20+ Unique Things in South Korea Every Country Would Like to Adopt

4 years ago

Some things in Korean daily life really surprise and impress tourists. For example, no one can occupy seats for pregnant women, Koreans can brush their teeth right at work, and you can find pillows for short naps in Korean buses.

Bright Side is convinced that our readers will find a lot of interesting things about the Korean way of life and will probably think, “I wish I had that at home.”

People prefer standing inside a train to sitting on an empty seat allocated for a pregnant lady.

There is a playful metro entry for the kids in Seoul, Korea.

Convenient mother and child toilets

In South Korea, they don’t have cups at water dispensers, but little paper bags.

If it’s a rainy day or a sunny one, you can see huge umbrellas on crosswalks to protect people while they’re waiting for a green light.

There are plastic finger covers to eat chips with in Korea.

Koreans are very careful about their own cars and the cars of others. That’s why they use door guards.

Only in Korea would there be sanitary gloves at gas stations.

The honor system: The owner of the store watches their customers from inside their house. You pick, take whatever you want to buy, and then drop the money into their letterbox.

You can buy socks through vending machines in Korea...

...and flowers too!

There are dog lockers in South Korea. Drop your furry friend off while you go shopping. What do you think about this idea?

Koreans know how to save space, and their parking lots often look like this:

They have parking places for women in Seoul. They are often wider, longer, and are located closer to the shopping mall entrance for safety and convenience reasons.

A parking lot for baby strollers

Smart restrooms show which stalls are taken and which ones are free.

Koreans are very passionate about their oral health. This Korean BBQ has free toothbrushes and mouthwash in the restroom. It’s absolutely normal to brush your teeth at work too.

In Korea, they have bars of soap on sticks next to the sinks. Would you rather have soap like this at home?

The Korean quality control manager puts photos of employees on the devices to show who has assembled them.

They cover tree roots for winter in Seoul.

They protect tree trunks too.

In Korea, they have single-person karaoke booths on the train.

This cafe has laundry in it and is very convenient for tourists. The coffee there is good too.

Koreans are fond of candy floss — you can buy it everywhere.

Or you can buy coffee with your photo on it.

There are these little plastic shelters that have been put up to protect against the elements in Korea.

To reduce the number of injuries in public transport, Korean authorities decided to equip buses with special pillows for napping.

Korean tourists giving their respect to Ethiopian veterans who fought in the Korean War

These robots in the Seoul airport help tourists with directions and can also walk you to a cafe or restroom.

Koreans have many ways to relax, like this fish therapy, for example...

...or like in this raccoon cafe.

In Korea, they also have a cafe with meerkats and you can find cat cafes almost everywhere.

Imagine that you’re on a business trip to South Korea. You can bring a useful object, a rule, or habit from your home country which will make life in Korea easier. What would it be? Tell us in the comments below.


What's the point of paper bags instead of cups?
I just saw these guards on a car and was wondering what it was. Great idea, but there are more efficient and less obvious solutions like rubber edge trims and, I don't know, holding your doors :D
I hope these karaoke booths are soundproof...
I've heard that vending machines are really popular in Asian countries, and you can buy almost anything through them.

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