SOUTH KOREA, known as “Land of the Morning Calm”, is a country in East Asia. It is located in the southern region of the mountainous Korean Peninsula, bordered by North Korea to the north, the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the east, the Korea Strait to the south, and the Yellow Sea to the west. It is among the world’s fastest growing advanced economies and is a world leader in innovation and technologically advanced goods such as electronics, automobiles, ships, machinery, petrochemicals and robotics, headed by big companies like Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia.
The most attractive cruising can be found along the south coast, between the ports of Kunsan and Pusan, where the coast has countless coves, anchorages and hundreds of small islands. The marina built in Pusan for the Seoul Olympics can now be used by cruising yachts.
Pusan, Korea’s principal port and second largest city, is the gateway to the Hallyo Sudo Waterway, a national sea park comprising hundreds of picturesque islands along the coast west of Pusan. South Korea has 20 national parks and some popular nature places like Boseong Tea Field, Suncheon Bay Ecological Park in South Jeolla province.