Korea is a small country and South Korea is even smaller.
However, regional stereotypes do exist especially by the older generation as traveling to different province in the past was not common due to the mountainous terrain of the peninsula. Interactions within each region were uncommon, which leads to certain stereotypes.
Furthermore, Korea was divided into different kingdoms in the past which leads to certain rivalry; particularly Gyeongsang region (former Silla Kingdom) and Jeolla region (former Baekje Kingdom). Let us take a look at the different positive and negative stereotypes of each region and also Korean celebrities who represent the region.
Gyeonggi Region (Seoul Special City, Incheon Metropolitan City, Gyeonggi-do)
Today is Chuseok and many Koreans are busy preparing the Chuseok food since morning. It’s a day of feasting the freshly harvested food. Therefore, like what Super Junior’s Sindong had tweeted, ” Take a break from the diet plans and eat delicious food with your family!” Let us see what are the essential food for the holiday!
Shindong in his recent tweet urging everyone to enjoy the holiday with food! (Photo: @ShinsFriends)
Shopaholics out there! If you’re heading to Seoul from June 24th to July 31st, be sure to enjoy Super Shopping, Super Dining, and Super Tours, as Seoul will be having 2011 Seoul Summer Sale (서울썸머세일．ソウルサマーセール．首爾夏季購物節) for great deals and discounts with Super Junior!