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Symbolizing the divided Korean peninsula, South Korean’s flag bearing the blue and red circle at its center also represents a fluid mix of ancient traditions and modern lifestyle. Unfairly overshadowed by its bad-boy neighbor North Korea, South Korea is a dream destination for the traveler seeking a welcoming and engaging place where signs of full industrialization and high-tech amenities did not diminish their reverence for tradition and old ways. The excellent transport system of South Korea allows great mobility to the travelers exploring the urban sprawl for one moment and admiring the craggy mountain peaks in densely forested national parks the next hour. The serenity of the Buddhist temple continues to attract people hungry for quiet retreat.
Best known for kimchi, Korean cuisine includes Bulgogi (roasted marinated meat, usually beef), galbi (marinated grilled short ribs), and samgyeopsal (pork belly) – all are popular meat entrées. Instant noodles are common snack food while fish is the traditional meat Koreans eat. Restaurants serving local Korean dishes and international flavors abound in South Korea.