South Korea South Korea is located in the northeastern part of the continent of Asia, on the southern side of the Korean Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and it is bordered by North Korea to the north, to the east by Japan, separated from it by the Sea of Japan, to the southeast by the Korea Strait, and the west by the Republic of China, It is divided by the Yellow Sea.
Notably, in 1948, South Korea separated from North Korea after the two countries became one state of the Korean Peninsula, which consists of more than three thousand islands in the Pacific Ocean; South Korea includes 3000 islands out of a total area of 99,268 km2.
The terrain in South Korea varies; there are mountains, which make up 70% of the area and are distributed in the northern region of the country, and to the west of it are distributed plains and hills, as well as rivers, such as the Han River and the Naktong River.
South Korea islands
Islands overlooking the Sea of Japan: There are many islands on the eastern side of the country whose territorial waters are located in the Sea of Japan, including Kadok, Koji, Nam Hai Island, and other islands.
The islands overlooking the Yellow Sea are Anamdo Island, Wanmyeong, Ion, Washung, Gukchok, Gungsan, and Wha Island.
The islands overlooking the Korean Strait: Ha-ju Island, Shin Island, Nohawa, Wan, Bugil, Chuga, Su Island, Chu, and the largest of which is Jeju Island.
korea jeju island
Jeju Island is one of the famous islands in South Korea, located in the south of the country in the middle of the Korean Strait, with an area of 1,849 km2. and it is considered one of the volcanic islands; It was formed as a result of a volcanic eruption since ancient times, and is characterized by its mild weather, and beautiful forests such as Gotjawal Forest, which is characterized by groundwater that feeds the island’s inhabitants, and among its most famous cities: Jeju and Seogwi, and among its most prominent historical landmarks is the statue of Dol Hariobang (the stone grandfather), which is Of the statues made of basalt stone, it is also distinguished by its charming waterfalls, including Chunyi Yun Falls, and Chunye Yun Falls, and its waterfalls are among the most famous tourist destinations of the city along with Halla Mountain, Hyobe Cave, many landscapes, and beautiful beaches.
Korea’s Nami Island
Nami Island is one of the islands in the waters of the Yellow Sea. It is located 3.8 km from Gapyeong County in Chuncheon in the western part of the country and was formed as a result of the flooding of the Han River after the construction of the Chungpyeong Dam.
South Korean culture is interested in cultural fairs and festivals, the most important of which is the Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival.