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South Korea

The Republic of Korea occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, acting on 1100 kilometers from the Asian mainland.

From the West the Peninsula is washed by the Yellow sea, the East Japan sea and to the South the Korea Strait and the East China sea. The total land area is 274 square kilometers 99. The landscape is mostly mountainous, plains occupy only 30 % of the territory. Off the coast of about 3000 Islands, mostly small and uninhabited. The largest island — Jeju.

Capital: Seoul

Population: 49 million

Language: Korean

Currency: South Korean won

Most of the country lies in the temperate zone, which clearly felt the seasons. Spring and autumn are rather short and warm, mostly Sunny days falls on the period from March to may. The summers are hot and humid, the temperature can reach +35°C. monsoon Season (“carma”) usually begins in late June and lasts until mid or end of July. August — hot and humid. Autumn in late September brings continental winds and clear, dry weather, making it the most pleasant time of the year. Winter is cold (down to -10°C) and dry, with periodic rainfall in the form of snow or rain.

The best time to visit is between late April to October.

The national currency is the Won. In circulation are banknotes of 10,000, 5000, 1000, and 500 won coins Continue reading

The History of Korean cuisine

History of Korean cuisine originated in the distant past. Documentary evidence of Korean culinary art found in ancient Chinese and Japanese sources.

The Chinese mentioned Korean dish called magic, which, according to historians, probably is a precursor of bulgogi (thinly sliced, soaked in special sauce of beef, roasted on the fire). In the Chinese Chronicles of the VI century BC mentions with admiration the Korean art of fermenting soybeans. 1300 years later, in 700 Japanese chronicler mentioned that soybean paste tenjan was first brought to Japan from the Bark. Since then, tenjan, received in the name of Japan’s miso is still widely used in Japanese cuisine.

Koreans have long loved and appreciated meat. This is evidenced by the fact that in Buyeo, one of the ancient Korean States, in the II century BC officials, to which were breeding cattle, horses, pigs and dogs, enjoyed a high status and rank were almost immediately behind the king.

Great influence on the development of Korean cuisine was provided by the emergence in Korea of Buddhism approximately in the year 400 of our era. More and more common instead of meat then began to get vegetarian dishes with very complex recipes. It was during this period in Korea are beginning to drink the tea and ancient tea ceremonies Continue reading

South Korea travel Guide South Korea

Invaluable assistance in the preparation of the guide was provided by the national Organization of Tourism of Korea. Now Russian tourists appeared comfortable and reliable travel guide for South Korea. Travelers will be able to discover mysterious, mystical, yet modern and dynamically developing country. The country – pearl of the Far East – South Korea. Nice to add that from January 1 2014 year from Russia to South Korea is a visa-free regime!

South Korea – a distant and mysterious Russian tourists to the country.

A country famous for rich culture and ancient history, you parasite Buddhist temples and monasteries. Royal palaces of ancient dynasties and numerous fortresses. Healing mineral springs and clean sandy beaches.

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South Korea travel Guide South Korea
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