About Saffron, Seoul
Saffron (pronounced or ) is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". The vivid crimson stigmas and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Saffron, long among the world's most costly spices by weight, was probably first cultivated in or near Greece. C. sativus is probably a form of C. cartwrightianus, that emerged by human cultivators selectively breeding plants for unusually long stigmas in late Bronze Age Crete. It slowly propagated throughout much of Eurasia and was later brought to parts of North Africa, North America, and Oceania. Saffron's taste and iodoform or hay-like fragrance result from the chemicals picrocrocin and safranal. It also contains a carotenoid pigment, crocin, which imparts a rich golden-yellow hue to dishes and textiles. Its recorded history is attested in a 7th-century BC Assyrian botanical treatise compiled under Ashurbanipal, and it has been traded and used for over four millennia. Iran now accounts for approximately 90% of the world production of saffron.Wikipedia
Overview of Saffron
Saffron is a place in Seoul in the country of South Korea. Missed by most of the visitors, Saffron is unique in its own way.
Top attractions of Seoul worth your visit include Gyeongbokgung Palace, The War Memorial Of Korea, Changdeokgung Palace, Hangang Park and N Seoul Tower. Visit these and also discover other interesting things to do in Seoul before planning.
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Explore Korea turbulent history to see the line that divides North Korea and South Korea on DMZ Past And Present - Korean Demilitarized Zone tour from Seoul. Learn fascinating history about the role this zone played in the Cold War and the Korean War, and how it now stands as a symbol of both division and unification. Discover the Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall. Visit Insadong Antique Market, on e of the largest market for antiques and artworks in Korea.
Enjoy an evening out in Seoul that starts with a sightseeing cruise on the Han River (Hangang) and ends with a classic Korean snack. On the 1-hour river cruise, see landmarks such as the 63 City Building, N Seoul Tower and the Seoul Olympic Stadium. Then visit Gwangjang Market, one of the biggest and oldest traditional markets in Korea, to try a favorite local dish called âbindaetteok,â a savory pancake cooked right before your eyes at a market food stall. An informative guide provides commentary during this 4-hour tour.
Get an excellent overview of Seoul on this full-day sightseeing tour of the city's top attractions. With a guide, you'll visit Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum, N Seoul Tower and Namsangol Hanok Village; watch the changing of the guard at Gwanghwamun Gate; and drive by the Blue House (Cheongwadae). Enjoy a Korean lunch in Insadong, and stop at a ginseng center and amethyst factory. You'll gain an understanding of Koreaâs culture and history as you explore the highlights of this bustling capital city.
While in Seoul, travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Panmunjom – officially known as the Joint Security Area (JSA) – and experience the infamous border that divides North Korea and South Korea. Learn from an expert guide about the role of the DMZ and the negotiating site of the JSA, from the Korean War to the present. You’ll visit the Freedom Bridge and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and observe life on the other side from the Dora Observatory.
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The food is super over priced! The quality is barely average.
I have been to around 30 countries worldwide and I have never eaten in a place with such amazing ambience. The food is absolutely delicious. Their naan curry and bbq are all to die for. Infact every time I come to Seoul I eat there and order a different dish to try every time and it has never disappointed me ever. It's a great restaurant to be in and the prices are mid-ranged with a fine dining experience. You will not be disappointed. You will feel like being in an Arabian Palace.
good halal food ..good service
Nice food, elegant authentic Arabic decoration, great atmosphere, beautiful Arabic music and wonderful servers. I really loved it and I definitely recommend it for Arabic food lovers.
Very good indian Pakistani restaurant and reqamended....
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