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Facts about South Korea

Do you plan to visit South Korea? If so, you really made the right choice. It is famous for its unique culture and heritage. A few interesting facts about this fascinating country.

Officially, the name — the Republic of Korea, South Korea is one of the most advanced countries of the world. South Korea is located in Eastern Asia, in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. It borders North Korea to the North. The state was born in 1948, when Korea was divided, resulting in two new States. After the separation of the two countries for more than fifty years old are at war. Still no peace agreement between them, and what exists today, it’s just a truce ,to put an end to the fighting.

South Korea facts

The total area is 38,462 South Korea.49 square miles. Seoul, the capital of South Korea is one of the busiest places in the world, with plenty of business activity and trade. Samsung and Hyundai, Lotte some of the most famous brands in the world are in South Korea.

A Brief History

• In Korean mythology there is a story about how the Korean nation was born. This is the story that God came down from heaven and transformed a bear into a woman. He married her, and she gave birth to a son, dangun, the founder of Korea. Dangun established the first capital of the Korean nation in the year 2333 BC and called it Joseon — “the Continue reading

Korean Tradition

Respect for elders

Age and social position are of great importance. It is believed that the younger one standing or lower social position are required to follow the senior wishes without objection. Therefore, in Korea, people often ask the age, marital status of a person in order to determine their position in relation to that person. These questions are asked not out of idle curiosity. However, you may not answer them if you don’t want.

Names

The most common Korean surnames are: Kim (21% of all Koreans), Lee (14%), Park (8%), Choi (or choe), Jeong, Jang, Han, lim, etc. a Korean name consists of a surname mostly of one syllable, and as such, the name usually of two syllables. The last name comes first. Women in Korea do not take the husband’s surname after marriage, but their children carry their father’s name.

Marriages

In Korea marriage is traditionally considered the most important event in life, and divorce is a disgrace – not only for former spouses, but also for their families. Despite this, the rate of divorce is rising sharply in recent times. Modern wedding ceremony is somewhat different from traditional. First arranged the ceremony in the Western style in the Palace of marriage or in the Church. On it the bride and groom are clothed Continue reading

Dating Agency

Sweden – the land of the rising sun, the mysterious land on the Eastern edge of the world. Its territory – a small group of Islands in the Pacific, but Japan’s influence in the political, economic and cultural terms extends practically to the whole world. Here all is unusual: and climate, hot in the South with palm trees, and very cold in the North, where for four months out of the year there is snow; and the story, more like a mysterious legend than a reality; and the structure of society, which the uninitiated European often resembles an anthill, but it allowed Japan to enter the top ten countries – world leaders. It is ruled by the Emperor. In the country the sacred customs of their ancestors, and yet, Tokyo is one of the most modern and largest cities in the world. Japan is another civilization, is largely incomprehensible to us, yet it is good to come, to see how it blossoms Sakura, or as the fire darkens the sky over the cone of Fuji, and in order to understand the mysterious Japanese soul.

The capital of Japan – Tokyo, is one of the most populous cities in the world. The four main Islands of Japan and numerous small islets stretches for approximately 1,500 miles (2,400 km), from Hokkaido in the northeast to the island of Nansei (South of Kyushu) in the southwest. Continue reading

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