South Korea – a journey towards the discovery of an unfamiliar world
Located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, spread over more than 1000 kilometers of the Asian continent, South Korea is a multi-faceted country and, undoubtedly, an interesting tourist destination. In the eastern part of the country are concentrated mountains, from the west it is washed by the waters of the Yellow Sea, from the south – by the Sea of Japan and in the north it borders on North Korea. The country has developed modern and high-tech infrastructure, although undoubtedly much attention is paid to traditions. Thinking about what to see in South Korea, the only dilemma can be a huge choice, and having decided to visit this country, you will certainly be able to enrich your knowledge about the culture and diversity of the world.
The country is easily accessible from Europe, since many flights are carried out from different cities, and the international airport is disposed about 50 kilometers from the capital. The best period for traveling is autumn, when temperatures are rather mild and ideal weather conditions.
Undoubtedly, many will begin their journey from the capital of Seoul, which is visited annually by millions of tourists from all over the world. Here you can see magnificent palaces, monasteries and museums, and besides all, there are eleven universities in the city! Among them, the most famous are Hansei, in the city of Daejeon, the KAIST Institute, which has been operating since 1971, while the Fonda was opened in 1885 and others. An interesting historical structure is the Kyongbokkung, which goes back to the Yi dynasty. Meanwhile, Changdeokgung is listed as a World Heritage Site and is surrounded by a magnificent garden, which is worth a visit.
Do not miss the chance to make an amazing trip to South Korea and enrich your horizons!
Among the cultural attractions, amongst the most important places is the National Museum of Korea, located in Yongsan Park in Seoul. This is a historic three-story building, where on the first floor there is a gallery with more than 4000 artifacts, covering even the Paleolithic era. The second floor is dedicated to demonstrating the immense importance of Korean cultures and religions. And in the third pavilion are exhibited numerous objects related to Buddhist philosophy. An interesting structure is Seodaemun, where in the old days prisoners were tortured and to this day a lot of evidence of that bloody period has been preserved.
One of the most strange buildings is Suwon, containing evidence of the evolution of the bath with various sanitation facilities. This strange museum even has the form of a WC!
Having visited this country, one have to pay a special attention to Korean cuisine, which is able to satisfy even the most demanding gourmets. Of course, everyone can choose dishes for their own taste, but it is recommended to try the most famous traditional dishes.