South Korea, South Korea Mill
Full country name: Republic of Korea
Size: 99373 sq. km.
Population: 48 million people.
Peoples: Koreans, immigrants (mostly Americans)
Religion: Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, shamanism
Industries: shipbuilding, machinery, electronics, chemical industry, textile industry
Main partners: USA, Japan, Germany
Weights and measures: Metric
Country code: 82
Code for international calls: 001
Useful numbers : Ambulance: 119 Fire brigade: 119 Police: 112
Health risks: almost no risk, but better to be vaccinated against hepatitis, typhoid, polio, tetanus and diphtheria
Time: UTC plus nine hours
Power supply: 110/220V, 60Hz
South Korea — this is the government, formed officially in 1945. However, despite the fact late the Foundation of this country has an ancient history. The name of the state derives from the ancient country of Koryo which existed in the first Millennium of our era.
Modern South Korea — this is a Paradise for tourists and home to a huge number of Buddhist temples and monasteries, the beauty of which can not hit. Also, the country is full of ancient statues, most of which have a rich history and represent a valuable historic monuments of culture.
The capital of the Republic — the city of Seoul — it’s incredibly ancient and beautiful place that must visit for every traveler. Seoul is located in the lovely area of Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is also called «a Palace of radiant sun”. This amazing magnificent architectural structure was built in the fourteenth century of our era, and for several centuries it was the main Bastion of the mighty rulers of the Joseon dynasty. Built Gyeongbokgung Palace king Lee Seon-Gyu, who also moved the capital of Korea Gyeongju to Seoul. Today the Palace houses the famous national Folklore Museum, famous for its rich exhibits which seem to transport visitors into the world of medieval Korea.
Besides the Restaurants, in the capital of Korea is another glorious architectural structure — the changdeokgung Palace, which still is the main residence of the Queen of the state. To be precise, it was destroyed by fire early last century, but was later restored in several years. In this Palace is the Biwon garden, in which today grow three hundred trees that represent real monuments to the beauty of nature. Changdeokgung — the only Korean building which fully maintains the architectural elements of the era of the Joseon dynasty, it is not surprising that he’s incredibly popular among tourists, and among researchers.
In the city of Incheon is one of the most ancient in the Republic of Korea FORTS —Munhaksanson. This grandiose structure was built in the year 300 of our era, and it was practically rebuilt thanks to the strong architectural elements. On-site munhaksanson today is the Confucian school, which operates from the Joseon dynasty. Also in the fortress there are two artificial lakes with beautiful beaches.
The city of Busan is known for the large Korean fortress that was erected for a century and was only built in 1807. Near the fortress are situated the fish market and marine Park Chagonda, as well as Haeundae beach, located in a suburb of the city. Another attraction of Busan — the famous temple of Kondoa, which is the most revered in the country, as it contains relics of the great Buddha.
The city of Daegu, in addition to numerous museums, renowned as the most beautiful in the state architectural structure — the haeinsa Temple was founded in the ninth century by two monks. In Heinse located in the monastery are still priceless ancient Buddhist Scriptures, in which is hid the mystery of the universe.
In the former capital of Korea — Gyeongju — the oldest is the temple of Bulguksa, which is also called «Monastery of the Kingdom of the Buddha”. This temple is well known for the Emile Bell, which has a height of about four meters and a diameter of about two meters. Near the temple are Tumuli Park and the oldest in the world Observatory, Cheomseongdae.