South Korea

Asia

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

6

4.00

Flag_of_South_Korea

About Country

Capital
Seoul
Population
Approximately 51.7 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
527 people per square kilometer
GDP
$1.6 trillion (nominal, 2021 estimate)
Language
Korean is the official language, with English widely spoken in major cities
Currency
South Korean won (KRW)
National Dish
Kimchi (a spicy, fermented vegetable dish)
Religion
No official state religion, with the majority of the population following a combination of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, and a growing number of people identifying as Christian
Climate
South Korea has a humid subtropical climate in the southern and western parts, while the northeastern part has a humid continental climate with colder winters
Main Industries
Electronics, automobile production, shipbuilding, and steel production are major industries in South Korea. It also has a thriving entertainment industry, known as K-Pop and K-Drama
Level of Development
South Korea is considered a developed country with a high-income economy and a human development index (HDI) ranking of 22 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 100,210 square kilometers

Embark on a journey to South Korea πŸ‡°πŸ‡· and discover the rich culture 🎎, delectable cuisine 🍜, and stunning landscapes 🏞️. From the neon lights of Seoul to the tranquil beauty of Jeju Island, there’s something for everyone in this dynamic country. Start planning your trip today!

South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia. It is located on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, and shares its northern border with North Korea. South Korea is known for its rich culture, technological advancements, and stunning natural scenery.

Gallery

  • 101 Daehak ro, Ihwa dong, Jongno gu, Seoul, South Korea, Daehak ro
  • 103-33 Deokgyo-dong, Jung-gu, South Korea
  • 301 1 Dodong ri, Ulleung eup, Ulleung gun, Gyeongsangbuk do, South Korea
  • A walk in Seoul Palace, South Korea
  • Andong, South Korea
  • Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Cheongpung-myeon, Jecheon-si, South Korea
  • Gamcheon Culture Village, South Korea
  • Gwanghwamun Square, Sejong daero, Sejongno, Jongno gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Jecheon-si, South Korea
  • Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea
  • Namsan hill is where the Seoul Tower is located
  • Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • Seoul, South Korea (1)
  • Seoul, South Korea (2)
  • Seoul, South Korea (3)
  • Seoul, South Korea (4)
  • Seoul, South Korea (5)
  • Seoul, South Korea (6)
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Shopping heaven, South Korea
  • South Korea
  • ν•΄λ°©μ΄Œ, South Korea

Main Attractions

Here are some popular tourist attractions in South Korea:

  • 1

    Gyeongbokgung Palace: a royal palace located in Seoul that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty.

  • 2

    Jeju Island: a volcanic island known for its natural beauty, including beaches, waterfalls, and lava tubes.

  • 3

    Bukchon Hanok Village: a traditional village in Seoul with well-preserved hanok (traditional Korean houses).

  • 4

    Lotte World Tower: a skyscraper in Seoul that is currently the fifth-tallest building in the world.

  • 5

    Haeundae Beach: a popular beach destination located in Busan.

  • 6

    Namsan Seoul Tower: a communication and observation tower located in central Seoul, offering panoramic views of the city.

  • 7

    Changdeokgung Palace: another royal palace located in Seoul, famous for its beautiful gardens.

  • 8

    Namsan Park: a large park located in central Seoul with hiking trails, gardens, and a famous tower.

  • 9

    Yongin Everland: a popular amusement park located in Yongin, just outside of Seoul.

  • 10

    DMZ: the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, where visitors can learn about the history and current tensions between the two countries.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that South Korea has to offer. The country also has a rich food culture, with a variety of dishes and street foods to try.

Video

Error Report

Map