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  • Seoul Named among 2017 Top 10 Cities to Travel by Lonely Planet

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    Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guidebook, has released the Best in Travel 2017 list. Seoul ranked seventh in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2017, and is the only Asian city in the top 10 list.

    RankingTop 10 CitiesEnglish
    1Bordeaux, FranceBordeaux, France
    2Cape Town, South AfricaCape Town, South Africa
    3Los Angeles, USALos Angeles, USA
    4Merida, MexicoMerida, Mexico
    5Ohrid, MacedoniaOhrid, Macedonia
    6Pistoia, ItalyPistoia, Italy
    7Seoul, South KoreaSeoul, South Korea
    8Lisbon, PortugalLisbon, Portugal
    9Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia
    10Portland, OregonPortland, Oregon


    Lonely Planet wrote, “For over a decade Seoul has been striving to become a greener, more attractive and user-friendly metropolis. Following on from successful projects such as the Cheonggyecheon, where an aging elevated highway was torn down and replaced with a central park and waterway, the city will unveil in the latter part of 2017 the Seoul Skygarden.”

    Seoul has been named one of the top ten tourist cities in the world for three consecutive years beginning in 2014, and hosted the third most international meetings among all global cities in 2015.