Since launching, we’ve seen Instagram spread from our headquarters in the Bay Area to every corner of the globe. In this series we’ll highlight top users from countries and cities with thriving Instagram communities.

Since 1953, the Republic of Korea - not to be confused with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - has been territorially defined as the land below below the 38th parallel on the Korean Peninsula. 

The mountainous nation of 50 million boasts Asia’s fourth largest economy, one of the world’s leading educational systems and oodles of faithful Instagram photographers. To get a peek into daily life in South Korea, here are four Instagrammers sharing stunning shots straight from the streets:

@kimpro

 

@torero

 

@optimismm

 

@selfproducer

 

The photo at the top of this post is by @dianafakhoury.