South Korea: Advanced Yet Traditional
By Gagan Makin
A country located in East Asia, South Korea is result of dramatic split-up of Korea in the fifties. North Korea flanks this one of the richest countries in this region. The world has seen an immense growth in the economy, infrastructure and technology after the split-up. The economic development of this country has stunned the whole world. Currently ranked 10th in terms of GDP, South Korea enjoys favors from tourists from all across the globe.
You will appreciate the efforts of South Koreans for maintaining their tradition in tandem with technological and modern development. In this regard it matches Japan. One most suitable example of this fact is the beautiful city and capital of South Korea is Seoul. This city has managed to grow vast keeping its ancestors’ tradition alive. There are many old temples and palaces which get accolades from the tourists for stunning architecture and splendor. They will remind you of the past.
South Korea is full of liveliness. Even after the working hours people enjoy the nightlife. Restaurants and bar full of people. The capital city Seoul is split in two parts—the north of Han River is called kang Buk and south of the river is known as kang Nam. You will find many traditional landmarks and shopping arcades at Kang Buk. Kang Nam is a destination that is full of world class shopping districts and restaurants. At Apgujoung-dong, the young and trendy life can be experienced.
Pusan, in the south, is a large harbor city. It is a nice city and offers good possibilities for excursions. It also offers some of the freshest seafood in the world. Manono Island and Apolima Island are very popular places to visit on a short trip.
Ulsan, an hour north-east of Busan, is considered the industrial capital of the country and another city of note.