South Korea

The Republic of Korea or Korea as it is commonly referred to as, is a nation that is located in the east of Asia. South Korea is actually located on the southern region of the Korean Peninsula. On the west of the country lies China, on its east it is bordered by Japan and on its north it shares boundary with North Korea. Seoul is not just the capital city of South Korea but it is also among the major metropolitan cities of the world. In fact, Seoul is the world’s second largest metropolitan city. As its population is about forty-eight million people, South Korea is considered to be one of the highly populated countries in the world.

Jeju Island is the largest island in the country and it has an area of about one thousand eight hundred and forty-five square kilometers. This island is also the site of the highest point in South Korea, Hallasan, which is an extinct volcano. There are twenty national parks in the country and the nature places that are popular in South Korea are Suncheon Bay Ecological Park and Boseong Tea Field. The citizens of South Korea are allowed to follow any religion but most of the people in the country are either Christians or Buddhists.

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    Bulguksa is located on the slopes of mount Toham. It is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea, including Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas, Cheongun-gyo, and two gilt-bronze statues of Buddha.

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    Geomun Oreum

    Geomum Oreum, with an altitude of 456m, is located in Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si and refers to a parasitic volcano.

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    Geomunoreum Lava Tube System

    The Geomunoreum Lava Tube System is located between Seonheul-ri, Jocheon-eup and Weoljeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City, Jeju-do. This lava tube system refers to a series of lava tube caves formed while basaltic lava flow which had erupted several times from the Geomunoreum volcano.

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    Gyeongju, historically known as "Seorabeol", is a coastal city in the far southeastern corner of North Gyeongsang Province in South Korea.

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    Haeinsa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism in the Gaya Mountains , South Gyeongsang Province South Korea.

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    Hahoe Folk Village

    The Hahoe Folk Village is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and an old tradition of clan-based villages.

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    Hwaseong Fortress

    Hwaseong is the wall surrounding the centre of Suwon, the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. This fortress was built from 1794 to 1796 by King Jeongjo.

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    Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty.

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    The Seokguram Grotto is a hermitage and part of the Bulguksa temple complex. It lies four kilometers east of the temple on Mt. Tohamsan, in Gyeongju, South Korea.

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    Seongsan Ilchulbong

    Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’, is an archetypal tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about 5 thousand years ago.

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    Yangdong Folk Village

    Yangdong Folk Village is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is located in Gangdong-myeon, sixteen kilometers northeast of Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, along the Hyeongsan River.