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South Korea

South Korea is located in Asia and was part of Korea until 1945. Now Korea consists of South Korea and North Korea and as is known, these are not the thickest of friends. There is still a lot of tension between the two countries. South Korea consists of no fewer than 3000 islands that lie off the western and southern coasts. The capital is Seoul, a bustling metropolis with an impressive center.

American influences

South Korea is a modern and western country, which is in quite a prosperous state. The American cultural influence is great: McDonalds, PizzaHut and Dunkin' Donuts dominate the streets, and American rock blares from many loudspeakers.

Cities in South Korea

Of course Seoul is the most important city. Seoul consists of 25 so-called city districts and is located on the Han River. The city is now 600 years old and is inhabited by approximately 9,4 million people (2022 – source). Seoul is therefore one of the most densely populated cities in the world. If you add up the population of the metropolitan region (Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do), you quickly arrive at 26 million inhabitants (2022 – source). Other cities in South Korea include the port city of Busan, Daegu, Daejon and Gwangju.

Islands and mountain scenery

Nature lovers are also in good hands in South Korea. In addition to the many islands, of which Cheju is the largest, there is much more to experience. A good example is Dadohaehaesang National Marine Park. This park also consists of many islands. Dochodo in particular is truly phenomenal. Unprecedentedly beautiful beaches that you can enjoy in peace. The interior of South Korea also consists of a lot of mountain landscape. Chuncheon is a place located between vast lakes: a favorite travel destination among South Koreans themselves.

IMG 2824 1 | Seoul | Wereldreizigers.nl

Tour South Korea (5) | Tips for Seoul

To get to know the country of South Korea, it is best to make a large tour. This is part 5 of my South Korea tour. I started with the island of Jeju-Do and then flew to the…

Gyeongju

Tour South Korea (3) | Gyeongju and Daegu

To get to know the country of South Korea, it is best to make a large tour. This is part 3 of my South Korea tour. I started with the island of Jeju-Do and then flew to the metropolis of Busan to…

IMG 2342 1 | Seoul | Wereldreizigers.nl

Round trip South Korea (2) | City of Millions Busan

To get to know the country of South Korea, it is best to take a big tour. This is part 2 of my tour through South Korea I started with the island of Jeju-Do and after that I flew to the metropolis of Busan...

IMG 2275 1 | Seoul | Wereldreizigers.nl

Round trip South Korea (1) | Island of Jeju-Do

To get to know the country of South Korea, it is best to make a large tour. This is part 1 of my tour through South Korea, starting on the island of Jeju-Do (Wiki here). The island can be enjoyed all year round...

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