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South Korea
 

South Korea is a country visited by approximately ten million international travelers every year. With its long history in culture and tradition, the country has a lot to offer to travelers. Continue reading to learn general information about Korea before visiting.

The Korean peninsula, roughly 1,030 km long and 175 km wide at its narrowest point, is located in Northeast Asia. With Seoul as its capital city, Korea's total land area is 100,033㎢. Korea's neighbors include Japan to the east, China to the west, and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) across the northern border.

Population
The total population of Korea is approximately 51,635,256 (as of September 2018), with most of the population residing in the Seoul metropolitan area. Outside of Seoul, other large and economically advanced cities such as Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju and Ulsan also have higher population densities than other cities in Korea.

Weather
Korea's climate is typically temperate with four distinct seasons.
August is one of the hottes months in Seoul, along with July. The average temperatures are in the hot 22.2°C (72°F) to 29.4°C (84.9°F) range. Korea has many summer festivals and events held in summer, especially in August.
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Currency
The won (symbol: ₩ or code: KRW) is the currency of Korea. 50,000/10,000/5,000/1,000 won notes are most frequently used in everyday life.

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Best Attractions
 

The Gyeongbokgung Palace

The Gyeongbokgung Palace was constructed as the Joseon Dynasty's main royal palace by King Taejo (Yi Seong-gye) in 1395.

The Changdokgung Palace (UNESCO World Heritage)

The Changdokgung Palace was constructed as a secondary palace in 1405 after the Gyeongbokgung Palace and is also called as 'Donggwal.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is our traditional residential area which has shared the 600 years of Seoul's history.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) has a meaning of Dream, Design, and Play. It holds various exhibitions, fashion shows, forums, conferences, and other domestic and international events.


* The information above sourced by Korea Tourism Organization