South Korea is the country that occupies the southern part of the Korean peninsula. It is a very ancient land, but quite a young state which gained independence only after the World War II. The most part of its territory is covered with mountains. The most convenient temperatures are in autumn and spring. Due to monsoonal climate, it is very hot in summer and cold and snowy in winter. South Korea is the state with the most developed economy in the world. South Korea attracts tourists with rich and interesting culture, well developed infrastructure, beautiful beaches, high-service ski resorts and other recreation areas. Today, Seoul - the capital of South Korea, turns into the most popular tourist center with ultramodern buildings along with historical monuments of past times. Here one can find unbelievable royal palaces of various dynasties and eras, huge green parks, museums. One more interesting place to visit is Busan – the second-large city after Seoul. It hosts the best resorts of the country. The number of fabulous places in South Korea is rather big. Ten of them are even listed in the world heritage sights of UNESCO. As to the Korean cuisine, it is full of sea food such as shrimps, mollusks, squids and even octopus for those who are starving for some adrenaline buzz. "Snack bars" and restaurants are opened 24 hours a day. There are also great shopping opportunities: the set of shopping centers, department stores, specialized trade areas, and at last, local markets offer anything you want. Among the traditional South Korean souvenirs are: embroidery, porcelain, textiles and macramé lace, jewelry, pictures, masks, products made of wood and shells, dolls in traditional costumes and exquisite hand fans. South Korea is one of the places where the beauty of underwater world is so unreal that it makes aquatics fans from all over the world come here and investigate its rare marine fauna and multi-colored corals.