The rapid development and advancement of the Republic of Korea (also known as South Korea) have made it one major attraction center for tourists and foreigners. Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is the initial point of contact for most tourists.
Outside of Seoul, other places that are usually visited are the Seorak-San national park, the subtropical Jeju Island, the coastal city of Busan, and the ancient city of Gyeongju. Besides these key areas, other landmarks are the Haeundae and Mallipo beaches, the Hwanseongul and Danyang caves, and the Baekdudaegan peak. Other smaller islands also exist besides the famous Jeju Island.
The Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival and the Boryeong Mud Festival are two annual festivals celebrated in some local districts in the Republic of Korea.
Although South Korea is widely known for its technology than its delicacies, the country is not without some very lovely dishes of its own, and foreigners should look forward to them. Korean cuisine is usually heavily laced with red pepper, and rice is present at almost every meal. Examples of their meals and drinks are:
- Bulgogi (aka Korean BBQ)
- Grilled Galbi
- Beverages – Soju, Makgeolli, and Ginseng wine.