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Transcript of South Korea
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Writing system called Hangul.
I love you= Saranghae
Thank you= Kamsahamnida
I don't know= Mul Lah Yo
Seoul is the capital of South Korea, it is also the largest city with most of the population living there. 10 million+ people live there, and another 25.6 million live in the suburbs around the city.
Busan is the second largest city in South Korea after Seoul with a very beautiful view of the city and the coast. The city is located on the northernmost tip of southeastern Korea Peninsula.
$1= 1,061.57 Won.
Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower)
Communication and observation tower.
Traditional dress called Hanbok. Today they are worn mostly at Weddings, funerals and during New Years and Thanksgiving.
Jeju Island (Cheju)
Jeju is an island paradise. Tourism commands a large fraction of Jeju's economy. Jeju's temperate climate, natural scenery, and beaches make it a popular tourist destination for South Koreans as well as visitors from other parts of East Asia. The most popular tourist spots on the island are Cheonjeyeon and Cheonjiyeon waterfalls, Mount Halla, Hyeobje cave, and Hyeongje island. There is a variety of leisure sports that tourists can take part in Jeju including golf, horse riding, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, etc. Depending on the season, Jeju hosts many festivals for tourists including a penguin swimming contest in winter, cherry blossom festival in spring, the midsummer night beach festival in summer, and Jeju horse festival in autumn, among others. Some local products are popular with tourists, including Jeju's special tile fish and mandarin oranges.
Customs & Holidays
Borders North Korea and is surrounded by the Yellow Sea, Korea Strait, and the Sea of Japan.
Has two mountain ranges the Taebaek and Sobaek. Also Mt. Halla on Jeju Island.
The Nakdong River is the longest river in South Korea. The Han River is the most popular river, it runs through Seoul.
Hongdae- clubbing district
Itaewon- foreigner district
Busan is a famous beach location and is home to Busan Stadium
Korean culture is strict and has a strong family history. Korean people strongly respect their elders. Younger friends and family are expected to serve those older than them at gatherings and in everyday life even if it's for work, family, or other business.
Special Korean Holidays include:
Korean New Years (1st day 1st lunar mo)
Independence day (March 1st)
Children's day (May 5th)
Buddha B-Day ( 8th day 4th lunar mo)
Memorial day(Veterans) (June 6th)
Hangul day (Oct 9th)
Korean food is well known for its spicy flavors and plentiful dishes. Common everyday snacks and meals can be found at street vendors. Street vendors are everywhere, and it is cheap. Also Korean Delivery is known for going anywhere and delivering almost anything. Korean cuisine is largely based upon rice, vegetables, and meats. Traditional Korean meals are noted for the number of side dishes (banchan) that accompany the main meal. Kimchi is served often, sometimes at every meal. Commonly used ingredients include sesame oil, fermented bean paste, soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes and gochujang (fermented red chili paste). Korea is also known for their soju and rice wine.
Most South Korean high school students are at school from 8am-4pm, then they stay at school and attend study halls and extra classes until 10pm or even midnight. After school many kids go to hagwon or private tutoring. College competition is very high. Elementary and middle school are more laid back than high school. There are 3 years of high school(10,11,and 12th grades). In the past corporal punishment was allowed and dress code was very very strict, but recently since about 2010 tons of students rights and new laws have been made. There is no cleaning lady or janitor, before going home students clean the school. And once at school students put on school shoes or slippers.
June 25th, 1950-July 27th, 1953. Divided at the 38th Parallel, known as the DMZ and the JSA. First war UN took part in, today the US Military still has bases in South Korea and helps defend the border.
Japan controlled Korea officially from 1910- the end of WWII. Then Japan surrendered and Korea was split at the 38th Parallel with the North under the USSR and the South under the US.