Seoul begins operation of special tram-style tourist buses

Downtown Seoul.

Downtown Seoul. Image by Mario Sánchez Prada / CC BY-SA 2.0

New tram-style trolley buses for tourists began operation in Seoul on Thursday. The buses are styled like historic trams, with wood panelling and brass fixtures. The routes run to many of Seoul’s major points of interest, including the Cheong-gye-cheon stream, the Myeong-dong shopping area and Namsan Park. Onboard information is available in four languages: Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese. Read more:

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