South Korea is a captivating country with an ancient history and a modern feel to it. It has the excitement and fast moving approach, which is especially felt, in the capital city of Seoul, but out in the rural areas, the serenity of the mountains looming above, the temples and the unspoiled landscape fills you with tranquility and peace. There is so much to see and do in South Korea you will walk away with a great love for this country.
The climate of South Korea has four seasons. During the summer months August is especially hot and humid. The average temperature during the summer is 22 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. Jangma is what they call the short rainy season, which begins at the end of June to the end of July. Winters can be very cold with the average temperature ranging to –20 degrees Celsius in the northern half of the country. Sometimes South Korea experiences typhoons with flooding and high winds.
Aggressive exporting is what drives the South Korean economy. They are the eighth largest exporting country in the world and were considered one of the fastest growing economies. Many of the exports are automobiles, ships, electronics, steel, and textiles. They also produce industrial robotics, aerospace, bioengineering, chemistry and microelectronics.
Tourism is becoming more popular with more and more people traveling to South Korea. If you are looking to visit South Korea, the best time to travel is during the autumn season. September to November the foliage has taken on vibrant colors and with the blue skies and sunshine, makes a pleasant time to travel to see this great country. The air is fresh and crisp with low humidity.