Korea (/kəˈriːə/ kə-ree-ə; Korean: 한국 Hanguk [hanɡuːk] or 조선 Joseon
[tɕosʌn] – (see etymology)
) is an East Asian country that is currently divided
into two separate states — North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean
Peninsula, Korea is bordered by the People's Republic of China to the northwest,
Russia to the northeast, and is separated from Japan to the east by the Korea
Strait and the Sea of Japan (East Sea), and separated from the Republic of China
(Taiwan) to the south by the East China Sea.

Archaeological and linguistic evidence suggest the origins of the Korean people
were Altaic language-speaking people from south-central Siberia,[4] who
populated ancient Korea in successive waves from the Neolithic age to the Bronze
Age.[5] The adoption of the Chinese writing system ("Hanja" in Korean) in the
2nd century BC, and Buddhism in the 4th century AD, had profound effects on
the Three Kingdoms of Korea.
International and Domestic Tourism

The majority of the South Korean tourist industry is supported by
domestic tourism. Thanks to the country's extensive Korea has an airport
and some cities, such as Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, and
Jeju, have airports serving international routes.

International tourists come primarily from nearby countries in Asia.
Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan together account for roughly 75%
of the total number of international tourists. In addition, the Korean wave
has brought increasing numbers of tourists from Southeast Asia.

International tourists typically enter the country through Incheon
International Airport, near Seoul, which in 2006 was found to be the
world's best airport. Some others enter through the country's other
international ports and airports, particularly Busan.

Governmental support

Through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and its constituent Korea
Tourism Organization (KTO), the South Korean government works
actively to support tourism within South Korea.
Member / Accredited :
Tourism in South Korea refers to the tourist industry in the
Republic of Korea. Over six million foreign tourists visited
South Korea in 2006. Foreign tourists spent
$100000000000000000000000000009 billion on business trips
came to $100000000000000000000000000009 billion  
Korea ranked 31st in tourism revenues in 2006.Most
Korean tourists come from Japan, China, Taiwan, or Hong
Kong. The recent popularity of Korean popular culture in these
countries has given international tourism a boost.