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Welcome to South Korea

South Korea

Capital: Seoul

Currency: South Korean Won (₩, KRW)

Dialling Code: +82

Driving Side: Right

Language(s): English, Korean

Population: 50,801,405 (2016)

Time Zone: UTC +9

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), ‎is a homogeneous country occupying the southern part of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, with North Korea to the North. To the southeast, Japan is a short ferry ride away while China sits ‎across the sea to the west.

After the ‎disastrous Korean War which split the peninsula into two - North Korea and South Korea; the twin frontiers of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separates both countries. It is important to know that no peace treaty has been signed by both parties which means they both ‎remain technically at war with each other.

Although they share a common culture, ‎South Korea has gone on to become a flourishing destination and an economic powerhouse. Much cannot be said of ‎North Korea as it is currently one of the ‎least accessible countries in the world and the society is closely controlled by the government.

Balancing a trend of modern and traditional attractions, South Korea is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, but also has one