South Korea attracts travelers from around the globe, and its popularity is growing every year. Unsurprisingly, because there are a lot of opportunities for tourists, and a huge number of shops and an assortment of souvenirs will surprise even the most sophisticated. A lot of free trade shops, whole shopping areas and neighborhoods, major centers and galleries, in which he hopes to present a gift for every taste and purse.
- Articles of paper
- calligraphic paintings
- Pottery, Porcelain
- Canned larvae silkworm
- Massage devices
- National clothes
- Lava figurines
- Jewelry and bijouterie
- Gold and silvererebra
- jade onyx
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Umbrellas Umbrellas in South Korea - is not just a utilitarian thing, they can be a real work of art. In numerous souvenir shops and markets, you can find very beautiful decorative umbrellas painted with colorful patterns.
Among the popular souvenirs from South Korea - woven paper products. This is a traditional craft that dates back several centuries. Masters of weaving know how to create waterproof dishes, shoes and other products from paper.
It would seem, what can a normal notebook surprise? But South Korean designers are constantly inventing new forms and developing very original notebooks. For example, diaries with a soft knitted cover on which muzzles of characters of popular cartoons are embroidered. Bright, colorful, different size and volume, such notebooks will be an excellent souvenir.to the table of contents ^
Korean folk color is beautifully conveyed by the fans of the Pucche, whose history dates back to the 12th century. Fans in that era served as honorable gifts to foreign ambassadors. In the manufacture of fans of Pucche used a variety of materials, decorate them usually with traditional ornaments.to the table of contents ^
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Fine art connoisseurs can be pleased with samples of calligraphic drawings. The ancient art of drawing with brush and ink on a paper canvas has a thousand-year history, so artfully crafted by masters of beautiful letters, the picture will become a pleasant gift.to contents ^
It's hard to imagine a Korean holiday without traditional flashlights. They are sold everywhere and are inexpensive. To please your friends with a gift from South Korea, you can bring a piece of this country in the form of bright atmospheric flashlights.
An excellent gift from South Korea will be the products of local virtuosos of pottery andceladon. The cost of high-quality products will be high enough, but they deserve it. Especially beautiful is celadon, which is distinguished by its fragility and elegance. The finest products of a gently green hue are a real exclusive, because it exists only in Korea. To buy better modern products, because antiques are banned for export.to the table of contents ^
Perhaps the first place in popularity in South Korea is kimchi. This is a national dish, which is prepared from fermented vegetables with spices and has useful properties. The advantage of this dish is its ability to be stored for a long time. Kimchi substances contribute to the treatment of many diseases and are an excellent preventive tool.back to contents ^
Canned silkworm larvae
Korean cuisine is replete with unusual and unusual dishes for Europeans, and one of these dishes is silkworm larvae. If you want to really surprise your family or friends, bring them from South Korea canned food with larvae of silkworm.back to contents ^
In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has been rapidly developing in South Korea, but alternative medicine is not inferior in popularity. The list of medicines from natural components is very wide: many drugs are prepared from antlers, horns, meat and blood of marals. It is believed that they help in the treatment of heart disease and in the intimate sphere. In folk medicine are also used all kinds of herbal mixtures and collections, extracts, snake venom and even insects.to the table of contents ^
Among the most useful souvenirs from South Korea, ginseng takes the first place. This is a great tool for improving immunity. It is best to purchase ginseng in large shopping centers or in duty-free shopping centers, where quality is carefully monitored. On sale it can be found fresh, dried, and also in the form of an extract and granules.to contents ^
From South Korea, you can bring orthopedic plasters that can relieve the pain in the back, muscles, joints, improve blood circulation and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Thanks to a special production technology, Korean patches perfectly conduct air and do not cause irritation on the skin.to the table of contents ^
On the shelves of Korean stores a wide range of massage equipment and all kinds of devices for massage is presented. To buy them here is advantageous, since the price is lower, and the quality is not inferior to the European one.
The best gift will be a national costume, called hanbok. The female costume consists of two parts - a wide skirt and a spacious jacket. The male version is a short jacket and wide pants that fit tightly to the ankles. No festival can do without a national costume.to the table of contents ^
The desserts and sweets of the highest quality, which are produced in this country, have a great taste. Milk and bitter chocolate, lollipops based on natural juice, all kinds of cakes, fruit jams, honey with ginseng - this is not all that you can please loved ones.to the table of contents ^
A strong alcoholic drink called "soyju" is widely distributed in South and North Korea. It is prepared from sweet potatoes, rice or wheat by fermentation, and then the brag obtained is distilled into alcohol. According to the tradition, soya in Korea should be consumed in its pure form, before it is cooled beforehand. It is perfectly combined with dishes from meat and fish.to the table of contents ^
Choosing souvenirs in South Korea, first of all, it is worth paying attention to traditional items: elegant dishes made of clay and other materials, dolls in national clothes, figurines, drums, wooden figurines of ducks, considered a symbol of conjugal love.to the table of contents ^
In the souvenir shops of Seoul and other cities dolls in national clothes are in great demand. They will be an excellent decoration in the house.to table of contents ^
It is impossible to ignore the traditional masks "hahve".Their name is due to the place where they are produced. Masks have been known for many centuries and come in many shapes and sizes. They depict the faces of people of different social status, men and women, monks and warriors. Such a mask is a very colorful souvenir.to the table of contents ^
Lovers of delicious food, you can please the Korean chopsticks. They can be made of wood, metal, plastic and have all kinds of original design.to contents ^
Figures from lava
A memorable gift will be the original figures of little men, which can only be bought on Jeju Island. Local masters masterfully make them from frozen lava.to the table of contents ^
In stores in South Korea you can buy a cute box for memory, especially their choice is quite large - from lacquered to covered with mother of pearl or inlaid.to contents ^
Numerous stores in South Korea are replete with products made of silk and other fabrics. The choice of products amazes with its variety: bed linen, colorful cosmetic bags, elegant handbags, clothes and other items. When choosing really high-quality things, the best way is to buy products made of natural silk or cotton.to contents ^
It is impossible to come from Korea without the delicious green tea, which is prepared with the addition of herbs. Among the huge number of varieties of tea, the most exquisite is the Chaksolchha, which is prepared from the young tea leaves collected in spring.
Tea lovers will also taste such original varieties as Henmicha made from rice or barley grains, corn tea Oxusu cha and juicy Juja tea, which is prepared from the same citrus - a hybrid of lemon and mandarin. They have a unique taste and have a curative effect.to contents ^
Jewelry and bijouterie
Products presented in Korean jewelry stores are not inferior in quality as European and are sold at quite reasonable prices.to the table of contents ^
Gold and silver
The choice of gold and silverware in South Korea is very large - rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and much more. Gold here is slightly different from the usual to us - it has not a reddish, but a yellow tint.to contents ^
In jewelry departments a very large selection of jade jewelry - pendants, rings, bracelets, pendants in the form of animal and bird figures. The biggest choice in the duty-free shops of Seoul.to contents ^
Such a natural mineral as onyx is widespread in jewelry business in South Korea. Very beautiful bracelets, pendants and rings are made of it.to contents ^
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- historical relics;
- archaeological findings.