Korea – Republic of Korea (South Korea)
South Korea consists of 8 provinces, 6 cities of direct subordination, 1 special city subordination, 1 Autonomous province. They are divided into smaller territorial units: cities, counties, municipal districts, townships, municipalities, towns, urban areas and villages. Although administrative division of South Korea have changed over time, its main principles were laid in 1895 during the reign of Gojong. Approximately the same the system of the territorial device is characteristic of North Korea. Not so long ago, the three-tier system of division was to be replaced by a duplex, but for some reason, until now the reform of the administrative system was not implemented.
Korea is on the continent of Asia and occupied the territory of Korea is 99274. The population of Korea is 49773000 people. The capital of Korea is located in Seoul. The form of government of Korea is a Republic. In Korea they speak Korean. Korea has no land borders.
Korea, famous for scenic rivers, beaches, mountains, rich historical and cultural heritage, can be called one of the most interesting countries in South East Asia. Here is what to look: Royal palaces, ancient monasteries, pagodas, various monuments, archaeological sites, numerous museums and folk village. And unique nature, preserved by locals, gives South Korea a special charm.
Seoul is not only the administrative capital of the state but also the country’s largest educational, cultural, economic, political and historical center. Here perfectly preserved Royal palaces of the Joseon dynasty, in addition, a very interesting Institute Sungkyunkwan cages of the temple, the House-Museum of Syngman Rhee, Bosingak the bell tower, n Seoul tower and more.
Eyeo the island boasts a large number of business establishments and offices located on its territory. The symbol of this place is the skyscraper “63”, which has a huge aquarium, a private cinema, observation decks, restaurants, shopping centers and many other entertainment options. Also worthy of attention here are the country’s largest temple Full Gospel Church and scenic Park Eyeo.
In and around Seoul focused a lot of interesting places: “Korean village” (Museum Park), a gigantic dolmen, Dating back to the bronze age, the Hwaseong fortress (it was included in the UNESCO List), tombs of the dynasty, the fortress of Puisance and Namhansanseong, entertainment parks “Everland”, the lake Chungjuho and more. In fifty minutes ‘ drive from the capital, on an area equal to almost eight thousand square kilometers, stretches popular among visitors to the country folk village. Here you can learn about the customs of South Korea, to visit local traditional house “hanok” and enjoy the weddings, street performances, circus acts, etc.
Fifty-eight kilometers from Seoul in the Yellow sea, lies kanghwa island, famous for its magnificent nature and historical monuments. The main attractions of the island can be called altars Channahon, and Sunelco Chamandy, walls and Royal FORTS, dolmen Kondol, Condense monastery, temples of Condos, Manuals, Chukchansi and Pomona. The beaches in the Eastern part of the island that are located along the shallow waters that are considered the best in the country.
The Eastern part of Korea is famous for its “beach” areas: popular Naksan and Kepada are located here. In the mountains, and Seoraksan is the eponymous nature reserve, famous for its delightful scenery. Here you can see the temple Pentasa, mineral springs and picturesque oak the stony plain of Pisode. Winter sports have turned the place into a resort, which operates all year round.
South of Soraksan reserve is another Park Odesan, the famous ancient temples and Sangwonsa Volcans. Should also pay attention to the Park under the name of “Seorak waterpia” with springs, where the temperature reaches 49 degrees, the cave hwanseongul the magnificent island of ulleung and the “Iron triangle”, representing a major stage of action in the Korean war.
World famous cave of the Spit is a truly unique venue: stalactites of various sizes and shapes cannot fail to impress. And this is not the biggest attraction in the country: South Korea is an incredible state, full of natural and historical riches.