South Korea is in east Asia and shares a border with North Korea on the Korean peninsula. Its capital city is Seoul. Mostly the population is Korean, although there are some Chinese living there. Many foreigners find it a desirable place to live, so it is an ideal place for coliving.
Seoul is known for its ancient palaces—there are five in the city. The most impressive is Gyeongbokgung, which means the “palace greatly blessed by heaven.” It will remind people who have been to China of the Forbidden City. You can spend at least half a day wandering around this site as it has a cultural park as well as a living museum.
If you happen to be in South Korea in October, you should visit Jinju, where there is a lantern festival. The festival commemorates the thousands of people who died in the Imjin War fighting the Japanese. However, the festival is no sombre occasion. There’s food and drink to be had and, of course, it’s a great opportunity to sample traditional food outside the capital city.
If you are in South Korea in late April, go to Jindo and cross the land bridge connecting the main island to a smaller one. The festival to attend is the Jindo Moses Miracle Festival. If you don’t fancy that, go to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival to see the magnificent blossoms.
Go to a jjimjilbang (a public bath), where you can relax with people of your own gender.
Are you addicted to fish and seafood? Then you really must visit Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan. It’s the largest one of its kind in South Korea. You can choose what you want to eat, and it will be cooked while you wait and watch.
Facts about South Korea:
• South Koreans eat kimchi, which is a made with fermented vegetables, at almost every meal. It’s a side dish.
• When a baby is born, Koreans think that it is a year old.
• The number 4 is a very unlucky number for Koreans.
• If you want really fast WiFi, go to Korea.
• South Koreans love shopping, and you’ll find the biggest malls in the world there.