A communist land where time stands still, North Korea is one of the world's most bizarre countries. The architecture of Pyongyang, the DMZ at Panmunjeom and a slew of other quirky Kim-centric sights are the reasons to visit. However, there's absolutely no independent tourism - come by group tour or doesnt come at all!.
Chusok "also known as the Korean Thanksgiving, is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Chusok means a great day in the middle of August. It occurs during the harvest season. Thus, Korean families take this time to thank their ancestors for providing them with rice and fruits.
The celebration starts on the night before Chusok and ends on the day after the holiday. Thus, many Korean families take three days off from work to get together with family and friends."
"Korean Festival : Daeborum: The First Full Moon Day"
Because on this day the moon is full, it is a day for driving away misfortune and evil. That is why the food that is eaten and the games that are played on this very day have a hidden purpose of expelling misfortune and evil. 'Jongwol' means 'the first of the month' and 'Dae' means 'big' in Korean. And "Borum' means 'round moon' or 'full moon'. Jongwol Taeborum is the first full moon that rises on the first month of every lunar year. In other words, it is the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar calendar.
Ulleong do island "This is an island that is quite near the disputed Dok-to. Simply go to Pohang(steel city) and take a fairy. Typhoons are frequent around here double check to see if a ferry is available. Great rock formations.
Hong-do island- Go to Mokpo and take the ferry. Again double check to see if there will be a typhoon. Near by is Haksando anotherv island. Take the ferry around the island and some people will deliver freash Sashimi to you very cheap.
Near Cheoncheon lovely cliffs surrounding a river. Climp the hill and you find a nice waterefall. You can rent a bike.
GMT +9 hours.
Korean , English
A valid passport is required. A visa is not needed for a tourist visit of up to three months for holders of British passport endorsed British Citizen or British National (Overseas) passport, issued in Hong Kong. Other passport holders, and business travellers, must obtain a visa..
The nature of Korea's climate is defined by its midlatitudinal location and peninsular configuration, as well as its position as an appendage to the world's largest continent, Asia, and is influenced more by the continent than the ocean. Korea has a humid, East Asian monsoonal climate. The mean temperature during winter is generally below freezing. The mean temperature in January in Seoul is 3.5 degrees C. below freezing, while that of London is 4.6 degrees C. above freezing, and that of San Francisco is 10.1 degrees C. Summer in Korea is hot. In most of the country, the mean temperature of hottest month is above 25 degrees C. except in the northern interior.
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