105 Photos That Prove South Korea Is Unlike Any Other Country

If I asked you to picture an exotic country, you'd probably go with something like Australia or Japan. But after this exclusive list by Bored Panda, you'll probably consider South Korea as one too.

To show how unique this country really is, we put together a collection of photos that vividly illustrate its everyday life. We're talking solar-powered benches with USB and wireless charging, onion-flavored cereal, and pretty much everything else you can find there.

Continue scrolling, upvote your favorites, and tell us in the comments if you've visited this distant place!

#1 Apartment Complex In Korea Being Painted, So The Painters Shrouded All The Cars In The Parking Lot To Protect From Splatter

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#2 Escalator Sanitizer In South Korea

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#3 Onion Flavored Cereal, Found In Korea

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#4 Solar Powered Benches Here In Seoul, South Korea. Complete With USB And Wireless Charging Docks

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#5 Cakes Sold In South Korea Usually Come With Free Candles And Matches Hidden In The Plastic Cake Knife

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#6 I'm Staying In Korea Right Now And Apparently There Is A TV Channel Dedicated To Dogs, As In Programming For Dogs

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#7 I Found A Bar Where You Can Do Indoor Fishing In South Korea

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#8 Automatic Ramen Dispenser In Korea

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#9 Self Cleaning Roads In South Korea

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#10 Korean Ktx Trains Play “Healing Broadcasts” Where They Just Show Newborn Puppies Rolling Around For Five Minutes

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#11 Well, That's One Way To Encourage People To Use The Stairs

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#12 This Subway Car In Seoul Has A Mini Library

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#13 Perfect. I Always Wish I Could Brush My Teeth With Fire Noodle Sauce (It's A Chili Toothpaste)

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#14 South Korea Isn't Joking When Battling Covid-19

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#15 This Sign Is Not For A Cat Crossing. It Means "Caution: Cat Is Around"

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#16 South Korea Puts Traffic Lights On The Ground So That People Who're Looking At Their Phones Can Still See The Light

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#17 I Love Korea And The Regular Updates On How Close The Toilet Is. I Need My Updates Every 3 Meters Or So

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#18 These And Pickles (Usually) Come With Pizza In Korea

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#19 This Hand-Painted Underside Of A Temple Roof In Korea

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#20 If You Happen To Park Near A Construction Site You Would Probably Find Your Car Wrapped Like This To Not Get All Dusty And Dirty

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#21 This Is Korean Ice Cream. You Just Squeeze It Out From The Bottom Up

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#22 In Korea, They Have Single Person Karaoke Booths On The Train

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#23 In S. Korea: An Unmanned, Self Service Drink Stand Where You Just Put Money In The Teapot And Take Your Drink Of Choice

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#24 Supermarkets In Korea Offer Toilet Paper Samples For You To Test

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#25 This Helium Balloon Vending Machine In Korea

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#26 South Korea Now Has Walk-Through Covid-19 Test Booths

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#27 Dining In A Toilet Themed Cafe, Seoul, South Korea

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#28 In Some Asian Countries (Korea) The 4th Floor Button In The Elevator Is 'F' Because It 4 Sounds Same As 'Death'. When I Go Home I Always Have To Pay Respect

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#29 Foil Tea Bag, Not With Paper Tea Bag In Korea

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#30 This 2D Café We Visited In Seoul

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#31 The Wavy Building Called The GT Tower In Seoul, South Korea

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#32 "Root Bench" Is A Public Installation By Architect Yong Ju Lee In Hangang Art Park, South Korea

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#33 Bongeun Temple At Night

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#34 I Get To Walk Through This Everyday On My Way Home From Work

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#35 In Korea, They Serve Thick Slabs Of Butter With Red Bean On Bread As A Popular Snack Called “Ang Butter”

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#36 Korea Has Sock Vending Machines

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#37 This Ice Lolly I Bought In Korea Has A Little Tray To Prevent It From Melting All Over Your Hands

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#38 This Immigration Office In Korea Has Glasses You Can Borrow For Filling Out Forms

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#39 A Starbucks In South Korea

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#40 I Found This In A Restaurant In South Korea. It Is Mouth Wash

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#41 Saw A Fat Iron Man At A Street Shop In South Korea

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#42 This Flower Vending Machine In Seoul, South Korea

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#43 This Latte Art From A Cafe In Seoul, South Korea

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#44 They Have A Sauron’s Tower In Seoul

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#45 The Bananas We Got With Our Delivered Groceries Here In South Korea Came With Little Stickers To Put On Them

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#46 In Korea You Can Buy A Gift Set Of Spam And Canola Oil

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#47 Cherry Blossom Themed Coca Cola Bottles In South Korea

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#48 Every Half Kilometer They Have A Resting Place Made For Pedestrians In This Korean City Ansan

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#49 This Bollard In Daejeon, South Korea Is Squishy

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#50 Chips Organized Into A Rainbow In Korea

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#51 A Woman Only Parking Spot In Korea

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#52 Coffee Coke In S. Korea

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#53 This Library In Seoul, South Korea

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#54 In Korea They Have Air Hoses At Parks To Blow The Dust Off Your Shoes When You Leave

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#55 Daegaksa Temple Near Jongmyo Shrine In Seoul

