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Unknown facts about North Korea

No matter where you recently learn news – North Korea everywhere is one of the main topics. The change of government, aggressive rhetoric, threats of nuclear attack by North Korea holds the attention of the world. However, very little is known about life inside this closed country. This list presents the most crazy things that happened inside one of the most notorious countries in the world.

Kim Jong-Il hated flying

One of the most known facts about the now deceased former leader of North Korea is that he is very much afraid to fly the plane. Therefore, in the country he moved only constructed under the order of the armored trains for about 20 and built specifically for him. Each train was luxuriously equipped: they have meeting rooms, bedrooms, flat-screen TV, satellite, telephone lines, and more. Every day while traveling helicopters were delivered to him on a train live lobsters, which he ate with silver chopsticks and brandy. It may seem extravagant for a Hollywood star, but we must not forget that in this country some children eat tree bark.

Official biography of Kim Jong Il

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Holidays and festivals in Japan

Currently in Japan officially celebrates 15 holidays.

January 1 — New year. Celebrated since 1948

January 15 — Day of age. Introduced in 1948 on this day, congratulations boys and girls who have reached the age of 20.

February 11 — national Foundation Day. Celebrated since 1966, 1873 February 11 Japan commemorated the founding of the Empire. One of the main festivals from the Meiji period until the end of the second world war.

March 21 — the vernal equinox. 1878 is celebrated with a Religious holiday based on the cult of ancestor worship and memorial services.

April 29 — greenery Day. Introduced in 1989, instead of celebrating birthday of the late Emperor Showa, whose birthday is celebrated by the Japanese from 1927 to 1988

May 3 — Constitution Day. Celebrated since 1948, starting with the first anniversary of the adoption of the new Constitution of Japan.

May 4 — a Day of rest. Introduced in 1988

May 5 is children’s Day. Introduced in 1948

July 20 — marine Day, celebrated since 1996

September 15 — the Day of honoring the elderly. Introduced in 1965 on this day, attained 100 years of age on behalf of the government are given gifts. Congratulations to all the elderly.

September 21 — autumnal equinox. Celebrated since 1878 same Day of the vernal equinox.

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In South Korea for a holiday

Once South and North Korea were one country. But one day went their separate ways. Since then, North Korea is visited by only the most intrepid tourists, but South has a reputation for great entertainment, rich neighborhoods and, of course, a well-known song Gangnam Style.

THE CLIMATE AND LOCATION OF SOUTH KOREA

South Korea is located in Asia and on land borders only with North Korea. By sea its nearest neighbors – China and Japan. It is washed by Japanese and Eastern-Chinese seas of the Pacific ocean.

The climate in South Korea monsoon, the summers are hot and humid, and winters relatively cold and dry.

HOW TO GET FROM THE CRIMEA TO SOUTH KOREA

Of course, in such a distant country, such as South Korea, from the Crimea there are no direct flights. Need to get through the city of Russia or the countries of South-East Asia.

VISA REGIME OF SOUTH KOREA

The citizens of Russia and CIS countries for entrance to Republic of Korea from 1 January 2014 do not require a visa, provided that the period of stay does not exceed 60 days, and the purpose of the visit is tourism, visiting friends or relatives, a short business trip or transit.

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