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Top 10Yongsan and Around

Yongsan is by far the most cosmopolitan district in Seoul, boasting a truly global array of restaurants and some of the trendiest bars and clubs in the city. Not so long ago, however, its very name had negative connotations – an American military base was established here during the Korean War, and the bars and brothels were frequented by stressed-out soldiers. Nowadays the military presence is dwindling, the brothels have all but disappeared, and the area has some interesting sights on offer, such as the War Memorial, which lies adjacent to the American military base, the Leeum Art Museum, and Korea’s National Museum. ...

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