South Korea

About South Korea

South Korea is located in East Asia. Its only border is with North Korea . After the dramatic split-up in the fifties, the South has fared very well. It has become one of the richest countries in East Asia and has managed to keep up a rather frenetic pace of economic development.

This certainly does not mean Korea has lost touch with its roots. Like Japan, it manages to combine the ultra modern with the very traditional.

The capital city of Seoul is a good example of this. It is a big, dynamic city, but keeps the traditions of the ancestors alive. Old temples are still well visited, and the many palaces of former rulers remind the visitor of the past.

South Korea is full of life even after the working hours with many restaurants and bars full of people. Seoul is basically split in two - Kang Buk (North of the Han River) and Kang Nam (South of Han River). Kang Buk has many traditional landmarks and shopping districts and Kang Nam offers the upmost cosmopolitan life Seoul has to offer with world class shopping districts, and pricey restaurants. You can experience the young and trendy life at Apgujoung-dong.

Pusan, in the south, is a large harbor city. It is a nice city and offers good possibilities for excursions. It also offers some of the freshest seafood in the world. Manono Island and Apolima Island are very popular places to visit on a short trip.

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