South Korea: The Land of the Morning Calm
Korea, the Land of the Morning Calm, offers a dazzling range of experiences, beautiful landscapes and 5000 years of culture and history. Time-honored Confucian principles have set a template for strong civic pride in a society that is introspective, but also decorous and affirmative. According to an ancient legend, the country was founded by Tangun - a demigod born of a bear and a god. Since its inception, the country on the Han River has undergone a transformation from three separate kingdoms, the Goryeo and the Joseon dynasties, the Japanese occupation, the Korean War, and the division into two separate states.