A year in the life 2016 #61: a visit to Sejong City

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Sejong City is the administrative capital of Korea (named, I presume, for one of my favouritest monarchs ever, King Sejong). Since I have been visiting Korea, government departments have been being progressively moved there. This was my first visit – 45 minutes from Seoul on the very fast train.

It is still a reasonably empty city and all very new. There was still a bit of snow on the ground, and a lot of cranes in the distance.

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The government buildings have been built in the shape of a long snaking dragon through Sejong City. Apparently they are all linked and it is possible to walk from one end (the tail) all the way  to the other (the head) inside – it takes about an hour.

I guess this is what Canberra felt like about 100 years ago (although it wasn’t built as fast).

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