"This is the capital of a nation that brought the world MP3 players and touch screen mobile phones, K-pop and kimchi. Seoul is a business hot spot, but when the sun goes down the city lets loose and often does not stop until sun-up (making the country’s nickname, The Land of the Morning Calm, all too appropriate). In a city of more than 10 million residents there is something for everyone, whether it is cultural events that showcase the nation’s rich history or pastimes that embrace more novel imports. Pictured here is an illuminated map of the bustling metropolis in the Seoul Museum of History. (Jodi Cobb/National Geographic Stock)"