You can take the cable car up to the top of Namsan, a small mountain in the middle of Seoul. At the summit and as you walk down, you can see the whole city on a clear day. The infinite urban expanse stretches out in front of you. The buildings form not in a flat seascape but a layered, 3D cityscape of peaks and troughs as high-rise flats congregated in groupes around even higher skyscrapers. Domes of dark green foliage form other mountains. On ground level, the horizon was so often blocked that you can only take in small chunks of the city at one time. Perhaps, that is a good thing though. Always seeing Seoul from the perspective of its vastness, its endlessness, might become a little overwhelming.
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