The Korean peninsula is located in North-East Asia. Korea is surrounded by sea on three sides. The Korean peninsula is divided between North and South, making Korea one of the only divided contries in the world. There are several notable islands that surround the peninsula including Jejudo, Ulleungdo and Dokdo. Because of its unique geographical location, Korea is a very valuable piece of land and international hub of Asia. The Korean peninsula is roughly 1,030km(612miles) long and 175km(105miles) wide at its narrowest point. Korea’s total land area is 100,033sq km and it has a population of about 50 million people. Mountains cover 70% of Korea’s land mass, making it one of the most mountainous regions in the world. The landscape of scenic hills and valleys is breathtaking.
Korea has four distinct seasons, each with their own stunning scenes. Summer(June~August) is a hot and humid weather. It has a wet monsoon, but as the three sides of Korea are sea, vacationers head to the coasts to enjoy time at the beach during their summer vacation. A cold winter from November to March has a lot of snow in North-East area. If you’re interested in winter sports, you can enjoy them as there are numerous ski resorts. 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Pyongchang in the eastern part of Korea. Spring(April~May) is also beautiful with all the cherry blossoms in bloom. Autumn(September~October) is warm, sunny weather. It brings crimson colors to mountain foliage. During this time, all the hills are aflame with autumnal tints. It is the best season of the year.
Koreans are primarily from one ethnic family and speak one language. Hangeul, Korea’s official alphabet, was invented by king Sejong during the Joseon Dynasty. The language consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels. Syllables are formed by the selective combination of consonants and vowels to create words.
Korea has achieved the “Miracle of the Han River”. The Korean economy is driven by the manufacturing and exports including ships, automobiles, mobile phones, PCs, TVs, and a wide range of other electronics. Korea has enjoyed rapid economic growth thanks in large part to its export-focused strategy. Years of rapid economic development propelled the country into becoming the world’s 12th largest trading partner. Korea has a GDP of U$1.19 trillion (as of 2013) ranking the nation 15th in the world. Recently Korean dramas and movies are also widely exported thanks to the popularity of Korean pop culture. K-pop stars are also active on the world stage. One of them is Psy.
Possession of a gun in Korea is prohibited so it is relatively safer than any other contries that allow guns. We can walk around on the street in the middle of the night. Some people can possess guns on condition that they leave their guns in the police station in ordinary times. They can use their guns only in hunting season in particular in Winter.
You can enjoy various kinds of foods such as Kimchi, Bibimbob, seefood and barbecue. The food delivery system in Korea is great. It’s efficient and reliable. They will deliver the food you order almost within 30 minutes. You can order fried chicken, pizza, Hamburger, pigs’ feet and noodles. What is more, there is no delivery fee.