions but to name a few: The Blue House (South Korean Presidential Residence), the Jogseya Buddhist Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace (Royal), Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Namsan Tower, and Cheonggyecheon Stream (paved river that runs through the city).