Landmarks of South Korea
A distinctive feature of South Korea, like any other developed country of the East, is an amazing combination of ancient Asian traditions and modern innovations of Western cities.
First of all, you have to say about the capital city of Seoul. It is a modern metropolis with a population of more than ten million people. The city boundary has expanded considerably in recent years as a consequence of industrialization and urbanization. Next to ancient temples, arches, ancient palaces and city gates located shining with its power and glitz of modern skyscrapers. And, surprisingly, the combination is not evident, does not cause discomfort state among visitors, and, especially, the residents of the capital. Options for excursions in this city are simply endless. What are the collection of the imperishable history of the capital and the country, is represented in numerous museums. Shopping lovers will be interested to visit the markets filled with traditional Oriental flavor.
Another attraction of the country is, of course, Korean cuisine. The dishes offered by local chefs definitely need to get used to. But tasting and feeling the beauty of these culinary masterpieces, the man remains committed to them for life. Pulkogi is a vivid example of dishes made with meat, seasoned just lots of herbs and spices that are an integral part of Korean cuisine. The second dish, but not in popularity, is kimchi. It is made from vegetables and all the herbs and spices, again in a large number of presents.
In the village of Gyeongju is one of the most majestic and largest Buddhist monasteries in the world. He received the name of Bulguksa. It was founded in 751 ad. The buildings have survived to our eyes in the same form in which they were built, initially only about 80, but now only 8. The back side of the monastery there is an artificial cave, where the Buddhist temple is Seokguram grotto, one of the world’s largest of its kind.
Of course, one of the main attractions of the Republic of Korea are the gardens. In accordance with the technology of a ancient Korean gardens “landscape designers” used the following principle – a garden should always look more natural and real than nature itself. Indeed, in many cases, an ignorant person is difficult to determine that before him, the garden or the natural splendor of unspoiled nature. The best known and most often visited by tourists and residents of the country following the cultural Park song: garden of changdeokgung Palace and garden at the Anapji pond, which is located in the province of Gyeongsangnam-fart.
Fans of mountaineering and mountain holiday will get an unforgettable experience, visiting the mountain range on the North and South of the country where there are picturesque views of wild nature. Will have the opportunity to experience the primeval sense of the infinity of space and time.