South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country covering the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. It is known for having the world's fastest internet connection speed, a top-ranked airport, 12 World Heritage sites, and so much more! Photo Gallery Samsung Jeju Island Hyundai hangbok (Korean clothing) BTS K-pop songpyeon taekwondo kimchi Sejong the Great Lotte World Tower, Seoul (c) Can Stock Photo / PeterHermesFurian National Emblem National Animal Siberian Tiger National Flower Mugunghwa Click the Buttons to Explore Further South Korea Challenge PDF Books About South Korea Disclosure: The books contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for supporting Globe Trottin' Kids and our global education mission.