South Korea is a place of breathtaking beauty, with its colorful pagodas, seas, mountains and bays and has been a major tourist attraction. Persons interested in making a trip to this place could easily do it holding teaching jobs there.
South Korea is one of the smallest Nations in Asia, with a size comparable to that of the State of Indiana. What it lacks in size it makes for abundant culture, turbulent history, exquisite cuisine and a welcoming and generous society.
A little before trip to Korea
The Korean peninsula has been literally and figuratively stuck between a rock and a hard place, namely Japan and China for most of its existence. The region was prosperous under the three kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla during the first four centuries after Christ until the Mongols raided the land and built an empire. The 16th century brought the end of the Mongol Empire and the beginnings of a massive game of tug of war between China and Japan on strategic mass. After World War II, Korea finally broke free from Japan, with the USSR, Northern administration and the United States occupying the South. Today the North and South are two sovereign nations separated by a demilitarized zone. The South Korea is officially known as the Republic of Korea (ROK) and commonly referred to simply as Korea.
There is still blood in Seoul
Despite the fact that Seoul was largely destroyed during the Korea war (1950-53), the northern part of the capital is still home to hundreds of spectacular palaces and shrines. The Chosun dynasty is Gyeongbokgung Palace is a landmark 5,400,000 square metres with 500 years of history and is located between the other four palaces in Seoul. Almost an entire day you must explore the Royal Palace in all its magnificence. The Jongmyo Royal shrine is an ideal stopover after, while in the Chosun dynasty worshipped. On the first Sunday of may each year a traditional commemorative ceremony takes place at the sanctuary with all the grandeur of this occasion 500 last year.
The southern part of Seoul is the commercial centre of the city and boasts a charming blend of traditional architecture and hyper-modern. It is also home to World Cup Stadium, finely textured shopping and even an amusement park, Lotte World. Be sure to visit the city gates, and then venture beyond the surprisingly lush and green for travel Korea more personal.
When I travel in Korea
The Korea has a temperate climate, which results in heavy rain in the summer months (July and August) and a dry winter. Winter is snow and white throughout Korea and the ski season from November to March is extremely popular. There are 13 ski resorts in South Korea alone! After a day on the slopes is common to relax in one of the many spas with natural thermal baths. Summer is very crowded and very humid in Korea. For milder climate is better to travel Korea in spring or autumn.
En route to the South Korea at any time of the year is sure to be an exciting and rewarding experience, regardless of the weather!