South Korea is located in East Asia, occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, with North Korea to the north, China across the sea to the west and Japan a short ferry ride to the southeast. It's official name is the Republic of Korea and is a fairly small country around 1000000 square kilometres with a population of around 51 million, almost half of these people living in Seoul and the surrounding areas.
South Korea is now the fourth largest economy in Asia, and is growing rapidly. The Korean economy is driven by the manufacturing and exports including ships, automobiles, mobile phones, PCs, TVs, and a wide range of other electronics. Korea has enjoyed rapid economic growth thanks in large part to its export-focused strategy. In recent years, Korean dramas and movies are also widely exported thanks to the popularity of Korean pop culture. K-pop stars are also active on the world stage.
Korea has four distinct seasons, each with their own stunning scenes. In the spring, forsythia, cherry blossoms, azaleas and many other flowers are in full bloom;in the summer, vacationers head to the coasts to enjoy time at the beach;autumn brings crimson colors to mountain foliage, and in the winter, land is covered with a blanket of white snow.
Korea is an extremely safe and peaceful country, and makes for an interesting and diverse travel destination, it has a colorful culture and is also the fashion center of all Asia. Tourists will normally find Koreans to be quite friendly and helpful when trying to find their way around. And Korean cuision is also an important feature that attract people too much. A Korean meal is centered around rice and soup and likely a fish or meat dish, invariably served with a vast assortment of side dishes known as banchan. The humblest meal comes with three types while a royal banquet may well feature twenty types of banchan. In addition to kimchi, typical side dishes include bean sprouts, spinach, small dried fish, and much more.