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
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.
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.
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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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.
■ Best Attractions
The Gyeongbokgung Palace
The Changdokgung Palace (UNESCO World Heritage)
Bukchon Hanok Village
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
* The information above sourced by Korea Tourism Organization