25 Fun Facts About Korea!

25 Fun Facts About Korea! - The Daebak Company

Learning about a new country can be exciting, especially if you’re learning fun and interesting facts along the way! Though small, South Korea is a very diverse and exciting country. Here are some interesting tidbits and fun facts about Korea that might make you want to travel to the country today!

25 Fun Facts about Korea

1. One of the interesting facts about South Korea is their surnames. You may have read and heard Kpop idols and Kdrama stars have the same surnames. Well, 20% of Koreans share the same surname. The most common last name is Kim, followed by Lee, then Park.

2. South Korea has the world's highest rate of plastic surgeries per capita. 

3. In addition to the fun facts about South Korea's plastic surgery, double eyelid surgery, nose jobs, and liposuction are some of the most common surgical procedures performed in South Korea.

4. One of the well-known facts about South Korea is the military service. Before thirty, men must commit to 21–24 months of military service, even if they are celebrities.

5. The 2018 Winter Olympics were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

6. Most fast food in Korea can be delivered to your door, so you don’t have to go to the store itself! Many places will also pick up the dishes when you’re done, making ordering food extremely fast and convenient.

7. Jjajangmyeon is one of the most popular dishes in Korea. Just how popular is this dish to be part of the 25 fun facts about Korea list? More than seven million bowls are served every day!

8. Soju is the most popular type of alcohol in Korea, with an alcohol content ranging from ~20% to 40% for most bottles. With more bottles and varieties sold worldwide, we will never miss out on soju as part of our fun facts about South Korea list.

9. Kimchi will always make it to any fun facts about Korea list! But did you know that there are more than 200 kinds of kimchi? The variations include regular kimchi with napa cabbage, cubed radish kimchi, and even cucumber kimchi.

10. In Korea, scissors are used to cut meat, noodles, vegetables, and kimchi.

11. More than 90% of the world’s seaweed consumption comes from Korea.

12. Seaweed soup is a popular dish usually eaten on birthdays.

13. On Valentine’s Day, women give chocolates and gifts to their husbands or boyfriends to show their love.

14. White Day, March 14, is when men give gifts to their girlfriends and wives—with data showing that they typically spend about three times as much as they received on Valentine’s Day.

15. Black Day, April 14, is when singles come together to “mourn” the fact that they are single by eating bowls of jjajangmyeon.

16. South Korea is about the same size as Indiana, United States.

17. Some interesting facts about South Korea you will see during your vacations are their unique forest trekking spots. In fact, about 63% of South Korea is covered in forest.

18. There are more than 3000 islands around South Korea, with Jeju being the biggest.

19. The tallest building in South Korea is the Lotte World Tower in Seoul. It is also the fifth tallest building in the world.

20. Approximately 9.9 million people live in Seoul.

21. South Korea has the second lowest percentage of obese citizens, following Japan.

22. The internet in Korea is fast, arguably the fastest in the world. Their internet is so fast that they can have many internet cafes, where people can go and play video games.

23. In addition to the fun facts about Korea's internet scene is the cybersports community. Because the internet is so fast, cyber sports are a big deal in South Korea! Stadiums of big-screen TVs are used for the competitions.

24. You are already one year old when you are born, and foreigners have difficulty grasping the concept.

25. Last in our fun facts about Korea is martial arts. Taekwondo is one of the most popular sports in Korea! It is also part of the top 5 most popular martial arts worldwide!

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These are only some of the most fun facts about Korea, an ever-growing place with tons of different life experiences. 

Did you learn something new? Let us know in the comments!

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