South Korea

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South Korean temple with bridge

South Korea is the best example of natural beauty, rich history and economic power. It is the place where culture and traditions meet modern style of life. Here you can encounter old royal palaces and monasteries as well as modern skyscrapers or walk through streets with quiet parks and ponds with a lot of lotus flowers. By means of services for tourists which are of high value South Korea is doing its best to make travelers from all over the world feel good. Tourists can use international credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and EuroCard everywhere in the country. Problems may arise from the language barrier – only few inhabitants can speak other language than Korean, English is used mostly in tourist resorts and major towns.

When to go

The climate of South Korea is mild, the warmest part of the year is during the rainy season in July and August, the coldest part is in December and January. The best time to visit Korea is during spring when cherry blossoms bloom in full force and autumn, when the country is not overcrowded by tourists.

Culture

Majority of the Korean population are atheists. The most common religion is the Christianity, which has got ahead of Buddhism. Numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries remained here as the representation of the rich Korean cultural heritage. Korean architecture is famous for its efforts to reach harmony between buildings and surrounding nature.

Traffic and temple in South Korea

 

Traveling

Koreans are famous for their correct behavior on the roads. In the capital city of Seoul, where the traffic is very heavy, it’s better to choose some form of the public transportation. The subway system, with five lines that perfectly cover the whole city, carries approximately four million people a day. Seoul has a perfectly elaborated urban bus service. it’s also possible to order a taxi. Safe and clean trains are running precisely according to the timetable. In Korea you can choose from three types of trains: super-express (connecting Seoul to Busan, Mokpo, Gyeongju and Gwangju), special-express and express. Many private companies provide domestic air transport. Continue reading