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Natural resources:

 South Korea has very little natural resources. Its main resources are water,
timber, and scarce amounts of minerals except for a lot of tungsten.The
resources found there are

 Coal

 tungsten

 graphite

 molybdenum

 lead

 hydropower potential

 South Korea has very little natural resources. Its main resources are water,
timber, and scarce amounts of minerals except for a lot of tungsten


 The marked summer-winter temperature extremes of a continental climate

while also establishing the northeast Asian monsoons (seasonal winds) that
affect precipitation patterns.

 The annual range of temperature is greater in the north and in interior

regions of the peninsula than in the south and along the coast, reflecting the
relative decline in continental influences in the latter areas.

 South Korea's climate is characterized by a cold, relatively dry winter and a

hot, humid summer

 The average January temperature at Seoul is about 23 °F (−5 °C),

 summer temperatures are relatively uniform across the country, the average
monthly temperature for August (the warmest month) being about 77 °F (25

 Annual precipitation ranges from about 35 to 60 inches (900 to 1,500 mm) on

the mainland.

 The east coast, is the driest area, while the southern coast is the wettest
 Southern Cheju Island receives more than 70 inches (1,800 mm) annually. Up
to three-fifths of the annual precipitation is received in June-August, during
the summer monsoon, the annual distribution

 It experiences more typhoons than the other neighboring countries.

Art n culture

 Shamanism, Buddhism, and Confucianism constitute the background of

modern Korean culture.

 Korea belongs historically to the Chinese cultural realm.


 Korean architecture shows Chinese influence, but it is adapted to local


 Utilizing wood and granite, the most abundant building materials.

 Beautiful examples are found in old palaces, Buddhist temples, stone tombs,
and Buddhist pagodas. Western-style architecture became common from the
1970s, fundamentally changing the urban landscape.

Painting and ceramics

 The best-known mural paintings are those in the Ssangyong Tomb at


 Ceramic arts became highly developed, flourishing during the Koryŏ period
and diffusing to Japan, and every province continues to produce its distinctive
ceramic wares.

Dance and music

 Folk dances survive, and folk music, accompanied by native musical

instruments, is performed occasionally at ceremonies and festive occasions.

 Another attraction is the Mask Dance Festival held every autumn which is a
must visit for all tourists .

 The National Classical Music Institute (formerly the Prince Yi Conservatory),

for example, plays an important role in the preservation of folk music.
 The Korean National Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra
are two of the best-known organizations performing Western music.


 South Koreans are avid sports and outdoors enthusiasts. The martial art tae
kwon do and the traditional wrestling style called ssirŭm are widely practiced
national sports.

 There are well-supported professional baseball and football (soccer) leagues.

 The country's system of national parks attracts large numbers of hikers,

campers, and skiers.