The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is a state in East Asia located on the Korean Peninsula. The Korean name for the republic is Daehan Minguk. The capital is Seoul.
According to smb, South Korea was formed according to the Soviet-American agreement of 1945. Part of Korea south of the 38th parallel passed to the United States, the northern part – to the Soviet Union.
The landscape is mostly mountainous. The climate is monsoonal (summers are hot and humid, winters are cold and dry). The healthcare system in the Republic of Korea is of high quality. Emergency numbers: police – 112, fire and ambulance – 119.
South Korea is the country of morning freshness. Surrounded by three seas – the Yellow, Japan and East China, South Korea is located in the south of the Korean Peninsula. Several coastal islands also belong to its territory. The bulk of the population are Koreans. Religion – Buddhism. The language is Korean.
Resorts and attractions in South Korea
Ten years ago, it would never have occurred to anyone to go on vacation to South Korea. This country has always been somewhere too far away. Somewhere there cities were built, somewhere completely different people lived there. But when the country opened its borders, we learned that a vacation spent in this amazing country can be one of the most memorable in life. Now tours to South Korea are very popular. This is a unique country that combines modern technology and magnificent nature. The country is famous for the beauty of Buddhist temples and cities, delicious cuisine and the famous Korean baths.
Jeju Island located in the Korea Strait, one hundred kilometers from the southern coast of the Yellow Sea, this is the smallest province in South Korea. Here is the highest mountain in the country, Hallasan. The height of the mountain is 1950 meters. Hallasan is an extinct volcano. The area around the mountains has been declared a national park. The mountain is located in the center of the island and often the island is completely identified with it.
Among tourists from all over the world, Jeju is a popular ski resort. You can also go mountain climbing here. In summer, the island provides guests with relaxation by the sea.
Oryuk-do archipelago. The islands that make up the archipelago are known for their beautiful sunrises. All islands of the archipelago are uninhabited.
Taejongdae park. Taejongdae Park is a whole area located a couple of kilometers south of Busan. This is a popular tourist attraction. There is also a very beautiful lighthouse and an observatory. A handicraft village
is located in Gyeongju. This is a settlement of 45 traditional Korean houses. Nobody lives here permanently and there is an exhibition-fair during the tourist season. One of the five most ancient major Korean temples is the Pomosa Temple, located to the east of Mount Geumchangsan. This is a Buddhist religious building of a thousand years ago.
20 national parks occupy over 3800 km2 of land and about 2650 km2 of the sea – 6.5% of the country’s territory.
The world’s first virtual store has opened in South Korea, where shoppers can scan the barcodes of products displayed at a Seoul subway station using their smartphones. The iconic store offers 500 items including food, electronics, stationery and toiletries at Seolleung Station in the south of the city of 10 million. Customers can get product barcode images from shelves (actually screens) to buy products.
Popular sports are mountain climbing, football, baseball, basketball, swimming, athletics, boxing, figure skating.
The Banpo Bridge and its Moonlight Rainbow Fountain in Seoul made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the longest fountain on a bridge.
South Korea is considered the birthplace of esports – video game sports.
Koreans consider it disgraceful to be touched by anyone other than close friends. Don’t hug anyone, don’t pat on the back, don’t put your hand on your shoulder. It is absolutely unacceptable to touch elders and people of the opposite sex. Koreans often laugh to hide their embarrassment. Laughter can also mean fear, anger or surprise. Korean women cover their mouths when they laugh. Men don’t do it.
Try to eat only peeled or thermally processed vegetables and fruits. Theoretically, you can drink tap water in large cities, but many Koreans prefer to boil it. While luxury hotels have their own filtration systems, it is recommended that you drink boiled or bottled water as a precaution. This is especially true for provincial cities.
Good morning (afternoon, evening) – anyon hasimnika
How are you? – anyeon haseyo
Please – chebal
Thank you – kamsa hamnida
No way – cheonmanayo
Yes – e or – no
No – anise
Sorry – silre hamnida
Goodbye (when someone leaves) – anyonghi kasipsiyo
Goodbye (when you leave) – anyyonhi kesipsiyo
Good to see you – mannaso pangosumnida