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#56 Colorful Memories From The Bongeunsa Temple In Seoul

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#57 Pink Explosion In Jeju City, Jeju Island, South Korea

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#58 Running Out Of Children Due To The Low Birth Rates, A School In South Korea Is Opening Their Doors And Allowing Illiterate Grandmothers To Enrol, So They Can Also Learn To Read

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#59 It’s Not A Stuck Cruise Ship. The Floating Cruise Ship Is Actually A Specialty Resort Hotel In South Korea

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#60 Delivery Guy In South Korea

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#61 Limited Edition "Frozen 2" Tickets In South Korea

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#62 This Is Simply The Prettiest Library That I’ve Been To. It Was Beyond Words. Starfield Library In Seoul, South Korea

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#63 This Care Package The South Korean Government Sent Me While I’m In Quarantine Day 2

Translated letter that was attached to the package: “For people who are currently suffering from the Corona-19 virus, we send our regards and sympathy. We (the food ministry?) is sending this “environment-friendly health package” constructed with environment-friendly crops. We hope this helps you get energy for your daily routine. Furthermore, we hope you get well soon to return to your daily life. You can do it! Fight it! Go South Korea!”

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#64 "1,000 Doors" Building In South Korea

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#65 These Helpful Robots That Wander Incheon Airport, Seoul, That You Can Use To Check Flight Information

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#66 Hyundai Dealership In Cheongdam, Seoul

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#67 Starbucks In Seoul Offering Used Coffee Grounds For Gardening

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#68 Airports In Seoul Provide A Map To Your Gate On The Back Of Your Boarding Pass

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#69 This Here Is The Entrance Of The Club Chroma In Seoul, South Korea By MVRDV Architecture, Which Is Said To Be The Largest Nightclub In The World

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#70 Modern Korea Built Around Historic Korea (Seoul)

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#71 Seoul To Busan For 40 Bucks While Almost Laying Down? With Chargers, Table, And Foot Sitter? Ya Why The Hell Not

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#72 Found Totoro On The Side Of The Road

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#73 Supercharger V3 In Guro, Seoul. One Of The Latest Supercharger Installed In South Korea

There are tons of m3s and mYs in Korea, not just in Seoul. Model 3 was the most sold imported sedan in 2020 March, and Model Y was the most sold imported CUV in 2021 May.

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#74 I Moved To Korea A While Ago. While Driving This Weekend I Saw A Sign For This: Welcome To Queen Seondeok's Tomb

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#75 Glad To See My Favorite Tree Standing Healthy After This Year's Numerous Typhoons And Landslides, South Korea

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#76 Took These In The Same Spot Over The Past Year. Korea’s Four Seasons: Yeouido

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#77 Just Another Casual Lunch In Seokcho

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#78 Just Received This At My Door! S. Korea Gives Out Food Rations To People In Quarantine

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#79 This “Sandwich” My Co-Worker Ordered For Me For Lunch Today

There are some good independently run bakeries in Korea and many more good desert shops where the chefs are Korean. Bread and baking are just not part of Korean culinary history so you can’t really expect it to be widespread, but some are learning the craft, and doing it well.

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#80 Movie Theater In Korea Have Two Strawholes On Their Lids

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#81 Korea's Coffee Milk Comes In These Pyramid Bag Thingies

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#82 Chupa Chups Drink In Korea

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#83 My Sausage Here In Korea Comes With Pictures And Words Of Encouragement Written On It

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#84 This Staircase At Seomun Market (Daegu, South Korea) Tries To Depict How Many Calories You've Burned And How Many Seconds You've Added To Your Life

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#85 Korea Has A Drink With A Real Four Leaf Clover In It Called The Oat Green Tea Latte

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#86 Korea Air Has Stickers To Signal The Cabin Crew What To Do When You're Sleeping In Flight

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#87 Krispy Kreme In Korea Where They Sell Milk Flavored Ice Cream Cone With A Drip Cover

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#88 Snowy New Year In Daejeon

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#89 My Relative Just Entered Self-Quarantine And The District Government Sent This Free Of Charge

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#90 Traditional Korean Architecture

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#91 This Is A Door To A Bar In Daegu, South Korea

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#92 Pump Toothpaste In South Korea. One Pump Is The Perfect Amount For A Toothbrush

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#93 Just Another Casual Lunch In Daejeon

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#94 Bukhansan Yesterday

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#95 An Old Pine Tree, Daedunsan, South Korea

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#96 The Building Across From My Seoul, Korea Quarantine Hotel Looks Like A Zipper

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#97 This Parking Lot In Seoul

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#98 These Grooved And Bumpy Tiles Are For The Blind To Follow In Seoul’s Subway Stations

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#99 Dongguk University, Seoul Campus, In The Month Of Buddha’s Birthday

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#100 Small Restaurant In The Snow, Seoul, South Korea

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#101 Korea Is So Beautiful

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#102 My Apartment In Korea Hooked All The Trees To IVs Instead Of Installing Sprinklers

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#103 Boxes To Leave Pets At Supermarket Entrance In South Korea

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#104 Monsoon Season

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#105 I Found A Pog In A Pack Of Cheetos Here In Korea

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