South Korea – The pickles Kingdom
The southern half of the Korean Peninsula in east Asia is referred
to as "the Republic of Korea," an area of 99,600 square kilometers
and population of 48.82 million, nearly all Korean. Residents are
Buddhist and Christian. The language is Korean, and the currency is
the won. The capital is Seoul (Seoul).
The flag is white, with the yin and yang pattern in the middle (also
known as Tai Chi pattern). Under the blue and red pattern, pictorial
symbols gather around the four groups, left to right, symbolizing
day. The lower right has Kun, symbolizing land. The top right has
the Hom, symbolizing water, and the lower left has the
representation of fire.
In ancient times, the peninsula was populated by the Silla, Goguryeo,
and Baekje people, three of the oldest in the world. By the mid-7th
century, the Silla dominated the peninsula. In the 10th century AD,
Korea replaced Silla. In August 1910, Korea become a colony of
Japan. On August 15, 1945, Korea was liberated. Meanwhile, the
Soviet United and to the United States set the latitude 38 ° line as
the boundary between the northern and southern half of Korea. On 15
August, 1948, the Nichinan part of the Republic of Korea was
Many types of amazing kimchi can be pickled. Korean pickled
vegetables are known as the "Golden Qi," which means gold. The
production method is unique in the mix of the cabbage, onions,
ginger, garlic and the like, then shrimp paste is added into the
fermentation tank, and they always add pepper. Common cabbage is
made to become the best of dishes. Storage of kimchi varies
according to geographic differences. With low temperatures in the
northern region, they use less salt and condiments, made light in
order to maintain the freshness of vegetables; in the southern
region is the pickling is more into taste. If using salt alone,
adjust to short, but it then lacks taste, so add more fish sauce,
and sometimes add broth. More northern is kimchi soup, light and
refreshing; in the southern region kimchi is bright color, and
almost never a soup.
Economic and Cultural Customs
South Korea is now an emerging force in the chemical industry. Iron
and steel, electronics, textiles, machinery, and automobiles are
huge, with powerful world-renowned Korean enterprises. South Korea's
Pohang Iron and Steel Company is the world's second largest steel
company. Korea's high-tech electronics industry, particularly rapid
development of semiconductor integrated circuits, is one of the
world's top ten electronics industries. Korea's shipbuilding
industry currently ranks second in the world. Korea also has other
developed businesses and tourism.
Affected by the impact of geography and ethnicity, Koreans love
land, industry, courage, and warm and pleasant personalities. Under
the influence of traditional Chinese culture, the Korean people
believe in filial piety, respect for ancestors, loyality to friends,
attention to the family, and regionalism.
Traditional Korean etiquette when meeting is to bow. Juniors,
seniors, or less-experienced people should bow, greeting, and stand
aside, allowing others to go first, to show respect. South Korean
officials generally shake hands with or gently nod to each other.
Women generally do not shake hands with people.
Ceramics, lacquer ware inlaid with mother-of-pearl and fine wood
craft are major traditional Korean handicrafts. Korean celadon and
white porcelain have always been famous, especially Koryo celadon
and the early buncheongsagi of the Joseon era and, later, the most
famous white porcelain. Black lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl is
bordered by a shell of rosy lacquer, silver, copper wire and
colorful mother-of-pearl, with exquisite workmanship.
Taekwondo is a practice of sports activities that is not only
physical but also stimulates the brain. It's all action, based on
self-defense. Taekwondo practitioners always bow on different
occasions, because Taekwondo always emphasizes the "ceremony" as the
training content. In this way, practitioners develop a respectful
humility, patience and friendly attitude and learning style,
additionally developing the quality of indomitable will.
Taekwondo practitioners are divided according to level.
Haeinsa Tripitaka and Sciences Library
Haeinsa Gyeongsang Gaya is located south of the foothills of
mountains. Among Buddhist temples in Korea, it one of the three
best-known. Haeinsa was built in the magic years 1236-1251 AD and is
the temple of Buddhist texts inscribed "Korea Tibet," a total of
81,250 wooden plates. Tripitaka is a 23.9 cm high, 69.5 cm wide
camphor wood version of Kojo. There is square carved, wooden
Scripture on both sides. Each side has 23 lines of 14 characters,
and the above is also engraved with the classic name, volume number
and box number.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Hwaseong Fortress is of the Yi Dynasty (1392-1910), later built in
the city of Suwon City. The wall of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is
5.52 km long, and the construction is of a variety the city does not
see in other military facilities. At the top of the wall, one can
not only cover oneself, but also monitor and attack the enemy. In
Suwon city, there are streams flowing through the walls that meet
where the Watergate office is set up, a total of seven small streams
arching over Watergate.
Located in the North Pacific Ocean off of South Korea is Korea's
largest, most famous island, whose beautiful scenery it is famous
for. "No more than three three three treasures" are the
characteristics of Jeju Island (more than three: wind, stone, and a
woman more; three nos: nowhere, no bandits, no beggars; Sambo:
seafood, plants, dialect). South Korea's Jeju Island has become the
preferred destination of young honeymooners and is known as the
"Island of Romance" and "Honeymoon Island."
The sea women are among the local tourist attractions, and the
most distinctive one; some agile and amazing young women dive into
the sea, collecting abalone, sea cucumber and other seafood.