Essay on How South Korea Inspires Me

How would you write an essay on the beauty of South Korea, a country to inspire others for development. Read the sample essays given below to know about Korean cuisine, music, architecture and other specialities. The achievements of South Korea are so inspiring. Can we draw any similarities between India and Korea? What can Indians learn from South Korea? How will I introduce South Korea to my friends?

How South Korea Inspires me Essay1

South Korea is a new star shining in the sky of the wealthiest countries of the world. I came to know about this wonderful country when our Prime Minister Narender Modi visited Seoul, the capital of South Korea to receive the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2019.

Unlike India, South Korea is not blessed with natural resources. Still, it is the 5th largest exporter in the world. I admire South Korea for developing into a fully liberal democracy even after experiencing a series of military dictatorships from the 1960s until the 1980s.

It is very inspiring to know how South Korea managed to board this fast-paced train of development taking along its culture and values. My country India has a diverse culture, but that is holding India back in the race of progress. I want to learn from Korea how they maintain a balance between the two.

Besides South Korea’s economic progress its beauty and fashion industry is a source of inspiration for thousands of teenagers like me. The shiny and scarless faces of the fashion icons attract me to explore their world-famed cosmetic industry.

The traditional food and preparation techniques of Korean food are the main driving force behind their healthy body and energetic mind. Kimchi is served at almost every meal. These fermented vegetables save them from falling ill and allow them to concentrate their energy on constructive projects. I wish to visit Korea and relish their traditional as well as street food.

K.Dramas and K.Pop proved once again that ‘music knows no bounds’. The reason behind the number one position of BTS in 91 countries (including India) is that it covers subjects like bullying, elitism and mental health. It depicts the broad spectrum of their mind.

It was thrilling to watch BTS as the first K-Pop group addressing the United Nations. South Korean children enjoy the highest speed of the internet in their country. UN Child Flourishing Index 2020 declared South Korea as the second-best country in the world to raise kids due to good healthcare and education.

The recently built Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a major architectural development landmark in Seoul. Technological innovations of South Korea are world-famous under the big names- Samsung, LG, Hyundai, and Kia. I feel a country becomes self-reliant only with the support of proper infrastructure which is the prime focus of the Korean government.

South Korea inspires me in many interesting ways and I want to experience it firsthand whenever I can. We can learn a lot together by organising cultural exchange programmes at the school and college levels. India can proudly boast a lot of achievements which Koreans will certainly love to talk about.

How South Korea Inspires me Essay2

South Korea – the name brings up a variety of images and connections in my daily life. Likewise, there are many diverse ways in which this amazing country inspires me.

One of my biggest inspirations is that a nation that got independence after India is now producing so many products being used daily by Indians. Be it mobile phones, household electronic products or cars, South Korean products are omnipresent.

Starting as a war-torn and poor nation, South Korea decided to focus on exports and transformed itself into a developed nation at a fast pace. The per capita GDP of South Korea is almost 16.5 times that of India and it is the world’s 6th largest exporter. The technological prowess of South Korea can be gauged by the fact that it remained the world’s most innovative country in the Bloomberg Innovation Index for the sixth consecutive year in 2019.

What inspires me next is the quality of South Koreans to keep their culture and traditions alive while embracing the latest technology, fast economic growth and modern lifestyle. Koreans continue to give due importance to their customs and language. An inspiring example of this is the stellar international performance of the Korean movie, Parasite.

South Koreans are among the best in the world in terms of presenting and exporting their cultural products like K-Dramas and K-Pop. Korean stars from both these fields have now adored the world over. The number of fans of these stars is in hundreds of thousands. Some of them are strong advocates of the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Human Rights endorsed by the United Nations.  BTS has appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.

I am also inspired by the historical similarities between India and Korea. Korea also has had an illustrious history which is well preserved through various magnificent monuments like the Palaces (Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace), Hanok Villages, Fortresses, Gates and Temples (Bongeunsa Temple, Jogyesa temple). Koreans also had to struggle against the rule of imperial power and fight for independence. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was impressed by their freedom struggle and wrote a poem in their honour. More than 2000 years ago a princess from Ayodhya went to Korea and married the King of Gaya. Now almost 11% of the Korean population are her descendants. This is such an inspiring connection between us and the Koreans.

I am also inspired by the achievements of South Korea in world sports. It has consistently been among the top ten medal winners in many past Olympics. Taekwondo, the famous martial art was born in Korea and is its national sport.

To win so many medals, Koreans stay fit and to stay fit, they rely on their cuisine. Korean cuisine is quite interesting and getting more popular in India and the world. Almost all foodies have eaten Kimchi the most common Korean dish.

In conclusion, South Korea inspires me in many interesting ways and I want to experience it firsthand whenever I can.

Disclaimer: These are sample essays posted on the official website of for the Korea-India Essay Competition. We have published it here to help students.

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