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SOUTH KOREA

 

A state in the northeastern part of Asia, located in the South of the Korean Peninsula. In the North the country borders with the Korean People-but-Demokraticheskoi Republic (length of 238 km border). In the West, South Korea is washed by the Yellow sea, on the East by the sea of Japan, in the South-East, the Korean Strait separates the country from Japan. The coastline is 2 413 km. the Total area of the country 98480 km2. The topography of the country is hills and mountains. Main mountain range – the Eastern Korean mountains, situated along the Eastern coast. The highest point in the country is mount Hala-San is on the island Jeju-do. The shores of the sea of Japan is mountainous straightforward. Coast of the Korean Strait and the Yellow sea mostly flat, with numerous bays and coves. Almost all valleys are located in this region. The main rivers are the Han and Naktongan. Major minerals: tungsten, iron, manganese, copper ore, gold, silver. Arable land covers 21% of the territory.

The population is 45 552 882 (1995), the average population density of about 463 persons per km 2. The ethnic composition homogeneous: almost all residents – Koreans, relatively small decreases in the proportion of the population are Chinese. The official language of Korean Buddhism is professed by 27% of population, Christianity – 24%, other religions – Confucianism, chondogyo. Continue reading

South Korea

 

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Information and tips for travelers (tourists) .

In addition to the architectural sights and museums of the capital, Seoul guests are encouraged to visit the Botanical garden and zoo. Music lovers can enjoy concerts of two city Symphony orchestras, with high professionalism. In addition, the repertoire of the Opera theatre of Seoul — more than 40 works of European (mainly Italian) and Korean authors.In town visitors will be able to make a choice from a rich assortment of Oriental meals, not only Korean, but Chinese, Japanese. When visiting Seoul restaurant, it should be remembered that the usual European chicken meat in Korea is considered a delicacy and is quite expensive, and the dishes of beef, pork, fish everyday, included in the regular diet of the local people.The monetary unit circulating in Seoul is the won. Currency exchange is performed mainly in banks and hotels.

The traditional system of hierarchy and respect for elders still holds great importance in all spheres of life. Direct questions about age and marital status are considered to be commonplace, as they allow the Koreans Continue reading

Tea house

A tea house or tea room is an establishment which primarily serves tea and other refreshments. Although its function varies significantly depending on the culture, tea houses often serve as centers of social interaction. Some cultures have a lot of great concentrated on the tea of buildings or rooms, which all qualify under the English language «tea house» or the term «tea».

Asia

In China and Nepal. tea house (茶館 cháguăn or 茶屋 cháwū ; Standard Nepalese. चिया घर ), traditionally a place which offers tea to its consumers. People gather in tea houses to chat, socialize, and have tea, and young people often meet at tea houses for dates. Guangdong (Cantonese) tea house style are particularly famous outside of China especially in Nepal Himalayas. These tea houses called chálou (茶樓), serves dim sum (點心), and these little plates of food have a number of tea.

In Japanese tradition a tea house usually refers to a private structure designed for holding Japanese tea ceremonies. This structure is definitely room in it where the tea ceremony takes place, called. Architectural space called chashitsu . it was created for aesthetic and intellectual fulfillment.

In Japan during the Edo period, the term «tea house» could also refer to the place of entertainment with geisha or as a place where couples Continue reading

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