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Transcript of SOUTH KOREA
- South Korea or The Rebuplic of Korea is located in East Asia, on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula.
- South Korea owns 45% of land of the Korean Peninsula. (99,237 square kilometers)
- 70% of the nation consists of mountains and uplands.
- There are more than 2000 islands that lies near South Korea.
-The coordinates of South Korea are 37 degrees north and 127 degrees east.
- The highest point in the nation is the Hallasan Mountain at the altitude of 1950m.
- Companies that produces electronic products, machinery and equipment, automobile, steel, shipbuilding, and clothing, made a huge contribution to their economy's success.
- GDP of SK is 1.23 trillion CAD, GDP per capita income is $33,135 CAD.
- Only 3% of the nation are unemployed and 15% lives below the poverty line.
Some of the Korean Culture and Traditions.
- Korean is the official language.
- Some Koreans know how to speak Japanese and English, as it's being taught there.
- The alphabetic of South Korea was originally written in Chinese, but it was later changed into Hangul consisting of 24 letters created by the King of Joseon.
- There are less than 10 dialect in SK including the Seoul dialect, but every families speaks korean.
Language and Dialects
- South Korea's famous foods are Kimchi, Bulgogi and Galbi.
- Korean foods are always served with vegetable side dishes and rice.
- Korean restaurants serve more meat and vegetables, than rice
- Most korean foods are spicy and sweet.
- Almost every street in South Korea have many korean restaurants.
-The price range of meals in korea are $3-$10/ meal.
- Street foods and karaokes are very popular in South Korea.
- Every night, koreans would always go to a karaoke with friends to celebrate.
- Along the streets, there are many vendors selling delicious and cheap street foods.
- Kimbap and Teokbokki are the most known korean street foods internationally.
Korean Street Foods and Karaoke
- South Korea has a seasonal climate like Canada. (Winter, Spring, Summer & Autumn.
-In Spring is when the Cherry Blossoms in Jinhae blooms. It is recommended to wear a mask because that's when the yellow dust from China blows into the air of South Korea.
- In summer, it's very hot, humid and rainy. Around July is when it's get really rainy and sometimes storms.
- There are a lot of activities and adventures that are available in South Korea. (Examples: hiking, mountain biking, water rafting, kayaking and many more.
- Some of the activites and adventures that South Korea offers are rail biking, ice climbing bunjee jumping,flying fish and blop jumping.
Bukchon- Hanok Village, Seoul
Cheonjiyeon Falls, Jeju Island, South Korea
- The most important part of a Korean life is the family.
- Each family members are tied to each other, as their action reflects on their family.
- They believe that they have ancestors from years ago, and celebrates them through New Year's Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanks Giving).
- They wear hanboks on Chuseok day, to commemorate their history.
-In South Korea, koreans greet people with a shake hands and a bow.
- They also do not wear any shoes inside the house.
- South Korea became a rebuplic in 1948.
-The capital city is Seoul, where 10 million of koreans live.
- There are 50 million people living in South Korea.
-22% of koreans are Buddhists, 18.3% are Protestant Christians, 10.9% are Catholics, while 46.5% have no religious preference.
- South Korea is known for their electronic companies like Samsung and LG, and also for their growing business and entertainment industries.
Mt. Hallasan, Jeju Island, South Korea
It is the highest mountain in South Korea with an altitude of 1950m.
Kimchi- is a side dish of fermented cabagges with chili powder.
Bulgogi - grilled beef marinated with korean special sauce.
Korean Full Meal
Kimchi stew (Kimchi Chigae)
Seafood Stew (Jjampong
Traditional Korean Meal
Spicy Potato Pork soup (Gamjatang)
Black Bean Noodles
Kimchi Pancake (Don Dae Gam)
Spring - Cherry Blossoms at Jinhae Festival
Autumn in Nami Island
Summer in Jeju Island
-Ssouth Korea has an efficient public transportation
- They have many buses that runs long distance throughout South Korea. Regular schedule times can vary depends on the situation on the streets. They run every 15 minutes to an hour. They also have local buses that runs streets by streets.
- The trains do not travel everywhere in South Korea, but they do stops in major cities and towns. They are comfortable and clean, and the signs are in Korean and English.
There are 4 types of trains in South Korea:
- The high speed KTX trains that travels at approx 300km/h from Seoul to Busan.
- Saemul trains stops in major cities and are very luxurious and comfortable.
- Mugunghwa trains are also comfortable but it's longer since they stop at more stops
- Tonggeun trains are the cheapest out of all trains and it stops at every stations.
**All trains and buses leaves on time because of their korean (hurry hurry) system.
Korean Women Hanboks
Korean Men Hanboks
- Before North and South Korea had splitted up, the Korean Peninsula was ruled by the royal palace. Which was divided into 3 division.
- Japan attacked Korea in 1910, that ended the monarchy in Korea
- The Korean War happened, and Korea became one of the pooriest country.
- With the help of United States, they were able to developed their nation, increased their economy and became one of the richest country in the world.
Presentation by: Jame Pham, Trisha Valencia, Angelo Lopez
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