Modern-day Korea is now split into South Korea and North Korea and is neighboured by China to the west and Japan to the east. The capital is Seoul, a major global city and the second-largest metropolitan city in the world, with a population of 9.7 million. It has been a major settlement for more than 2,000 years and is home to four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Changdeokgung, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.
Most of Korea is hilly and mountainous, with wide coastal plains in the west and the south, whereas downtown Seoul has gleaming skyscrapers and boasts plenty of ancient palaces, shrines and bustling markets. Seoul has a highly technologically advanced infrastructure, and is the first city to feature DMB, a digital mobile TV technology and a wireless high-speed mobile internet service.
Korea’s land size is similar to the UK and the population of South Korea is 48.7 million people. There are thought to be more than 4,440 mountains in Korea, covering 70% of the countries land mass. Mountain climbing is a popular activity in Korea and is often used as an activity for getting rid of stress from work and for general health.
Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon/summer season in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March.
At KIMCHEE, we have a lot of artwork and ornaments from ancient Korea on display, including artwork in the waiting area which represents Hunminga. Jung Cheol wrote this for the people to educate and enlighten them about respecting parents and the elderly, maintaining good relationships between families, improving study and personality and encouraging a work-hard ethos. He mentioned that these duties are needed so we can all live in harmony together.
So, why not come down to KIMCHEE today to experience your own taste of Korea?