Welcome to South Korea

South Korea, country in East Asia, occupying the southern portion of the Korean peninsula. It has a land border to its north with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). Its east coast looks out over the East Sea or Sea of Japan, to the south the East China Sea, and to the west the Yellow Sea. It is separated from the Japanese island of Tsushima by the Korea Strait.

The country is largely mountainous, with small valleys and narrow coastal plains.

South Korea is among the world’s most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in Seoul, the national capital. Getting away from the capital the country is rich with cultural assets from its ancient mountaintop Buddhist temples, preserved beaches, pristine natural parks.