Many people think that because South Korea is not a closed-off dictatorship like their estranged sibling to the North, that there’s not much we don’t already know about the country. In reality, South Korea has built a unique culture since gaining their independence in the ’50s.
While all countries have their quirks, visiting South Korea can come as a complete culture shock to foreigners. From the way they celebrate Valentine’s Day to their obsession with K-POP, read on and discover all the strange things that are totally normal in South Korea.
Cosmetic Surgery Is No Big Deal There
While cosmetic surgeries are popular in North America, they still have a stigma surrounding it, so often times people keep their procedures a secret. In South Korea, it’s the exact opposite. The country is the largest market for cosmetic surgeries in the entire world. Surveys have shown that one-third of South Korean women have undergone surgery.
One of the most popular is “double eyelid surgery” which makes give South Korean women a more “western” eye look. Parents will even gift the surgery to their daughters for their sweet sixteen.