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South Korea is a fascinating country with a rich culture and history. In recent years, it has grown to be one of the leading powers in the world both economically and politically. From its vibrant cities to stunning nature spots, South Korea has it all. In this text, we will explore the country’s many cities, attractions, and culture - and why it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia.

Getting to Know South Korea

South Korea is located in East Asia and is the 24th most populous country in the world, with a population of 51.5 million people as of 2019. South Korea has one time zone, Korean Standard Time (KST) which is nine hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+9). The official language of South Korea is Korean, which is spoken by more than 96% of the population. Other languages spoken in the country include English, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. The currency of South Korea is the South Korean Won (KRW). The exchange rate is approximately 1,271.2 KRW to 1 USD.

Climate and Weather

South Korea has a temperate climate that is significantly influenced by the East Asian monsoon. The climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters, with seasonal variation in temperature and precipitation. In summer, usually from June to August, temperatures generally range from 80F (27C) to over 90F (32C) and it is often humid and rainy. Winters, usually from November to February, are cold, dry and often windy, with temperatures averaging around 20F (-7C). Spring and Autumn are the most pleasant times of the year, with mild temperatures and less humidity. Occasionally, typhoons may affect the country in summer and autumn, bringing heavy rainfall and strong winds. Due to its location and it's combination of four distinct seasons, South Korea is a country with a diverse array of climates and weather conditions.

Touring South Korea: Airport and Transportation

There are 17 airports in South Korea, and these are their official names: Seoul Incheon International Airport, Seoul Gimpo International Airport, Cheongju International Airport, Daegu International Airport, Gimhae International Airport, Gwangju International Airport, Jeju International Airport, Jinju Air Base,Kangnung Air Base, Muan International Airport, Sacheon Air base, Yangyang International Airport, Jeonju Airport, Mokpo Airport, Cheongju Airport, Ulsan Airport and Wonju Airport. Travelers can get from the main airport, Seoul Incheon International Airport, to downtown Seoul easily and conveniently by Airport Railroad Express (AREX). The fare is around 10,000 KRW (~8-9 USD) and the journey takes about 45-60 minutes one way. It is possible to change money at Seoul Incheon International Airport, as there are currency exchange counters located in both terminals.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of South Korea

  1. South Korea boasts a rich history dating back to its Three Kingdoms period, with each Kingdom boasting its own unique culture and customs
  2. Traditional Korean cuisine is an integral part of the country's culture and is known for its healthful and varied flavors and ingredients
  3. Buddhism is one of the most common religions in South Korea, with over half of the population practicing some form of the faith

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