South Korea is one of the biggest successful economies in the last sixty years, and westerns have been increasingly traveling to this modern country at the nerve center of business and tourism. In any case, the comprehension of the Korean etiquette and culture is essential for a cheerful and beneficial trip.
Known as the “Hermit Kingdom” until the last decades of the XIX century, as it kept its doors closed to the outside world, South Korea was not exposed to international influences until mid XX century. That is why, the traditional features form the Korean culture have been preserved despite of the explosion of modernity in the recent years. Nowadays, the millenary Korean culture has been combined with western super modern habits and with the necessary amenities to transform the country in one of the most popular destinies in the world.
With this Etiquette Guide to Korea, you will never have to worry about making a single mistake. This rigorous authorized guide covers everything the traveler needs to know, including the importance of names and how to use them, shaking hands instead of a reverence, table manners for celebrations and everyday meals, and the way to make business in Korea.
A list of inestimable Korean vocabulary and useful sentences are included, making this the most important item you can bring to your trip or long stay to Korea.