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South Korea

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  1. South Korea By: Clinton Loll

  2. Attractions • Demilitarized Zone (DZ) • Namsan Park • Changdeokgung Palace • Everland • Korean Folk Village • Lotte World • National Museum of Korea

  3. Culture • Music-Jeongak and Minsogak • Religion-Buddhism and Confucianism • Alcohol-Jiju or Cheongji (most popular) • Government Type-Republic • Capital City-Seoul

  4. Economic Information • Currency-South Korean Won • GDP-17,700 • Industries-electronics, communications, automobile production • Imports-Oil, steel, plastics, machinery • Exports-Motor vehicles, computers, steel, ships

  5. Holidays • Hansik • Sambok • Dongji • Yudu • Dano • Chilseok • Chuseok

  6. Oriental Astrology • Oriental Astrology has twelve animals assigned to each year. (Western Astrology has twelve animals for each month)

  7. Demilitarized Zone • DMZ is a geographical icon of the dispute between North Korea and South Korea.

  8. Taekwondo • South Korea’s martial art is Taekwondo. It not only emphasizes physical attributes but also mind attributes. It is now in the Olympic Games.

  9. Clothing • The ruling class has clothes more ornate and expensive than the lower class. Certain types of clothing and colors are reserved for the royal family.

  10. Village Guardians • In rural areas there are guardians to protect the village people from evil spirits and to pray for a good crop each year.

  11. Korean Independence • Korea gained independence from Japan in 1945 at the end of WWII. Ideally split by the US and Soviet Union they were expected to unite one day.