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South Korea Fun facts

Page history last edited by Nathan Prentiss 12 years, 4 months ago

 

Additional Info on South Korea

 

1. South Korea holds 50 percent of the worlds prehistoric tombs.

 

2.It is also known as ‘Hermit Kingdom’ and ‘Land of the Morning Calm’.

 

3. Seoul, is the world’s second-largest metropolitan city.

 

4. It has a population of over 49 million people by current estimates.

 

5. It is known as one of the Four Asian Tiger economies.

 

Tourist Attraction

The Deoksugung palace in Seoul

 

The Deoksugung palaces in Seoul was built in the 16th century. The many palaces in it attract tourists with their traditional but modern structural designs.


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http://ipohchai.com/upload/1661-deoksugung-01-entrance.jpg

 

 

Famous Monuments

 

1. Gapyeong Canada Monument - A monument created to honor the Canadian forces that fought in the Korean war. The memorial is important  to the Korean's because it represents a key victory in the Korean War for them.

 

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http://www.legionmagazine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/koreaspot4nd.jpg

 

 

2. War Memorial of Korea - A dedication to the many wars that Korea has fought for all Koreans to see. It is educational for visitors, yet emotional to many Koreans as they remember the past.

 

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Korea-Seoul-War_Memorial_of_Korea-01.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Korea-Seoul-War_Memorial_of_Korea-01.jpg

 

 

South Korea Home

 

 

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