4 Reasons Why South Korea Is Safe For Travelers
Oh, South Korea – the Soul of Asia and the Land of delicious Kimchi. Don’t overlook the size of the country and start to think that it is similar to other countries in Asia – especially somewhere in Southeast Asia, because South Korea is known for its second highest standard of living in the region. Other than being famous for its technology, South Korea is also one of traveler’s favorite destinations. If you are a traveler, you need not to worry about your safety because South Korea is considered one of the safest countries in the world. Why do we say so?
Here are 4 reasons why South Korea is safe for you :
Don’t Bother About The News
At some point in our lives, we all heard of the news about North Korea screaming threats on South Korea’s stuffs on its property for decades. But as far as we know, South Korea never seems to care too much about its neighbor and all it does is just keep an eye on North Korea. So, why should we be scared of it too? Ever since the Korean War, nothing much has happened to the general public even though conflict of military between the two countries tend to range from minor to slightly serious. Do not freak out the moment your airplane lands in Incheon International Airport. You are completely safe, friends.
Fret not, people! This is because South Korea is a little bit too far from all kinds of natural disasters. As we already know, Tropical Storms do occur between May through November every year. Even though they can caused damage some times, it is very rare to witness them causing severe destruction. And when earthquakes occur in South Korea, they’re not that strong enough to make you scream and run away for your life. Even if you live in South Korea an entire lifetime, we believe you won’t even have the chance to experience one. As for the volcanoes, the only active one on the Korean Peninsula is located on the border between North Korea and China, which is called Mount Baekdusan. The last time we checked the history, the eruption took place in 1903. That’s more than 100 years ago, people. Even though experts claimed that it will erupt every 100 years or so, we don’t think that’s an excuse not to visit the country. (Image by Tom Peddle)
South Korean Crime Style
We’re not proposing PSY to compose a new song after his Gangnam Style because we are confident that in South Korea, foreigners aren’t too worried about violent crimes. Every country has crimes and South Korea is included as well. But South Korea is very safe that we can be sure you need not to worry about kidnappings, muggings, random beatings, theft, robbery, etc. Most of the time, the worst altercations you’ll probably witness is between two drunk adult Koreans. Just use your common sense and remember what your momma said to you every time you leave your house! (Image by Dapper Snapper)
Traffic In South Korea
Even though this might sound like a bad excuse to encourage you visiting South Korea, we doubt big cities never experience extremely aggressive traffic. In South Korea, all you need is your attention when walking down the big or small street because cars (even buses) can be pretty hostile with pedestrians. Sometimes, drivers tend to think that they can squeeze past the walkers even when the signal tells them to stop and let you walk. Be very careful of the traffic while walking the streets of Seoul especially to those who are not used to it!
South Korea is a country full of rich culture and long history, friendly people, amazing technology and beautiful places of attraction. Just a couple of days in the country might not be able to satisfy your desire of learning more about South Korea. But the next time you need a perfect getaway somewhere in Asia, we hope you will put South Korea in your list.
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