South Korea officially the Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia. South Korea occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, with North Korea to the north, China across the sea to the west and Japan a short ferry ride to the southeast.The blue and red circle at the heart of the South Korean flag neatly symbolizes the divided Korean Peninsula, but also the fluid mix of the ancient and the modern in the country officially called the Republic of Korea (ROK), where the vast majority of visitors will spend their time. South Korea is a dream destination – an engaging, welcoming place where the benefits of a high-tech nation are balanced alongside a reverence for tradition and the ways of old Asia.Below showing the map of South Korea.
Archaeological finds of prehistoric toolmaking on the Korean Peninsula date back to 70,000 BC and the first pottery is found around 8000 BC. Comb-pattern pottery culture peaked around 3500-2000 BC.Korea might be known as the Land of the Morning Calm, but dive into its capital Seoul, This round-the-clock city is constantly on the move, with its Work-hard, play-hard population the epitome of the nation’s indefatigable, can-do spirit.
Tourists will normally find Koreans to be quite friendly and helpful when trying to find their way around.Koreans believe that the things that set them the most apart from other Asian cultures are their cuisine, their language and their hangul script. Outsiders will note their extreme modernity, tempered by a well-developed artistic and architectural joyfulness. South Korea also has a vibrant film and TV industry.
For all of its headlong rush into the 21st century on a Hallyu (Korean popular culture) wave, what will charm you most about the South Korea is its proud promotion of age-old traditions and culture.Here is the map of South Korea.
South Korea’s compact size and superb transport infrastructure mean that tranquillity can be found in easy reach of the urban sprawl. Friendly Koreans are always delighted to share their culture with visitors – often that means over a shared meal with a tantalizing array of dishes and plenty of toasts with local alcoholic beverages.
- HAHOE FOLK VILL.
- BULGUKSA TEMPLE
- MUD FESTIVAL
- JEJU ISLAND
- SEORAKSAN NTL. PARK
- JIRISAN NTL. PARK
The official local language is Korean. However, be prepared that most of the vendors do not speak English, even in touristy areas. If you’re a Chinese, you can still understand a little as they know a few Chinese characters like the price of their merchandises. If you’re not, you may have to start doing some hand language with them.
Unfortunately, most of the locals can only understand a little bit of English and they can hardly converse with you in English.
- Visit Buddhist temple.
- Tingle your taste buds with Asia’s least known but most delicious cuisines.
- Walk Jeju Olle Trail.
- Sailing to remote islands
- Sleeping in rustic hanok (traditional wooden house) guesthouses.
- Hike to the summits of craggy mountains enclosed by densely forested national parks.
“TRAVEL IS ONLY THING YOU BUY, THAT’S MAKE YOU RICHER.”