50 reasons why Seoul is the world's greatest city There's a reason Asian tourists have ranked Seoul as their favorite world city three years in a row. Actually, there are 50 of them.. CNNGo, the 24-hour news channels Asian culture website, on Wednesday offered "50 reasons why Seoul is the world's greatest city." It also describes Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na as "the pride of every Korean's heart." Besides Kim, which it calls "an ice princess you actually like," CNNGo also lists Korean food including galbi (grilled beef ribs), kimchi, bibimbap (rice with mixed vegetables and meat) and live squid, actresses who lead the Korean Wave, G-Dragon of the popular boy band Big Bang, Incheon International Airport, COEX, and Korean sauna or jjimjilbang. Seoul also boasts the "wildest celebrity scandal" involving the divorce of Korea's "cultural president" Seo Tai-ji and actress Lee Ji-ah, according to the site.