1. South Korea’s emigration rate is one of the highest all over the world, with a huge portion of the ethnic Koreans finding their way to nearby nations China, Japan, and countries of the former Soviet Union. A significant number also migrate to the United States of America.
2. The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) has declared South Korea as the country with the highest estimated national IQ.
3. Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, was created in South Korea at the Seoul National University.
4. Christianity and Buddhism is the most dominant religion in South Korea. But majority of South Koreans claim no religious preference.
5. Tipping is not a requirement in South Korea. You may find yourself being chased by a waiter for the change you left, as it is not customary to leave tips.
(For more facts go to http://www.travelingeast.com/asia/south-korea/ten-interesting-facts-about-south-korea/)
Top Five Things to Do in Korea
1.Shopping (Seoul): Shop for souvenirs and good deals at any one of a number of open-air markets and shopping districts in Seoul. The most popular are Namdaemun,Dongdaemun, Myeongdong, and Insadong. Namdaemun is the most famous and lies near Korea’s #1 Treasure, Namdaemun Gate. It’s your best bet for Korean souvenirs. For more traditional arts and crafts, try Insadong. Myeongdong is a trendy shopping area. Dongdaemun is less touristy and a bit off the beaten tourist path.
2.Namsan Mountain (Seoul): Take a cable car to the top of Namsan Mountain in the heart of Seoul for some of the best panoramic views of the city. N Seoul Tower is more functional than beautiful but has a great view. Explore the paths in Namsan Park and check out the frequent events held there.
3.Dining and Entertainment: The dining and entertainment options in South Korea are endless. Great Korean food is available throughout the country; the best international cuisine is in Seoul and Busan. Try something different than bulgogi. Have some galbijim(beef ribs), bibimbap, or spicy takgogi along with kimchi and other banchan(side dishes). For vegetarians, dine at a Buddhist restaurant.
4. Korean Folk Village: Located in Yongin, 45 minutes south of Seoul, the Korean Folk Village was built for tourists but is arguably the best example of Joseon-era Korean life. The attraction also has a lot of kiddie rides great for children. A fun daytrip from Seoul.
5.Seoraksan National Park: With great hiking and awesome views, Seoraksan is considered by many Koreans to be the most beautiful national park in South Korea. Visit a nearby hot springs to relax after a long hike.
For more things to do go to http://worldadventurers.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/top-ten-things-to-do-in-korea-with-photos/