8 Things you should know about South Korea

8 Things you should know about South Korea

Ga Young Yoon, Staff Writer

  1. Seoul



Seoul is the capital of South Korea. It is a big city where hyper modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and traditional cultures such as Buddhist temples and palaces coexist. What you see in the picture is the coexistence of traditional palace gate, Sungnyemun Gate and high tech styscrapers.



  1. K-Pop


k pop

K-Pop stands for Korean Music. Including Gangnam Style of PSY, K-Pop is getting more and more popular.



3. Jeju-Island



Jeju Island is the most famous tourist attraction in Korea. This lsland has beautiful nature. Also, it has a lot of local food.



  1. Taekwondo


Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. Taekwondo is characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. Taekwondo is one of the Olympic sports.



  1. Kimchi


Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. There are hundreds of varieties of Kimchi made from Napa cabbage, radish, scallion, or cucumber as a main ingredient. Michelle Obama also made Kimchi with Napa cabbage from the garden of the White House.



  1. Hangul


Hangul is a Korean letter which is really amazing. We know who invented Hangul and from when it is used. Also, we know the principles of the invention. It is invented by King Sejong in 1443, and published in 1446. Hangul’s basic letters are from the shape of vocal organs.



  1. Hanji


Hanji is the Korean traditional handmade paper. Hanji is famous for its durability, ventilation and temperature control. Hanji can stay fine without special container. The oldest of existing Hanji is 800 years old. Hanji was not only used for books, but also used for doors. Hanji keeps the room warm in winter and cool in summer.



  1. Hanbok

한복 마지막

Hanbok is a traditional clothes in Korea. Hanbok is featured by a variety of colors and its beautiful contours.