The city on the Han River, the capital of Korea, Seoul acts as a prosperous and thriving center both in politics, economy, culture and education. Seoul is one of the 10 largest cities in the world, a "world-class" city in many ways. In Seoul, the features for the past and present are intertwined. The palaces, pagodas, tombs, priceless art collections illustrate the heroic past. At the same time, the skyscrapers glistened and the rush of traffic showed a lively present.