Since the end of the Korean War, South Korea's economy has boomed. Today, the country is one of the richest in the world, leading the four "Asian Tigers" (South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore).
Local karaoke is a veritable phenomenon in South Korea. Indeed, the Noraebang is the term used to describe singing venues where private, sound-proof rooms are available for rent. The majority of today's 30,000 Koreans have been to one of these establishments.
Hills, Hills & More Hills
South Korea is an extremely hilly country. More than half of it consists of mountainous terrain. Hiking and skiing are favourite local pastimes!
South Korean society is based on Confucianism, a system of philosophical and ethical-sociopolitical teachings that appeared in China around 500 BC. Harmony between individuals, especially within the family and respect for elders, are among its principle tenets.
A Fascinating Metropolis
Seoul is a fascinating city, harmoniously blending its rich history with frenetic urban development. One out of five Koreans lives in Seoul, a city with over 10 million inhabitants (25 million in the metropolitan area).
Korean cuisine is one of the most varied and delicious in the world. More adventurous visitors might fancy the bosintang, a traditional soup made from dog meat...
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