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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea is a country of 'East Asia that occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. It is bordered to the north by North Korea, on the west by the Yellow Sea (and later China), to the south by the Korea Strait and on the east by the Sea of ​​Japan (and later Japan). The capital of South Korea is Seoul.

The local climate is relatively temperate, oceanic, with more rainfall in summer, during the so-called rainy season, winters can be very cold. The best time to visit the peninsula is autumn, when the sky is sunny and the rains do not spread on land as in the summer. South Korea can be divided into four basic regions: east area with high mountains and narrow coastal plains; west area with large coastal plains, river basins and low hills, in the south-west there are mountains and valleys, while in the southeast region is dominated by the basin of the Nakdong River.

The Capital Seoul is the second largest metropolis in the world (after Tokyo). In Seoul average temperatures in January stood from -7 ° C to -1 ° C, while in July may vary from 22 ° C to 29 ° C. The country is quite mountainous, especially in the East, where narrow coastal plain separating the hills from the sea.

Peering between the twelve-lane highways and among the tall skyscrapers, find mysterious temples centuries old, palaces, pagodas and gardens for recreation. The national language is Korean, English is spoken by very few people.

The sites of tourist interest in South Korea are: Gyeongbokgung Palace, built at the beginning of the Yi Dynasty; the Temple Chongmyo, which houses the tablets of the ancestors of all the 27 kings of the Yi Dynasty; the Namdaemun Gate, a It was once the main access to the capital; the Hwaseong Fortress, UNESCO World Heritage Site; the N Seoul Tower; the Temple of HaeinSamch'ok beaches, located on the north coast East of itself does not have much to offer, but the beaches are located to the south are the true wonders of nature, situated between steep rocks and cliffs.

Transportation in Seoul are organized with trains, buses and 13 subway lines, all very comfortable and fast means to move from city to city. The basic monetary unit is the won (W). The denominations of banknotes are W1, 000, 5,000 and 10,000, and coins are W 10, 50, 100 and 500.