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15 Crazy Yet Incredible Things Only Found in South Korea

 South Korea is the world’s 11th largest economy and has a population of over 51 million. As a highly developed nation, it’s massive population enjoys the fastest internet speeds in the world and the country is a global leader in technology and innovation, as well as second in healthcare, and third in highest adjusted life expectancy. South Korea is not only known for it’s increasingly popular contributions to the art world, like K-Pop (Korean pop music) and Korean TV Dramas, but also for the incredible and strange infrastructure, products and culture that can only be found here. These 15 pictures are the perfect examples. 

 

1. Clear pockets in buses for mobile phones so you can watch movies 

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, Clear pockets in buses for mobile phones so you can watch movies

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2. An apartment complex where the cars are wrapped in plastic sheets by the painters when painting is being done to avoid splatter

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, An apartment complex where the cars are wrapped in plastic sheets by the painters when painting is being done to avoid splatter

(acidcow)   

 

3. After delivering a package, the postman or delivery service sends a text with the photo of the package delivered, where it will remain until collected

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, After delivering a package, the postman or delivery service sends a text with the photo of the package delivered

(acidcow)   

 

4. Dried Seaweed, a delicacy that comes in many flavors and is a tasty and healthy snack, though it has a bit of an ocean-y undertone 

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, Dried Seaweed

(theculturetrip.com

 

5. This is a library in the subway where, after registration, you can check out a book to read while traveling 

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, library in the subway where, after registration, you can check out a book to read while traveling 

(acidcow)   

 

6. These are Coin Noraebangs, small karaoke and singing boxes found all over the country on various street corners, so people can “bang out songs”

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, Coin Noraebangs, are small karoake and singing boxes found all over the country on various street corners

(Instagram)

 

7. Nose strips for babies. For that 2 year old that wants to get rid of their blackheads

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, nose strips for babies

(acidcow)   

 

8. Because of limited free space, most parking garages are sized so that the cars remain partially outside the garage

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, small garages

(acidcow)   

 

9. This is a Twix holder you can sometimes get free with the candy bars, for when you aren’t able to finish the whole bar

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, free twix holder

(acidcow)   

 

10. Hanji, a Korean paper product made from the bark of mulberry trees, now used for all types of purposes from stationary to house decorations 

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, Hanji, a korean paper product made from the bark of mulberry trees

(theculturetrip.com)  

 

11. A parking meter in Jeju city that works on the honor system, where you deposit as many coins as you think you will require for how long you’ll be parked, with no receipts, workers or tickets involved

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, parking meter in Jeju city

(acidcow)   

 

12. Gender-Specific parking spaces in a parking garage

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, Gender Specific parking spaces in a parking garage

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13. Soju is rice wine, a popular Korean liquor that comes in numerous flavors like peach, grapefruit, and apple

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, Soju is rice wine, a popular korean liquor

(blog.trazy.com

 

14. These are housewarming gifts commonly given in South Korea, with foamy items like detergent and soap implying heavier income and toilet paper symbolizing the unwrapping of difficulties in life like a toilet paper roll 

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, housewarming gifts commonly given in South Korea

(acidcow)   

 

15. A very small electric 3-wheeled car, popular in South Korea

interesting, strange and unique things found only in South Korea, A very small electric 3-wheeled car

(acidcow)   

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