Curiosities of South Korea
Being so close to tourism giants like China or Japan, South Korea may have gone unnoticed for a long time. But those times of ostracism, in which it remained forgotten by the rest of the world, are over. In recent years, global interest in this country has grown brutally, helped in part by the flourishing of its arts (music and film in the foreground), but also by its incredible culture and by maintaining its ancient traditions. Check out the list of curiosities of this country, starting with its flag:
The Korean flag has a beautiful meaning that is sure to make its citizens proud: A circle that refers to yin and yang is stamped on the white background that represents peace. Yin (blue) is equivalent to cold and darkness, while yang (red) is a symbol of heat and light. Around the yin-yang there are 4 taeguks, one for every 4 elements: water, air, earth and fire.
The typical Korean costume is the hanbok, a delicate, colorful and elegant dress. It has two parts: the upper part (jeogori) which is like a blouse, and the lower part (chima) is a fairly wide skirt. It also has a male version but, the truth is, it is not as flashy or pretty as the female hanbok.
In South Korea one more year of life is added; For them, babies are already 1 year old when they are born, so when they ask you "how old are you?" you will have to add one year to your real age.
For Koreans, the blood group is very important, they believe that each type corresponds to a specific personality ... and with that they can even predict the affinities of couples.
One of the best-selling products in the country is beauty masks, and they are not only popular with women: Korean men also use these products and many use makeup on a daily basis.
Beauty is something so longed for that South Korea is one of the countries in the world where more aesthetic operations are carried out. One of the most common is the "eyelid surgery" (eyelid surgery) with which the surgeon "fixes" the monolid eyelids (without folds). This surgery is one of the most requested gifts among young people who are of legal age.
About 90% of the algae used as food in many world cuisines are grown in South Korea.
Did you know that South Korea is the country with the most (and best) break dancers in the world?
In South Korea you can enjoy the fastest internet connection in the world and practically 100% of the population has access to it.
Not everything is metropolis, skyscraper and neon in South Korea: about 60% of the country is forest. And good news also for lovers of the sea: there are more than 2,400 km of coastline.