Did You Know? Beyond South Korea

September 14, 2019 | Interesting Facts

Facts about South KoreaSouth Korea is one interesting country. From its culture to its people, there is a lot to learn. In case you want to know more about this country here are some facts about it that we’re sure will pique your interest.

  • South Koreans are very conscious about their appearance. That said, they also make sure that they stay fit and healthy. Hence, only 3% of South Korea’s population is considered obese.
  • And speaking of being conscious about appearance, South Korean males are way ahead among other men around the world when it comes to using makeup. In fact, at least 20% of them use makeup. In fact, some South Korean male artists even know how to put makeup by themselves.
  • In South Korean culture, drinking is a big part of it and they even have their own alcohol called soju, which, by the way, can be as strong as 53% and the least would be 16.8%. In fact, they drink twice as much alcohol as Russians.
  • We all know that Japan is the go-to country whenever we want to see cherry blossoms but it can also be seen in South Korea and this country has plenty of it too. It can be your second choice if you want to avoid some crowds in Japan during the cherry blossom season.
  • Plastic surgery is also both common and accepted in South Korea. And if you need some of such service, it is one of the best places to be.
  • They also calculate their age differently. Babies are considered to be one year old at birth compared to other countries.
  • South Korean males are also required to serve in the military for two years. And even the biggest celebrities are not exempted.
  • Skin care is very important for both male and female South Koreans.
  • And speaking of skin care, South Korea is also known as one of the top countries where you can buy the best skin care products.
  • In South Korea, Valentine’s Day is different. Instead of women, men are the ones who are the subject of pampering and gifts.
  • Training is very important for South Koreans, especially for the country’s K-pop idols. Some even train six years before they debut as an artist.
  • Blood type is important in South Korea too. But not for medical purposes rather in finding their perfect match because they believe that blood is related to a person’s personality traits and compatibility.

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