The national symbols of South Korea

Let me share some facts I learned about some of the national symbols of South Korea. It is always good to learn something new.

The South Korean flagImage result for flag of rok

  • Also known as Taegeugki/Taegeukgi, which means superior flag
  • The white background represents purity and peace
  • The circle in the middle represent yin/yang or negative/positive cosmic forces
  • The four black symbols represent the sky, the earth, the water and fire.

South Koreas national anthem

  • Or Aegukga = love for the country
  • The song was first sung to the melody of the Scottish song Auld Lang Syne. But as seen unfit (wonder why…) a Korean composer composed the current melody in 1935. They started to use it first when Korean government established 13 years later.

South Koreas national flower

korea national flower
Saw it on my trip to Seosan.
  • Means eternal blossom that never fades.

There is also a national emblem, seal and their national animal is the Siberian tiger.


Any more facts about South Korea I should add? Let me know in the comments and I will ad it in this blogpost – thank you!

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