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Travel with Respect

Korea is a land of strict Confucian hierarchy and etiquette. As a visitor you will not be expected to know every nuance, but making an effort will certainly be appreciated. When Koreans greet, they bow to each other to show their respect, but this is usually not the case today, for like Western countries, people shake hands as a form of greeting. When picking something up or taking something from somebody older always use two hands. If you have to reach to get it and this is not possible, you can simply support your right arm with your left hand. Likewise, when shaking hands with somebody older support your right arm with your left hand.It is also customary that you must take off your shoes in the house and also in many traditional restaurants.As with anywhere, politics is a poor topic of conversation. In particular, bringing up the Japanese occupation, the Korean war of the early 1950s and US foreign policy, as these delicate topics are certain to get you on someone's bad side and can led to intense debates. Also, Koreans are particularly proud of their cuisine, and do not welcome criticism of it.In addition, even though it may be true, one should avoid associating Koreans with the Japanese by saying that they look alike, have similar cultures etc. Many Koreans still hate the Japanese due to the atrocities committed and "cultural assimilation" policy during the Japanese occupation and will feel very offended if you link them to the Japanese in even the most superficial way. One might also want to note that many Koreans also harbor some degree of resentment towards the mainland Chinese(though not to the extent of the Japanese), which generally does not extend to the ethnic Chinese from Taiwan, Hong Kong and overseas Chinese communities, as they blame the Chinese communists for the current division of Korea.

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Travel Safe

South Korea is an extremely safe country, although theft, assault and hotel burglary might happen in major cities such as Busan or Seoul. Take care especially in known tourist areas. Use only legitimate taxis. Illegitimate taxis run even from the airport, and their safety and honesty cannot always be guaranteed. Be also careful late at night with non-Koreans in some areas of Seoul, such as Itaewon. Security is monitored strictly in Korea, so crime is really rare and it is uncommon to have any big problems.

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* ecotourdirectory.com is not responsible for the travel advice and travel with respect sections on this page. We would strongly advise that before traveling to South Korea you consult your countries embassy for the lastest guidance.

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