I cleaned up the grammar & spelling in the "Buy" section Iflipti 10:10, 22 Mar 2005 (EST)
This page really needs to adhere to standard Korean-English transliteration... "Apkujong" should be "Apgujeong", etc. Anthonymobile
I think it might not be a bad idea to include both the current Romanization system and the former one (since many people still use it, including the Korea Times, Reuters, BBC (sometimes), many mapmakers, and Korean studies books, etc. As a style, doing this initially (when the name is first mentioned in an article) would be good, with the two divided by a slash: Gangnam/Kangnam, Busan/Pusan, Daejeon/Taejŏn, etc. What do you think?
There are ticket vending machines that accept bills
Gae Soon Ok
Does this place still exist? I went looking for it the last time I was in Seoul, but couldn't find it, and now somebody deleted the listing. Jpatokal 04:49, 12 November 2007 (EST)
*'''Gae Soon Ok''', 91-2 Jeodong 1-Ga, Jung-gu (''near Euljiro 1-ga station, in small lane opposite Myeongdong cathedral''). 50 years of dog meat soup (''bosintang'') and still going strong.
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I don't think the Seoul article is long enough to need districts just yet, but in any case, please hammer them out here first. This list is way too long: Jpatokal 11:44, 20 April 2008 (EDT)
Seoul is a large city, in fact probably about the size of Mexico City and larger than New York. Given its size, I think its only appropriate that we sort it into districts. If a city like Kuala Lumpur with only 7 million people is divided into districts, surely a city like Seoul with 21 million people should also have districts. Superdog 23:36, 20 April 2008 (EDT)
Why is there no mention of Bukhansan national park? Does it have multiple names or is it not technically not part of Seoul? It's the huge park in Northern Seoul with Mt. Insubong and Baekundae plus several others. (unsigned)
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User:Paula seems to want to move the Incheon airport info into the Incheon city article. I don't think this makes any sense, since Incheon the city is quite far from Incheon the airport. There is a Yeongjong Island article, which covers the place where the airport is actually located, but if we take the airport info out from Seoul people will have a hard time finding it. I thus suggest that...
Discuss. Jpatokal 03:05, 15 December 2008 (EST)
Districting, take two
I've taken the liberty of reverting Joggingman08's unilateral districting of the city; this doesn't mean I oppose it, but it does mean I think he was way too hasty in implementing it, since there was no discussion at all! The proposed list is:
My first comments:
What to do with them? Merge the information into the main Seoul article, or make these the basis of a new district hierarchy? --globe-trotter 18:08, 3 June 2010 (EDT)
How recent is the section about buying tickets? I've only seen electronic touchscreen-machines this far... Time to update section?
Angry Korean Men
I've lived here for 9 years, and never once have seen or heard of anything like this section describes. I suggest completely removing it. 126.96.36.199 04:53, 7 November 2009 (EST)
It strikes me as odd to lead the article with an image of the Namdaemun Gate, which today is still a burnt-out wreck and won't be fully restored for over two years. Is there another iconic Seoul sight that could be swapped in, at least until 2013? — D. Guillaime 20:06, 29 July 2010 (EDT)
I found this page listed as simply Itaewon. I moved it to Seoul/Itaewon not because that's necessarily where it should go, but because it probably needs to be merged here. Texugo 09:02, 5 September 2010 (EDT)
Things to Add
I'm in Seoul right now, and there is a lot more that could be added. Here are some potential topics:
-Konkuk University has an enormous nightlife district to the West of it. Could make a good subsection under nightlife. -Ditto for Sincheon (not Sinchon!). Also another large nightlife district that has been overlooked. -There's a lot of ongoing developments that this article misses such as Digital Media City, D-Cube, the new Lotte Tower (not completed), the planned Yongsan business district (ground broken, due to be complete 2015). Obviously the last two shouldn't be included quite yet, but something to consider.
Also, I think a major effort should be had at districting, because frankly this page is becoming a mess and it's getting hard to organize attractions and such without splitting things up. How would these pages be done? This is a topic that's being beaten to death at this point, but it's because it's desperately needed but nobody apparently has the time to do it yet... if I find time I might give it a go. here's a rough idea for some districts: -Gangnam (major topics: Apgujongdong, Samseongdong/Coex, Gangnam Station district, Tehran-ro) -Songpa (major topics: Sports Complex, Lotte World, Sincheon nightlife district, Olympic Park) -Gwang-jin, Dongdaemun, and Seongbuk have a lot of universities, and accompanying college town areas (Konkuk University, Korea University, Kyunghee University, Hankuk University, Children's Grand Park, Techno Mart) -I think Jung-gu and Jongno-gu are best combined into one district for the purposes of this article, since they are very close. (City Hall, Myeongdong, Namdaemun market, Gyungbokgung, Namsan) -Ditto for Seodaemun and Mapo (Hongdae, Sinchon, Digital Media City) -And for Yeongdeongpo and Dongjak (National Assembly, 63 Building, Noryangjin Fish Market, D-Cube) -Yongsan and Seongdong (Itaewon, Yongsan electronics market) -Seocho (Bus Terminal... don't know this area very well, actually, could combine with either Gangnam or the Yeongdeongpo/Dongjak combo)
I think that's a more manageable list, with areas that all hold something of some interest for tourists. The other districts are rather far flung and don't have much to offer (at least to my knowledge), so I think we can safely ignore them for now. You really need to kind of combine districts to make more sense for the tourist.