Korea By: Daniel Song
Basic Facts • Capital: Seoul • Population: 48 million • Language: Korean
Economy • Money: won • What they make: cars, ships and memory chips • Natural resources: gold and rice
Customs and Culture • Food: Korean bbq, bibimbap and kimchi • Holidays: Christmas, new year and Korean thanksgiving • Clothing: Men and women wear a top called a jeogon. Women wear skirts called chima and men wear baggy pants called paji. • Religion: Confucianism, Buddhism and Christianity • Sport: soccer
How to Speak Korean • hello - - 여보세요 • good-bye - - 안녕 • yes - - 그렇습니다 • thank you - - 당신을 감사하십시오 • How are you? - - 안녕하세요? • My name is Daniel. - - 나의 이름은 다니엘이다.
Important Facts • We use chopsticks. • We have our own language. • Korea is divided into North Korea and South Korea. • There are 15 hours difference in time between Korea and Texas.
Places to Visit Seoul Tower is a communication tower that was built in 1969. It is 777 feet tall. People can ride up the tower and look out from an observation deck to see the world below.
Kyungbok Palace was originally onstructed in 1394 by King Taejo. Today the palace is open to the public, and houses the National Folk Museum of Korea.